Some folks spend a lot of money on wristwatches, which they view as fashion accessories as much as time pieces. Models that do l little more than tell the time can sell for thousands of dollars. So maybe it’s not surprising that some folks expect the fancier versions of the upcoming Apple Watch to sell for $5000 and up or that one of the most attractive Android Wear watches unveiled to date is rumored to have a $1000 price tag.

But some options are cheaper… a lot cheaper.

Chinese device maker Pipo just unveiled a new smartwatch which is expected to sell for just 199 yuan, or about $32.

pipo c2

The Pipo C2 has a square watch face with rounded edges, a detachable wristband, and smart features including the ability to connect to your smartphone via Bluetooth so the watch can display notifications on your wrist.

You can also use the watch to dial your phone or use the Pipo C2 as a speakerphone so you can talk while continuing to run other apps on your phone. It also functions as a remote control for your phone’s media player and a remote shutter button for your phone’s camera.

There’s also a built-in pedometer with support for step, speed, and distance tracking.

pipo c2_02

The watch doesn’t run Android Wear, it’s not clear if it’ll support any third-party apps, and I haven’t seen any details about its battery life. But it’s hard to complain about any shortcomings given the smartwatch’s $32 price tag.

via Notebook Italia

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10 replies on “Pipo C2 is a $32 smartwatch from China”

  1. I wonder if the screen is always on…. I am still waiting for an affordable always on screen standalone(with full android) smartwatch…. there is the inwatch z but it’s very expensive

  2. I don’t really like to call these ‘smartwatch’. Without an open SDK and community they are as smart, as a Nokia S40 featurephone is a smartphone just because it has a JAVA Facebook app. Let’s just agree to call these ‘connected watches’ or ‘connected Chinese MP3 player watches’ if you will (since that’s what these are, the good old iPod Nano knockoff devices in a new case with bluetooth, a watchband and an Android app).

  3. Seeing it without the bracelet kinda makes me wish it had a magnetic back to be used a a fridge magnet.
    Would work at least as a pizza button but it could do plenty more.
    It also reminds me of that Star Trek communicator 99$ device, this thing with an appropriate casing could do the same job.
    With a double sided sticker it could be used as a button for smart lights and the likes, that you can place anywhere (how complicated it would be to charge it depends on what battery it has).

  4. Battery life is the Achilles heel of all these smart watches.
    I’m going to wait until battery life reaches a decent level.
    Probably when a smart watch with a color e-ink display
    comes out, with extra batteries worked into the strap.

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