AT&T to be exclusive wireless provider for Intel's MICA smartband

AT&T to be exclusive wireless provider for Intel's MICA band
By John Callaham on 8 Sep 2014 10:09 am

AT&T will be the exclusive wireless provider for the recently revealed MICA (Intelligent Communication Accessory) smartwatch, along with the FiLIP 2 smart locator for kids. It will also offer a year worth of data for $40 for owners of the upcoming Timex Ironman One GPS+.

The MICA smartwatch has been designed by fashion accessory maker Opening Ceremony, with hardware and technology by Intel, and will offer notifications without the need of a smartphone. AT&T has not revealed how much it will charge owners of the MICA to connect to its network. The device, made specifically for fashion conscious women, will go on sale later in 2014 at Barneys New York for a currently unknown price.

The FiLIP 2 is the new version of the FiLIP, which helps parents locate their children quickly with the help of a smartphone. AT&T says, "The wearable smart locator for kids will offer several improvements to the wristband, an encased screen, a redesigned mobile app for parents, and four new colors." There's no word yet on pricing or a launch date for the FiLIP 2, but AT&T will lower the price of the original FiLIP to $99.99 starting on September 12.

Finally, AT&T will provide the upcoming Timex Ironman One GPS+ smartwatch with a data connection. While the first year of data service will be included in the $399 price of the smartwatch, the price for the second year's worth of data will be $40. The watch will be released later this year.

What do you think of AT&T offering data services for these three wearable devices?

Source: AT&T

Related: Intel Mica ATT News

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AT&T to be exclusive wireless provider for Intel's MICA smartband


Ok.. ugg.. those are examples of what happens when someone tries to hard to look good.. ouch! Ugly tree smacked them watch's / bands reaaaal hard.