What have HP, American fashion designer, Michael Bastian, and online shopping website for designer labels, Gilt, got in common? All three of them could be collaborating in the design of a smartwatch, according to the latest in rumours from Fashionista.
What might seem like the most surprising team with the least likely tech name to get itself into this sort of deal, it could potentially bring HP back up from its slumping PC sales. With wearable technology, especially smartwatches, peddled as the current in thing in tech, this could be a turning point for HP, if the rumours prove to be true.
Targeted at the fashion conscious (duh), the latest entrant is potentially said to be fitted with HP’s tech, showcase Bastian’s product design, as well as Gilt’s web expertise – yes, it may just be an online only, flash sale timepiece. Maybe HP’s adopting Xiaomi’s flash sale tactics.
Just like most other Android Wear already out in the market, the strap-able device enables the user to check their email and text messaging notifications, in addition to controlling music remotely and checking sports, stocks, weather, or any other such updates.
If looks could kill..
The only difference is, it appears that it needs to pair with a smartphone via an app instead of Bluetooth. The renderings itself look tailored and suited for the men’s watch market so we can’t wait for it to launch.
Other details are limited, although on closer look, it seems to boast a 44mm stainless steel case, a circular face, three inter-swappable straps that come in a black rubber, brown leather, and green nylon finish.
The smartwatch is said to apparently launch sometime in Q3, and will be Android and iOS compatible. Of course, pricing has yet to be set but we’ll bring it to you as soon as HP announces it.
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