There seems to be a lot of emphasis placed on creating smartwatches that resemble traditional watches these days. We’ve seen efforts from the likes of Motorola with their Moto 360, and LG with their LG Watch Urbane. However it looks like a new competitor has entered the fray from the likes of Olio and their Model One smartwatch.


If you haven’t heard of Olio before, don’t worry because we haven’t either, although they do make some lofty claims. For example their CEO Steve Jacobs claims to have led development at Apple, Google, Beats by Dre, HP, and Amazon which are pretty impressive accomplishments, and he also claims to have gotten top talent from said companies to aid in the development of the Model One.

Putting those claims aside, the Model One does look impressive as far as smartwatches are concerned. The wearable will feature a dynamic watchface that will map the busiest parts of your day, and will also be able to stream information across its face. It will come with its own cloud-based personal assistant, control third-party products like connected household electronics, and most importantly will play nice with iOS and Android devices.

Interesting enough the company has decided that they are making the Model One a limited edition device by producing only 500 units at the start where it will be priced at $600 each. If you’d like to learn more or place your pre-order, head on over to its website for the details.

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