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Archos Previews Several Devices To Be Launched At CES 2014

French consumer electronics company Archos made an announcement regarding its upcoming devices ahead of CES 2014 which starts next week. The company which is known to make affordable smartphones and tablets is ready to add more products to its lineup which will soon include smartwatches, fitness tracker, connected objects, weather station, and a pet tracker.

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The company didn’t give details on its smartwatch models however they said that it will have a pebble-like design and will work with Android and iOS devices. The Pebble is a successful Kickstarter funded project that has sold around 300,000 units to date making it the leader in the smartwatch market. Archos aims to take advantage of this by offering cheaper models that will cater to the various needs of consumers. Archos says that it will concentrate more on simplicity and design on its upcoming smartwatch models.

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The Archos Activity Tracker is a wristband that provides information such as calories burned and count the number of steps taken. This information is then sent to a smartphone.

What’s probably the company’s biggest product to be revealed at CES 2014 is the connected home health monitoring products. This is composed of a bunch of devices such as an activity tracker, scale, blood pressure monitor, weather station and tablet. There are still no details yet regarding these devices however the tablet will allow consumers to monitor their home from wherever they are. A consumer can use the tablet to turn on the lights, turn on the TV, or perform other functions.

The Archos Weather Station allows consumers to monitor the indoor and outdoor weather conditions of their home from wherever they are. Information such as temperature, CO2 levels, humidity, and more can all be viewed from a smartphone.

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The company also plans to release the Archos Smart Tracker. This is a small device that can be attached at the collar of your pets so that they can be located easily.

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More information on these products will be revealed at CES 2014.

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  1. This is the chief problem with Archos. If your not an early adopter your not their market. If you are an early adopter and you buy Archos your also Stuck with it cause Archos as a company is also very quick to retire support for their equipment. I have several media devices from Archos in our family, many are a year apart, and part of the reason they are that is cause before the year is up you cant find things for the devices you bought any longer. The last one I bought from them was the IMT 5 with the DVR base and all the accessories I could lay my hands on (because having waited on older versions of this I was unable to find things for them anymore and wanted all I could get for my device). 6 months later, its all discontinued AGAIN, and support for it is completely retired. All services built into it are gone and no longer offered. Even the built in webpages that are not able to be removed or changed no longer point to valid pages on their site. No firmware updates to fix these things, indeed getting any firmware at all even now is near impossible except through 3rd party support. I really like Archos, it does things far ahead of the curve of other companies. Like having a hand held DVR with a 500GB HD build in was UNHEARD OF, still is frankly. But Archos is just too quick to abandon those that buy their products, and move on to other things they find more interesting. That horrid customer support is the reason I cant find it in myself to ever trust them again. I’ll just wait a year or so for Apple to do it better, cheaper, and frankly for longer period of support… It really is a shame I cant praise Archos for their customer support being equivalent in importance to their technological leaps. BUt I just am unable to. Grand total of 4 Media devices from Archos in my family, all highly loved, all of them I have had to repair myself using 3rd party parts cause Archos was unable to help me in any way. Had I not been a Computer repair tech I doubt they would still be in use today. Thats a sad state of Archos fundamental company policy.

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