Black Eyed Peas member, and judge on The Voice UK, Will.i.am is set to announce his very own smartwatch at an event on October 16th.
The wearable, according to Will.i.am, will be capable of making and receiving calls, even if it’s not connected to a phone; will have Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity; and comes loaded with Facebook, Instagram and Twitter apps. According to The Telegraph, the unnamed smartwatch will have a curved screen and will be capable of storing music.
It has been reported that the smartwatch may come with a digital music service. Will.i.am has reportedly convinced music labels to come on board. Apparently, he is promising the labels equal treatment, unlike other music services that often give lesser deals to indie labels.
Will.i.am’s smartwatch was originally to be announced in July, but some circumstance delayed it. Now, the smartwatch will go head-to-head with Apple’s own announcements on October 16th. Stay tuned for all the details regarding the smartwatch from the event.