E Fun is a known name so far as cheap tablets and e-readers are concerned, chalking out its tablet strategy based on affordability alone, though it never could make it big enough due to some pretty ordinary products. But it’s back again with the hottest device of recent time, a smartwatch priced at $100.
The NextOne will offer a 1.5 inch display and is designed to pair with both Android and iOS smartphones. Plus, the NextOne also does the usual smartwatch stuff, including delivering notifications, handling data from compatible third party apps like displaying weather information, and more. The watch can also act as the trigger that activates the smartphone camera at a pre-destined time, thereby enabling the user to have better control of the smartphone’s built-in camera. It runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean but has been modified suitably to include a new user interface. As for its battery prowess, E Fun claims it will be good enough to last 2 days on a single charge. It communicates with the smartphone it is tied to via BlueTooth 2.0.
However, the NextOne is all plastic which is understandable considering the device costs just $100. Expected the NextOne to start shipping from Q1, 2014.