CES 2014 should be an exciting event, especially for those of you who are interested in cheap wearables such as smartwatches. Come January, we should get to know a few of them, all made by Archos. The French manufacturer announced today that it would showcase a bunch of inexpensive smartwatches along with a number of other “connected objects” at CES 2014 in Las Vegas.
Archos smartwatches and Samart Tracker
The smartwatches (it is unclear how many there will be) will feature “pebble-like” design. As far as we can tell from the photo accompanying the press release, the reference to the Pebble has to do with an e-ink display shaped to fit snugly on the wrist. The watches will use Bluetooth Low Energy and will be compatible with both Android and iOS devices. Archos is not revealing any details about its smartwatches, but confirms that they will be budget-friendly, some of them priced as cheap as $50 and less.
Besides the smartwatches, the Connected series will include two groups of devices: Connected Home Objects including a mini cam, motion ball, movement tag, weather tag and smart plug, as well as Connected Self devices, that is Connected Scale, Activity Tracker and Blood Pressure Monitor.
There will be also a Smart Tracker device that will help you localize your pet. All devices can be managed from a Smart Home Tablet. The slate is a 7-inch offering with a 1024 x 600 display, dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, 512 MB of RAM and 8 GB of expandable internal memory. The tablet runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and provides access to Google Play.
more info: Archos