Friday, March 17, 2017

Swatch is building its own smartwatch OS because why not?

Swatch just announced that it’s working on a smartwatch OS to rival Android Wear and watchOS, with a view to bring it to customers’ wrists by the end of 2018, reports Bloomberg. The Swiss watch giant, which owns 18 brands including its namesake and well-known luxury labels like Omega and Longines, promises better battery life and security than other wearable platforms. It aims to showcase the new OS in Tissot watches next year. It also hopes to make the platform available to other hardware makers, and says it’s received numerous inquiries from Silicon Valley-based firms about it. The approach might…

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