It seems the world may finally have its first true smartwatch on the market with GEAK Watch. The company is a Shanghai-based subsidiary of content giant Shanda is is packed with lots of features and components that will impress. The wearable device features a 802.11b/g/n WiFi module, which enables the watch to run on the Android 4.1 system so it can download apps directly to the watch and get OTA updates. Users can also create wireless ad hoc network so that they can instant message with other users who are near them, with the watch allowing voice-to-text input.
But that’s not all! The GEAK watch also features Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC for device pairing, along with GPS and FM radio, with it’s own built-in headphone jack. Besides these features, the watch comes with numerous sensors that can monitor sleeping patterns, blood pressure, pulse, body temperature and the number of steps one has walked a day.
All of these features are packed into an 8mm-thick body with a rare 1GHz Ingenic JZ4774 brain, which is based on MIPS architecture and is accompanied by 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage. Powering it is a 500mAh lithium polymer cell, with no word on how long it will last. Everything is controlled via the 1.55-inch, 240 x 240 multi-touch OGS display. It’s water resistant and is only priced at $330 and can be pre-orded in China starting next month.
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