Swiss watch brand Swatch has been developing its own operating system for wearable electronics. This was told by CEO Nick Hayek. Swatch wants not just to produce smart watches, and enter into direct competition with Apple producing the watch OS for the Apple Watch, and Google, which develops the Android platform Wear.
Hayek’s statement was made a few days after another Swiss company TAG Heuer has introduced an expensive smart watch for $1650. Model Modular 45 equipped with an Intel Z34XX, of 1.39-inch AMOLED screen, 4 GB memory, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, GPS and auto light sensor. LTE module heartbeat sensor they have. TAG Heuer watches use the operating system Android Wear 2.0.
As stated by Hayek, manufacturers of wearable electronics should be “minutesabout [product], and have independent operating system”. According to him, the new OS will require less energy, thereby the battery will last for a longer time. Also, as stated, the data will be better protected.
According to the head of Swatch, the operating system may also be of interest to small companies and startups from Silicon valley. The new OS will not be such a powerful ecosystem, which is offered by Apple and Google, but in order to receive notifications and save energy don’t need hundreds of third-party apps, added Hayek.
The first model under the brand name Rado on the new platform scheduled for release at the end of 2018.