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Archos shows off three new smartwatches ranging from $50 to $130

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Archos shows off three new smartwatches ranging from $50 to $130
Just in case you hadn't seen enough wearables coming out of CES this year, Archos is adding three smartwatches to the mix. The company is most well known for its budget Android tablets, and is now moving into the smartwatch game, although details are a bit scarce right now. We don't know much more than the prices and what the watches look like.

The low-end model will cost just $50 and feature black and white display similar to the Pebble, and it will be capable of keeping the watch going for about 1.5 weeks. Going up the ladder, there is a $100 model that will feature a 1.8-inch color LCD display, but the tradeoff there is that the battery life gets cut to just 2 days. The top option is slated at $129 and features a curved eInk display and metal housing; it is also rated at 1.5 weeks of battery life. 

As far as functionality, Archos said the idea is to "extend" your smartphone, but didn't give too much detail. The watches will be able to connect to an Android or iOS device via Bluetooth LE and will offer customizable notifications, media controls, and more. It's unclear if there will be standalone apps for the watches, and no word yet on availability. 


source: AppleInsider

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posted on 09 Jan 2014, 14:31 1

1. KillgoreTroutTime (Posts: 336; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


Why are we forced to have ads on things we buy? I like the watch, but does it have to say "E-INK" on the top of it? Frankly, that ruins it for me.

posted on 10 Jan 2014, 16:52

3. osanilevich (Posts: 245; Member since: 29 Sep 2009)


its not an ad, it just says the watch has an E-Ink screen. Kind of like putting LTE on the back of phones

posted on 09 Jan 2014, 16:25

2. MacWiNux (Posts: 72; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


A featurewatch at $50 sweet

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