It does seem as though smartwatches are going to be the next big thing in the consumer electronics market, although it remains to be seen whether it is going to be extremely successful or not as the market has not had the chance to “speak” with their wallets and bank accounts. Samsung and Qualcomm happen to have rolled out smartwatches of their own this week – at least in theory, as Chinese hardware manufacturer Smart Devices also has plans to roll out its very first watch later this month.
Smart Devices is not exactly a household name in other parts of the world outside of China, but they have had their fair share of decent devices in the past, such as the SmartQ U7 tablet which happened to come with an integrated projector. Just what kind of hardware does the Smart Devices W1 smartwatch pack? It is tipped to arrive with a 1.55” color display with touchscreen capability as well as multitouch support, Wi-Fi connectivity and Bluetooth support. Sensors that are thrown into the mix include a gyroscope and an accelerometer. We have no idea on how much this smart timepiece will cost, but we do know that it will pair up with your Android-powered smartphone, and is tipped for a mid- to late September rollout.