Today at its event in New Delhi, Intex has added two new smartwatches in its wearable portfolio. The Indian consumer goods maker had partnered with MediaTek to provide the System-on-Chip (SoC) for the new wearable tech. The new smartwatches include Intex iRist Junior and iRist Pro with MediaTek chipsets.
The new iRist Junior is the first IOT based wearable from any Indian brand, and it is powered by MT6261. It includes child tracking functionality via GPS, a 0.96 inch TFT display with a weight of around 48.5 grams. The iRist Pro is powered by the MT2502 SoC and comes with much needed features like water resistance, Bluetooth 4.0 and Android compatibility.
Coming to the other major announcement, the MediaTek MT2502 (Aster) is said to be world’s smallest commercial SoC for any wearable. It also works with MediaTek’s energy efficient Wi-Fi and GNSSa companion chipsets. It runs at a frequency of 2
60MHz and can drop down to 26MHz for better battery performance.
On the other hand, the MT2601 SoC is based on Google’s Android Wear software. It includes a 1.2 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A7, ARM Mali-400 MP GPU and supports qHD resolution display.
Price: The Intex iRist Junior has been priced at Rs. 3,999 while the iRist Pro’s pricing will be revealed closer to its release date.
Sanjay Kumar Kalirona, Head, Mobile Business stated, “MediaTek is an important partner for us and together our endeavor is to bring the best products to the consumers. We have strengthened our portfolio of wearable devices with the launch of these new watches, which will help us in addressing the growing demand for this segment.”