Puma is all set for launching its first smartwatch at IFA 2019 this week – Puma smartwatch. The sports brand has partnered up with Fossil Group for the last year to create a wearable that is powered up using Wear OS and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 3100 chipset.
The Puma smartwatch will feature a 1.19-inch round AMOLED display that will be housed inside a cut-out nylon and aluminum 44mm case. Puma is aiming the Puma smartwatch at sports fans. Therefore, it doesn’t come as a surprise that it is swim-proof and weighs in at a mere 0.06 pounds owing to some cutouts on the device’s side for reducing its weight.
The Puma smartwatch will come with 4GB of storage and 512MB of RAM. These specs are quite standard on most of the Wear OS watches. However, this smartwatch will come with the latest Snapdragon Wear 3100 chipset, and this allows Puma to promise a battery life of 24 hours. You will also be able to enjoy features such as NFC payments, heart rate monitoring, fitness tracking, Google Assistant integration, and more. It comes with 16mm straps via single prong strap buckle.
Puma has been tinkering with tech products during the last few years ever since it launched the very first wirelessly connected self-lacing sneakers about three years back in 2016. The company has even re-released its famous and classic 1986 RS-Computer running shoe last year. The 1986 RS-Computer comes equipped with a USB port for charging and a Bluetooth connection for connecting the shoe to your phone. During the start of this year, Puma also sought tech-savvy people who could test the latest self-lacing shoes by Puma.
Puma has plans of launching the Puma smartwatch in November if all goes according to plan. The watch will be available for a price of $275 in black, white, and neon color.