|Fast facts on the Swatch Access for Dreamcast|
|Manufacturer: Sega, Swatch|
|Made for: Sega Dreamcast|
Swatch Access for Dreamcast was a planned peripheral for the Sega Dreamcast that interfaced with Swatch Access watches; a series of watches with one of two types of data chips inside them: a SkiData chip, which allows for access to various ski resorts, or a chip that allowed for payment of all sorts of things, including drinks, public transport, museum passes and tickets.
By using "Internet & Wearable" technology, the Swatch Access watch would have interfaced with the Dreamcast via a controller plugin using the RFID technology inside the watch. Data could then be written two and from the watch while also ultilising the console's internet capabilties (one example was the ability to buy cinema tickets online and then use the watch as proof of payment, though this required special machines set to be built by Sega).
The technology was first announced on the 24th February 2000 with a planned launch around April or May, with an asking price between ¥15,000 and ¥20,000. The project was, however, scrapped for unknown reasons.
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|Dreamcast Variations||Dreamcast consoles in Japan (Special) | Overseas|
|Console Add-ons||Dreamcast Karaoke | Dreameye|
|Game Controllers||Controller | Arcade Stick | Fishing Controller | Gun (Dream Blaster) | Racing Controller | Maracas Controller | Twin Stick | Keyboard | Mouse|
|Controller Add-ons||Jump Pack (Third Party) | Microphone | VMU (Third Party)|
|Controller Connectors||DC Tsunaident 123 | Dream Connection 2 in 1 | Dream Connection 4 in 1 | Dream Connection II | Super Converter 3 | Total Control | Total Control 2 | Total Control Plus | Total Control 3 | Total Control 5|
|Development Hardware||Dreamcast Dev.Box | Controller Box | Dreamcast Controller Function Checker | Sound Box | GD-Writer | C1/C2 Checker | Dev.Cas | Dreamcast GD-ROM Duplicator|
|Online Services/Add-ons||Dreamarena | SegaNet | WebTV for Dreamcast | Modem | Modular Cable | Modular Extension Cable | Broadband Adapter | Dreamphone|
|Connector Cables||Onsei Setsuzoku Cable | RF Adapter | Scart Cable | S Tanshi Cable | Stereo AV Cable | VGA Box|
|Misc. Hardware||Action Replay | Code Breaker | Kiosk | MP3 DC | MP3 DC Audio Player | Treamcast|
|Unreleased Accessories||Dreamcast DVD Player | Dreamcast Zip Drive | Swatch Access for Dreamcast | VMU MP3 Player|
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