Intel has announced its luxury smart bracelet aimed at women, dubbed as the MICA (My Intelligent Communication Accessory) is incredibly stylish wearable design in collaboration with the fashion house Opening Ceremony. It will be available worldwide at the fashion giant’s retail outlets and select barney stores sometime around the holiday season later this year.
The fashion wearables are being introduced by various organization as recently, Ringly announced its dedicated women’s ring that gives you real-time notification alerts from your iPhone. And another stylish accessory that was announced last month is for FitBit in partnership with designer Tory Burch, stuffing their popular fitness trackers into hinged bracelets and necklaces.
The details about the smart bracelet are still meagre, as company says that it will reveal more details about device in October. But it is known that MICA will let you see the smartphone notifications as well as push messages, calendar reminders, and meeting alerts on curved, 1.6-inch sapphire glass touch display. Even though, it is not exactly a smartwatch category device, it will still feature a 3G cellular radio, making it useful without being paired with your smartphone. That’s something, Samsung’s recently showcased Gear S smartwatch has too. The bracelet will also have ability to charge wirelessly or using a USB cable.
The MICA bracelet will come in two styles; One will have black snakeskin and pearls from China, while other will have white snakeskin and obsidian from South Africa and Russia, respectively. The luxury smart bracelet will be priced under $1000, in line with similar jewellery from Opening Ceremony.
The device will be officially unveiled at Opening Ceremony’s spring/summer 2015 fashion show, during the Fashion Week in New York. It is part of Intel’s plans to mark its beginning in the fashion technology market, with its first women dedicated smart bracelet.
Though, the wearable market is drawing a lot of competitors as most of the big brands have already revealed and some are scheduled to announce their smart wearables. That includes, Samsung Gear S and Gear VR, Sony Smartwatch 3 and Smartband Talk, LG G Watch and LG G Watch R, Asus ZenWatch, and Motorola 360 smartwatches.