hp smartwatch 640x425When it comes to smartwatches these days, safe to say that most designs leave a lot to be desired, except for the Moto 360 which looks more like a fashion statement than a smartwatch. Well if you’re in the market for another stylish smartwatch, you might be interested to learn that American designer, Michael Bastian, has teamed up with Hewlett-Packard to create a smartwatch that is expected to debut this fall.

While the full design of the watch remains unclear, the teaser image above does seem to hint at its stylishness. It would also mark HP’s entrance into the smartwatch game, although oddly enough it seems that the launch of the device will be exclusive to online retailer Gilt and it is unclear if it will eventually be sold in other channels.

The exact hardware specifications of the watch also remain unknown (such as whether it will use Android Wear or its own OS), but in terms of design, the watch is said to sport a 44-mm stainless steel case, inlaid button controls, and three interchangeable bands, which include black rubber; perforated brown leather; or an olive green nylon. It will also sport a lighted chronograph and is said to have been inspired by the detailing found in luxury cars.

It will also be water-resistant and will sport a power reserve of up to seven days, which we have to admit is pretty impressive as far as smartwatches are concerned. The watch is also expected to be compatible with both iOS and Android and will come with an accompanying app that allows users to customize its features. No word on pricing but based on what we heard, it sounds like it could be pretty pricey.

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