Jaima Intercontinental Pvt. Ltd, who is solely responsible for distributing OTTO phones in Nepal has gone on to reveal its OTTO Chekr feature phone at a dedicated event held in Kathmandu. Despite carrying a ‘feature phone’ tag, the phone will definitely come in handy, especially for those health-conscious users.
The OTTO Chekr is first of its kind to measure the human body’s glucose level or blood sugar level. Although the phone itself won’t measure it, there’s a separate glucose meter kit[which needs to be connected to the phone] manufactured by Bioland Technology Ltd. The kit is certified by the US FDA(United States of America – Food and Drug Association) and comes with a lancing device, lancets, glucose test strips, and user manual with a user guide.
The phone is not limited to this thing only, rather it also boasts an inbuilt pedometer to help you evaluate the distance traveled on foot by recording the number of your footsteps. Albeit the fact that there isn’t any ‘fancy’ RAM or chipset on this phone(it does run on 32MB RAM, though), it’s capable of running Facebook, in fact, there’s a pre-loaded Facebook application. Aside from that, OTTO has also implemented the K-power amplifier to boost the all-around audio listening experience, whilst the battery is 1500mAh.
The OTTO Chekr will go on sale through Daraz Kaymu on the 13th of July for a mere price tag of Rs. 3496. It’ll come with 5 glucose test strips out of the box, whereas remaining strips can be purchased through Kaymu( Rs. 1000 for 50 strips).
Should you buy it?
No matter how much we discuss the bells and whistles of the phone, the fact is that it all boils down to one question, ‘Should you buy it?’. Honestly, the answers to this question depend on you. If you’re really conscious about your health and want to track your body’s glucose or sugar level through a fancy connectivity device then the phone is definitely for you.
On top of that, the phone could act as your secondary device, if in case your smartphone’s battery dies. At last, the choice is yours, but I’m sure it won’t take you as long as to decide whether you should get your hands on the phone or not, especially at this price range — I would purchase the phone at least for its novelty.