Venturing into another realm of business, Will.i.am from the Hip Hop singing group the Black Eyed Peas launched his own wearable device. Known as Puls, the latest wearable devices features a bracelet-like appearance which isn’t your typical smartwatch design.
Unlike most smartwatch in the market today and similar to the Galaxy Gear S, Puls by Will.i.am can stand alone on its own since it features 3G connectivity with SIM-card slot which is capable to take and make calls.
Puls runs on Android OS which we are yet to confirm if it runs on a standard Android OS or Android Wear. Underneath the sleek design is a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage space and GPS, the battery for the Puls comes embedded inside the whole strap of the device providing more juice for casual usage and operations.
The Android powered smartwatch also features addition capabilities including music streaming and voice assistant. A fitness app is also available on-board which puts the Puls as a capable fitness tracker.
Additionally, the new Puls smartwatch is also accompanied by a number of accessories which are sold separately, one of which is a jacket that can charge the device wirelessly and a backpack will built-in speakers and a step counters.
The new Puls by Will.i.am will be available during the holiday season on selected AT&T stores in the US with pricing to be announced later on.
- Puls partners with AT&T in the US and O2 in the UK (Mariella Moon/Engadget)(techmeme.com)
- Will.i.am’s Puls wristband has its own 3G, support from AT&T(nicebookmark.net)
- Will.i.am enters smartwatch market with standalone ‘Puls’ device(techracoon.com)
- The Puls is a smartwatch… or maybe a wearable phone from will.i.am(liliputing.com)
- Will.i.am’s Puls wristband has its own 3G, support from AT&T(dailytechwhip.com)