Smart Wearable space in India

The smartwatch segment is crowded with several players. The most popular smartwatches are Apple Watch, Samsung Galaxy Gear S3, GQii, Xiaomi, Garmin, Asus Zenwatch, etc. Meanwhile watch companies like Titan too are eyeing the segment. In November last year, Tata Group’s Titan invested close to $3-$5 million in Singapore-headquartered wearable tech startup CoveIoT.

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Mandatory registration with Govt

Note that, The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (Meity) has added smartwatches, along with CCTV cameras and recorders, iris scanners, and optical fingerprint scanners among 13 new electronic products to the Electronics and Information Technology Goods (Requirement for Compulsory Registration) Order, 2012, making it compulsory for manufacturers of these products to meet standards as stipulated by the Indian government, and companies will also not be allowed to import any non-compliant product for sale in the country. The standard that is required to be followed in case of smartwatches and CCTV cameras that are covered by the Information Technology Equipment – Safety General Requirements. Read it here.