ALCATEL ONETOUCH unveils ‘wearable smartphone’ at MWC


Tiny 2.8 inch screen ‘Pop Fit’ Android smartphone targeted at sports and music fans 

ALCATEL ONETOUCH  has today (February 23) unveiled a new sport and music focussed smartphone, designed to be warn on your arm.

The Pop Fit device, is effectively a small screen Android 4.2 smartphone, which can attach to your arm using a wrap-around band which comes in the box.

The device, which unlike the bulk of so-called wearable devices (smartwatches, Jawbone Up, Fit-Bit), is a standalone product.

It is being targeted at consumers that live an active lifestyle, such as athletes and runners and includes a number of music and tracking applications.

These include the free RunKeeper Android app which uses a mix of 3G connectivity and GPS to track your workouts as well as share with others via social media.

The device, which weighs 78 grams, also provides the ability to stream live music and radio (over 3G) from online services such as SoundCloud and Spotify.

Music and podcasts can also be downloaded or added to the device.

Two variants, a 16GB and 32GB version will be available from May, when the product goes on sale – expected to be around 89 euros for the 16GB and 129 euros for the 32GB.

Other key features include 2.8 inch QVGA display, 21 Mbps connectivity, Dual Core 1 GHz CPU, embedded QR code reader,  1000mAh battery (256 days standby) and NFC. It also includes a  two megapixel camera, which allows images and videos to be uploaded to social media sites and YouTube.

It will available in red, pink, slate, turquoise and yellow.

ALCATEL ONETOUCH chief marketing officer Dan Dery said: “The POP FIT combines essential smartphone, fitness and music features in a single, wearable device.”

UK availability details currently unknown.