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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
I freakin' love it , except for the charger.
By Leroy Scandal
Please Imacwear, I beg you to use a standard micro usb charger.
That is literally my only complaint.
The battery life is about a day and half, and that's with me playing
music on it for hours with bluetooth headphones.
I had a gear s2 3g and it would last about 8 hours under the same use.
There are a dozen other smartwatches collecting dusk on my shelf now,
I wear this one constantly.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
Lots of potential, too many deal-breakers
I was really hoping that this smartwatch was the perfect combination of capabilities and form factor. Instead, I found a few flaws that eventually led me to return it to Amazon - thanks for taking it back!
Here are the pros and cons:
1. The unit had a lot of memory and even had room for an SD card. I could put all my music on it with room to spare.
2. It seemed to work with all the Android apps I put on it - Pandora, CleanUI, Button remapper, Search Settings, etc. These definitely made it more usable than it came out of the box.
3. It worked with Wifi and Bluetooth - I used wifi to load apps and could use BT headphones to listen to music.
4. The screen was relatively clear given its tiny size.
5. It was easy to install the sim card - only the SD card required the removal of the back with eyeglass screwdriver (not provided).
1. Battery charging and life. This was a deal-breaker. I would leave it to charge overnight and then the unit was "off" in the morning. The odd nature of the charging block also made it unclear whether the unit was actually charging. (And you can't get any more of them if you want to charge in the car or at work - you've got to drag it with you everywhere!). Pressing the "on" button might not have any effect OR it might turn it on - you never knew which. The battery level seemed to fluctuate - it was only reliable at the extremes, but even then it wasn't a very reliable indicator of actual life left from the charge. Leaving wifi or bt on was a curse; the unit wouldn't last very long at all.
2. The leather band. I wanted to use this partly as a pedometer while walking or jogging. My wrist isn't very large despite being a male - and it was nearly impossible to reach the holes in the strap to sufficiently tighten it. It tended to slosh all around due in part to the very stiff nature of the band. This lead to the next problem.
3. The weight. This thing weighs 85 grams. Lighter ones weight around 60-70 grams. While that might seem like a lot, it is if your arm is moving while exercising (and the band doesn't fit well).
4. Watchfaces are few and can't be upgraded.
5. Touchscreen was not easy to work. I found it almost impossible to swipe left from the watchface; rather, it was easier to go up and then swipe left. A troublesome inconvenience.
6. There was no way to wake up the watch just by turning your wrist towards your face - this wasn't present as an option.
7. Another dealbreaker - I couldn't reliably get ATT service in Annapolis where I live. This unit has ATT's 1900 wcdma band, and it worked here and there. It didn't work at home though and generally the service was hit and miss. Imagine if you were in a conversation and got interrupted every few blocks. Remember that the GSM 2G bands are all disappearing from the world ATT by January, so having effective 3G coverage is essential. Unfortunately, very few Chinese smartwatch makers are including both the 850 and 1900 bands - usually it's one or the other plus 2100 (which is great for Europe!). Obviously, someone in China would be making a LOT of money just by adding US bands to their phones, especially if they are being sold as "unlocked" and marketed in the US through Amazon.
Thus, my suggestion is that if all of the items above don't worry you, take a chance. But my advice is to make sure about your core needs and how well the shortcomings associated with this watch will come to haunt you...
0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. See all 3 customer reviews...
No sensor.. After 2 weeks, the watch ...
After 2 weeks, the watch is completely dead !!