Vivo’s upcoming smartwatch has received the stamp of approval from Bluetooth SIG. This follows the 3C regulatory certification it received three weeks ago.
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Chinese-based Vivo Communication Technology is a smartphones, smartphone accessories and software maker. It is owned by BKK Electronics, the same outfit that oversees Oppo, Realme and One Plus.
Vivo has been around for just over a decade. Its name stems from the Esperanto language and means “Life”. The company is currently rated amongst the 10 largest smartphone makers in the world.
Talk is that Vivo is now looking to expand its portfolio of products. Just like Oppo and Realme, the company has turned its sights to wearables. Oppo recently came out with its first smartwatch, Realme unveiled its first fitness tracker and smartwatch.
The first real hint of Vivo Watch arrived in late April. The leak came from Twitter handle @_the_tech guy. He has apparently managed to extract images of the timepiece from Vivo’s design patent that was published by the China Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA).
Here they are below.
For starters, its good to see we are not getting yet another Apple-watch lookalike. The sporty looking device pictured in these image has a round shape with a tachymeter around the bezel, along with two physical buttons on one of the sides. It comes across as a Garmin, Samsung or LG smartwatch, a sporty design. But nothing like the Apple Watch.
Around the edges is a chronograph, while the underside of the fairly chunky body shows wheat looks to be a heart rate sensor and pins for charging. There’s also a quick release mechanism that can be seen on the strap.
On June 12th we had news (via) that Vivo Watch has passed through the 3C certification process. The model number in the filing is WA2056 and the only real info that is revealed is that the device will have support for audio playback.
Today Vivo Watch bagged another certification. This one comes from Bluetooth SIG. Again, not much that can be gathered about the specs apart from Bluetooth 5.0 support.
It looks like another smartphone maker is about to dip its toes into the smartwatch market. Xiaomi and Oppo have done this in the past few months. Vivo has in 2019 said that it is ready to do so. We could be looking at an official unveiling of its timepiece next month.
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