Today’s post got off to a good start with this colour sports watch with pulse, blood pressure and blood sugar level indication, but all of that is just icing on the cake – the watch is beautiful. I own a Gear S2 Classic and by comparison, many watches look pathetic and for a tiny fraction of the cost of the S2, my hopes were not high but I have to say the Goral S7 is lovely. The watch came from Banggood – details below..
Goral S7 0.96" IPS Color Screen Blood Pressure Smart Watch-- https://goo.gl/xStxH2
More Smart Wristbands -- https://goo.gl/sjjoFn
EU Warehouse -- https://goo.gl/kzCXCR
It took me a few minutes to grasp the operation with my Android phone (Doogee Mix 2 – Android 7.1.1) including pairing their App and NOT pairing the phone, but once grasped, I used the (kind of) English manual and quickly grasped that there is no up/down movement on the touch area of the screen which instead works on long and short touch of the area at the bottom of the screen.
Yes that IS leather (or something that looks like it) as against the usual plastic bands and yes the screen IS true (as against selective) colour. The unit has 3 different watch faces, a stop watch and the usual sports and sleep monitoring features, is slim, curved and by all accounts water-resistant. The App got bad ratings on the PlayStore which I originally figured was down to poor translation and confusion over long-press operations - but now that I've given the band some longer term testing I can see why.. the battery dies without warning, sometimes after just a day or two... it is the "without warning" that sadly kills off this band as a viable choice.
The watch LOOKS like glass, metal and leather though I suspect at the price all is not so simple.
A novel feature is “Find my phone” which plays a tune on the phone – incidentally apps are available for Android and IOS.
After some testing, the battery issue and the need to keep the App running on the phone to keep a Bluetooth connection are enough to put me off. Google gave the app 2.5 - which is very low.