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This smartwatch is actually a Raspberry Pi computer running Windows 98

This smartwatch runs Windows, which is actually a Raspberry Pi computer

A self-proclaimed amateur tech-maker has managed to run the legendary Windows 98 straight from his self-made smart watch. And to do this, all you need is a Raspberry Pi.

The fearless inventor 314REACTOR built a wrist computer out of a Raspberry Pi Model A+ and then put Windows 98 on it. Besides the Pi, the DIY watch also sports a 2.4-inch touchscreen, a modest 1,000 mAh battery as well as a simple on and off switch.

However, in order to complete the entire collection, you will require a few more things. Since Windows 98 isn’t readily available for Raspberry Pi, the cunning Redditor resorted to emulating the system via QEMU.

QEMU is a generic and open source machine emulator and virtualizer, which runs operating systems for any machine, on any supported architecture.

While running a Windows 98 on a tiny DIY watch hardly makes for a smooth performance, which is quite expected, but you can still manage to play some games on the device.

314REACTOR says he was also able to run Minesweeper on the device, although it was pretty slow. He also has plans to try and play Doom.

For more information and tips on how you can build your very own Windows-powered smart watch, check out this page.

Source: TNW

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