Will.i.am is no stranger to wearable tech, but the musician is now working with Gucci on a new wearable. Alongside the announcement that Tag Heuer would be working with Google and Intel on a new Android Wear smartwatch, news came from Baseworld of the Gucci Will.i.am partnership.
Will.i.am said the following in a statement:
"In developing together a device that is both fashionable and technologically advanced, we will create something that is unique in the marketplace. From the very start, I coined the term 'fashionology,' a merging of the worlds of fashion and technology, which is exactly what this collaboration with Gucci represents."
The two parties will be working on a smartband, which will be a standalone product and will require tethering to a smartphone via Bluetooth. The band itself will be able to make and receive calls, send SMS and email, playback music, show maps and track fitness. There's also a personalized assistant with voice command input. It sounds like quite the advanced wearable.
Details on pricing, availability and expected dates for launch have not been shared.