Archos to launch its first smartwatch during CES 2014
While smartwatches currently on the market sell for at least $150, French electronics company Archos plans to introduce more such devices with prices "starting at under £50" that will probably cost below $50 on the American market. These smartwatches will launch as part of "the industry’s most comprehensive selection of connected objects for home and self," accompanied by a home camera, weather station, activity tracker and more.
According to Archos' CEO Loic Poirier, "Archos’ new lineup of connected objects exemplifies the ability to share and access information and represents our vision of creating a universe where all devices complement and work together."
The first lineup of products is labeled Archos Connected Home and consists of the following: a mini cam, motion ball, movement tag, weather tag and smart plug. In addition to these devices that form the Connected Home Objects ecosystem, Archos will also release a Weather Station able to provide "both indoor and outdoor information including CO2 levels, humidity, temperature, atmospheric pressure and environmental noise levels."
The Archos smartwatches will work with both iOS and Android smartphones, while the Archos Connected Self lineup will come with the following devices: Archos Connected Scale, Archos Activity Tracker, Archos Blood Pressure Monitor and even Archos Smart Tracker, a device that allows its users to localize pets easily on their smart devices.
More details about the detailed specs, pricing and availability of these devices should be revealed in less than two weeks. Until then, you can check the press release below.