Chinese startup with people from Google is going to outshine the Apple Watch
The Chinese company Mobvoi, which is supported by Google and Sequoia Capital, is preparing to enter the international market of smart hours. In particular, the new product is ready to launch in the US on home to the Apple market.
Smart watches Ticwatch the second generation, developed originally from Google, will arrive on the market in September of this year. The device receives an updated design and a touch strip to scroll, and voice search.
“The Google brand has definitely helped us in marketing, but our main advantage is artificial intelligence technologies that enable devices to understand natural speech,” – said the founder and head Mobvoi Whether Jifa.
In addition, the novelty will be able to answer questions, to call a taxi through the Uber app, choose a restaurant with Yelp and order a pizza. Hardware computerized chronometer is not reported.
The cost of the device will be $199. For comparison, the most affordable modification of the Apple Watch costs $299, the same price and have popular Android watch Moto 360. In Mobvoi intend to sell 50,000 units for the first year and gain profits of $100 million in 2017.
Ticwatch the first generation was sold only in the territory of China. In the short term “smart” watches sold in the amount of 100 thousand copies despite minimal advertising.