Archos Begins Teasing New Products for CES – Including an Activity Tracker ...
Archos isn't usually at CES, but this year they appear to be making the trip to Las Vegas. Archos has just given us a teaser as to what to expect in Las Vegas next week. Archos has a new range of connected devices they will be showing off. That includes a few health trackers and smartwatches that will be at the Consumer Electronics Show next week.
This new array of 'Smart Home' hardware includes a miniature camera, motion ball, weather tag, smart plug and movement tag, all of which will probably be purchased individually for a personalized setup. They will all be controlled with the Archos Smart Home app for iOS and Android, or a new 7-inch Smart Home tablet, which looks like a simple white slate running Android.
Archos does say that they will be unveiling their weather station during CES, which will be able to measure the surrounding temperature, C02 Levels, humidity, environmental noise and atmospheric pressure. The device will also need to be paired with a separate app for recording, tracking and visualizing captured data.
The company is planning to also debut a new set of scales at CES. Which can measure body shape, weight and body fat mass for up to four different users. Additionally it has an activity tracker, with the usual plethora of exercise-related metrics, including footsteps and calories burned. Finally, Archos is also showing off a blood pressure monitor, in addition to a new smartwatch line up with a 'pebble-like design' that will start at around $82 USD that will support both Android and iOS.
This is some pretty big news from Archos. It looks like they are taking the whole wearables thing to a whole new level next week in Las Vegas. I'm really interested to see their smartwatches though. Especially if they are starting at $82. That's cheaper than any other smartwatch we've seen in the past year or so from Pebble, Sony, Qualcomm or Samsung. It's going to be interesting to see what it can do.
Alex has been an Android user since the Motorola Droid back in 2010. He's been a huge Android fan ever since. He's currently sporting a Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 along with whatever device he has in for review at the time.