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Swatch plans smartwatch to compete with Apple Watch

Swiss firm will start selling device within next three months

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EXCELLENT TRACK RECORD: Swatch has decades of experience developing technology that might go into a smartwatch.

Zurich

SWATCH Group AG plans to start selling a smartwatch within the next three months, potentially pitting the Swiss maker of colourful plastic timepieces against the debut of the Apple Watch.

The device will communicate via a form of technology known as NFC and won't have to be