Monday, January 5, 2015

CES 2015 - Alcatel OneTouch Watch

Alcatel has a long history of launching a plethora of devices at the two main trade shows - CES and MWC . This year , the portfolio is a little bit shorter than previous years but surprisingly Alcatel has managed to grab some attention due to the launch of a new Smartwatch   which , at $149 is quite a steal .

Armed with some good looks the watch looks a lot like a imitation Moto 360 . Like the Moto 360 , this has a 1.2" semi- circular watch face which kind of adds a bit of insult as this is aimed to be a affordable alternative to the Android wear platform . The watch , as mentioned , uses Alcatel's own software which works on Android (4.3 upwards) and iOS (6 and above) . The watch has a heart rate sensor , step counter and even a acclerometer + gyroscope and NFC for pairing with Android . The iOS pairing will allow Apple users to get notifications about phone calls , messages and Email  while Android users will get to add more customizations to each notification . The watch is IP67 rated and it also has a swimming tracker onboard . The watch can track sleep , swimming , heart rate , calorie burn , steps and distance tracking .The watch however has a possible Achilles heel as the battery is said to be half the capacity(210 mAh) when compared to rival Android wear watches  .Even if battery is a issue , the OneTouch watch is still a good alternative if you want a circular smartwatch without the added premium . 

Written by Rakitha for MasHD

Source- Androidheadlines

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