Will.i.am to release smartwatch this July, that can connect to Twitter, Instagram and Facebook

Will.i.am to release smartwatch this July, that can connect to Twitter, Instagram and Facebook
Black Eyed Peas' member Will.i.am is known for carrying around a BlackBerry. Back in 2012, we showed you how he held a BlackBerry Torch to text with, while holding the Olympic Torch in the other hand. The year before, he pulled a BlackBerry out of his pocket mid-song when he forgot the words to a song during a concert.

The singer has developed tech products before, with the 2012 release of a third-party 14MP camera module for the Apple iPhone. Now, Will.i.am is planing to release a smartwatch this July. He showed off the phone on television during Alan Carr's show: Chatty Man. The watch was funded entirely by Will.i.am, and unlike many other smartwatches on the market, it is not necessary to pair it with a smartphone.

Will.i.am's smartwatch streams music using a Bluetooth connection and can even make calls by itself. He also claims that the watch can connect to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. A couple of tweets sent by the singer after his appearance on the show, indicate a July launch for the device. No pricing was disclosed.



source: AlanCarr:ChattyMan via Engadget

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14 Comments

1. vincelongman

Posts: 5628; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

It'll be overpriced and crap, like Beats by Dre

4. SleepingOz unregistered

My thought exactly..

2. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

At this rate I think I'm going to wait this whole smartwatch thing this year :S

3. Kuroki

Posts: 183; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

Will.i.buy? NOPE!

5. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Sounds expensive an under powered as a stand alone device. Fail.

6. marlboro

Posts: 94; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

viewed several times, nice concept designwise and a bunch of sense of humor, LOL!

7. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

The same guy wanted 150$ for some crappy iphone case with a crappy lens? LOL ok.. You are better off making your generic crap known as music

8. Darnelll

Posts: 19; Member since: Dec 27, 2011

I do not want any of that on my wrist. The facebook app on my phone takes a mile when I only want an inch as it is. Theres no way Im going to allow facebook to spam my watch too.

9. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Who's Will.i.am? :P

10. hellonerds

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

Junk junk junk.. just like that camera add on for the iPhone lol.. that one guy trying to explain that camera on the video was saying "its fashion statement " lol.. Expensive junk..

11. JMartin22

Posts: 2334; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Artist should stick to music. Let manufactures make the technology.

14. DAMONORIBELLO

Posts: 109; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Actually, most musicians/artists are pretty damn intelligent human beings. It takes a human being to think of an idea before it is put on paper and long before it is manufactured.

12. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

I gotta feeling that I won't be buying it.

13. fuelband

Posts: 28; Member since: Jul 19, 2013

More competition, more options=win for us consumers

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