The Italian company i\’m made a splash at CES last year, unveiling the i\’m Watch, the world\’s first smartwatch. At CES 2013 on Tuesday, the company has made two more big announcements, releasing an updated version of the i\’m Watch and launching a personal GPS tracking device, known as i\’m Here.
The second installment of the i\’m Watch comes with many updates, most notably the new i\’m Droid 2 operating system, a customized Android version developed by i\’m Watch engineers. The new operating system includes updates such as Smart tethering to minimize battery use, i\’m Cloud, i\’music, which allows users to listen to millions of songs on demand and i\’mages, which essentially turns the i\’m Watch into a camera.
To further resemble a smartphone, the i\’m Watch will also feature i\’market, which will give users access to download hundreds of apps, including games and sports and fitness apps. The watch will also allow users to receive e-mails, SMS messages and phone calls, according to the company\’s website.
The i\’m Watch will be available in three different collections; the Color Collection, the Tech Collection and the Jewel Collection and ranges in price from $389-$16,990 USD at the time of this writing.
The company also announced the release of the i\’m Here, a personal GPS tracking device users will be able to take with them anywhere in belongings, on their children, and loved ones. The GPS device will feature a SIM card inside and will identify its geographical position and the position of others. Users will be able to connect to i\’m Cloud via their smartphones, which asks the device to find its position, which is then displayed on Google Maps.
The i\’m Here also will also let users make emergency SOS calls at the press of a button to a preselected number designated by the company. The device will be available in seven different colors and will be available beginning in May 2013 for $168.99 USD.