Bluboo Xwatch first look, runs Android costs $99


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

bluboo xwatch

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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31 Comments

  1. Atomicrus
    January 14, 2016

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

    • January 14, 2016

      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
        January 14, 2016

        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!!!

        • January 14, 2016

          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
            January 14, 2016

            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
        January 14, 2016

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

  2. Atomicrus
    January 14, 2016

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

    • Andi Sykes
      January 14, 2016

      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
      January 14, 2016

      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!!!

    • Andi Sykes
      January 14, 2016

      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
      January 14, 2016

      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
      January 14, 2016

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

  3. Roberto Tomás
    January 14, 2016

    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
      January 15, 2016

      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
        January 16, 2016

        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
          January 17, 2016

          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
            January 17, 2016

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

  4. Roberto Tomás
    January 14, 2016

    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
      January 15, 2016

      Heart rate sensors on the wrist are really really poor for now.They shouldn’t even be allowed on the market.

    • realjjj
      January 15, 2016
    • Roberto Tomás
      January 16, 2016

      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
      January 18, 2016

      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
      January 18, 2016

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

  5. Tony Lee
    January 15, 2016

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

  6. gerk
    January 15, 2016

    Seems cool from the pictures.

  7. Lars
    January 15, 2016

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

  8. Liisess
    January 15, 2016

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

  9. gerk
    January 15, 2016

    Seems cool from the pictures.

  10. Lars
    January 15, 2016

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

  11. pizzaboy
    March 16, 2016

    wow

  12. pizzaboy
    March 16, 2016

    wow