Durability All The Way
The Go Watch is, Alcatel asserts, waterproof, dustproof and shockproof, which makes it more durable than most of the smartwatches currently on the market. That could make it a solid choice for sporty types looking to keep an eye on incoming texts while scaling mountains, or just those who have a history of accidentally dropping gadgets into the sink.
The Go Watch is white by default, but a range of front casings and wristbands will be available, should you want to liven it up a little. Once it’s connected to your phone, the Go Watch puts extra information on your wrist, notifying you about incoming texts, calls and emails as well as the weather.
- Fresh GO Play smartphone design
- Waterproof, dustproof and shockproof
- 2-5 days of battery life
- Uniquely emotion featured
- Heart rate sensor, gyroscope and accelerometer
- Compatible with both Android and Apple smartphones
- Notifies users about incoming texts, calls and emails as well as the weather
One intriguing feature is the power to trigger what Alcatel calls an emotional pulse measurement. Essentially, the watch collects data from its heart rate sensor, accelerometer and gyroscope, then puts a graphic on screen that attempts to sum up your emotional state. Examples include graphics that tell you it’s time to eat, time to love and so on.
Plays nice with Android and iOS
The Go Watch is compatible with both Android and Apple smartphones, so chances are it’ll work with your mobile of choice. This would have been a more interesting feature if not for Google’s recent news that it’s making its Android Wear smartwatch platform compatible with iOS, which immediately broadens the choice for iPhone owners considering a wrist-borne gadget.
- Android 4.3+
- iOS 7+