Alcatel ONETOUCH has taken a bold move to join in the smart wearables competition this year. Equipped with fitness tracking capability and smart notifications, the Alcatel ONETOUCH watch is the winner of “iF Design Award 2015”.

Packed in this little red box is the Alcatel ONETOUCH Watch; its watch face measures 41.8mm in diameter and 10.5mm in thickness. Instead of using a squarish watch face design, the round watch face, together with the brushed chrome chassis, creates a classic timepiece.

Taking the watch out of the box, it is noticeable that the glossy watch face has printed “6” and “12” on its bezel insert. This might just save some battery life by using a smaller display screen, while fixing the hours and minutes. On the back, the watch is encapsulated using plastic material with matt finishing touches. Located in the centre is the heart rate sensor, which you can peek through its electronics.

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Unbuckling the straps, I noted that the watchband can be easily adjusted by releasing and locking the clasp. Well hidden in the end of the strap is a USB port that allows direct charging. This in return makes the strap not interchangeable. In case you need a USB extension cord, it is also included in the box.

By pressing down the power button at the side of smart watch, the 1.22″ TFT 262k colour display sure looks bright with reasonable contrast of colours. Connecting to my iOS or Android device through bluetooth requires the Alcatel’s ONETOUCH Move app installed in my smart phone.

Pairing the devices together is no hassle at all. By tapping on the watch face, I gained access to the built-in apps such as weather, heart rate and e-compass. The bottom black area on the watch face functions as a back button when tapped. The user interface is simple and not buggy, making it pleasant to use. The watch face is also very responsive to my touch.

 The watch face is fully customisable — you can select between an analog clock to digital clock face either using the in-watch options or through the use of ONETOUCH app. The wallpaper display in the watch requires the use of the ONETOUCH app, which I can choose from a patterned wallpaper to my favorite personal photograph.

Preinstalled in the smart watch, the built-in apps also include the remote control function for my phone’s music and camera. Swiping up the display screen shows all my notifications pinging from my phone. The notifications come in handy for a quick glance but lacks the capability of a quick reply.

 When wearing the watch, there is an inconsistency in the waking up of the watch face when I turn my wrist towards me. I realised that positioning the watch slightly down on my wrist will slightly improve its sensitivity. Alternatively, pressing the power button will also wake up the smart watch. Perhaps Alcatel can consider including in its future update a capability to wake up the display screen by tapping the watch face.

 The Alcatel ONETOUCH Watch aims to be a good fitness tracking device with the use of multi sensors such as the heart rate sensor, accelerometer, altimeter and gryo. Despite its closed proprietary software and a lack of third party apps, this smart watch has a balance eco-system between hardware and software for performing step counters, calories burnt, distance walked and sleep tracking. It’s a good fitness device if you are not picky on the lack of third-party apps.

In conclusion, the Alcatel ONETOUCH Watch is compatible with Android’s Jelly Bean and iOS 7, making it is a good entry point smart watch that is affordable. Packed with a 210mAh battery, this smart watch could last me up to four days with a single charge.

For daily and light sport activity users, the water and dust resistant IP 67 capability makes this watch an excellent package to consider for a fitness device. Additionally, this watch has an anti-loss function to alert me if I am too far away from my mobile phone. One of my wishes is that Alcatel ONETOUCH software developers can provide better software improvements to this smart wearable in the near future.

The Alcatel ONETOUCH Watch is priced at S$248 and available from Qoo10, Lazada, Groupon and Rakuten.


In collaboration with Alcatel ONETOUCH, we are giving away one Alcatel ONETOUCH Watch worth S$248 to one lucky reader! Here’s what to do for a chance to win:

1. ‘Like‘ the Asia 361 Facebook page and/or Alvinology Facebook page, as well as the Alcatel ONETOUCH Facebook page.

2. Share this post on Facebook and tag up to 3 friends in your post.

3. Tell us why you want to win the Alcatel ONETOUCH watch by commenting below or on our Facebook post.

Contest ends 24 August 2015 at 11.59 pm. The winner will be notified via email or Facebook, and must be a resident of Singapore.


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Soon Koon is the guy behind Lemon Film. He blogs and photographs his life events as a Dad blogger.


  1. Jonathan Khoo on

    Because I’m a big fan of OnePlus after their work on the OnePlus One and this looks like it would go rather nicely when I eventually buy the OnePlus Two 🙂

  2. this is not a smartwatch, it is a superwatch and it has so many impressive function 210mAh battery life, USB charging port built on the strap, heart rate monitor, NFC radio and accelerometer. there is just too many fantastic function but the best function to be would be the ability of customizing the face of the watch in accordance to my mood and liking is so cool. i simply love this function and i want this watch because it is so cool

  3. I’m always a skeptic when it comes to wearable technologies. Always felt that they are too costly or doesn’t deliver what they promised. Wondering if this new watch would be the entry point to change my mind.

  4. I want to win this so that I can experience for myself how good the Alcatel ONETOUCH is .. Have never own a watch like this before 🙂

  5. This month is my birthday month, hopefully i can win this gift for my birthday as i have been wanting to get a gadget like this!!! Choose me, thanks!!!!

  6. i want to win the ALCATEL ONETOUCH because it can help to improve my fitness level

    The watch comes with quite a number of sensors and is capable of tracking heart rate, calories burned, number of steps taken. By tracking progress, i will be motivated to exercise regularly.

    Moreover, the watch comes with MANY plus points:
    – selected as one of the winners of “CES 2015 Editors’ Choice Award” and “Tom’s Guide’s CES 2015 Awards” ( The Best New Tech )
    – supports both Android and iOS smartphones
    – supports up to 157 types of notications ( from smartphone )
    – the use of colourful icons ( in the watch ) makes it very attractive
    – when playing songs, can use it as a remote control ( for the smartphone ) to play, pause and skip songs
    – can use it to control the smartphone remotely when taking group selfies ( just by a simple tap or shake of the wrist )
    – comes with a charging port to easily do recharging ( without the need for any cables )
    – has a very light weight of 60g
    – it’s water and dust resistant ( IP67 )
    – comes with 5 sensors: Accelerometer, Gyro, Altimeter, Heart rate sensor, E-compass

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