It’s a smartwatch from Alcatel debuts in the country. Called OneTouch Watch priced at Rs 7,999 and it will be available via Flipkart exclusively in India. Actually it was unveiled and introduced at CES in Las Vegas earier this year. Now that it has arrived to fancy your wrist with its best operating system and support.
The OneTouch Watch from Alcatel is compatible with both Android and iOS devices. Like other smartwatches in the market, this new arrival houses a heart-rate sensor on the underside of the watch face, which also sports an accelerometer, gryoscope, altimeter and e-compass. Beyond that, the Alcatel’s Watch can trak sleep, steps, elevation and other daily activities.
Moreover the new Watch is also capable and doubles yp to show notifications for calls, social media updates and vibrates if users stay too far from their phones. Interesting, with the aggressive price, ther’s not one, but two talking points about the OneTouch Watch. It can be paired with Android deevices running on Jelly Bean 4.3 OS and above, on the other hand also support iPhone on iOS 7 or above.
Unlike other wrist-waerables, Alcatel has done away with the charging port, tucked right into wristband, which can easily be plugged into your computer or a USB charger. Specs-wise, this Alcatel smartwatch sports a 1.22-inch circular display running at a resolution of 240×240 pixels. The screen is covered with oleophobic coating to keep fingerprints away. It is equipped with a 210mAh battery and connectivity features such as Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC. It also has IP67 certification for water and dust resistance, and not water-dust-proof.
Wearing it on your wrist, users can track the number of steps taken, distance covered, calories burned and sleep cycle as well. And with the activity overview menu where users can set and monitor their fitness goals too. It also has the ability to control music playing on the smartphone, use it as a camera shutter key for capturing or taking photos from a distance or use it to ring / locate their smartphone.
No, the Alcatel OneTouch Watch won’t run on Android Wear like others, rather choosed to boot on its own Alcatel’s custom OS on-board. So, you can’t be able to download and install Android Wear apps on it? It’s not like that, it has the capability, though.
- 1.22-inch (240 x 240 pixels) TFT touchscreen display with Oleophobic coating
- STM429 chipset
- Thickness of watch face: 10.5 mm; Diameter of watch face: 41.8 mm; Thickness of wristband: 3.5 mm; Width of wristband: 20 mm
- Compatible with smartphones running Android 4.3 and later, and iPhone 4S and above running on iOS 7 or later
- Dust and Water Resistant (IP67)
- Bluetooth 4.0
- Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyro, Altimeter, Heart rate sensor, E-compass
- 210mAh battery
The Alcatel OneTouch Watch will be available to buy in Sporty dark red, volcano black and White color options on the oft-mentioned e-commerce website.
Praveen Valecha. ALCATEL ONETOUCH’s Regional Director, APAC BU India, said:
The Alcatel One Touch smart watch takes technology and connectivity to the next level and is designed to deliver on the brand promise of enhancing your quality of life by the smart use of technology. The watch perfectly suits the smart youth of today as they are constantly aspiring for the life’s best and use technology to keep pace with the ever changing world around them.
Commenting on the launch, Amitesh Jha, VP – Retail, Flipkart said:
We are delighted to partner with ALCATEL to launch their award winning smartwatch in India. Known for introducing new concepts, we believe that the Alcatel Smartwatch will cater to our tech-savvy customers with its premium design, unique features and smart pricing. Given the growing consumer interest for wearables in India, we are confident that this new range is a great addition to Flipkart IOT category.