The $75 Tommy Smartwatch to Challenge Android Wear

With the launch of Android Wear and the pending arrival of the Apple Watch, smartwatches may finally become a thing in the next few months. If you’re not so inclined to spend too much money to hop onto this trend, then the stylish Tommy Smartwatch might be pretty attractive.

Set to retail for $74.99, the Tommy Smartwatch is easily one of the most affordable options in this space, coming in at a fraction of the cost of something higher-end like the Samsung Gear 2. Of course, there are some tradeoffs to achieve that price. From what I can gather, it’s not running on Android Wear, but the Tommy is compatible with both Android 4.4+ and iOS devices. The LCD comes by way of Sharp and connectivity is through Bluetooth 4.0.

Through that screen and connection, you can expect to get the basic smartwatch notification suite, including incoming calls, text messages, and so on, as well as wireless control over your music and camera. If that second part is anything like my Sony SmartWatch SW2, though, I imagine it’s going to be pretty buggy and laggy.

The $75 Tommy Smartwatch to Challenge Android Wear

Indeed, I wouldn’t place too much faith in this $75 smartwatch, given the lack of care that the company put into proofreading its materials. The “lenth” of the Tommy is 45×34.5x11mm, the “watchaband material” is “the safest level TPU,” and the “110mAh” battery is good for 21 days of standby. But hey, it comes in choice of black or red. That’s something, right?


Via GizChina

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