Casio to Build a Smartwatch

Friday Jul 3rd 2015 by Developer.com Staff
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The company says it will create "a watch that tries to be smart."

Yet another manufacturer is jumping into the smartwatch fray. Casio, the Japanese company best known for its calculator watches and digital keyboards, says it is creating a new smartwatch. The company plans to distinguish itself by building "a watch that tries to be smart, rather than a smart device that is also a watch."

Casio president Kazuhiro Kashio added, "We are trying to bring our smartwatch to a level of watch perfection: a device that won’t break easily, is simple to put on and feels good to wear."

The device will likely sell for around $400. The report doesn't indicate what operating system the watch might use or if mobile development firms will be able to create apps for the device.

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