No.1 G5 Smartwatch with sleek look, fast MT2502 processor, and a low price tag
The one thing that can make you stand out in a crowd is a good quality watch and if that watch is a smartwatch, you are sure to be a head turner. However, the smartwatches available from the majority of big companies like Samsung, Apple etc. are very expensive and out of the reach of normal smartphone users. Enter the all new No.1 G5 smartwatch manufactured by No. 1, a popular smartwatch company.
The No. 1 G5 smartwatch is sleek yet powerful. It is packed with tech features so that you can get the best out of it with your iPhone as well as Android smartphone. Let’s take a peek at how the No.1 G5 fares.
Build, Design & Display
The No.1 G5 is made up of stainless steel, which is suitable for both sports and casual wear. Which means that you can wear it at parties or while running and doing exercise. Other components include TPU plastic material and Sapphire crystal for its scratch resistant screen. However, the watch is not water resistant. The watch case is made out of 316L stainless steel that is resistant to any rough usage. The band is made of a soft rubber-like material, while the clasp is a thin metal. The sapphire screen above the metal body that is ‘anti-reflective’ and ‘abrasion-resistant’ is surrounded by a plastic, non-rotatable bezel, which has tiny markings as well as cardinal directions (e.g. N/S & E/W) on it.
The No.1 G5 has a round dial with a 1.2” OLED display that comes with a 240×240 resolution and MediaTek MTK2502 CPU processor. It measures 27.5 cm x 4.5 cm x 1.2 cm and weighs 49 grams. The reduced size of the watch makes it light weight and it fits smoothly into your wrist. It also has an automatic light up intelligent power-saving gravity sensing system automatic identification and light up. No.1 G5 is available in three different colors – Gold, Silver, and Black.
The No.1 G5 packs a large non-removable 380mAh battery, which represents a good 50% increase in battery size over “flagship smartwatches” like the Apple Watch, and the Samsung Gear S2, sneaking much closer to the likes of the Moto 360 and LG G Watch Urbane. As a result of the battery size, No.1 G5 lasts a full day with heavy use.
The screen turns on by pressing the middle button, which displays the watch face of your choice. You can choose an analog, digital, worldwatch or a retro look as your watch face. To navigate, you use gestures and taps to interact with the touchscreen.
A swipe from left to right will change screens and take you through all the apps preinstalled on the tiny 64MB ROM, while a swipe in the opposite direction will move backward one context menu. Then, of course, you tap to interact with various options and elements on-screen. No.1 G5 uses an App called Fundo to connect the smartwatch to your Android smartphone or iPhone, which then syncs health information and notifications to the device.
Speaking of health, the smartwatch tracks steps taken quite accurately and estimates the number of calories burnt. It can also track your sleeping habits as well as heart rate and compiles these all into a nice graph on the Fundo app. It has a heart rate monitor, a pedometer function, and sedentary function that reminds users every time they have been on a prolonged activity.
The other major function of this app is notification control. You can control exactly which Apps can display notifications on the watch, and it performs admirably.
Connectivity and Support
The No.1 G5 supports both the iOS and Android operating systems and can be synced to a smartphone via Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity. It also supports remote camera mode, remote calls, and remote music playback. Languages such as Chinese, English, French, Russian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Turkish are also supported.
There are three physical buttons on the right side of the watch face, which are of decent quality. On the left side is a thin micro-USB port for charging the watch. It comes bundled with a USB cable but not an adapter. You can charge it by plugging it into a computer or using an existing micro USB adapter with the cord provided by the company.
The No.1 G5 smartwatch is a decent, reliable watch that is smart. Since this is a smartwatch first, it is important to remember that the device does not constantly track your stats and activity. You have to open the related app and start a tracker. If you forget to start them, nothing gets recorded. However, given the expensive smartwatch brands available, the No.1 G5 smartwatch stands as a very competent smartwatch on its own in comparison to other smartwatches available in the market.
You can buy the No.1 G5 smartwatch from Banggood here for $30.99.
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The author Kavita Iyer
An individual, optimist, homemaker, foodie, a die hard cricket fan and most importantly one who believes in Being Human