Back in October 2018, I received this lovely, black K88H smart-watch from GearBest. Immediately it looked like one of the better choices for a low-cost smart-watch and here we are, months later – I’ve not changed my view.
First of all, it looks lovely. Unlike many smart watches and bands, the battery lasts for days. Not only that but the touch-charging connection is magnetic, won’t easily dislodge and looks solid.
Follow-up 3 months + later - still not scratched, still working a treat - nice strap - here’s the GearBest link -
The watch has a solid metal feel to it, is not overly thick, has a nice smooth screen and brilliance is ok for outdoor use. But this isn’t just any old heart-rate monitoring watch, it can also dial out and receive calls using your mobile phone. A number of watch-faces are built-in too. The black leather strap has a quality feel to it.
You can easily download the FunDo Wear app for Android or IOS and this is used to pair the watch to your phone. Packaging was unremarkable but solid and the MTK2502-powered watch comes complete with reasonable-length charge lead which plugs into any USB supply.
How about sleep monitoring, “Siri” (not a lot of use to us Android users, the watch is able to talk to both Android and Apple phones), heart rate and sedentary monitoring, voice memo, stopwatch, motion control, calculator and (obviously) clock. The watch has a choice of 2 GUIs and 3 theme options.
The strap mounting is standard and hence if need be can be replaced.
I initially found Bluetooth connection to be finicky but that could well be my phone. My only gripe is one common to most of the cheaper watches – no real warning when the battery is about to die.
My Samsung Gear 2 gives me several hours warning and reduced brightness before giving up, but then the Gear2 does cost £200 – the K88H on the other hand, costs under £30
Overall, at the price, this continues, in February 2019, 3 months+ after first use, to feel like a winner.
I now have more watches than wrists – so if you want more info further down the line – ask Aidan (regular readers may know who I’m talking about).