HP’s first smartwatch looks ridiculously good but does not run on Android Wear

BY Rajesh Pandey

Published 2 Aug 2014


HP has teamed up with fashion designer Michael Bastian and retailer Gilt to release its first smartwatch later this fall. The watch features a circular face with a diameter of a 44m, making it far more smaller than the Moto 360 and puts it around the size of a normal watch. 

From the first images released by HP, the watch definitely is a looker. There is a catch though: It does not run on Android Wear. Instead, the watch runs on a custom OS that is compatible with iOS and Android devices. It can display your important notifications like emails, texts and will also allow users to control music playback from their wrist.

The watch will have a stainless steel case with swappable bands in black rubber, brown leather, olive green nylon and a limited edition black colors. HP did not mention anything about the price of the watch but looking at its design, you can all but guess that it is going to be a high-end designer watch that will burn a deep hole in your pocket.

[Via Engadget]