There’s a lot of hype around the upcoming Moto 360 smartwatch, as Motorola was the first Android Wear device maker to come up with an awesome gadget that uses the most basic watch design lines – not to worry though, Samsung plans to quickly follow with a round smartwatch, even if it takes a few trial runs to get the new smartwatch model right. However, while the Gear watchmaker is patenting round smartwatches, a different company – one you’d never expect to come out with such a device – is working on an unbelievably gorgeous Moto 360 rival, Engadget has discovered.
When it’s not spending time getting to know BlackBerry better or coming up with cheaper and cheaper Android tablets, HP is apparently creating beautiful smartwatches that should work with the two most important mobile platforms out there, Android and iOS.
The giant computer maker has joined forces with Gilt to build a very interesting smartwatch.
The unnamed device has a round watch face just like the Moto 360 – and most regular watches – and has been designed by Michael Bastian, with HP “engineering it.” The device will be available in stores this fall and from Gilt.com, although it’s not clear at this time how much it’ll cost or what it’ll have to offer.
What’s known is that the gadget will have a 44mm stainless steel case, three swappable bands including black rubber, brown leather and olive-green nylon, and also a black limited edition version.
A second image showing the unnamed HP co-creation follows below.