During a recent appearance on UK talk show Alan Carr: Chatty Man, musician Will.i.am revealed his latest project to a surprised studio audience: a smartwatch.
At least, based on the brief on-camera demonstration, that’s what the sleek, black device appears to be.
Revealing the device in a decidedly understated fashion while being interviewed by host Carr, Will.i.am said, “I don’t carry my phone anymore; I just use this, [this] is my phone.” He then began tapping the device’s touchscreen to trigger the number key tones.
“There’s a lot of smartwatches that need phones [to operate]. Mine doesn’t need a phone; this is the phone,” he added.
Based on the limited visual demonstration, the device’s swiping dynamic is reminiscent of the interface interactions used on the recently unveiled Android Wear, Google’s operating system for wearables. However, Will.i.am did not reveal any of the device’s specs.