Archos Connecting Everything From Scales to Smartwatches, Devices to Debut at CES 2014

Archos is trying to connect everything possible in your home, and the company’s not shy about telling you how. Archos released a mammoth press release today, detailing their plans for total household connectivity utilizing a bevy of devices which will be showcased at CES 2014 in Las Vegas.

Not only is Archos releasing multiple smartwatches under £50 at CES, the company has a whole slew of connected objects for iOS and Android that easily talk to each other via Bluetooth. Archos will be offering devices for both the “connected home” and the “connected self.” Products include an activity tracker, blood pressure monitor, weather station and a scale.

On the self front, Archos will be offering a Connected Scale, Activity Tracker, Blood Pressure Monitor and a number of smartwatches. On the home front, Archos will offer a Weather Station, mini camera, motion ball, movement tag and weather tag. All devices will pair easily via Bluetooth, and can be accessed and controlled via an app which runs on iOS and Android devices.

If you aren’t a tablet owner but want to access the Archos devices via a 7 inch screen, the company is also offering a Smart Home Tablet, a 7 inch Android device which puts the connected home at your fingertips.

Look for Archos to unveil their products at CES in a few weeks! Press release follows below.

ARCHOS Unveils Complete Selection of Connected Objects during CES 2014

Industry’s most comprehensive ecosystem of connected devices for home and self on display at Central Hall Booth 9844

London, UK – December 30, 2013 – ARCHOS, a pioneer in Android™ devices, invites you to stay connected anywhere and everywhere with the industry’s most comprehensive selection of connected objects for home and self, including a weather station, home camera, activity tracker, blood pressure monitor, smartwatches and more.

Capitalising on the company’s extensive experience on mobile devices and Android, ARCHOS’ selection of well-designed connected objects offers an affordable solution aimed at enhancing connectivity at home and improving personal health and well-being.

ARCHOS connected objects are compatible with both Android and iOS platforms, provide real time information monitoring from anywhere and utilise Bluetooth Low Energy connectivity to ensure extended use without the need of recharging. Completely wireless and easy to pair, ARCHOS connected objects are miniaturised and styled to blend into your home environment.

“Mobile devices have become the center of our life and our demand for instant access to information creates the need for even more interconnectivity,” says Loic Poirier, CEO of ARCHOS. “ARCHOS’ new lineup of connected objects exemplifies the ability to share and access information and represents our vision of creating a universe where all devices complement and work together.”

ARCHOS Connected Home

Accessing the ecosystem from anywhere in the world and from any iOS or Android platform, users can retrieve data or command actions using the ARCHOS Smart Home App or the custom-designed Smart Home Tablet – a unique gateway that combines Android with multiple connected objects. ARCHOS’ proprietary app and 7” home gateway give users the ability to customise actions based on different scenarios or triggers such as turning on the light and recording video as soon as a motion
sensor is activated.

Archos approach to this new solution is based on key principles such as sleek design and small accessories (the cam is the size of a pin pong ball), use of Bluetooth Low Energy for long lasting battery life, easy set-up of each connected objects and easy pairing with the Home Gateway and user’s phones or tablets.

ARCHOS’ ecosystem of Connected Home Objects, including a mini cam, motion ball, movement tag, weather tag and smart plug, adhere to the tenet that innovative solutions should be easy to use, unobtrusive and efficient.

ARCHOS will also unveil a Weather Station during CES 2014. The ARCHOS Weather Station provides both indoor and outdoor information including CO2 levels, humidity, temperature, atmospheric pressure and environmental noise levels. Similar to the Smart Home App, a proprietary Weather Station app will showcase home and national weather information while recording, tracking and graphing all data for historic comparison and analysis.

ARCHOS Connected Self

The ARCHOS Connected Self App will serve as the backbone application for all connected self devices and will provide key metrics for quick health assessment, display graphs to track activity over time and enable up to 8 different users to set goals to increase motivation. ARCHOS’ selection of Connected Self products on display during CES 2014 include:

ARCHOS Connected Scale – this elegant scale recognises 4 difference users, measures body shape based on mass and height, tracks body fat mass to help users lose weight intelligently and is equipped with onboard memory to prevent data loss between synchronisations.

ARCHOS Activity Tracker – this stylish activity tracker monitors daily footsteps, calories burned and automatically displays time when synchronised with a smartphone. Recharges using USB connector and is equipped with a battery life of up to 7 days.

ARCHOS Blood Pressure Monitor – Easy and quick to use blood pressure monitor equipped with memory for over 40 different measurements also displays heart beat information. Comes with irregular heart beat detector and can filter data by time period (morning, day, night).

ARCHOS’ entire selection of connected objects will be on display during CES 2014 at Central Hall Booth 9844. ARCHOS will also be unveiling a selection of smartwatches starting at under £50. ARCHOS smartwatches embrace simplicity and function, feature a pebble-like design and will be compatible with both iOS and Android devices.

For more information about ARCHOS and its entire selection of Connected Devices, visit us during CES 2014 at Central Hall Booth 9844 or at


ARCHOS, a pioneer in the portable audio and video player market, and now specialising in Android Tablets and Smartphones, has repeatedly revolutionised the market for consumer electronics since 1988. Today, ARCHOS offers its own line of Android Tablets and Smartphones, as well as a full line of OEM devices. In 2000, ARCHOS launched the Jukebox 6000, the first MP3 player combined with a hard disk. In 2008, ARCHOS launched the first generation Internet Tablets, and then the first ever Android powered tablets in 2009. In 2013, ARCHOS launched its first generation of Smartphones with the ARCHOS Platinum series. ARCHOS has offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. ARCHOS is quoted on Compartment C of Eurolist, Euronext Paris, ISIN CodeFR0000182479. Website:

  • Ken Harms

    One other tech company offering an innovative smartwatch is Smart Devices, which introduced the world’s first tablet with a built in DLP projector – winning a prestigious 2013 CTIA E-Tech Award; and now its Smart Q Z-watch is gaining notice for its features and design and compares to the Pebble smartwatch but with features more on par with Samsung’s Galaxy watch at nearly half the price…

    The SmartQ Z-Watch($155) officially launched December 1st and offers a full color touch screen display with one of the highest resolutions currently available, and features a powerful 1Ghz processor, along with twice the battery power of most other models on the market; plus Bluetooth 4.0 with low energy use & WiFi connection…

    The SmartQ Z Watch works with Android smartphones to handle phone calls and sync and display messages, contacts, and schedule; plus features an MP3 Player & Voice Recorder, a walking/jogging pedometer and sleep analyzer, and world Weather forecast — a software update is expected January for the watch to work with Apple iOS devices as well…

    Tab l e t Sp r i nt — is one of the first resellers offering the SmartQ Z-Watch and also adds in premium earphones and an extra watch band strap as part of an introductory promotion.

  • I’m really interested to see this at CES. I like how it seems to be a combination of the Nike Fuel Band, Pebble watch and other smartphone applications altogether.

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