Intel unveils MICA smart bracelet
The fact that Intel would launch a wearable has been in the rumor mill for a while now, but most were expecting a fitness tracker or a smartwatch. MICA is, in fact, a premium fashion accessory for ladies that "connects fashion-forward women to text messages, Google and Facebook notifications, and local business recommendations powered by Yelp and TomTom."
MICA stands for "My Intelligent Communication Accessory" and has been designed by Opening Ceremony. Engineered by Intel, this wearable has a premium design that uses precious gems and Ayers snakeskin. It can provide easy access to text messages and incoming emails, Google Calendar and Facebook events, intelligent reminders, as well as Yelp local search. Intel MICA works up to two days on a single charge and uses the ubiquitous micro USB port to recharge its battery.
This device will be exclusively available in the United States, where it is scheduled to go on sale next month at OpeningCeremony.us and Barneys.com, as well as in their stores. Intel MICA will sell for $495 USD connected to AT&T's network. This price includes a two-year wireless service plan provided by Intel. We will get back to this smart bracelet next month.