Budget smart-home device maker Wyze is working on its first-ever smartwatch. FCC documentation reveals a device that looks a lot like the Apple Watch.
We saw a number of clones of the Cupertino-outfit’s wearable. And it looks like we might get another one.
The FCC (Federal Communications Commission) certification listing from November 19th shows a device with a rectangular design and a single physical button. The number in the Wyze Watch 44 moniker refers to it having a 44mm case size.
The only other info that can be deduced from the images is a heart rate sensor in the back, something any self-respecting watch will have these days.
In addition to this, there’s a Bluetooth SIG listing for the same watch. But in addition to the 44mm version, this one reveals an additional 47mm iteration.
The Seattle-based company has made its entry into the wearables space earlier this year with the Wyze Band. That one was a fairly basic affair.
The $25 fitness band came with an 0.95 inch AMOLED Color display, basic sensors for tracking activity and Alexa integration. This last allows users to toggle lights and interact with other smart home products. Such functionality was perhaps to be expected from a company that specializes in smart home devices. Amongst its portfolio are an intelligent lightbulb, lock and plug, along with a range of wireless cameras.
The other health product launched this year by Wyze is a $19.99 smart scale. It spits out 12 metrics the bluetooth scale supports 8 different users and auto-recognises which of them is using it.
All of this should provide some clues on what to expect from Wyze Watch 44. Our money is on a sub $50 smartwatch with barebones fitness and sleep tracking functionality, Alexa integration – all of which runs on a proprietary operating system or stripped version of WearOS.
The FCC listing indicates the launch is not far away. Who knows, we might even see it before the end of the year.
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