Alcatel lifts the lid on OneTouch Watch – runs mystery OS

It looks like Alcatel OneTouch wants to slug it out in the smatwatch market, as the company has just lifted the lid on the OneTouch Watch.

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Press release:

WATCH: ALCATEL ONETOUCH Unveils a Full Line of Premium-Design Smartwatches — Affordable and for All Uses

  • Slim, premium smartwatches that offer different styles to suit everyone
  • Packed with sensors and apps that allow users to monitor daily activity
  • Connect to Android and iOS smartphones to control music, receive notifications and more
  • Long battery life with built-in USB connector for easy charging

CES – Las Vegas, January 5th, 2015 – It looks like a watch and feels like a watch but it’s much smarter than that. ALCATEL ONETOUCH introduces the WATCH, a smartwatch that puts a premium on elegant design at a very accessible price. In launching the WATCH, ALCATEL ONETOUCH is not content just to make the latest connected technology available to the greatest number of consumers. Offering the WATCH at a fraction of the cost of competitors, the smartphone brand has implemented its design expertise to offer a series of fine finishes that meet the demands of those looking for the same look and feel as a traditional watch.

“It’s called a wearable, so we wanted to make something that would be a pleasure to wear,” said ALCATEL ONETOUCH’s Chief Marketing Officer Dan Dery. “The watch face and the band are slim, like a regular watch, but it has the multi-functionality of a smartwatch.”

Available in several styles — sporty dark red/volcano black, feminine all-white, classic chrome/dark gray and elegant metal-white — the ALCATEL ONETOUCH WATCH 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.

While offering choice and style, the WATCH also offers multiple fitness functions and connects to Android and iOS smartphones via Bluetooth.

Monitors User Activity

The WATCH is packed with sensors: the heart-rate monitor is embedded discretely on the underside of the watch face; there’s also an accelerometer, gyroscope, altimeter and e-compass.The WATCH also allows users to track their sleep cycle, distance covered, steps taken and calories burned. To monitor their fitness goals, users can access the activity overview that the WATCH offers.

Multimedia Remote Control and Phone Notifications

When the smartwatch is connected to a smartphone, it sends users call notifications; social media updates and vibrates if users stray too far from their phones. Touching the WATCH’s screen activates a multimedia remote control. Users can control music, take pictures from their phone from a distance or make their phone ring in order to locate it.

Simplicity of Use Is Built In

The WATCH is compatible with a number of ALCATEL ONETOUCH smartphones in the HERO, IDOL and POP series, as well as with any phone running on Android 4.3 or above and on iOS 7 or above. It is dust and water-resistant, with a long battery life.Speaking of the battery, the WATCH has a clever USB charger integrated into its band for simplicity of use. With beauty and functionality integrated into one device, ALCATEL ONETOUCH offers a smartwatch at a smart price, fulfilling its mission of making the latest technology available to all.

Technical specifications

DESIGN 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

DISPLAY 1.22”, 262K
CONNECTIVITY Bluetooth 4.0
CHIPSET STM429
BATTERY 210mAh

Can work for 2-5 days

Charging takes about 1 hour

FEATURES Accelerometer

Gyro

Altimeter

Heart rate sensor

E-compass

NFC tag

Vibration motor

IP67 (water resistant)

COMPATIBILITY WATCH is compatible with Android 4.3 or above and iOS 7 and above

HERO 2

IDOL X+

IDOL 2 MINI

IDOL 2

POP D SERIES

POP S SERIES

POP M SERIES

If you paid close attention to the press release, you’ll notice that no operating system, hardware such as its processor, or price was mentioned. All it says is that the Watch is compatible with Android and iOS smartphones and that it will be affordable. Alcatel will be hosting an event at CES 2015. We’re sure to find out more by then.

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