“French luxury group LVMH [Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton S.A]’s watch brand TAG Heuer has plans to launch its own smartwatch, the head of its watch business told a Swiss newspaper,” Silke Koltrowitz reports for Reuters.

“”We want to launch a smartwatch at TAG Heuer, but it must not copy the Apple Watch,” Jean-Claude Biver told Sunday newspaper NZZ am Sonntag,” Koltrowitz reports. “‘We cannot afford to just follow in somebody else’s footsteps,’ Biver said, adding the Swiss watch industry would present smartwatches at the latest at the Basel watch fair next spring.”

“He did not give further details on the planned smartwatch,” Koltrowitz reports. “Apple which has so far been absent from the smartwatch market, unveiled its Apple Watch last week.”

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MacDailyNews Take: So-called smartwatches without ecosystems are stupidwatches that are doomed to failure.

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