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    Default Chinese Smart Watches

    I was thinking of getting a Chinese Smart Watch running Android 5.1 the ones that cost around 90 with 512mb/1gb rom & 8gb/16gb ram

    Does anyone on here use one if so whats the battery life like?

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    I've reviewed quite a few of these watches. They seem to fall into two categories.
    You have the ones that look like Apple watch replicas. They are 100% Android compliant
    The others just look like a normal digital watch - Again completely Android compliant.

    If I'd any criticism, it's that some of them do too much They'll stream music, find your phone, take pictures, facebook/whatsapp/twitter, dial a number - the list is endless.
    Generally, they have a very nice swipe based interface and excellent battery life, think 3-4 days without a charge. However, the apps that come with them are very resource hungry. I tended to switch the app off on my phone when I wasn't using it, as to reconnect was just a matter of switching the app back on.

    Some will even take a separate sim card.

    Well worth a peruse on Amazon bud. There's literally hundreds on there, with all manner of features/shapes and applications.

    Just be mindful, that generally, the instructions are limited to what I've coined as "Chinenglish". Most of it is fairly intuitive, but they can at times be a bit frustrating.

    Best of luck

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    Default Re: Chinese Smart Watches

    Quote Originally Posted by I Black Belt View Post
    I've reviewed quite a few of these watches. They seem to fall into two categories.
    You have the ones that look like Apple watch replicas. They are 100% Android compliant
    The others just look like a normal digital watch - Again completely Android compliant.

    If I'd any criticism, it's that some of them do too much They'll stream music, find your phone, take pictures, facebook/whatsapp/twitter, dial a number - the list is endless.
    Generally, they have a very nice swipe based interface and excellent battery life, think 3-4 days without a charge. However, the apps that come with them are very resource hungry. I tended to switch the app off on my phone when I wasn't using it, as to reconnect was just a matter of switching the app back on.

    Some will even take a separate sim card.

    Well worth a peruse on Amazon bud. There's literally hundreds on there, with all manner of features/shapes and applications.

    Just be mindful, that generally, the instructions are limited to what I've coined as "Chinenglish". Most of it is fairly intuitive, but they can at times be a bit frustrating.

    Best of luck
    It's the full Android 5.1 watches I have been looking at and some ppl are getting 4hrs on a full charge with all of the functions turn on so using it like a phone and can stretch it to a day by turning GPRS,GPS,WiFi off so it's basicly a digital watch with changeable faces but your saying 3-4 days with everything turned on are we talking about the same thing!

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    Default Re: Chinese Smart Watches

    I would be careful what you download from the Google Play Store, at the moment there is over 400 appz which are infected with malware. The malware itself is collecting people's card data, mind you, you should not be banking online via WiFi anyway, unless you have encrypted your data.

    Back in January this year, there was 34 imported mobile phone models from China, all of which were preloaded with malware.

    When it comes to Security these days, it is best to ask.
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    Hmmm. Maybe not then. I've not had one with WiFi, but certainly i've had several with the general features, - facebook etc and yes, the batteries lasted 3+ days before a recharge, but as I said, I disconnected it overnight as it was a big drain on my phone.

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    This is the sort of thing that i'm talking about [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

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