Will.i.am's Puls smartband lets you leave your phone at home
Fashionology is not a word I'd ever thought I'd have to use, but here we are. The term is the guiding light behind the Puls smartband (pronounced pulse). It's a wearable device that aims to be equal parts gadget and fashion accessory. The device is the brainchild of singer-entrepreneur Will.i.am, and couples built in cellular connectivity with a bevvy of apps and features that hope to give the existing wearable tech ecosystem a run for its money.
Details on the timing of the Puls' release and price tag are scant, but Will.i.am's bold take on the wearable is poised to turn heads -- especially if the battery life can keep up with the promise of cellular connectivity.
I'd be hard pressed to call the smartwatch competition stiff. Theis arguably the biggest standout of the bunch -- owing largely to its circular face -- but the awkward state of Android wear and meager battery life make it a tough sell. While most existing smartwatches are content to be smarter watches, Puls yearns to be something more: built-in cellular connectivity is a big part of that.
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