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Alcatel OneTouch smart watch runs Android and iOS

Cross-platform smartwatch will be cheaper than any Android Wear watch

The Alcatel OneTouch smart watch represents the budget phone manufacturer’s first step into the smart watch market where it hopes to compete with giants such as the Apple Watch, Samsung Gear and the Pebble.

Unlike the Samsung Gear, the Alcatel OneTouch Watch won’t be able to make and receive calls but will include many of the same other features, including a heart rate monitor, altimeter, gyroscope and accelerometer. All these features will be able to record data such as steps taken, sleep cycles and calories burned and sync them with your phone via an app.

Our favourite feature, however, is the ability to call your mobile from the watch in order to find it when it slips down the back of your sofa.

Compatible with both Android and iPhones, the smartwatch doesn’t run Android Wear, but its own operating system.

At $149 the watch will retail at around $50 less than Android Wear and we anticipate it’ll be a huge amount cheaper than the upcoming Apple watch. If you’re looking for a cheap, versatile smart watch, the Alcatel OneTouch could be the place to go.