With Samsung already added to the competition for consumers yearning to buy a smart watch to launch its Galaxy Gear , and growing rumors of Google , which is preparing its own smartwatch, you missed the presence not of one that uses Windows Phone . That’s why the Chinese company Goophone has decided to include an Android modified adapts the interface Microsoft’s mobile operating system, particularly useful for this type of device.
The Smart Watch Goophone has two models. One with 2G, and one with 3G connectivity. The other features are shared by both: 1.5-inch touch screen and 240×240 resolution, dual-core processor 1.2 Ghz, 2 MP camera, 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB of storage expandable via microSD.
With a weight of 72 grams Goophone smartwatch comes in white and black. The battery that promises to last for 48 hours of autonomy so that the need to recharge the smart watch several times a week, one of the most important problems in this type of device, will remain.
The operating system used is Android 4.0 with support for downloading applications from Google Play, so that the functionality is not limited to the amount of apps, but which can be used in such a small screen like a smartwatch.
The modification of the interface to make it look like Windows Phone allows us to see how the Microsoft operating system with its unique design can adapt very well to a wide range of devices with different screen sizes. Design menus using square angles is useful as a smartwatch Goophone because it is simpler than other Android interfaces.
The question remains, will we see some day be a smartwatch with Windows Phone? Probably yes, considering the decision of other giants of the technology industry to investigate this new market. Will have to see when to take the final decision from Microsoft.
Goophone costs 249 or $ 299 , depending on model, and orders will be reaching consumers during the last weeks of the year.