Alcatel OneTouch has revealed more details about its upcoming affordable smartwatch, which is simply called the “Watch.” The company has not provided the final price-tag of the device until now, but it is expected to retail around $150 when it goes on sale in March, 2015.
As per a press release issued by the company, the Watch will be compatible with any smartphone running Android version 4.3 or above as well as iOS 7.0 or above.
The Alcatel OneTouch Watch sports a 1.22-inch circular display and is dust and water resistant. It comes with a 210 mAh battery, which will provide around two days of backup for heavy users and can go on for almost five days for light users.
The company has stated that the Watch will be released in various styles like sporty dark red/volcano black, feminine all-white, classic chrome/dark gray and elegant metal-white.
“It employs materials such as brushed chrome, micro-textured resin bands and white stainless steel. This choice of finishes assures that it will appeal to both men and women, demonstrating Alcatel OneTouch’s dedication to bringing to the market products that fulfill everyone’s needs,” noted the company in the press release.
In terms of the sensors, the Watch features a heart-rate monitor, accelerometer, gyroscope, altimeter and e-compass. It can track sleep cycle, distance covered, steps taken and calories burned as well as monitor fitness goals and more. In addition, the Watch can sends user’s call notifications; social media updates and more from the connected smartphone. It also acts as a remote for many of the smartphone functions like music playback and camera.
“It’s called a wearable, so we wanted to make something that would be a pleasure to wear. The watch face and the band are slim, like a regular watch, but it has the multi-functionality of a smartwatch,” said Alcatel OneTouch’s Chief Marketing Officer Dan Dery.
Size: 10.5 mm (thickness) x 41.8 mm (watch face diameter) x 3.5 mm (watch band thickness) x 20 mm (wrist band width)
Display: 1.22-inch, 262K
Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0, NFC
Chipset: STMicroelectronics STM429
Battery: 210 mAh
Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyro, Altimeter, Heart rate sensor, E-compass
Others: IP67 (water resistant)