Many manufacturers are turning their attention towards smartwatches. We’ve seen lots of devices at this year’s IFA which was held in Berlin recently, many of those devices were smartwatches. Samsung, LG, Motorola, Asus and Sony have all already unveiled their smartwatches, LG already has 2 models in the game. Get ready for more, this trend will only spread on other companies and we’ll probably see tons of Android Wear smartwatches hit the market in the coming months.
Com1 is yet another company to join the Android Wear smartwatch train, or at least it is trying to do so via the Indiegogo campaign. This is a relatively unknown company compared to the ones listed above and they’re trying to reach the $75,000 goal in order to start producing their own Android Wear smartwatch, dubbed Com1. At the time of writing this article, they’re at a $15,000 mark. What are we going to get if this smartwatch actually goes into production? Well, a relatively cheap smartwatch with a semi-budget specifications. The watch is priced at $125 though the price goes up to $170 if you opt for stainless steel or aluminum housing and watch strap. The device is square-shaped and it comes with IP67 rating for water and dust resistance. The watch features an Ingenic JZ4775 XBurst processor clocked at 1Ghz along with 375MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. 1.6-inch 320 x 320 display is located at the front with 400mAh battery being stored inside the watch. The watch will come with Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity. FM radio will be integrated as well and the device will have a slew of sensors including accelerometer, magnetometer, pedometer, pulse sensor, pressure sensor, humidity sensor and temperature sensor. GPS is included as well.
Developers are hoping they’ll be able to ship this watch to consumers in January, if everything goes as planned. You can pledge now if you want, Com1’s Indiegogo page gives you all the necessary details regarding pledging. Your thoughts? Would a smartwatch like this interest you of perhaps you think the current offerings and prices are spot on?