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Foxconn making iPhone-compatible smartwatch

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 28 Jun 2013 5:11

Foxconn making iPhone-compatible smartwatch Foxconn has revealed a smartwatch that will be compatible with Apple's iPhones.
Foxconn (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is the Taiwanese mass manufacturer of electronics goods, typically on contract from large multinational corporations. Apple is one of its largest customers, with Foxconn churning out iDevices to feed a global demand.

With rumors circulating that Apple is developing an iWatch that will wirelessly interface with iPhones, iPads and possibly other Apple gear, Foxconn appears set to beat it to the market.

At a shareholder meeting, Hon Hai executives showed off a prototype watch that works with Apple's iPhone. It can monitor health stats from the wearer - heartbeat and respiration - and feed the data back to the iPhone. It also can be used to view messages and notifications from the iPhone, just like Sony's SmartWatch 2 can pair with NFC-compatible Android devices.

"With such a device, you can keep your phone in your pocket and simply check all kinds of messages on your watch," Hon Hai chairman Terry Gou told shareholders.

Pic Source: Want China Times

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