Another bonkers Chinese smartwatch appears but this one has beastly specs

The Doogee Keeper leaves no spec out - but is it too much for one watch?

The specs of a potentially incredible Chinese smartwatch have come to light.

Doogee is a small Chinese smartphone manufacturer, which is set to release the Doogee Keeper this August, according to Android Headlines.

Let's dive straight into the somewhat optimistic specsā€¦

Inside the IP68-rated aluminium casing it has reportedly stuffed 3G, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, a 5MP camera, a mic and speaker, micro SIM and SD card slots, 512mb of RAM, 4GB internal storage (expandable to 32GB), a heart rate monitor, pedometer, barometer, altimeter and GPS. Phew.

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This will all be powered by a 600mAh battery which will apparently give an impressive battery life of 5-7 days. The specs of the touchscreen display haven't surfaced yet, but with such good stamina, we can only assume Doogee plans to use similar tech to the monochrome Memory LCD on the Asus VivoWatch.

The software is also unknown, but it could have an adapted version of Android. Getting the OS right on a smartwatch is a tricky task, even for the big players in the market, so it'll be interesting to see how Doogee chooses software that makes the most of its many, many components.

Two large physical buttons sit on the right, power and home, with the camera snuggled between - the design conjures images of cheap spy watches found in the depths of the web but might appeal to early adopters who want function above form.

As with many rumours that surface from China, the Doogee Keeper and its specifications should be taken with a pinch of salt. If this smartwatch can make the most of all these specs at a reasonable price, Doogee may be on to a winner, but we'll have to wait till the August launch to find out.

But, let's face it, we'll never see it in the western world.

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