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Archos will show off new line smartwatches at CES

By Adam Zeis on 30 Dec 2013 01:07 pm
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Archos issued a press release today that was choc-full of CES love. They are set to unveil all kinds of goodies next week including plenty of connected home accessories and a new line of smartwatches. The watches will feature a "Pebble-like design" and run for under $50. 

ARCHOS’ entire selection of connected objects will be on display during CES 2014 at Central Hall Booth 9844.  ARCHOS will also be unveiling a selection of smartwatches starting at under $50.  ARCHOS smartwatches embrace simplicity and function, feature a pebble-like design and will be compatible with both iOS and Android devices.

We're definitely pumped to see what the new devices are all about, so be sure to check in next week when we head to CES to check them out in person. 

Press Release

ARCHOS Unveils Complete Selection of Connected Objects during CES 2014

Industry’s most comprehensive ecosystem of connected devices for home and self on display at Central Hall Booth 9844

Denver – December 30, 2013 – ARCHOS, a pioneer in Android™ devices, invites you to stay connected anywhere and everywhere with the industry’s most comprehensive selection of connected objects for home and self, including a weather station, home camera, activity tracker, blood pressure monitor, smartwatches and more.

Capitalizing on the company’s extensive experience on mobile devices and Android, ARCHOS’ selection of well-designed connected objects offers an affordable solution aimed at enhancing connectivity at home and improving personal health and well-being.

ARCHOS connected objects are compatible with both Android and iOS platforms, provide real time information monitoring from anywhere and utilize Bluetooth Low Energy connectivity to ensure extended use without the need of recharging. Completely wireless and easy to pair, ARCHOS connected objects are miniaturized and styled to blend into your home environment.

“Mobile devices have become the center of our life and our demand for instant access to information creates the need for even more interconnectivity,” says Loic Poirier, CEO of ARCHOS.  “ARCHOS’ new lineup of connected objects exemplifies the ability to share and access information and represents our vision of creating a universe where all devices complement and work together.”

ARCHOS Connected Home

Accessing the ecosystem from anywhere in the world and from any iOS or Android platform, users can retrieve data or command actions using the ARCHOS Smart Home App or the custom-designed Smart Home Tablet – a unique gateway that combines Android with multiple connected objects.  ARCHOS’ proprietary app and 7” home gateway give users the ability to customize actions based on different scenarios or triggers such as turning on the light and recording video as soon as a motion sensor is activated.

Archos approach to this new solution is based on key principles such as sleek design and small accessories (the cam is the size of a pin pong ball), use of Bluetooth Low Energy for long lasting battery life, easy set-up of each connected objects and easy pairing with the Home Gateway and user’s phones or tablets.

ARCHOS’ ecosystem of Connected Home Objects, including a mini cam, motion ball, movement tag, weather tag and smart plug, adhere to the tenet that innovative solutions should be easy to use, unobtrusive and efficient.

ARCHOS will also unveil a Weather Station during CES 2014.  The ARCHOS Weather Station provides both indoor and outdoor information including CO2 levels, humidity, temperature, atmospheric pressure and environmental noise levels.  Similar to the Smart Home App, a proprietary Weather Station app will showcase home and national weather information while recording, tracking and graphing all data for historic comparison and analysis.

ARCHOS Connected Self

The ARCHOS Connected Self App will serve as the backbone application for all connected self devices and will provide key metrics for quick health assessment, display graphs to track activity over time and enable up to 8 different users to set goals to increase motivation.  ARCHOS’ selection of Connected Self products on display during CES 2014 include:

ARCHOS Connected Scale – this elegant scale recognizes 4 difference users, measures body shape based on mass and height, tracks body fat mass to help users lose weight intelligently and is equipped with onboard memory to prevent data loss between synchronizations.

ARCHOS Activity Tracker –  this stylish activity tracker monitors daily footsteps, calories burned and automatically displays time when synchronized with a smartphone.  Recharges using USB connector and is equipped with a battery life of up to 7 days.

ARCHOS Blood Pressure Monitor – Easy and quick to use blood pressure monitor equipped with memory for over 40 different measurements also displays heart beat information.  Comes with irregular heart beat detector and can filter data by time period (morning, day, night).

ARCHOS’ entire selection of connected objects will be on display during CES 2014 at Central Hall Booth 9844.  ARCHOS will also be unveiling a selection of smartwatches starting at under $50.  ARCHOS smartwatches embrace simplicity and function, feature a pebble-like design and will be compatible with both iOS and Android devices.

For more information about ARCHOS and its entire selection of Connected Devices, visit us during CES 2014 at Central Hall Booth 9844 or atwww.ARCHOS.com

Related: Archos CESlive News

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8 comments

mcgowan398

$50 bucks! That's awesome compared to $99-$399. I would totally buy it just for the price-point but I'm gonna wait and see where Google® takes the smart-watch market.

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metllicamilitia

Wow, already cutting into the budget market of emerging technologies, that's bold. I'm interested, hopefully the wristbands are interchangeable, rubber wristbands don't play well with my wrists.

Q

I agree on the wristbands (though in my case it's more for aesthetics/comfort than it sounds like above).

I'm also hoping I can switch between two smartwatches (paired to the same phone), namely this one when I want something a bit more stylish and a Pebble for more day-to-day/casual wear. Swapping in a black mesh band on the Pebble, too.

Anyone find any estimates on cost for this one yet? Also, is it known whether the housing is metal, or just plastic-that-looks-like-metal?

mstrblueskys

Ah, I've always had a soft place in my heart for Archos (starting when they had the best iPod competition!). Hopefully these watches will be awesome again!

bpcooper14

I'll definitely be interested in seeing what they have up their sleeve. The design in the article is similar to the curve model of hot watch it looks like.

dontlookatme

I really hope they can pull something off really good this tiome around. I have purchased a few items from them and ended up regretting it after a while. But if they can sell me a watch for 50 bucks and it does at least half of what they say it can do, then I will definitely look in to it.

sebuas

So sad that archos has terrible support. And at start archos must make some apps for it and if many people buys it then there will be 3. party support which is important to smartwatches. But could low pricepoint be what will make it succesful? But starting 50 dollars there will be more expensive model with water resistant and better screen maybe.

I hope this year here in finland will able to buy good smartwatch. sony have 3 models which newest is not in stock, galaxy gear is stock but works only certain samsung phones(i have s4 but propaply i will not buy samsung phone 2014) and it has terrible battery life and price. Pebble i can not buy unless amazon uk where it is expensive. Cookoo watch at least are stock and pretty good price but i am android user at least for now.

Of course finland is small market but northern coyntries and russia are big but still most manuafacters are not interested on our money....