i.amPULS wristband by rapper will.i.am has a new voice-command assistant
Famous rapper and business tycoon Will.i.am has announced that he is going to release a wristband like wearable device which will have a pedometer and accelerometer along with the ability to make calls. Will.i.am made it a point not to call the wrist cuff like device as a smartwatch even though it sits on your wrist like a watch. Will.i.am calls it the i.amPULS wristband which keeps you abreast all the notifications and vital body functions like heart-rate etc.
The wearable gadget runs on Android OS, has a touchscreen interface, 780mAh battery power, 16 GB storage space and WiFi connectivity options. The wristband like device can also be used for texting, finding location on maps and listen to your favorite music. Top it off with the voice assisted search interface and voice command called “AneedA” powered by Nuance Communications, and I can’t help but categorize this wristband like device as a smartwatch.
The pricing and availability of i.amPULS wearable device is not yet available but one thing is clear that Will.i.am has a very entrepreneuring outlook towards modern day technology and business. Apparently if you remember Will.i.am was the founding investor of Beats Electronics which was sold to Apple earlier this year.