Budget smart home company Wyze is preparing to release a smartwatch, according to a newly published Federal Communications Commission certification listing spotted by Twitter user @iJRPN. Other than its Apple Watch-esque rounded rectangular design, the “Wyze Watch 44” listing doesn’t reveal too much about the unannounced smartwatch. We’re assuming the “44” in its name refers to it having a 44mm case size, and it appears to feature a set of sensors for heart rate tracking.
Although Wyze is best known for its lineup of affordable smart home security cameras, which start at just $19.99 for the Wyze Cam V2, the company has recently been expanding its lineup to include the Wyze Band fitness wearable and even a $199 robot vacuum cleaner with LIDAR. Other new devices include headphones, a smart thermostat, and a video doorbell.
What appear to be heart rate sensors can be seen on the bottom of the watch. Image: FCC Another shot of the unannounced smartwatch. Image: FCC
As Dave Zatz notes over on Twitter, Wyze’s expanding product lineup is starting to make it look like the Amazon Basics of gadgets. It has an increasingly broad range of stripped-down devices, which could fit the bill if you’re working with a tighter budget.