by Joe White
June 28, 2013
Apple's iPhone maker Foxconn is hard at work developing its own Pebble-competing smart watch, and after revealing the product at a shareholders' meeting yesterday the wearable device seems to be impressive. For a start, it's iOS compatible, allowing users to connect the smart watch to an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, in order to share information on the user's heartbeat, respiration, and more. Foxconn's smart watch can also check on phone calls and connect to Facebook, according to the Want China Times. Finally, the device will ultimately include fingerprint recognition, Foxconn chairman Terry Gou said. No name or release date for the product has been announced, however, so don't get your hopes up yet. Apple, on the other hand, is rumored to have been working on its own wearable smart watch for some time, and up until recently analysts had predicted a late 2013 release for the so-called "iWatch." Back in May, however, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggested that the product could rather launch in 2014, alongside an anticipated iPhone 6. For those looking to grab a smart watch sooner rather than later, Pebble is allowing customers to place preorders online for its product, though a wait of several months will still be required. Are you interested in owning a smart watch? See also: Multimedia Presentation App Flowboard Gains Support For YouTube Videos And PDF Files, How Your Favorite iOS Apps Might Look Once iOS 7 Is Released, and Apple's Russian Online Store Features Virtual "Specialists".