Alcatel’s Round-Faced ‘OneTouch’ Smartwatch Now Available For $150, Supports iOS And Android

If you're not wanting to pledge allegiance to either Android or iOS in the smartwatch sector, you might be interested in Alcatel's OneTouch, a cross-platform wearable that's now available to pre-order in the U.S. for $149.99 on the company's website. It's the same one that was first showed off at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) earlier this year and is slated to ship on June 1, 2015.

The OneTouch sports a 1.22-inch touchscreen display with a 240x204 resolution. It's wrapped in a silver circular casing and has a black patterned band with a metal clip, at least for the model that's available to pre-order (presumably there will be other options down the road). Subjectively speaking, it's fairly stylish, and of course less than half the price of an entry-level Apple Watch, so it has that going for it as well.

Alcatel OneTouch

It's also rugged and durable. According to Alcatel, the OneTouch is both waterproof and dustproof, so go ahead and work up a sweat while jogging through the desert. As you're doing that, you can keep track of how many steps you've taken and calories burned, as well as other health tracking stats, like your heart rate.

Though the software is proprietary, the OneTouch works with Android (4.3 and up) and iOS (version 7 or later) smartphones to deliver notifications, control music, and more. And if you want to take a picture, you can shake your wrist to activate the camera and then snap a selfie.

Alcatel OneTouch Band

"We’ve always believed that great technology should be accessible, practical and easy-to-use," said Steve Cistulli, Senior Vice President & General Manager of North America for Alcatel OneTouch. "With the Alcatel OneTouch Watch, we’ve brought a great looking smartwatch direct to market; at a price that makes this technology accessible to a wide range of consumers.

If you're interested in checking it out and/or placing a pre-order, go here.