Yingqu Technology rolled out a smartwatch inWatch One with a price tag of 1,788 yuan ($292). The gadget is opened for preorder from Aug 8.

The Android 4.2-powered inWatch One is made of metal materials, with a 1.54-inch touch screen, dual-core processor, 2MP camera and battery capacity of 48 hours. The users can make phone calls, send texts or take photos with the gadget.

In addition to a few apps currently available in the smatwartch, such as Weibo and WeChat, inWatch also launched an independent app store to attract developers.

Yingqu Technology released plans for future products, including a smart bracelet inWatch BT and entry-level inWatch customized for senior citizens.

Chinese technology companies have released a couple of homegrown smartwatches. Shanda rolled out Geak Watch at 1999 yuan and Tomoon Technology, another entrepreneurial company, is posed to release T-Watch.

Emma Lee

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