The Intel MICA Smart Bracelet or, My Intelligent Communication Accessory, is Intel’s foray into smart wearables and it’s target audience is high end fashion forward users. This entry, designed by Opening Ceremony is indeed a surprise move from a company like Intel but perhaps a good move depending on what their target audience thinks of the nearly $500 device. Hands on reports reveal that the MICA is far from being a smart watch like the Apple Watch or Moto 360 but more like a notification center that looks pretty.
Check out the promo video below to see this thing in action.
The MICA comes with an AT&T SIM card and two years of service that is part of the $500 price tag, though once those two years are up you’ll have to renew at whatever prices might be available at that time. Services are limited to some social network notifications and giving suggestions of what might be good to eat around you but limitations include not being able to respond to notifications from the device. This thing is clearly not intended for tech/geek users and is clearly fashion first usefulness second. Engadget has a full hands on with the device and they seemed pretty unimpressed with the device themselves. Feel free to check that out at the link below and let us know what you think of the MICA in the comments below or on Google+, Facebook and Twitter.