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Archos to Reveal Smartwatch at Under $85

By - Source: Archos Press Release | B 9 comments

Archos is working on smartwatches too.

Image: ArchosImage: ArchosEarlier this week, Archos revealed that it plans to showcase a "selection" of smartwatches next week during CES 2014. These will supposedly cost under $85, and as shown on this teaser website, may be based on e-paper technology.

In addition to the smartwatches, the company also plans to introduce an Activity Tracker that monitors daily footsteps, calories burned, and automatically displays time when the device is synchronized with a smartphone. The Activity Tracker will be equipped with a battery life of up to 7 days, and recharged via a hidden microUSB port.

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    JOSHSKORN , January 2, 2014 7:15 PM
    If it's only black and white, no one in 2014 will buy this.
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    shahrooz , January 2, 2014 11:19 PM
    excuse me sir, why should smartwatches have color display?
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    sunflier , January 3, 2014 4:21 AM
    <b>In ADDITION to the smartwatches, the company also plans to introduce an Activity Tracker that monitors daily footsteps, calories burned, and automatically displays time when the device is synchronized with a smartphone.</b>

    Um, I don't know, here's an idea...why not incorporate all that in the freakin Archos smartwatches?!!
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    wemakeourfuture , January 3, 2014 5:46 AM
    Smart watches were a terrible idea. They haven't take off. Horrible execution from Samsung to Archos. 2014 will be more of the same, they'll just make it even more tackier.
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    daekar , January 3, 2014 9:27 AM
    At last, somebody does a smart watch right. Not that I'm giving up my waterproof solar powered atomic clock-synched G-Shock, but this is progress. Still waiting for features that make it worth turning on the Bluetooth radio in my phone.
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    Avus , January 3, 2014 11:04 AM
    Again, i stopped wearing watches when I start using smartphone... There is no way I will start wearing watch because of smartphone!!
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    qlum , January 3, 2014 11:36 AM
    I think the most important thing for a smartwatch is price and a black and white display just having it sync with the time accurately and have some helpful stuff and that is all. While I really don't see a nifty power wasting screen is all that useful neither would be a strong processor, rather a power efficient screen that looks good on black and white and a low price.
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    KPerry , January 3, 2014 11:44 AM
    The new SMART Q Z-WATCH ($150) rivals the Samsung Galaxy watch at half the price -- Tab l e t Sp r i nt -- is one of the first U.S. resellers and also adds in premium earphones and an extra watch band strap as part of an introductory promotion... worth reviewing all the features this innovative, new smart watch offers.
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    Smartwatchforiphone dot com , January 3, 2014 2:46 PM
    If Archos can do what it claims it will with this smartwatch, it could be a pretty big breakthrough. A watch with the functionality of the Pebble and compatibility with iOS and Android phones for only $83 would be a pretty sweet deal http://smartwatchforiphone.com/2014/01/01/archos-smartwatch-100/