Now this is a type of wearable tech that is unlike most of the ones we’ve been seeing as of late, on top of the mid-range Android smartphones – the Alcatel One Touch Idol 2 series, Alcatel also announced the OneTouch Pop Fit, a 2.8” smartphone that you can wear around your arm.
Unlike smartwatch or fitness bands, the Pop Fit is actually a smartphone itself and it comes bundled with a whole bunch of accessories so you can “personalize” the phone and wear it around your arm and take it for a jog. It’s a very low-end device featuring a 2.8” 240 x 320 TFT touch display. Beneath that is a 1GHz dual-core MediaTek processor with 512MB of RAM on board, a 2MP rear camera, 1,000mAh battery, and up to 32GB of internal storage.
Bundled with the device is five back covers in different colors (black, blue, yellow, pink and red), a flip cover, as well as an armband case. Software wise, there is also a bundle – with RunKeeper GPS fitness tracking app, DoubleTwist music player and Flesky keyboard to make typing on such a tiny display a whole lot easier.
To be available in May this year, the Alcatel OneTouch Pop Fit will retail at USD$120. Wearable smartphone vs smartwatches/fitness bands that connects to your phones, what’s your pick?