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Honor confirms plans to enter the wearables market

Huawei spin-off Honor has confirmed plans to enter the wearables space amid rumours of an inbound Google Glass rival.

Having introduced its first smartphone efforts in recent weeks – the Honor 6 and the Honor 3C – the Chinese manufacturer has revealed it will be releasing body-based gadgets in the near future.

Despite announcing plans to enter the growing wearables sector, the company’s European head has failed to offer up any detailed information on particular products.

There will be wearables that you see from Honor going forward,” Executive Vice President, Lars-Christian Weisswange, said speaking exclusively with TrustedReviews.

“Wearables in general are very, very interesting for us and we are observing this market segment very, very closely.”

While Weisswange was unable to discuss upcoming products, recent leaks have suggested Honor is preparing to launch a Google Glass rivalling pair of smart glasses in the near future.

Failing to either confirm or deny such plans, the Honor VP stated: “Unfortunately there is nothing we can share on this.”

Despite remaining schtum on a potential smart glasses launch, Weisswange hinted that Honor could look to introduce multiple wearable propositions moving forward.

“We are looking at other branches of the industry following discussions with the digital natives to see what’s important,” he said.

“We are relying on the feedback from the market we get – from the end customers and the retailers – about what’s really relevant for them.

“To be true with our slogan – from consumers, for consumers – we need to be able to offer the right wearables for the guys out there to support their lifestyles.”

In terms of a timeframe, Honor is currently remaining tight-lipped. However, with a third mobile device set to be introduced by the manufacturer before the end of the year, don’t expect to see the first Honor wearables hit retailers until early 2015.

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