After the success of smartphones in the global market, companies are now trying to make a niche for themselves in the smartwatch market. While there have been successes and failures for the same, the struggle continues. To add to the competition a new tech company has joined the race. A comparatively new start-up, the first from India - Bangalore-based Indian consumer IoT startup, Witworks, has now announced its first smartwatch, "Blink" which was unveiled at the seventh annual TechSparks summit in Bangalore.
The watch runs on its own in-house voice-enabled platform Marvin OS, which is an Android 5.1 based operating system. It features a 1.39-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 400 x 400 pixels that’s protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The smartwatch is powered by a 1.2GHz processor and has 1GB of RAM alongside nine-axis motion sensors with advanced tracking algorithms. The device carries a 320mAh battery that the company claims will give it a two-day battery life. the device sports a circular black dial and has a button on its side. According to the company, the design is inspired by “celestial bodies and their motion through space and time”.
The Blink features a nine-axis-motion sensor that the company claims can track all fitness activity with extremely high accuracy. You can also use the Blink to play music. It connects with Bluetooth speaker or headsets, and also has an in-built speaker that you can use. The Blink also comes with an 8GB internal storage that can be used to store over 1,000 songs. The device can be synchronised with both Androids and iOS.
It will be offered in three different variants – Classic, Sport and Steel. Each model will be offered in two different color options – Black and Silver. The Classic Black is the most affordable of the lot, and comes with a price-tag of Rs. 12,499 ($190). The same device in Silver costs Rs. 13,999 ($210). The Sports Silver is priced at Rs. 12,999 ($200), while Sports Black would cost Rs 13,999. Finally, the Steel variant would cost Rs. 15,499 ($230) and Rs. 15,999 ($240) for the Silver and Black models respectively.