After the introduction of OS-independent PIXI 3 smartphones, the French Company, Alcatel OneTouch is once again ready to steal the limelight by launching pocket-friendly and beautiful smartwatch. Simply dubbed as the “Watch,” it will be available at the fraction of a cost of smartwatches available in the market as of now.
The Watch will run on Alcatel-OS and will be compatible with Android smartphones. Since Android Wear is still facing bugs and need lots of swiping that can be very troublesome on small dial, expect to get rid of this with Alcatel Watch.
The press note released by the company on Friday said that the company hopes to take on the competition by offering its design and tech expertise at half the price. The Watch will meet every need and will have the same look as of the traditional watch.
Features of Alcatel OneTouch Watch
Though, there are not any specs confirmed by the company but by the looks of it, the Alcatel Watch is a sheer beauty and defies the likes of LG G R2 aesthetically. The best part is that you do not have to pay through your nose to hold the OneTouch Watch.
With the few images we have with us, we cannot help but notice the striking resemblance between Alcatel Watch and Moto 360. The small cut at the bottom tackles the display problem witnessed in the Moto 360. So, here you get a totally functional and active display divided between two parts, inner ring and outer ring. The flat tire space in between holds an ambient light sensor, much like the 360.
The company is expected to launch Alcatel Watch is a variety of styles and choices but as of now all we can see is some plastic straps and more formal, metallic clasp option.
The Alcatel OneTouch Watch is expected to do everything that your over-the-top priced smartwatch will do. It has sensors to track your fitness and apps to monitor your activities. It can control volume, play music and receive notifications for incoming calls and mails. Doubling up as a remote shutter, it can also take pictures for you.
The company has given us a sneak preview of its early designs at CTIA Super Mobility and IFA 2014 and received great response. The iterations were dubbed as Wave and were expected to run on Alcatel-developed OS. The Wave never saw the light of the day and was never shipped despite having some intriguing features (for its time) like heart rate monitor and Bluetooth 4.0 as well as NFC support.
So, we all know what Alcatel OneTouch is capable of. Blending the features and affordability is something that smartwatch segment is totally in need of to make smartwatch shun the “luxury” image and go for the wide-acceptance.
As of now, we cannot put our hands on anything, be it specs, release or price. We do not even know about the OS yet. But since Las Vegas CES 2015 is around the corner, we may hear from Alcatel anytime now.