The musician claims that this wearable technology will allow calls to be made without a smartphone.
Will.i.am has now announced that he will be releasing his own smartwatch in July, that will give its wearers the ability to make calls, access Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and perform a range of other functions without requiring the use of a smartphone.
The musician and reality show judge is already in the mobile market in the form of flashy iPhone accessories.
This judge from The Voice singing competition reality show and frontman from The Black Eyed Peas, whose name is a URL in itself, has said that his smartwatch will be unlike other wearable technology devices that are already on the market. The reason is that it will not depend on a connection with a smartphone to be able to make calls and connect to the internet. The reason is that it will have its own dialing function (and, it is assumed, SIM card), which will be built right into the gadget.
During the announcement, Will.i.am showed off a smartwatch prototype which could only be described as bulky.
The announcement was made by Will.i.am within a segment of Alan Carr: Chatty Man. Within it, he promised that all of the main social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, for example. He also pointed out that when combined with wireless Bluetooth earphones, can also be used to “work out with”.
Only the shortest glimpse of the platform was provided. It looked as though it was a circular animated icon that could be compared to the digital personal assistant, Cortana, from Windows Phone. It was in a tweet, that the musician revealed that the actual release would occur in July.
During his explanation of the previous accessories that he has released, he said that the goal of their creation wasn’t to sell a massive number of them, but rather to “seed” them to “the right cultural influencers.” That said, this may not be the case when it comes to his smartwatch. Whatever the purpose, it is clear that Will.i.am has a passion for mobile and wearable technology.