Previously the association led to the creation of Puls smart band. The latest smart wearable tech concept is available in black and white. The minimalist design has a rectangular screen embedded in a band that is slightly wider. Assumed to be in prototype stage, price, distribution, and launch date will be announced in time.
The smart wearable device concept operates as a stand alone smartband without the need for smartphone connectivity. Functionality is as follows: make and receive phone calls, send and receive text messages and emails, music, maps, calendar, fitness and a personal assistant activated by voice command.
Map usage would obviously pinpoint every step a fashion conscious wearer takes, but akin to map functionality, it could serve as a wearable navigation device for a driver, offering the same real time solutions we’re used to from in-car devices.
Stephane Linder, President and CEO of Gucci Timepieces says through this innovative collaboration with i.am+ and will.i.am, Gucci Timepieces embraces the smart wearable device future, which is now ahead of us. The purpose built device concept is a fashion accessory that offers comprehensive and advanced tech functionality.
will.i.am says i.am+ and Gucci Timepieces sets pace for an untethered smart wearable device that is fashionable and technologically advanced to foster fashionology, while functioning by its own accord as a device independent of smartphone connectivity.
Gucci Timepieces President and CEO Stephane Linder, i.am+ Founder and CEO will.i.am and Gucci President and CEO Marco Bizzarri attended the Gucci Timepieces press conference on March 19, 2015 in Basel, Switzerland. Gucci Timepieces and i.am+ partnership was announced apart from the concept being shown as will.i.am and Stephane Linder wore a smart wearable device prototype.