Swatch Group AG said it’s developing an alternative to the iOS and Android operating systems for smartwatches as Switzerland’s largest maker of timepieces vies with Silicon Valley for control of consumers’ wrists.
The company’s Tissot brand will introduce a model around the end of 2018 that uses the Swiss-made system, which will also be able to connect small objects and wearables, Swatch Chief Executive Officer Nick Hayek said in an interview Thursday. The technology will need less battery power and it will protect data better, he said later at a press conference… More at Bloomberg.
I have been thinking about watchmakers creating watches that are traditional while offer smart notifications etc and am now wondering if that would work. Over time I realised that being able to quickly check a notification in a second on the Apple Watch and then carry on with what I am doing is by far the most impressive feature for me. If a watch carried a traditional form, I would still need to look at the phone to see the content. There is no easy answer here.