Swatch Making New Operating System for Smartwatches

There will soon be another watch operating system on the market. In an interview with Bloomberg Technology, Swatch CEO Nick Hayek said the company is making an alternative to the iOS and Android operating systems, for smartwatches.

More specifically, Swatch’s Tissot brand, set to be introduced late next year, will be the first smartwatch to use the to-be-named Swiss-made OS. Hayek said the new timepiece will be able to connect to small objects and wearables. Most importantly, it will require less battery power — allowing the watch to operate longer between charges — and protect data better than existing smartwatches, Hayek said. Swatch said it has also developed the world’s smallest Bluetooth chip, for use in watches and household objects.

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SOURCE: Cnet, Dong Ngo