SAN FRANCISCO, CA and SHENZHEN, China -- Highpower International, Inc., a developer, manufacturer, and marketer of lithium and nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) rechargeable batteries, and a battery management systems and battery recycling provider, announces that it started shipping its advanced compact lithium battery product developed for the newly introduced TIMEX IRONMAN ONE GPS+, a smartwatch offering consumers stand-alone wireless connectivity without a phone.
Mr. George Pan, Chairman and CEO of Highpower, commented, "Timex is an iconic watch brand. We are excited to work with Timex as a contributor to this innovative smartwatch technology. We feel that wearables represent an exciting area of growth for mobile devices, and smartwatches could provide a natural progression from current applications to help consumers further embrace wearable technology. We feel that our battery performance, seamlessness of services, and quality will allow us to compete for a proportionate market share of batteries for these products. Highpower is a flexible battery manufacturer capable of applying our expertise to a number of different markets, and this initial order is strong evidence that our product offering is gaining traction in the rapidly growing wearable device market."
The TIMEX® IRONMAN® ONE GPS+ will be available for purchase this fall at timex.com, att.com, AT&T stores, select sports specialty and electronic stores.