Alcatel Onetouch announced earlier today that the Alcatel Onetouch Watch, which was unveiled at CES 2015, is now up for pre-order on the company’s website for $149.99. At launch, the Watch will only be available in the black sporty band variant, but the company will release new styles later in 2015. While the device doesn’t run Android Wear, Alcatel claims that its proprietary OS will offer up longer battery life at around 2 to 5 days.
The Watch has a sleek, circular design, not unlike that of the Moto 360 or LG G Watch R. It does sport a “flat tire” on the bottom of the 1.22-inch display, though tapping on that portion allows you to toggle between the watch face and the menu. As for the construction, the Watch is made of metal and the band will come in a few different varieties. However, the bands aren’t removable, so you’ll need to pick one and stick with it. As for the software, the Watch will feed you notifications, display time and even track your steps and calories. The Watch also comes equipped with a built-in heart rate monitor and IP67 certification.
We went hands-on with the Watch at CES, and you can check out our first impressions video below.
Considering the price of other smartwatches on the market, the Alcatel Onetouch Watch has a good chance of appealing to consumers who aren’t keen on spending an arm and a leg for their first wearable. If you’d like to order a Watch for yourself, Alcatel Onetouch says pre-orders will ship within 30 days of the order date.
WATCH OUT! AWARD-WINNING ALCATEL ONETOUCH WATCH AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW FOR $149.99
IRVINE, Calif. – MARCH 31, 2015 – ALCATEL ONETOUCH today announced pre- order availability of the award-winning ALCATEL ONETOUCH Watch. The Android and iOS compatible Watch will be available directly from ALCATEL ONETOUCH via www.alcatelonetouch.us – starting at $149.99 USD. At pre-order, the ALCATEL ONETOUCH Watch will be available with a sporty black band, with other Watch
styles available later in 2015
“We’ve always believed that great technology should be accessible, practical and easy-to-use,” said Steve Cistulli, Senior Vice President & General Manager of North America for ALCATEL ONETOUCH. “With the ALCATEL ONETOUCH Watch, we’ve brought a great looking smartwatch direct to market; at a price that makes this technology accessible to a wide range of consumers.”
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
1.22-inch with TP and 240×204 resolution
Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy
210mAh with 2-5 days of battery life