Foxconn, otherwise known as Hon Hai, has showcased a smartwatch that can be connected wirelessly to an iPhone. The news comes from WantChinaTimes which reports “the company hopes will be part of its next driver of revenue growth.”
Foxconn is Apple’s largest manufacture for iPhones and iPads and with rumors of orders diminishing the manufacturing company needs to diversify itself from relying so heavily on Apple.
Apparently this new smartwatch from Foxconn can be used to measure the user’s vital signs such as respiration and heartbeat, as well as to check phone calls and Facebook posts. Additionally, if the measuring results are not within optimal range, the device will automatically give suggestions to the user about how to improve them.
Hon Hai chairman Terry Gou even stated that the company plans to add new features such as fingerprint identification to the gadget in the future, to help record personal health data.
Unfortunately there were no details shard on its release date or price, but we will keep you posted if we hear more on Foxconn’s new smartwatch, until that time stay tuned.
Apple is of course also rumored to be developing an iWatch that would take on Foxconn’s new smartwatch, but at this time the iWatch is purely a rumor and Apple may decide not to even release it.
Wearable computing is definitely becoming a trend. It seems more and more companies are releasing smartwatches and other similar gadgets like Google glass.