If you’re desperate for a smartwatch, but are put off by the price tag then you may want to check out the Kogan Trakdot smart watch.
We’ve officially entered the new phase of technology, the wearable phase. And though you’ve no doubt heard of the Apple Watch, there are lots of smart watches that will have slipped through your radar. One of these is the Kogan Trakdot, a handy little gadget at a tidy little price.
What does it do?
The Kogan Trakdot is designed as an extension to your smartphone. It aims to stop you reaching into your pocket or bag every time you get a notification or want to change what you’re listening to. You can control your calls, texts, music player and camera, all without touching your iPhone.
What smartphones does it connect to?
At the moment, the Kogan Trakdot will connect to:
- iPhone 4S/5/5S/5C/6/6 Plus (iOS 6.0 or above)
- Samsung Galaxy S3/S4/Note 2/Note 3/Note 4/S6/S6 Edge/Mega (Android 4.1.2 or above)
What can I do with it?
The Trakdot has a number of really useful features, including:
- Displaying incoming call number/caller ID
- Reject call
- Display call history
- Vibrating alert for incoming call
- New SMS notification
- New SMS view
- Music control
- Camera control
- Alert when phone is left behind
- Weather forecast
- Display current temperature
- Phone calendar event reminder
How big is it?
|Screen Dimensions||5 cm x 3.5 cm (1cm thick)|
|Total length||24 cm|
What’s the battery life like?
The Kogan Trakdot has a 120mAh Li-ion battery, which promises up to 10 days of battery life, based on standard usage.
For it’s competitive price point ($78.00 AUD) the Kogan Trakdot delivers a lot of function. It would suit someone who is a light technology user interested in having a notification centre on their wrist, rather than someone looking for a more complete package.
There have been some complaints about durability and overall usability, so it is worth checking consumer reviews before you buy. But if you’re looking for a simple smart watch for a low price, this is as good as any.