Will.i.am may have made his name thanks to his musical talents and his work as a member of the Black Eyed Peas, but he is also a bonafide tech aficionado and entrepreneur, credentials that he is looking to further burnish with the launch of the Dial, a voice-activated smartwatch that aims to reinvent modern wearable technology.
This device is navigated through and interacted with by virtue of a small 1.63 inch screen that is mostly spoken into. The voice-activated smartwatch uses a proprietary operating system called 'Aneeda'. It's a play on the name 'Anita' but is intended to highlight how you can speak to the device when you need something, hence 'Aneeda'.
This voice-activated smartwatch makes for a uniquely audacious invention, but Will.i.am has never been one to play it safe, and this device will surely reinvent the wearable in many people's eyes.