BaselWorld Stories March 25, 2016

Casio is today releasing its Android Wear-based Smart Outdoor Watch through the Google Store and other retailers after first announcing the device during Baselworld earlier this month.

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BaselWorld Stories March 17, 2016

Michael Kors announces line of Android Wear devices starting at $395, available this fall

Michael Kors is the latest traditional watchmaker making an Android Wear device. Currently, the Michael Kors Access line features two watches, with more devices in different styles coming this fall. The fashion brand is aiming for the higher end market with watches starting at $395.

BaselWorld Stories March 19, 2015

While Android Wear has not yet set the world alight, Google is not sitting idly by while Apple grabs all the media attention with its Apple Watch. The company has announced a deal with Tag Heuer and Intel to create a smartwatch version of one of the watchmaker’s best-selling models, the Carrera.

TAG Heuer, Google and Intel have announced a partnership to launch a Swiss smartwatch powered by Intel technology and Android Wear. The effort signifies a new era of collaboration between Swiss watchmakers and Silicon Valley, bringing together each company’s respective expertise in luxury watchmaking, software and hardware.

While the company did not go into details, Reuters reports that the watch “will be a digital replica of the original Tag Heuer black Carrera, known for its bulky, sporty allure, and will look like the original.”

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