Bluboo Xwatch first look, runs Android costs $99

Bluboo Xwatch first look, runs Android costs $99

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Bluboo Xwatch android smartwatch

We have exclusive first photos of the Bluboo Xwatch, a wearable with all metal body and running a full Android OS.

Bluboo have gone full on smartwatch with their first wearable. What this means is that the Bluboo Xwatch won’t just simply count how many steps you walk or send you basic notifications, but you will actually be able to run apps!

Back in the early days of Chinese wearable’s we saw a few manufacturers toying with the idea of a full Android system on a smartwatch, and this year we are seeing companies move back to that idea as they try to emulate Android Wear, Google’s wearable OS.

Our sources at Bluboo say that the Xwatch in the photos is running a pre-release version of it’s OS, but gives a good indication of what to expect from the smartwatch.

Bluboo Xwatch Price and Specifications

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Along with these new photos Bluboo have also confirmed the price of the Xwatch to be $99.99. For that price you would be buying a full metal watch with choice of coloured bezel, with 1.3-inch oncell display.

Android will run on a Mediatek chipset with 512mb RAM and 4GB storage for apps and music. The 9.8mm metal body will also house a large 480mAh battery.

Bluboo plan to release the Xwatch on sale next month, we will try to get a sample for review as soon as possible.

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  • Atomicrus

    Looks nice, hope it’ll have reliable screen and Android Wear, not the emulation as others do

    • Speaking to Bluboo this morning they say that it will ship with Android 5.1, but as soon as Android Wear is made open the watch will support it. Apparently Mediatek have teamed up with some Chinese brands to try and put pressure on Google to release Android Wear.

      • Adam Irvine

        Ye, I really, really want a cheap round Android Wear watch… The Huawei watch is my current favorite but it costs more than my OnePlus One did when it was first out and doesn’t do as much…

        I just can’t justify that cost on a watch!!!

        • Android Wear still isn’t ready yet in my opinion. I have a Zenwatch and LG both running Android Wear, but I don’t use them. The Mi Band gets more use.

          • Adam Irvine

            Hmm, I’m rocking the MiBand 1s (Pulse heart rate sensor version) and ye, for the most part I’m loving it, but I would like to be able to read messages and see who is calling on it also, I know that’d impact on the fantastic battery life then though so it’s swings and roundabouts really…

      • Carlos Orff

        Hello Andi do you know if the watch will be able to use a sim card and make phone calls from it?

  • Roberto Tomás

    they gotta put a pulse monitor on a variant of this. for people like me , who cant excuse getting one at all if all it is is a watch!

    • realjjj

      Heart rate sensors on the wrist are really really poor for now.They shouldn’t even be allowed on the market.
      http://www.edn.com/ContentEETimes/Images/01MDunn/Med/ohrm3.gif

      http://www.edn.com/ContentEETimes/Images/01MDunn/Med/ohrm2.gif

      • Roberto Tomás

        there have been articles about this. the implementation (specifically the wrist-strap) matters — only some are bad. some (even very cheap watches) have been tested independently and shown to only vary by a few percent.

        • realjjj

          All are bad, this is not about the strap it’s about the sensors and the software. The tech is not there yet.

          • Roberto Tomás

            well I don’t think that is true. the information you sited is about *four sensors and about some software.

  • Tony Lee

    smartwatch not like smartphone, still not mature now, but it’s a huge opportunity for brands to open up a new prospect.

  • gerk

    Seems cool from the pictures.

  • Lars

    Now this is becoming affordable and doesn’t look too bad. Lets see how their software runs on it.

  • pizzaboy

    wow