Swiss OS smartwatch operating system coming by early 2019

Swatch logo

Swiss Swiss watchmaker Swatch has dabbled in the smartwatch space since it introduced the Swatch Touch Zero One touch watch back in 2015. The company now expects to launch its own smartwatch operating system and accompanying watch within months. A spokesperson recently confirmed to Wareable that it would launch by the end of the year or early 2019 at the latest. Swatch Group […]

Concept Sunday: Swatch Smartwatch

Swatch Smartwatch concept

Swatch Group CEO Nick Hayek earlier this year said that his company will continue to build out the smart capabilities of its Swatch brand. It already offers the beach volleyball-focused Swatch Touch Zero One and the pay-by-the-wrist Swatch Bellamy (pictured above) with more to come. The company has revealed few details but will continue to focus on devices geared at specific needs. As such, […]

Swatch Group to focus smartwatch efforts on cheaper plastic Swatch brand

Swatch Bellamy

The Swatch Group consists of a wide range of watchmaking companies that cover every price point imaginable. Brands like Swatch and Balmain hold down the entry level tier while others like Hamilton, Tissot, Longines, Rado, Blancpain, Breguet and Omega fill out the range right up to the high-end luxury level. It has also entered the smarwatch space with the beach volleyball-focused Swatch Touch […]

Swatch quietly building smart- and connected watch patent portfolio

Swatch Bellamy

Swatch is probably not the first name that springs to mind when you think of smartwatches. The company recently launched its pay-by-the-wrist Swatch Bellamy (pictured above) in China. Earlier this year, it unveiled the beach volleyball-focused Swatch Touch Zero One touch watch. But if Swatch has yet to unveil a true smartwatch, it looks like it’s spending quite a bit of time thinking about […]

Swatch partners with Visa to expand Swatch Bellamy availability

Swatch Bellamy

Swatch unveiled the Swatch Bellamy, its “pay-by-the-wrist” watch, in mid-October. Initially sold only in China, a new partnership will soon allow Swatch to expand availability to additional markets. The company today announced a new partnership with Visa that will see it launch the Swatch Bellamy in the U.S., Switzerland and Brazil in early 2016. Fully consistent with the DNA of the pioneering Swiss watchmaker, […]

Swatch teams up with Union Pay for pay-by-the-wrist Swatch Bellamy

Swatch Bellamy

Swatch first announced plans to release a smartwatch capable of making mobile payments back in February. The company had hoped to have it out by the summer but it took until yesterday for the Swiss company to officially unveil this new watch. Dubbed the “pay-by-the-wrist” watch, the Swatch Bellamy comes with built-in NFC (Near Field Communication) technology to support contactless payments. The Swatch Bellamy […]

Swatch plans range of smartwatches focused on specific needs

Swatch Touch ZeroOne

Swatch took its first steps into the world of smartwatches earlier this year with the Swatch Touch Zero One touch watch. It also promised a smartwatch with support mobile payments via NFC would launch this summer. CEO Nick Hayek last week told Switzerland’s Tages-Anzeiger that the companies smartwatch ambitions extend well beyond these two early devices. It is planning an […]