According to a report from the Want China Times, Foxconn has just announced a new smart wristband that can measure vital signs like respiration and heartbeat, and also check phone calls and Facebook posts. Terry Gou, the head of Hon Hai Precision Industry “Foxconn’s parent company” said they are looking to add fingerprint identification to the product as well. The wristband works together with your iPhone to make suggestions to the wearer on ways to improve their health if vital signs are out of the optimal range.
Hon Hai chairman Terry Gou said his company’s wireless communications and medical research groups also plan to add new features such as fingerprint identification to the gadget in the future, to help record personal health data.
“With such a device, you can keep your phone in your pocket and simply check all kinds of messages on your watch,” Gou told shareholders.
Right now Apple is also working on wearable devices with a team of 100 people working on a smart watch.