Hug Smartwatch Based on Microsoft Azure Launched In India

Indian technology start-up Hug Innovations has launched a Microsoft Azure based smartwatch, called the Hug smartwatch. The watch has been designed in a way to help users control their gadgets with hand gestures and motions. The watch is 11.6 mm thick, weighs just 46 grams and is compatible with Andriod, iOS and Windows Phone devices.

Hug smartwatch the first Gesture Control Smartwatch in the world that integrates with Oculus Rift VR. For improved motion sensing, Hug Watch uses proprietary algorithms that fuse data from High Resolution 9 axis IMU (3Axis Accelerometer-3AxisGyroscope –3Axis Magnetometer) sensors.


Feature set includes making calls, tracking physical activity & nutrition, music playback and find devices. Then there is an SOS button which you can trigger with gestures in emergency situations.

The Hug smartwatch features a 1.6-inch, 240×240 pixels, Transflective LCD display protected by Asahi Glass.  On the software front, it is running Nucleus RTOS operating system, based on the MediaTek MT2502C SoC which is optimized for power and performance.

The Hug smartwatch relies on Microsoft Azure, a cloud computing platform which is cost efficient and can be customized for individual start-up needs. Consumer data will be stored on Microsoft servers, which should more confidence regarding its handling and security among consumers.

Raj Neravati, Founder and CEO, Hug Innovations said, “At Hug Innovations, we constantly endeavor to bridge the gap between humans and technology through our wearable technology products. By embracing our products, one can experience technology that is relevant, meaningful and easy to adapt. Through this new wearable technology, we aim to provide our consumers a touch free experience while interacting with devices, helping make their lives simpler.” Commenting on the company’s plans, he added, “We plan to reach 2.2 Million units of sale over a period of three years and aim to sell 3,50,000 units in the first year”.

“Hug smartwatch has been developed in India with support of MediaTek Labs Partner Connect, our supply chain partner program, and we are proud to have been part of that journey. It’s our belief that that this watch’s unique features such as security and gesture recognition will make the Indian consumer’s daily life simpler, smarter and more connected. We look forward to supporting more IoT startups in India go from idea to commercial reality,” said Ashish Bedekar, Head of MediaTek Labs, India.

Key Features

Model Hug Smartwatch
Display 1.6-inch, 240×240 pixels
Processor MediaTek MT2502C
RAM 128 MB
Storage 2GB
Connectivity Bluetooth 4.0
Price To be announced

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