There are plenty of smart wearable accessories on the market right now. Smart watches that act as heart-rate monitors and help you keep fit. But how many of these wearable devices can be worn as actual bracelets? Sure, they have a modern design, but most of them are big and clunky and cannot really be worn as an accessory to, let’s say, an evening gown. Intel Mica smart bracelet is trying to fix that. Mica is an abbreviation for “my intelligent communication accessory” and Intel revealed it on Monday.
The smart wearable device is very similar to other smartwatches available on the market right now, meaning that it can receive texts, call notifications, shows Google alerts, like Google Calendar and Facebook notifications. The Intel Mica smart bracelet can event show you Yelp restaurant recommendations.
The Intel Mica smart bracelet is an 18-karat gold coated device that has a curved sapphire glass touchscreen display. It also comes in various designs and styles. One of the smart bracelets features Chinese pearls and stones from the island of Madagascar and is covered in black water snake skin. Another bracelet is covered in white water snake skin and features tiger’s eye stones from and South Africa and obsidian from Russia. You can find more information about the style of the Intel Mica smart bracelet on the official website.
The bracelet can be charged using the small microUSB port and its battery can last to up to two days. If this is true, then it lasts longer than the Apple Watch, which lasts only one day.
The Intel Mica smart bracelet also comes with a special security feature: you can lock it from outside and locate it using the internet if you forget where you’ve put it. The bracelet features a feature called “time to go” which is powered by Intel and TomTom. This features reminds you when you have to go to a meeting based on your location.
Although the features are not something truly outstanding, the way the The Intel Mica smart bracelet looks makes all the difference. The stylish device costs $495 if you buy it with a two-year contract from AT&T.