The great part of the Android Wear platform is that any manufacturer can utilize it in their own smartwatch. There’s no particular credentials that Google needs you to show for you to be able to jump on the Android Wear bandwagon.
The Com 1 looks to be the first to join the Android Wear smartwatch family that isn’t part of the major manufacturers that we know of. Indiegogo just posted the smartwatch image and info. The device is currently being crowd funded. The website is requesting that interested purchasers make a pledge to help gain resources to launch the Com 1’s production.
The Com 1 is a sleek, well built and good looking device. The early bird minimum pledge is $125. Those who don’t make the early bird cut can get the smartwatch for $150. These prices make the Com 1 the most affordable Android Wear smartwatch. The device is equipped with quite the power from a 1 GHz XBurst-based Ingenic JZ4775 processor. It sports 3 GB of RAM which is mated with 32 GB of internal storage. It also features WiFi, Bluetooth, FM and NFC. The gadget is powered by a 400 mAh battery.
The Com 1 has an array of sensors such as a gyroscope, accelerometer and magnetometer, as well as pressure, humidity and temperature sensors. The built of the device is metal and you can choose between aluminum and stainless steel. There are also so many choices of straps to personalize the watch. The device has also been given IP67 certification.
The Com 1 features all the software you get on any Android Wear device. The gadget looks to be a true competitor in the smartwatch industry.
The only sad part is shipping won’t commence in December and this too, is dependent on whether the $75,000 goal is met. Hopefully, this underdog makes it through the competitive market!
Source: Android Authority