India’s First Smartwatch Blink Launched at Rs 12,999, runs on in-house Marvin OS (Based on Android 5.1)
Where manufacturers are focussed in bringing smartphone making facilities to India, there is a company who are interested to put India on the map of smart wearables. Witworks is a company that has today announced India’s First Smartwatch called Blink with an in-house Marvin OS that is said to be based on Android 5.1 OS. There would be three variants, additionally the company would be offering 10% discount as introductory offer for today & tomorrow.
With Blink Smartwatch, a team of engineers, designers, and creators from top colleges have together made a product worth owning. The company which is known in the industry as a new-age consumer technology firm has been pivoted from a collaborative invention platform to a smart connected devices creator.
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The Watch has been launched at an ongoing event in Bangalore called TechSparks. Where the CEO & his team has demoed the product on stage. Somnath Meher along with fellow alums, Ankit DP and Chandshekahar Iyer from IIT-Kharagpur founded Witworks. Among other portfolio, the company has a headphone cord detangling device named Rewind.
After receiving seed funding, this Bangalore-Based consumer tech company decided to work on a smartwatch worth wearing. That’s when the concepts of Blink watch came into team’s mind. Blink had been under development since November last year. Talking about the design of the watch, it sports a circular dial and has black color. At first glance it is unassuming. There is a button on the side when hit showcases the analog face.
Talking about the design of the watch, it sports a circular dial and has black color. At first glance it is unassuming. There is a button on the side when hit will showcase the analog watch face. The company is calling it a celestial design as it is inspired by celestial bodies and their motion through space and time.
It is said to be just 2mm thick and packs a Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It has an 18mm cut premium strap and 43mm fluidic case design. Regarding the processor, it has a 1.2 GHz combined with a 1GB of RAM. The AMOLED display is of 1.39-inch and has a 400 x 400 pixel resolution. There are nine-axis motion sensors with advanced tracking algorithms on the watch. It is powered by a 320 mAh capacity battery that claims to give two day’s battery life.
The Blink would be available in three models, Classic, Sports, and Steel. The name is clearly inspired by Apple, but the pricing isn’t. As the Classic Black starts at Rs 12,499 while Silver color would cost you Rs 13,999. The Sports Silver is priced at Rs 12,999 while Sports Black at Rs 13,999. There are two color options for Steel, one is Black, while other is Silver, they are priced at Rs 15,999 and Rs 15,499 respectively.