As at last year, Swatch released its smartwatchees in form of the Bellamy and Touch Zero One, just that the narrowing down of the niche has made the device something some might resent. But this year, Swatch is back with the introduction of its Tissot Smart Touch. As smart as the innovation is, you can pair the wristwatch alongside your phone to navigate using the watch hands and screens including devices you’ve tagged with special fob. There is also a solar-powered weather station that delivers local weather on the Smart Touch’s display.
There is also an altimeter and modern convenience time updating features. Battery life is expected to be better while its solar rechargeable. Tissot is expected to sell for about $1,100 and up to $1,200 and the company notes that the Smart-Touch should still be useful as a watch well after the phone integration stops working.
Swatch already said that it’s smartwatch plan would be modest and its following those protocols. After all, both traditional and upstart Swiss watchmakers are putting their names on more advanced devices. While Swatch doesn’t have grand expectations (it plans to sell just 20,000 to 40,000 Smart-Touch units in the device’s first year), there is the risk that it’ll seem behind the times if its peers embrace smartwatches in a big way.
Sources: A blog to watch, Engadget