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You've never seen a smartwatch like the Cross Country (pictures)

It's massive, it's thick, and it does almost everything your Android phone does.

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Jessica Dolcourt

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Hulktastic

The Cross Country smartwatch isn't for the faint of heart. It's big --really big. But it's the hardware and software combo that make this an interesting experiment in wearable tech.

For instance, it runs the full Android OS, Google Play Store included.

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Buttons a'plenty

The top button sleeps and wakes the screen; the bottom takes you back a level, and that aperture in the middle? That's your camera, which also records video and lets you edit both.

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SIM and storage

Not too many smartwatches have their own SIM card and microSD storage slots, but this one does.

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Camera in action

Using the camera to take photos is awkward, and the image quality is pretty poor, but it's a fun spy move for a minute.

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Lego?

Most of the watch's hardware components are made by Lego, which is likely separate from the toy company. Cross Country provides the metaphorical glue that holds the software and hardware together.

Catch our hands-on video and even more Cross Country pros and cons here.

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