Timex, the 160-year old watchmaking company, is planning to enter the reenergized smartwatch market that has recently been dominated by technology giants like Google(s goog) and Samsung.
AT&T(s t) announced the Timex Ironman GPS One+ on Wednesday, which will go on sale later this fall. Unlike other smart watches like those running Android(s goog) Wear, the $400 running-focused device will not require a connection to a smartphone. Instead, the GPS One+ will come with a one free year of AT&T 3G service to synch running data and for receiving or sending short messages. (Plans and prices for service after that haven’t been announced.) That means athletes equipped with this watch can leave their phones at home when out for a run.
Although the watch is Timex-branded, most of the technology behind it comes from Qualcomm(s qcom). The watch runs on Qualcomm-supplied Brew software and is powered by a Qualcomm chip. The display is a 1.5-inch Mirasol touch display,which promises…
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