Smartwatches are the most popular and well-known devices among the host of smart wearables available today. Receiving notifications and acting on them without having to touch your smartphone is a great time-saving convenience. The big players in the smartphone market want to cash in on this wave and have their own versions of smart watches. But smart watches have one caveat they need to be connected to a smartphone in order to be smart.
Without smartphones, they have no direct connectivity of their own. There are a few exceptions to these limitations though. The GLE GT08 Smartwatch is one such device which can take in a SIM card and have its own independent connectivity. This smart watch Price Rs. 1,399/- in online stores and it is brimming with utilities
· 1.54 inch TFT display (240 X 240 pixels); touch-screen.
· Dimensions of 40 x 48 x 12 mm (W x H x D) weighing 53 gms.
· Rechargeable Li-ion battery, unspecified capacity.
· Single SIM, Nano SIM.
· Rectangular Dial, Rubber Straps.
· 5 hours talk-time, 180 hours stand-by.
· Other Features:
§ Make and Receive Calls
§ Check Call Logs
§ Read Messages
§ Remote Selfies
§ Fitness Tracker
§ Sleep Monitor
§ Sedentary Reminder
§ Video Recorder
§ Sound Recorder
§ Music Player
§ Image Viewer
ü Receives calls and messages; can function as a phone independently.
ü Runs on Android Wear.
ü Storage expansion slot up to 32 GB.
ü Can record videos.
ü Health tracking features.
û No water resistance.
INSIDE THE BOX:
· GLE GT08 Smart Watch
· Charging Cable
The GLE GT08 Smartwatch sports a rectangular dial and adjustable black rubber straps. It is available in two matte finishes, silver and black. All-in-all it looks like any smart watch available today.
It has two buttons a crown-like button on the right side and a pill-shaped button on the left. The camera is integrated to the bezel, at the top of the display. The loudspeaker is situated on the side of the watch below the pill shaped button along with the integrated microphone.
The display on the GLE GT08 Smartwatch has is a 1.54-inch square sporting a resolution of 240 x 240 pixels. The relatively high resolution on a small display makes the display appear sharp and crisp. Colour reproduction on the display is quite good. The display is bright enough to be easily visible outdoors.
The bezels on the GLE GT08 Smartwatch are thick for a reason. The camera for video recording and video calling is located in the bezel at the top of the display. This is a natural position for making video calls. Though the resolution of the camera is unknown, it does its designated job perfectly.
This is a watch that can make and receive phone calls and video calls once the appropriate SIM card is inserted. This is in addition to the health tracking features that are baked into the watch.
This attributes a great value to the watch as a constant companion. On most days, the watch needs to be recharged once in the evening in order to make it through to the end of the day.
The GLE GT08 is a smartwatch with the basic functionality of a phone. It is full of useful features and at its price point, it is a smart buy. While it may not as powerful as a phone, it certainly carries enough features to more than justify its price tag. And for that, it is excellent value for money.
· Performance: 4 Stars.
Value for Money: 4 Stars.