Alibaba announced its YunOS for wearables and at the event, revealed the new InWatch Run, which will be one of the first smartwatches to feature this new OS. The smartwatch with a round face will be targeted at sports enthusiasts, especially those who like to run marathons. The watch is equipped with enough sensors like geomagnetic sensor, heart rate sensor, altimeter and barometer to provide accurate information to the user.
The InWatch Run can record calories burnt, speed, and distance traveled during your run. The new OS helps the device to upload real-time data (in around 30 seconds). It even supports GPS real time positioning, so that you can import maps and routes directly on to the smartwatch.
The company is marketing its heart rate sensor as one of its highlights. It features a high precision heart rate monitor with low error rate to make sure that the user is always aware of his heart rate. There are three different modes, Casual Running mode, coach mode and game mode which you can choose depending upon the situation.
Looks wise, the InWatch Run comes in a sporty appearance. There will be a number of colors available, including black, white, red and blue. While all variants come with the basic design, the color you choose will be highlighted on the circumference of the watch face and the insides of the silicone strap.
As for the specs, the InWatch Run comes with a 400 x 400 resolution 1.4-inch AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass protection. Under the hood, there will be a MT6627 quad-core chip with 512MB RAM and 4GB of storage. The watch supports 3G networks as well and comes with a 240mAh lithium polymer battery. The company claims that this battery is enough for over 100 hours of standby time. In the run mode, you can expect the watch to last for up to 48 hours while in the game mode, it can run for up to 10 hours.
The InWatch Run will be available for purchase after October 18 for a price tag of 1599 Yuan ($251). This puts the device in direct competition with other smartwatches like