Intex, an Indian smartphone manufacturer has launched its smartwatch – iRist at MWC 2015 in Shanghai, China. The company has collaborated with an e-commerce channel – eBay.com to sell iRist online only for the price of 11,999 INR.
iRist features a 1.56 inch OLED display with the resolution of 240X240 pixels and also has a scratch free Sapphire glass on top. It is powered by Dual Core MediaTek MT6572 processor clocked at 1.2 GHz assisted by 512 MB of RAM and 4 GB of inbuilt storage which is expandable up to 32 GB via micro SD card.
iRist sports a 5 MP camera with face detection, scene mode and color effects features and houses a 600 mAh battery inside which is able to deliver up to 4 hours of talk time and 200 hours of standby time. Rather than Android wear which is dedicated Android watch OS, iRist runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system.
iRist comes with single SIM support and 3G connectivity. Other connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS/ A-GPS. It also has IP65 certification for dust and water resistant and comes bundled with a Bluetooth headset so that users can answer the calls easily.
iRist users can sync their smartphones with this watch to get information of missed calls, messages and call logs by using iConnect app. It also has a voice assistant feature which helps you to sending messages, emails, dial numbers at the command of your voice.
Commenting on the launch, Mr. Keshav Bansal, Director, Intex Technologies said, “We are stepping into a new era of innovation with the launch of the IRist. Today through this platform we have established our brand as a global dimensional entity that believes in bringing the best in class technology through its products. With the announcement of this new wearable by Intex, we are introducing a different category of products to our audience. We aim at taking home the advanced technology by our brand in order to familiarize the masses with the feature rich products which add convenience to their lives. We have always believed in improving the quality of life of people by empowering them with latest technological products at affordable price.”
iRist comes in three color variants include orange, black and pink. It also has a pedometer so that you can keep track of your every single step. It will be exclusively available on eBay.com at 11,999 INR.