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Archos intros inexpensive low-end smartwatches priced from $50 up to $130

ByinSmartwatches | January 11, 2014

Archos Eink SmartwatchThis year’s CES, as usual, was abundant in smartphones, tablets and the likes, but a few smartwatches showed up too. Among them was the new Pebble Steel and there were the affordable wearables from Archos about we mentioned earlier this month. The only thing we knew back then was that there would be more than one smartwatch, though exact number was unspecified, and that the price would be budget-friendly. They were also said to have “pebble-like” design.

Archos Smartwatches – What to expect.

Archos SmartwatchNow that Archos revealed a few details we can have a better idea what to expect, though quite a few bits and pieces are still missing to make it full specification. The company showcased three devices which will be priced at $50, $100 and $130 and will be launched some time around summer.

For such price you shouldn’t expect specs and features out of this world, obviously. However, if you are wondering if really need a smartwatch or not, it could be a good idea to get one of Archos offerings to find out if smartwatches are your thing.

The cheapest Archos smartwatch from the trio is of course the most basic one. It features a 1.55-inch non-capacitive e-ink screen and a battery that is good for up to 1.5 weeks of usage time on one charge.

The $100 watch has a 1.8-inch color LCD display, which naturally is more power-hungry, thus battery life is rated at just two days. The most expensive smartwatch sports a curved eInk display and metal housing. Curiously, it will offer up to 1.5 weeks of battery life, just like the most affordable model.

All three devices will offer customizable notifications, media controls, and more. The smartwatches will be compatible with Android and iOS platforms and will connect with your phone via Bluetooth Low Energy.

source: Apple Insider

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