Like it or not, the idea of a Smartwatch has definitely taken the tech world by storm, we’ve seen a lot of those from smartphone manufacturers like Sony and Samsung, others like Pebble, a couple of them in funding sites like Kickstarter, Nissan has announce its own smartwatch, Qualcomm just opened up its preorder for its own Toq smartwatch, and it looks like ZTE will not be losing out on the race either. The Chinese company has recently told the Wall Street Journal that they are indeed working on a smartwatch of their own which will be launched in the second quarter of 2014.
According to reports from the WSJ, the unnamed ZTE smartwatch will be similar to Samsung’s Galaxy Gear, but at a lower price to appeal to the company’s home country’s “cost-conscious consumers”. It will only be compatible with the company’s very own smartphones in the beginning, but the spokesperson from ZTE said that they will work on smartwatches that will be compatible with other devices in the future. The watch will debut in China and will gradually enter the U.S. and Euroean markets at a later date.
On top of a smartwatch, ZTE also told the WSJ that they are considering other wearable tech like smart glasses and even a smart shoe. Anyone looking forward to see what ZTE could offer, since it should be more affordable than many others out there?