NO.1 is one of the leading Chinese manufacturers of the smartwatch, in its catalog has a wide range of models to meet the needs and tastes of all users. NO.1 G8 is one of the latest products that has launched to the market and is characterized mainly by the inclusion of a slot to place a nano-SIM card, this way we can make calls independently without the need to carry the smartphone.
Technical Specifications: NO.1 G8
|Heart Rate Monitor
|1.3 inch IPS touch screen with 240 x 240 pixels
|32 MB (not expandable)
|300 mAh / up to 120 hours running time
|Bluetooth 4.0 2G GSM (850/900/1800/1900)
|Android 4.3 / iOS 7.0 or later
|(Clock, fitness tracker, smartphone), wake-up gesture, push messages
|Stainless steel (case), silicone (bracelet)
|53 x 45 x 13.5 mm
|1x NO.1 G8, 1x user manual, 1x charging cable
Unboxing and Design
The NO.1 G8 smartwatch comes in a cardboard box with a very small size and a very simple design that is based on white. The design is so simple that we do not even see an image of the product since the only thing we see is the logo of the brand and a few small icons of colors. At the back is a sticker that tells us the model of the product and little else.
We open the box and then we see the smartwatch very well accommodated by a piece of foam, this has the function of preventing it from moving during transport to be carried to its final destination in perfect condition. We removed the watch and found a USB charging cable and a light green spare strap that we can put in a very simple way if we tire of excess white.
The NO.1 G8 smartwatch is based on a rather traditional design but has a touch of modernity that will appeal to young audiences. Its body is spherical not to distance itself from the traditional clock designs because by many smartwatches it is still a wristwatch and personally believes that this design is a success. It is built with a steel and plastic body that combines the color of metal with black, to the body is attached a white silicone strap although we can change it to the green that is attached to the bundle in a very simple, especially If we have a bit of skill.
The device mounts a 1.3-inch TFT LCD screen with a resolution of 240 x 240 pixels that sits on the line of other similar devices. On the left side of the watch body, two physical buttons are located to operate the smart watch. If we focus on the interior hides a hardware led by the processor MediaTek MTK2502 and that is accompanied by a battery of 300 mAh that promises an autonomy of 72 hours.
The size of the watch is 4.2 cm x 4.2 cm x 1.2 cm with a weight of 62 grams and a belt length of 23 cm. On the right side, we see the micro-USB charging port and microphone. We look at the bottom of the watch and appreciate the sensor for the cardiac pulse and the slot to place a nano-SIM card, the latter is something that differentiates this smartwatch and gives a great added value by being able to make calls independently Without the need to have the smartphone next.
NO.1 G8 offers us three sphere designs so we can have it the way we like it:
As with other smartwatches and fitness trackers, the standards are also included in the G8. Including a step counter, a sleep timer, a pulse meter, an alarm, an alarm when sitting too long, a memory of drinking and push messages. The latter are also easily transferred to WhatsApp on you watch. Surprisingly, however, there is no calorie and odometer. As usual, the vibration is relatively weak.
New and interesting are the three modes, which can be set at the Smartwatch. These call themselves watch fashion , bracelet fashion and phone fashion. Here is a brief explanation of what is hidden behind this:
- Watch Mode: very energy-saving, only shows the time
- Bracelet Mode: Provides the “Fitness Tracker Features”
- Phone Mode: requires inserted nano SIM card, offers in addition to all functions the possibility to call directly on the clock