The new BLU X Link smartwatch offers 2G connectivity at just $60

The new BLU X Link smartwatch offers 2G connectivity at just $60
BLU Products is mostly known for its very cheap Android smartphones, but it looks like the US-headquartered company expanded its portfolio to include smartwatches as well.

The new BLU X Link is definitely not among the best smartwatches you could get these days, but it's an interesting alternative for those who don't want to spend more than $100 on a wearable device.

Running a very basic OS that offers features like heart rate, notification sync, and step tracking, the BLU X Link has a SIM card that allows users to take and make phone calls, as well as SMS. The bad news is the smartwatch only has 2G connectivity support (850/900/1800/1900Mhz).

On the flip side, BLU says the X Link sports a 1.1-inch IPS display and that the smartwatch features IP54 rating (water and dust resistance), as well as Bluetooth connectivity.

Another advantage would be the fact that it costs only $60, although Amazon has it on sale for 40% off, so the BLU X Link actually costs $100. The smartwatch is up for pre-order at the US retailer and it's supposed to ship on June 6 or later.

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5 Comments

1. Sparkxster

Posts: 1238; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Absolutely terrible! Only 2g support???

4. logicsdude

Posts: 85; Member since: Jun 25, 2014

It's only for phone calls. I doubt it'll have a browser or anything, so anything more than that would be a waste. This isn't a schamcy smartwatch. It's basic and its specs align with that

2. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Looks pretty nice but I wouldn't pull the trigger on something without any idea what the OS can do.

3. Deadeye37

Posts: 305; Member since: Jan 25, 2011

I think the screenshot on this article with the 1 star rating pretty much sums up what we can expect from this.

5. niteiknight

Posts: 77; Member since: Aug 02, 2012

So, at least in the US and Canada, this is a T-Mobile/ROGERS only smartwatch. I get the cheapness of it due to the price point, but with 2G only, why even bother with the cellular connectivity?

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