Android-Compatible Smartwatch Won’t Require Charging!!! Going to be launched By SWATCH to give a head-on fight to the Apple iWatch
Swatch, one of the world’s biggest and popular watchmakers has expressed interest in launching a smartwatch of its own some time ago. The CEO of the company, Nick Hayek has now mentioned that the wearable will break cover within the next three months, thus taking on the Apple Watch head on. Swatch is all set to enter the smartwatch market within the coming three months. The watch is being said to give a head-on fight to the Apple iWatch, which would be released around the same time.
Swatch CEO Nick Hayek said the smartwatch would rely on NFC to connect with smartphones, and that it would be compatible with Android and Windows software. For now, there is no indication of whether the smartwatch would be compatible with iPhones.
While the specifications of the Swatch’s smartwatch are still a mystery, its Chief Executive Officer Nick Hayek stated that the Internet-connected wearable would not have to be charged. This might be a huge plus point for the company, as all smartwatches from major manufacturers till date, including the upcoming Apple Watch, need to be charged separately. Some, like the Apple Watch, need to be charged daily.
It is anticipated that the watch would be compatible with Android-running smartphones. A complete list of features is still vague, but the watch is going to sport NFC connectivity and would not need charging, like, ever. Now I’m talking, right? While the technology Swatch is going to use to make the watch immortal battery-wise is still under the wraps, we believe it would be a major selling-point. Swatch has some credible experience in making watches with long-lasting batteries. Its sub-brand Tissot has been making touch-screen watches from 1999. So you get the point? This Swiss brand is up to no nonsense.
Swatch smartwatch would house communication features including SMS display and smartphone notifications including incoming calls, nothing pretty different from the other watches we have around today.
There were whispers on the street that Swatch is going to partner with Apple to launch the watch, but that all has been kicked off.
The exciting news however is that Hayek believes this smartwatch will not require charging like conventional wearables. He didn’t clarify as to what this means or how this technology works, but if true, it could be something to look forward to.
It is possible that Swatch will use a watch cell battery which usually has a very long battery life. However, we’re not sure if it will be able to sustain long intervals of usage, especially with the device requiring to be connected to a smartphone at all times.
We’ll wait for more clarification from the watch maker before jumping to conclusions, but it seems like a novel idea. Swatch has confirmed that this wearable will be compatible with Android and Windows Phone devices.
Swatch has much experience with smartwatch-related technology, which includes long-lasting batteries. Swatch’s sub-brand Tissot has been making touchscreen watches since 1999.
Swatch is also said to be competing with Apple on the grounds of mobile payment system, Apple Pay. As per the report, Swatch is in talks with Switzerland’s two largest retailers, named Migros and Coop, for its mobile payment system. However, the Cupertino firm seems to be strides ahead of its Swiss competitor, with Apple Pay having seen much adoption across retailers and banks already since its launch in September.
Rest assured, with both the tech giant and a major watchmaker releasing their smartwatches, the months of April and May will definitely be the most important months this year in the wearable-tech industry.