Another device that first caught some attention at the 2008 CES really got people excited in 2009. It was the LG Watch Phone. It featured a touch-screen interface and Bluetooth connectivity. You would be able to make and receive calls and texts from the watch. Comparisons to Dick Tracy's radio watch soon followed.
While many people seemed intrigued by the idea -- even those who questioned the practicality of such a device -- no one was able to get a straight answer from LG as to the watch's price or availability. It would eventually go on sale in the United Kingdom for around 500 pounds, exclusively though the cell phone service provider Orange.
The excitement around the watch died down in the United States. Today, several smart watch devices compete for a market that may not even exist.