Oukitel has made its share of tough and durable smartphones such as the Oukitel K4000, K6000, and K10,000. These smartphones are so tough that you can even use them to hammer nails into a large block of wood. Well, we're not sure if the Oukitel A58, Oukitel's new smartwatch up for pre-order, has the same durability -- but we could see it being possible.
Oukitel's A58 smartwatch features a 1.61-inch display with sapphire crystal (which makes this smartwatch face wider than even the Moto 360), a built-in speaker, heart rate sensor, Bluetooth 4.0, MediaTek's MT2502 processor, 128MB of RAM, 64MB of storage, is waterproof (we don't know whether this means strongly water-resistant or just the usual IP67 or IP68 water and dust resistant), made of metal, has a leather wristband, and houses a 280mAh battery. The largest disappointment to a number of smartwatch users about the Oukitel A58 is that, despite its $39.99 price tag (that's right! This watch only costs $40), the Oukitel A58 doesn't run Android Wear but is compatible with Android 4.4 KitKat or higher and iOS 7 or higher. The smartwatch also has lots of software functionality, letting you change music, weather, calendar, and alarm settings.
The Oukitel A58 is one of the cheapest (if not the cheapest) smartwatch we've seen yet, but the lack of Android Wear compatibility may prove to be a sore spot with some. On the other hand, if you want a cross-platform smartwatch, don't care for Android Wear, and aren't loyal to just one smartwatch platform (WatchOS for Apple Watch or Android Wear for Android smartwatches), then you can live with the Oukitel A58.
Does this smartwatch's price motivate you to buy it? Like what you see? Would this be perfect if it ran Android Wear? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.