Intel brings smart bracelet with sapphire screen out




Intel has announced Mica, a smart bracelet with sapphire screen that is designed in collaboration with a fashion company and independent of a smartphone can work. For the so-called Mica bracelet asks Intel $ 495, including VAT and converted around 477 euros.

Intel introduced the Mica Tuesday in cooperation with the fashion company Opening Ceremony and the two companies hope the company to put the Mica as a fashionable accessory in the market. Women would be the main target. The housing is coated with 18-carat gold, snakeskin and gemstones.

Intel’s smart bracelet can work independently of a smartphone. For that include support for 3G networks present so that notifications and messages can be retrieved. The screen, with a protective layer of sapphire, is an OLED 1.6 “diagonal with resolution of 256×160 pixels. The software is based on a special for the Mica custom Linux distribution. Intel promises a battery life of about two days.

For now, the only Mica seems in the United States to come out. There goes the device with the release next month costs $ 495, including VAT and converted around 477 euros. For that price the user gets two-year access to the 3G network from AT & T. It is unclear whether there are plans for a European release.


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