Smartwatches are nice little add-ons to your geeky lifestyle. Even with useful functionality, smartwatches are still part of the luxury niche. They are more of a fashion statement rather than usefulness and till now only Moto 360 has impressed us with its design. With the help of Google’s Android Wear we will see more of them by third party manufacturers even though LG and Samsung took the advantage of being the early birds. HP’s smartwatch is another one in the making with emphasis on style and compatibility with both Android and iOS.
Take a look at HP’s Smartwatch
HP has acquired the services of US designer Michael Bastian to design its luxurious smartwatch. It is safe to say that it is one step ahead of Moto 360. HP’s smartwatch comes with a circular display inside a 44 mm stainless steel case and swappable bands. A total of three wirst bands will be available for the watch – black rubber, brown leather and olive green nylon along with a limited edition black.
In terms of functionality, it will not make use of Android Wear instead it will be compatible with both iOS and Android smartphones, something similar to Pebble Steel. The overall design is derived from luxury automobiles including the interior dashboard and trim. HP will handle the software side of the things which will include notifications for emails, texts and calls as well as controls for music playback.
HP might add some more technical functionality being a computer manufacturer. Since it will not use Android Wear so the UI will be designed to compliment the aesthetics of the smartwatch. It is expected to arrive this fall but no information regarding the price and display has been revealed. Since it will cater to the elite class who like to show off, we assume that it won’t be everyone’s cup of tea.