Intex Technologies has announced its foray into the wearables market in India with the launch of iRist smartwatch at the ongoing Mobile World Congress in Shanghai. The iRist Smartwatch comes is a standalone smartwatch with a SIM card slot and will be priced at Rs 11999.
“The iRist smartwatch is an all round device and can be seen as a smartphone on the wrist,” said Keshav Bansal, director, Intex Technologies.
The smartwatch has a 1.56-inch display with sapphire glass and runs on Android 4.4.2 Kitkat. The device is powered by a 1.2 GHz Dual-Core Mediatek processor with 512MB RAM and 4GB ROM.
Intex Technologies director Mr. Bansal said, “Intex is now the second largest domestic smartphone brand in India. With over 80,000 dealers in the country, we have sold 2.1 million handsets in June 2015 and have acquired a share of 10.5 per cent in the local smartphone market. Intex aims to sell 15 million smartphone in FY 15-16 with equal importance to both online and offline sales”.
The iRist has a voice assistant that helps send emails, messages, dial numbers, open and close apps as well as a keyboard. Intex has developed a iConnect app that will sync with a smartphone if used without a SIM Card.
Mr. Bansal later added, “Consumers who already own a budget smartphone will find good value in the iRist smartwatch. The device comes with a Bluetooth headset and has everything that one can expect from a smartphone along with some features of a fitness band”.
The smartwatch has a 600mAh battery with a standby time of up to 200 hours and a talk time of up to 4 hours.
Behind the sturdy and scratch free Sapphire glass of the iRist is a clear 240×240 Resolution display that reproduces 16 million colors. Not only does the IRist comes with a 5 MP camera, the best within wearable devices but also has a Face Detection feature. So now you can capture your memories with a simple flick on your wrist. You can also share the vivid images that the IRist captures with your friends anytime on the go.
The smartwatch will be available exclusively on ebay in early August and will be available in stores later.