Austrian brand Swarovski will launch its first Android Wear smartwatch at the watch and jewelry show Baselworld 2017, which begins March 23. The timepiece is being developed in partnership with Qualcomm and Google, and will be designed exclusively for women.
Swarovski has previously worked on smartwatches (see the Samsung Gear S strap in the image above and the Huawei Watch For Ladies) but hasn’t yet introduced its own device. The watch was teased at CES 2017 where Swarovski revealed it would use a Qualcomm processor, but more specific details regarding price, availability and hardware haven’t been outlined.
The news arrives ahead of the launch of Android Wear 2.0, an update to Google’s smartwatch platform which will deliver Android Pay integration, Play Store access, Google Assistant support (on select devices) and more. Google is expected to launch Android Wear 2.0 along with two Nexus-branded smartwatches in early 2017.