Apple and chip giant Intel are currently working together on a Bluetooth-capable smart watch, according to a report on China’s TGbus.com. The watch will include a 1.5-inch OLED display screen from RiTdisplay and will feature ITO-coated glass. The watch reportedly connects to other iOS devices, most notably iPhone and iPod Touch and will launch in the first half of 2013.
Complete details on Apple’s smart watch are slim but it’s expected to integrate with Siri voice assistant and the iPhone, allowing people to take phone calls through the iWatch.
After the introduction of low-power Bluetooth 4.0 standard, a number of other companies have been working on smart watches and did gained some popularity lately, one being the Pebble smart watch (still-unreleased), which raised over $10 million on Kickstarter during its brief fund-raising period. The Pebble watch notify people of incoming calls, messages, email and integrate with apps to handle tasks such as exercise tracking or music playback.
Even Sony has released their own SmartWatch for Android phones that lets you see if your Facebook friends are up to anything. You can read Facebook messages and tweets as they come in, receive every calendar notification in your phone and lot more. You can even install useful and fun apps on your smart watch. There are lots of SmartWatch apps already available at Google Play Store.
If Smart watch really is the future, we’ll see it next year.