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Fossil Wrist PDA (Palm powered)

Current version: 1.25 (revision history)
Required memory: 80 kB
Known issues/FAQ: Known issues
Product details

Introducing A+, the first and most essential extension to the Wrist PDA watch by Fossil!

Get 5 productivity and functionality enhancements in a single, low priced package:

HotSync Now!
allows you to launch
HotSync in an instant
Business Card
beams your card quickly
and easily from within
any application
can set permanent
backlight for night
reading or flashlight

Quick Launch
allows switching to pre-selected applications
without having to go through Launcher first
completes the watch's
functionality in measuring time

All of the above are made available as button combinations, practically eliminating the need to look at the display!

But wait, there's more to A+ than that:

  • You can re-configure the watch buttons to execute any application you want, not just the above ones!
    Assign background or foreground applications of your choice, developed by Beiks or any other third party vendor.
  • Third party application developers can benefit from the standard procedure of extending the list of A+ services for applications requiring sub-launching rather than complete application switch

In fact, A+ comes with more than the above 5 essential services; there are also Grayscale and Service List, which can be of use to certain end-users.

Finally, more you can expect more extension services to be made available to A+ by Beiks or third party vendors.

How does it work

A+ is an extension to the Palm OS operating system in your Wrist PDA watch.
It monitors the watch's hardware buttons for certain button combinations and when those occur, it passes the control to the application assigned to this combination.
From a user standpoint all that it takes is to press a button and, while holding it down, press another one for about half a second.

A+ is also an application container, for in addition to the above, it comes with a few applications by itself, like HotSyncNow!, Business Card, Backlight, Quick Launch and Stopwatch; those are referred to as "application services" rather than just "applications", because they would not make much sense as standalone applications, but are very useful when put in the context of enhancing the watch's functionality.

Information for developers

A+ distinguishes between two types of launching an application - a full launch (SysUIAppSwitch) or a sub-launch (SysAppLaunch). The later is very useful for performing a quick service without having to leave the currently active application.

For more details on how to enable your application to be sub-launched by A+, please download the simple A+ SDK header file.


Please choose the download according to your host computer operating system.

Recommended for all Windows users.
Downloads MS Windows executable (EXE) file containing custom application installation wizard for the Wrist PDA application you are interested in.
Recommended for all Mac OS X users.
Downloads a ZIP file, containing a single native Mac OS X install wizard application for the Wrist PDA product you are currently evaluating.
Recommended for advanced users on all platforms where HotSync is available.
Downloads a ZIP file, containing the native Palm OS files for direct installation via Palm Desktop, and possibly some documentation.
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BEIKS LLC warrants that those installations were created free from viruses, adware, spyware, trojans and any other program or data not directly related to the advertised product.

Note: Windows may warn you that the downloaded file is not signed. This is not an error and will not prevent you from installing the application properly.


Product registration

To register the product, click on the "Buy" button at the top of the page and follow the instructions.
During the checkout process, you will be asked for Owner ID; unless the program itself indicates otherwise in its registration screen, this will be the Hotsync Account Name.
Some application, however, such as A+ for Wrist PDA, produce an Owner ID of their own, which they display in the registration screen. Such applications can only be purchased individually, as their Owner Identification is unique.

Once the ordering process is completed, you will be instantly allowed to proceed to a page containing the unlocking key.

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