Swatch working on its own OS for wearables
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The smart wearable market seems to have an interesting future ahead as more and more iconic brands prepare to launch their first smartwatches. Swatch is one of these brands and, according to Bloomberg, the Swiss company plans to launch its own operating system for wearables and the first smartwatch to run it by the end of 2018.
Last week, Swatch's CEO Nick Hayek revealed in an interview that the Tissot brand will launch a smartwatch loaded with the new operating system "around the end of 2018" and revealed that this upcoming wearable will offer excellent autonomy and will also be able to protect the user's data better than similar devices currently on the market.
The best part of the story is that Swatch plans to supply this upcoming operating system to third parties as well and, according to Hayek, the company received about 100 requests for more details, half coming from emerging US-based companies that might bet on something different than Android and iOS.