23 November 2018
Lenovo held a hardware launch event in China yesterday where it unveiled three new smartphones: Lenovo S5 Pro, Lenovo K5 Pro, and Lenovo K5s. While these were expected announcements, Lenovo went ahead to take wraps off the two new wearable products called Lenovo Watch S and Lenovo Watch C smartwatches.
Starting with the Lenovo Watch S, it is the newest hybrid smartwatch from the company and is basically an affordable option for those who cannot afford or don't want to go for the slightly expensive Watch X. It means while you will be paying less, you will also be getting fewer features. There are no sensors like heart rate sensor and blood pressure monitor but does all the basic smartwatch things like sleep tracking, steps counter, distance traveled, calorie tracker, and app notifications.
The good thing is that Lenovo has kept water resistance functionality which will work up to 5ATM depth. The Watch S is compatible with the Lenovo Watch companion app which will show detailed insights about one's activities. It has been priced at CNY 238 (about $34) with an option to choose from Red and Black color variants. The sale for the same will kick off from October 30th via Lenovo's online store.
As for the Lenovo Watch C, it is a smartwatch meant for kids which means it has a special focus on safety and privacy features. It sports a 1.3-inch AMOLED display with a square dial. There is a camera on the top which can be controlled remotely by parents/guardians to click pictures. It is aimed at giving a way to parents/guardians to keep an eye on where their kids are and what they are up to. It features WiFi connectivity support and GPS connection for real-time location tracking.
There is a microphone and speaker so that parents/guardians can talk to their kids even when they are away. Similarly, this functionality can also be used by children to call their friends if they also own the same watch. Other features include an SOS button for emergency calls and IPX7 rating for resistance against water splashes. Lenovo has set the Watch C price at CNY 399 (about $58) with an option to choose from Blue and Pink color variants. It will go on sale starting October 22nd but will be available via flash sales.