With many technology companies start to make smartwatches, you have to ask: Why wouldn’t a watch-maker make a smartwatch? And that is a good question. After all, who is better at making a watch than a watch manufacturer. A few company has realized it, like Tag Heuer and Carrera Wearable 01. Well, it’s now Casio’s turn, and the company is not skipping it.
While the details are a bit unclear, we know a few things. Casio is planning to deliver a smartwatch that the WSJ claims to be durable, “simple to put on and feels good to wear.” Of course, coming from a true watchmaker, this will be primarily focused on being a watch, rather than a phone on your wrist. Also, Casio is making it clear that it is not making a cheap attempt like a fitness tracker, but making a real “smartwatch.”
As of right now, there is no confirmation on price. However, the sources of The Wall Street Journal believe that this device will fall under the $400 price range. It is a bit expensive, especially when compare it to the Android Wear lineup, but beside being a smartwatch, this is also aimed to be high-end watch as well. Just another thing, we have not yet know what OS will the company be putting into its device.
Source: The Wall Street Journal