Alcatel One Touch has also joined the bandwagon of wearable gadgets. The company had announced the BoomBand earlier this year.
It was launched in India along with the Alcatel One Touch Idol X+. Although it comes bundled with the Idol X+ in the box at the moment, Alcatel One Touch plans to sell it as an independent accessory sometime soon. Here's my experience with the BoomBand.
The BoomBand looks very similar to the Sony SmartBand. The only difference being that the Boom-Band doesn't have any hardware key to turn off the power. However, it has notifications for incoming calls and other features. The Band has to be paired with the BookBand Life app that was pre-installed on the Idol X+.
After launching the app one has to key in one's body measurements and it is ready to use. The homescreen shows today's stats - how much one has walked.
One can check between sports data and sleep data. The sports data shows the number of steps, calories and kilometres. The sleep data is divided into awake time, turn over and sleep time. The band also has vibration reminders for alarms, anti-loss alerts and call reminders.
For call reminders, it can notify either all incoming calls or selected contacts. When the band is not within the range of the phone, it will vibrate and blink. One can also choose to turn the phone to silent mode when the band is in sleep mode. To charge, one removes the sensor from the band and inserts it into the accompanying jacket to plug it to charge. The app also shows the charging status of the band
Verdict:Coming free as an accessory with Idol X+ smartphone, it smartly tracks the sleep and workout sessions.