Intel has unveiled a new smartwatch aimed at fashion-conscious women. The My Intelligent Communication Accessory (MICA), developed in conjunction with fashion company Opening Ceremony, sports 18-karat gold, snakeskin bands and pearls from China, along with a curved 1.6-inch OLED screen.
Unlike products such as the Apple Watch, MICA doesn’t need to sync with a phone to function fully. The device comes with two years of wireless service to AT&T’s mobile data network and its own phone number—that means users can give their MICA number to select contacts so their wrists aren’t vibrating all day.
Users can respond to texts and emails directly from the screen, as well as see Google and Facebook events. The watch also has access to restaurant reviews and appointment reminders thanks to partnerships with Yelp and TomTom. Intel claims it can get two days worth of battery life, a sticking point with other smartwatches.
The MICA will go on sale for $495 exclusively at Opening Ceremony and Barneys before the holiday season.
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