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Tamagotchi is coming back as a smartwatch with touch and voice controls

By Cookie Monster - on 19 Jun 2021, 11:47am

Tamagotchi is coming back as a smartwatch with touch and voice controls

Screenshot taken from バンダイ公式チャンネル (YouTube)

Tamagotchi, which was a craze in the 1990s, is coming back as a smartwatch. To celebrate its 25th anniversary, Bandai is bringing back the virtual pet as Tamagotchi Smart.

The Tamagotchi Smart is an egg-shaped smartwatch that has a colour display with touch functions for users to pet the character. It also has voice recognition features to chat with the virtual pet. Other features include a pedometer, a digital clock, wireless connectivity to interact with other Tamagotchis, and a battery life of about 30 hours. 

Bandai will be launching the Tamagotchi Smart on 23 November. It is reportedly priced at 7,480 yen (~S$91). There is no word on its availability outside of Japan at the time of publication. 

Source: Bandai, Kotaku via The Verge

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