Swatch is making its own smartwatch operating system
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In a blow to Android Wear, massive watchmaker Swatch Group is choosing to develop its own smartwatch operating system rather than go with Googles OS designed for the wrist. Theres a possibility for wearables to develop as a consumer product, but you have to miniaturize and have an independent operating system, CEO Nick Hayek told Bloomberg in an interview today.
The unnamed OS will need less battery power a common gripe for even brand new smartwatches and protect data better, which, uh, is not something thats been a pressing request. A Tissot-branded watch due in late 2018 will be the first to ship with the software.
Hayek said his company is taking a think small approach and building software that could potentially also…