Intel teams up with Fossil to collaborate on wearables

Intel teams up with Fossil to collaborate on wearables
Everyone wants a piece of the latest rage in mobile, wearables. Intel announced that it has entered into an agreement with Fossil Group, known for fashionable watches and accessories, to develop wearables for the mobile jet-setting crowd.

Intel is making a big push into wearables as a way to find a stronger role in mobile as a whole. The theme of this year’s Intel Developer Forum is weighing heavily on wearables, and the company plans to reveal greater insight to new device ideas, partners, and wearables in particular.

Fossil will also work with Intel’s venture capital unit to identify investment opportunities in order to get a better foothold in emerging wearable technology ideas. Fossil will benefit from the technical perspective Intel has, and obviously Intel gains a bit on the fashion side of the house with an outfit like Fossil in the game.

No product goals were announced, but we may get more of an idea of what Intel and Fossil will be working on during the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco this week.

source: Reuters

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8 Comments

1. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

The more the merrier.

2. DirtyDan23

Posts: 280; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

I'm exited to see where this goes.

3. JakeH

Posts: 89; Member since: May 01, 2014

First time a tech company has partnered with a fasion company for a smart watch (to my knowledge), so it should be interesting

4. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Would be awesome if Fossil on Microsoft joined forces. Love fossil hardware.

5. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

It better not look like that thumbnail...

6. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Fossil makes some stylish watches. They have a lot more variety than that thumbnail. The Asus zen watch is going for a square version of that look btw. Lol

7. BOSABOSS

Posts: 30; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

Ugly if they keep that Intel logo in there.. Other than that, looks good

8. oyalinkaya

Posts: 29; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

Fossil watches are of the highest quality. Mine is 23 years old and still as new. I had nice dives with it, hit the mountain roads, face-blasted in mud and nothing ever happened to it. My wife also owns one, which is 21 years old and it is also without a scratch. It will be the best rugged wearable for sure. I hope that the same will go for the software department. That would be a definite buy.

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