Okay, it is good that many of you will think that calling a smart watch to a screen that we wear on our wrist and that all it does is tell us the time and notifications of our smartphone is not a smart watch. And in reality, you will be taking all the reason in the world. It is normal that many do not even consider spending 150, 200 or 300 euros on a watch that only does that, and that even, in some cases, does not have a color screen. However, the situation changes if we talk about less than 50 euros, right?
That is what Archos aims to achieve. And we are not talking about a possibility, but a reality. The gala company has already confirmed that they have prepared a smartwatch that will be launched in the summer season, according to the European calendar, and that will have a price that will be around 50 dollars. In case the conversion of the price to euros is correct, we will be talking about a smart watch that would cost us about 37 euros. But even if they did the classic conversion in electronic products, we would be talking about a price of about 50 euros, which is still much less than what the watches of all the other companies on the market cost.
Basic, medium and high range
Archos plans to launch three different smartwatches on the market, each belonging to a range. Thus, we find three watches for the price of 50 dollars, 100 dollars and 130 dollars. The first one, the cheapest, will have a 1.55-inch black and white LCD screen. The battery life of this watch will be from one to two weeks, so its autonomy is quite good. The second watch will have a 1.88-inch LCD screen that will be in color, and that will offer a lower autonomy, between three and four days. The third model, the most expensive, will be very similar to the second, although it will have an aluminum housing.
The first to be released will be the cheapest, which will arrive in the summer, while the other two will be released a few months later. Regarding their functionality, they will be complements for the smartphone, which will allow us to see notifications, although not respond to them. However, in practice, that is what we do with watches that cost two and three times what these cost, so they could be a good option for all those users who want to test how useful it can be to wear a watch that we notify about new notices.