The world’s first Alexa-equipped smartwatch has finally hit shelves in India. The smartwatch was first unveiled back in April and launched in the U.S. in September under the brand name iMCO coWatch. The Chinese company, iMCO, then renamed the device and it is now simply called iMCO Watch. The smartwatch is now available for purchase in India and costs Rs. 13,990.
The iMCO watch sports a 400×400 AMOLED display, with 1GB RAM on board coupled with 8GB of internal storage. This Alexa-equipped smartwatch is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor and on the connectivity front, is compatible with WiFi 802.11b/g/n as well as Bluetooth v4.1. The iMCO Watch runs Android’s original OS called the Cronologic OS that allows computing to take place in the watch itself and through its cloud storage. Nevertheless, the smartwatch is compatible with Android smartphones running v.5 or greater, as well as iOS 9 and over devices.
The smartwatch has other cool features too: it has an accelerometer, a gyroscope and a magnetometer. The smartwatch also acts as a fitness tracker and has in inbuilt heart sensor. The iMCO Watch has a decent battery; the company, iMCO claims the watch can survive up to 32 hours on the always-on mode, and up to two days when the display is turned off.
Speaking of the display, unlike other Alexa supported devices such as the Amazon Echo, the iMCO watch does not have a built in microphone system that can respond to oral commands. Instead, to access the smart features of the voice-assistant, the user has to press down on the crown button or tapping the Alexa voice-assistant icon on the display.
Alexa works in a similar way on the iMCO watch as it does on other Alexa-equipped gadgets. You can ask the voice-assistant to tell you the weather, hit you up with the latest news, order a pizza from your favorite fast food chain or control your smart home.
As far as the design of the iMCO Watch is concerned – it’s pretty lit. The smartwatch is made up of a full stainless steel body design with a ceramic ring encircling the display. There is only one button control (crown button) on the side of the watch to turn the display on or off.
The iMCO Watch can be bought on the online shop Yerha. The smartwatch is available in two color variants – Carbon Black and Mineral Silver – both with a price tag of Rs. 13,999.