CES 2014 Live: Intel unveils its smartwatch

Intel is the latest company to enter the smartwatch race, and it gave a glimpse at the prototype of its smartwatch at CES. The smartwatch’s USP is that unlike other devices like Pebble or the Samsung Galaxy Gear, Intel’s smartwatch doesn’t need to be tethered to any device and can work on its own.

It also includes a feature called ‘geofencing’, which sends the user location-based notifications. So if a kid wearing the smartwatch were to veer away from a designated path, the child’s guardian will be immediately notified.

“Wearables are not everywhere today because they aren’t yet solving real problems and they aren’t yet integrated with our lifestyles,” said Krzanich. “We’re focused on addressing this engineering innovation challenge. Our goal is, if something computes and connects, it does it best with Intel inside.”