Apple and Intel Working on Bluetooth Smart Watch for 2013 Launch?

Chinese site TGBus reports [Google translation, via Mobilegeeks.de] that Apple and Intel are currently working together on a Bluetooth-enabled smart watch. According to the report, the watch will include a 1.5-inch OLED display from RITEK subsidiary RiTdisplay and will launch in the first half of next year.

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Sony SmartWatch (left) and Pebble e-paper watch (right)

Full details on Apple's smart watch are unknown, but the report compares Apple's project to Sony's SmartWatch, although it notes that Apple's Siri voice assistant will provide for greater integration with the iPhone in allowing users to take phone calls directly through the watch.

There are of course other smart watches taking advantage of the low-power Bluetooth 4.0 standard hitting the market as well, with one of the most highly anticipated ones being the Pebble e-paper watch that raised over $10 million on Kickstarter. But while the Pebble team has continued to give regular updates on its development progress, the watch has yet to begin shipping.

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Top Rated Comments

JaySoul Avatar
119 months ago
You'd better watch out.
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sixtafoua Avatar
119 months ago
Now we know why they got rid of the watch-like iPod nano.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jmcrutch Avatar
119 months ago
Clock, alarms, Siri; notification center; weather, stock updates, answer phone calls, control music playback ... So many possibilities for leaving iPhone in my pocket.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Thunderhawks Avatar
119 months ago
People are still wearing watches?
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
oclor Avatar
119 months ago
I regret backing pebble every single day. It has taken them so long to figure out production when Apple can make something 10x better in just a couple of days. The pebble guys had a great idea and a great vision, but they were obviously in way over their heads. If this story is true my I won't even open the box before I put the pebble up on craigslist or ebay.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
everything-i Avatar
119 months ago
People are still wearing watches?

Yes, most people. At least most people I come into contact with. :confused:
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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