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The watch sends a wireless arming signal to the gun. If the gun is picking up a signal from the watch, a green LED on the back lights up. Try squeezing the handle without wearing the watch, and you will see a red warning light and the gun will not fire. Anyone can pick up a limited edition version of the pistol for about 7,000 euro, which is pretty steep for a .22cal plinker. They start shipping next month. (Source – Wired)

7000 EUR = $9712 USD (at today’s exchange rate)… OUCH!

I know that I’m a watch snob, but that one just looks terrible!  What would have been wrong with using an RFID tag that you could just carry in your pocket that would communicate with the gun. The gun must take batteries too if it lights up, so there’s another thing to worry about.

I’d rather see electronics and guns stay away from each other in general, unless we are talking about railguns, those are awesome.

Armatix website – HERE

The page is in German, and for some reason does not cooperate with google translate.  I managed to navigate a bit on it though, and it looks like they sell a few other types of gun safety devices.

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