Archos will bring cheap smartwatches (for Android, iOS) and other "connected objects" to CES 2014

French gadget manufacturer Archos - which proclaims itself as a pioneer in Android devices - today announced that it would showcase a series of new "connected objects" at CES 2014 in Las Vegas.

The new products include a Smart Home Tablet (which is a pretty basic 7-inch slate with a 1024 x 600 pixels display, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, access to Google Play, dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 512MB of RAM and 8GB of expandable internal memory), a home camera, a weather station, an activity tracker, a blood pressure monitor, and a variety of affordable smartwatches. Some of the Archos smartwatches will cost less than $50, offering functionality and simplicity while featuring a “pebble-like design.”

According to Archos, its upcoming connected objects - including the cheap smartwatches - are using Bluetooth Low Energy, being compatible with Android and iOS devices. A new Connected Self App “will serve as the backbone application for all connected self devices.”



 source: Archos (PDF)

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5 Comments

5. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

If they are trying to charge $300+ for a smart watch at least make the watch worth the price. They are asking for designer watch prices these days, which is too much. Hope this watch will release soon and send those big companies a message.

1. DEATHSTROKE9

Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Price is no object. All we want is a smartwatch that is actually worth its pricetag.

2. Sendhelps

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

+1 I couldn't agree more!

3. Edward_bly

Posts: 278; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

Make that +2!

4. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

If it is Pebble-like in its capability as well as the style of it, then $50 or so is the right price IMO.

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