Alcatel OneTouch announces its own smartwatch – "affordable" beauty
Alcatel OneTouch will have its own booth at the Consumer Electronics Show, which starts on January the 6th, where it's going to show, among other things, their entry into the smartwatch scene.
And a beautiful entry it's going to be, it seems, as the marketing image shows us a circular device (and – yes, a complete circle), with 4 different straps, which all look pretty stylish. Alcatel OneTouch says its aim was for a traditional look and feel, while the software inside the classy looking shell is packed with many watchfaces and "apps that allow users to monitor daily activity" (let's assume pedometer and heartbeat sensor).
Named just Watch (the Alcatel OneTouch Watch), the device seems to offer as much as other wearables do – remote music playback control, photo taking, notification checking, etc., but Alcatel OneTouch also promises a “smart price”, so we could possibly be looking at the first rather affordable circular smartwatch. Unfortunately, we have no word on how low of a value a "smart price" is.
Aside from the price tag being still under wraps, we also have no idea about the hardware that's humming inside the Alcatel OneTouch Watch, and no word on what OS it's running on (early reports say Alcatel homebrew). Stay tuned for more details as they become available.
Would you be interested in the Alcatel Watch if it were priced, say, under $200?
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