Last year I wrote about a smartwatch that Aldi was bringing to its stores. At the time, I noted that smartwatches were pretty common. I also noted the big brands like Fitbit and Apple Watch usually have the biggest price tags. That, in turn, has created a large market for generic watches, with varying degrees of quality.
Aldi has sold a few generic fitness trackers and smartwatches over the years. A few years back, Aldi sold some under the Aldi private label Crane brand and later the non-Aldi iTECH brand. More recently, Aldi has been selling smartwatches under the iTOUCH brand.
What We Know:
The iTOUCH Smart Watch (Product Code: 704277) is an Aldi Find, meaning it’s only in stores for a limited time. (And Aldi won’t ship it to you after it sells out at your local store.) At the time of this post, the watch costs $49.99. That’s the same price Aldi sold an iTOUCH smartwatch for in 2020.
iTOUCH is not an Aldi brand. It also isn’t connected in any way to Apple, although the name makes it sound like that. Instead, it’s the the brand name for iTOUCH Wearables, a company that sells fitness trackers and smartwatches.
The Aldi online product listing doesn’t say what iTOUCH model it is, but based on the pictures this appears to be the iTOUCH Sport 3. iTOUCH products are sold at other retailers, and I saw the iTOUCH Sport 3 over at Target and Amazon. Reviews vary from 4.7 out of 5 stars (141 reviews) on Target to 3.6 out of 5 stars (70 ratings) on Amazon.
The Aldi watch is currently $10 less than the prices at Amazon and Target.
Here’s more information on the watch:
- Includes heart rate monitor
- Sport smartwatch
- Android and iOS compatable
- Essential features include (but not limited to): 24-hour heart rate, notifications, weather, camera remote, and music remote
- Comes with sports and workout modes
- Color options include White Band with Silver Watch Face, Gray Band with Rose Gold Watch Face, Black Band with Black Watch Face, or Pink Band with Rose Gold Watch Face
The watch is designed to pair with a smartphone, and there are apps for the watch on both Google Play and the Apple App Store. Because the app is a key part of getting the most out these watches, the app rating is important. Right now the Google Play app has 4 out of 5 stars across 13,900+ reviews while the Apple app has 2.3 stars across 230+ reviews. Most people seem to like the Android app better than the iOS one.
What We Don’t Know:
We haven’t tested this watch, so we can’t speak to how it operates, although the reviews of similar or identical iTOUCH watches on other sites look decent. Our goal with open thread posts such as this is to offer a space for readers to share about their experiences with a product. We also don’t know what warranty the Aldi watch has, although it has historically had a one-year warranty, both at Aldi and with other retailers.
Have any experience with this smart watch? Let us know in the comments!