Smartwatches! Get your smartwatches here! Anyone for smartwatches? No? Well, like it or not, they’re coming thick and fast, with everyone and his dog rumoured to be working on a watch what is smart.
Foxconn is best known for manufacturing Apple products, and all the controversy that goes with it. Over the years, we’ve heard of poor working conditions, suicides, riots and explosions. Eek.
On a, uhm, more positive note, Foxconn has said it’s about to start making its own junk for its own damn self, and one of the first such devices looks like being an iPhone-compatible smartwatch.
What’s the point? Let’s listen to Hon Hai chairman Terry Gou: "With such a device, you can keep your phone in your pocket and simply check all kinds of messages on your watch.”
The Foxconn smartwatch will monitor vital signs such as respiration and heartbeat, and – more importantly – allow you to catch up on Facebook.
As WantChinaTimes writes, if the user’s vital signs ain’t so good, the Foxconn smartwatch will give suggestions on how to improve them, possibly including: “Stop eating kebabs and get some exercise, you big fatty.”
We're also told to expect fingerprint security, which is of course the headline feature on the imminent iPhone 5S. Probably.