The CoWatch is the first Amazon Alexa integrated smartwatch and is currently available for pre-order in Canada along with the U.S. and China. The Californian startup behind the watch, iMCO, has confirmed to MobileSyrup that the watch will allow Canadians to use Alexa, Amazon’s voice recognition software.
This is welcome news because Amazon has a history of depriving Canada of its latest technology. The Echo, the Amazon-branded device that holds the artificially-intelligent Alexa software, is not available for purchase in Canada but can be used here if brought over the border. The CoWatch, a third-party device, will likely be the first to sell an Amazon Alexa integrated device direct to Canada.
The CoWatch was launched through a limited-stock Indiegogo campaign and is currently available at the promotional rate of $159 USD or $310 USD for two, positioning it on the more affordable side of the smartwatch spectrum.
The OS for the wearable was designed and built by Cronologics, a software platform co-founded by Google veteran Leor Stern. It promises to be compatible with iOS and Android.
As for specs, the campaign page states the device will have a dual-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, a Super AMOLED 400×400 pixel display and a stainless steel and zirconia ceramic body. It also claims the watch is water resistant and has a battery that can last up to 32 hours.
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