Alcatel OneTouch Watch
It has a chrome finish and a black leather look rubber strap. The dial is round at 4cm but with close to a centimetre closed off at the base.
It uses a proprietary charging device that plugs into one end of the strap and runs to a standard USB port. Just like its younger relation it charges quickly around 70 minutes from empty.
The clip mechanism that fastens the watch to your wrist can be a little fiddly to adjust to get the size exactly right.
This unit has three different analogue watch faces all quite bright, tap anywhere on the screen to bring up the brightly coloured sub screen four at a time and swipe to the left to show the next four there are fourteen in all some require a link to your Android or iOS phone to function others work standalone.
The Free App is called ‘onetouch move’. Once linked via Bluetooth to your phone all the features of your watch are available.
With the previous unit I had no instructions as it was supplied without a box etc. this unit is fully boxed with instructions but they are in French. However once linked you automatically are shown a ten screen Getting Started Guide in English so even if your watch comes with French instructions - unlikely - you should be fine to proceed.
A feature I never noticed on the other watch was every second time you access the watch screen in time mode there is a battery icon shown at the 12 position briefly.
This unit has a single button on the right side at the 3 position that with a long push will turn it on and a touch will bring up whatever screen you were last viewing. The same result can be achieved by a sharp movement of the wrist.
I would recommend you read both reviews as anything I do not go into detail here like the various features will be the same or nearly the same. For instance the compass and altitude bearing screen do the same things but the screen itself is rather different.
I certainly liked the strap and the design of the face of this unit more and it was more comfortable to wear, however the other unit was very new and could become more comfortable with wear like a new pair of shoes.
It is probably strange to read about the second version before the first but as I only had that one for a few days I had to crack on and this unit did not have the same time restraints.
Both watches go far beyond telling the time, this unit was a little more fussy about connecting to the phone to update information to the App.
So all in all I think the other unit – the first review – is the better buy and looking at prices it seems to be cheaper anyway, I see there are a range of styles available and if you are in its target demographic I am sure the look will be more pleasing to you than me anyway.
The Alcatel One Touch Watch is available Amazon at the time of writing for £65.50 with free delivery.
The first review will have been published about a week or so ago.
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