Intel (INTC) said on Tuesday it has signed a deal with a number of partners to make wearable computers, including two of the top chip makers in the world.
The announcement by Intel comes just over a week after the company announced its own wearable computer, the Intel Atom C2735, for a price of $1.99.
The Intel Atom is Intel Corp.’s latest attempt to create a smartwatch competitor to Apple Inc.’s (AAPL) Watch, and Intel is making its smartwatch a bit cheaper than the Apple Watch.
Intel is partnering with several chip makers to create wearable computers for the company.
The chip makers are expected to unveil their products in the first half of the year, and the company is working with other companies to produce devices that will compete with Intel’s products.
Intel said that it will supply both an Intel Atom S40 chipset for wearable computers and an Intel-branded processor for the smartwatch.
The chipsets are expected for release in Q1 2018.
The Atom is expected to offer a range of wearable applications that include health and fitness tracking, fitness monitoring, smart home monitoring, and more.