More smart watches to be launched as Apple watch sales begin

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Apple’s smart watch goes on sale in China and eight other markets on Friday. It’s the company’s first new device in years and China is a crucial battle ground for companies producing wearable technology. CCTV’s Grace Brown filed this report from Beijing.

More smartwatches to be launched as Apple watch sales begin

More smartwatches to be launched as Apple watch sales begin

Apple's smart watch goes on sale in China and eight other markets on Friday. It's the company's first new device in years and China is a crucial battle ground for companies producing wearable technology. CCTV's Grace Brown filed this report from Beijing.

Highlights:

  • The Apple watch has been available for pre-order since earlier this month. Now, the Apple Watch is finally set to go on sale in China.
  • Samsung launched its rival Galaxy Gear smartwatch in China more than a year ago. But while timely, it lacks email and other ‘smart’ functions.
  • Chinese telecoms giant, Huawei, is set to release its Android watch later in 2015, after releasing a ‘talkband’ last year, with a bluetooth headset and USB plug.
  • The mi-band, is developed by Huami, a subsidiary of Chinese phone-maker, Xiaomi.

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