The smartwatch segment is heating up gradually, with more players joining the race to have the smartest device on consumers’ wrists in the coming year. French manufacturer Archos is the latest to join the race, having announced plans to come up with multiple smartwatch offerings in 2014; given Archos’ usual strategy to launch low cost devices, the same is expected of its smartwatch venture. Archos has already stated their smartwatch line up will be comprised of several devices, with the least priced among them to cost no more than $50. Archos has also stated their smartwatches would be based on the “Pebble” concept, which makes us wonder if they will be e-ink based. Its battery savings despite a colored display no doubt will enhance their appeal even more. Further, the Archos smartwatches will be compatible with both Android and iOS, which no doubt will increase its consumer appeal.
Expect complete details at the upcoming CES event.