Watchmaker, OKO International, Launches Smartwatch Priced at $199 for Limited Time

December 12, 2013 - Written By Cory McNutt

For us Android techies, this watchmaker’s name is a little misleading – a twenty-four year old company, called Android USA, is launching a smartwatch, aptly name Android SmartWatch – but neither the company or the product have anything to do with Google’s Android Operating System.  Android USA has put out a couple of teaser videos, hinting at its capabilities. The device is available for purchase on TouchOfModern’s website for a “sales price” of $199!

From the second video, shown below, we know it must work with the Samsung Galaxy S4, but the cut-sheet, only lists it as iPhone compatible – and I am not sure how many iPhone users would want to wear a watch named Android! Under the product details, we are told that it: connects with our phone, is 1.3cm thick, uses a Micro USB charger, comes with a leather strap, and informs us that the battery will last up to 4 days in sleep mode.  It has an internal pedometer, takes voice memos, is Bluetooth enabled, functions like a calculator, and contains the essential chronographic watch functions and calendar.  However, in those videos we see the user apparently answer the phone and being able to receive a notification – both while driving! At 1.3cm thick and a 45mm body, it is quite a large watch, and you can see this from the video.

Android USA

The Android SmartWatch comes in three colors on TouchOfModern’s site – Red, Orange, and Purple, although it looks like it also sports a White, Black, and Blue color as well.  We are not told what operating system (OS) the watch is running and Android USA is asking us to lay out $200 – $375 for a device we know very little about.  It seems as though we are to being asked to buy it on the good faith of their company name.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76MGAPuqFo4

Let us know in the comments or on Google+ if the Android SmartWatch is something you may be interested in purchasing, especially while it is on sale – that $375 list price tag is a little hard to swallow, although, Android USA is known for more unusual watches at unusual prices. The APK can be downloaded HERE.