FoxConn Unveils Its Own iPhone Compatible Smart Watch
Here we go again – another company showcasing its own wearable technology as the competition for such a device starts to get hotter as the summer heats on.
But in a curious twist this time, its Apple’s prominent manufacturing partner, Foxconn, who made the announcement Wednesday through its Chairman Terry Gou during the company’s shareholders’ meeting.
So what can the still unnamed FoxConn-made Smart Watch do? Like any other wannabe smart watch, this one is designed to connect to your iPhone (but I think any iDevice will do) via Bluetooth and receive notifications (text and Facebook messages) and other heads-up so you can keep your iPhone in your pocket/bag/briefcase and just check your handy smart watch for that all important message.
Nothing new there, right?
Wait, there’s more…
It seems FoxConn’s Smart Watch will not only connect to your iPhone to received messages and notifications, but it will also be capable of keeping an eye on your vitals as you go on with your daily life.
“The wearable computing device can be used to measure the user’s vital signs such as respiration and heartbeat, as well as to check phone calls and Facebook posts, Hon Hai executives said while showing the watch at a shareholders meeting.
And it will have fingerprint recognition to boot! Talk about lawsuits about to happen.
This news comes out at a time when the Cupertino giant has been rumored to be working on its own smart watch, the iWatch (what else?), with almost identical features as FoxConn’s pre-emptively announced unnamed Smart Watch. Related to this, two other tech biggies have also announced their own take on the wearable technology as Google has its Google Glass and Korean giant Samsung is tinkering in its own version of the smart watch.
For almost a year now I’ve been patiently waiting for something (anything) from Apple about its on-and-off rumored iWatch and one analyst even said that we won’t be looking at an iWatch until 2014 but still, I’m very optimistic that Apple will one day make a slip and unknowingly reveal its plan for its iDevice on the wrist.
Just remember: nothing is definite with Apple unless Apple says it’s definite.
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