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Casio smartwatch to debut in March 2016

Casio Wrist Camera watch
Casio Wrist Camera
The Japanese company introduced their first digital wristwatch four decades ago and now they are less than one year away from the launch of the first Casio smartwatch.

Although Casio were the first ones to launch various products, such as the first entirely electric compact calculator (1957) or the world's first wristwatch with a digital camera (WQV-1, 2000). Unfortunately, they missed being the first to launch a smartwatch, but it seems first such wearable by Casio is headed for a March 2016 launch.

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Casio CEO Kazuo Kashio mentioned that the company's first smartwatch will aim the sporting market, and its price tag will be about $400 USD. He also unveiled that everything can still change, as their goal is to come up with a design capable to reach "a level of watch perfection: a device that won’t break easily, is simple to put on, and feels good to wear."

Casio designed watches with calculators or heart rate detectors starting in the 1980s, not to mention those that could act as television remotes or digital cameras, usually launched before anybody else. Unfortunately, most of these innovative products never managed to gain a significant market share.

Considering that no features or design specifications have been laid out for now, the launch date of March 2016 can also change. We will keep you posted as we hear more about it, so stay tuned.


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Codrut Nistor, 2015-07- 4 (Update: 2015-07- 4)