Taiwan-based Sonostar wants to sell its own wearable, simply called the SmartWatch, globally through online sales. The device has a 1.73-inch e-ink display, giving it three to five days of battery life. The curved display is a touchscreen, and meant to be readable under sunlight. Included are some apps that can track a user's exercise activities. It can also synch with a phone, and notify a user of incoming phone calls and other messages. Sonostar's device will be priced at $179 and be available in mid-July.
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