Intel announces plans for a smartwatch and a smart bracelet

Intel announces plans for a smartwatch and a smart bracelet
It seems like Intel will make a move into the industry for wearables this year. The giant announced its intention to compete with the major wearable manufacturers by releasing its own smartwatch, which wouldn't need to be tethered to smartphone in order to function, because it will have its own connectivity on board. The gadget will support geofencing, which means that it would be able to handle location-based notifications. However, there is no information about the other functions of the smartwatch for now. 

What's more, Intel announced that it is set to release a smart and “beautiful” bracelet in collaboration with several fashion companies. It seems like Opening Ceremony will be responsible for the design of the bracelet, while Barneys New York will carry the wearable gizmo in its stores. There's currently no info about the features of Intel's smart wristband.

In addition, Intel will work together with the Council of Fashion Designers of America to “create a community for technology developers and fashion designers to network, cultivate and exchange ideas on wearable technology”. According to the hardware giant more than 400 members of CDFA will be able to benefit from its broad ecosystem of hardware and software solutions in 2014.

Intel's smartwatch and smart bracelet are expected to be out sometime this year.

source: Intel via The Verge

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