Welcome readers of Xiaomi Today. Here is a new un-boxing review of GV18 Aplus SmartWatch. Like the name itself, GV18 is a smart portable gadget that can make or receive calls, notifications, click pictures, and do many other things. Don’t you think wearing one of these will make you smart for real? 🙂
Unboxing the GV18 Aplus SmartWatch
Am too excited to write a detailed review, I won’t even leave the box explained. The box in which GV18 Aplus SmartWatch comes is made of sturdy cardboard. Over it is a printed logo of the brand and SmartWatch’s picture.
As far as the printed sticker is concerned, it is written in Chinese letters. It tells the customer about the specs of GV18 Aplus SmartWatch.
When we open the box, we’ll find a white sponge placed on the board that protects the contents inside the box.
GV18 Aplus SmartWatch Package Contents
- GV18 Aplus SmartWatch.
- Non-European network adapter.
- USB charger.
- User Guide (Chinese and English)
- Removable battery.
- Stickers with IMEI number.
Most of what a user sees is SmartWatch’s screen. It is a HD TFT LCD screen of 1.5 inches with a resolution of 240 x 240 pixels, not bad for a gadget of its size.
On its back, the word Soyes is written. At the lower we see seas of RoHS and quality CE. If we unscrew the lower part, we see an uncovered battery of SmartWatch.
Battery is a removable lithium polymer battery of 450mAh. Over this there is a printed series of warnings, such as keeping the temperature below 60 degrees.
When we remove the battery, we see the glance of printed circuit board. The micro SIM makes the SmartWatch work as a standalone device without needing the help of Smartphone. It also has a microSD slot for inserting a memory card. It is expandable up to 32GB.
On the top of GV18 SmartWatch there is a microphone and camera of 1.3MP. It is not a powerful one yet, for now the tiny device can offer such resolution. At the bottom speaker is placed.
If you take a look on the sides, there is a physical button on the left and a USB port with a rubber cap covering next to it. The right side is left empty.
The watch uses standard rubber belt and it a good thing from the manufacturer. It makes the watch suitable for rainy conditions or for sports. The belt has a metal buckle that stays there for its lifetime. It cannot be replaced since it is embedded with NFC chip.
Specifications GV18 SmartWatch
- Model: GV18 / APLUS.
- Screen: 1.54 inch TFT LCD HD.
- Resolution: 240 x 240 pixels.
- CPU: 533MHZ MTK6260A.
- Ram: 128 Mb.
- Storage: 64 MB expandable via micro SD up to 32 GB.
- Battery: 450 mAh Li-Ion.
- Camera: 1.3 megapixels.
- Bluetooth version: Version 3.0.
- Network Frequency: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz.
- SIM Card: Micro SIM.
- Ports: Micro USB.
- GSM Talk Time: 2-3 hours approx.
- Standby time GSM: 90-120 hours approx.
- Bluetooth Talk Time: 3.6 hours approx.
- Bluetooth Standby time: 100-120 hours approx.
- Languages: English, Italian, German, French, Spanish, Polish, Russian, Turkish, Portuguese, Dutch.
- Audio Format: AMR, AAC, MP3, MIDI.
- Video format: MP4, 3GP, AVI.
- Photo format: JPG, GIF.
- Size: 58.5mm x 39.5mm x 12.3 mm.
- Unit Weight: 65 grams.
- Colours: Black and white.
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Watch faces, themes and menus of GV18 SmartWatch
One of the highlight in the Smart Watches is the spheres, dials or Watch faces. Like we see in the below image, the dials of this watch are not made to be super attractive or beautiful. We see a two analog faces and one digital face.
We have three themes to choose from. First is made from black and gray elements that help in saving the battery. Other two are colourful and use more battery power.
Each theme has its own menu.
First menu- It is colourful and pleasing. Has a taste of Windows 8.
Second menu- It looks similar to Samsung gear 2 menu
Third menu- Has a professional intent to it
Each menu has a set of applications. Below is a list of them
- Screen 1
Messaging, call records, and BT bluetooth dialer.
- Screen 2
Anti-Lost Remote Notifier, remote capture, and configuration.
- Screen 3
Pedometer, sleep monitor, reminder of inactivity and QR code.
- Screen 4
Search, alarm, calendar and calculator.
- Screen 5
User profiles, manager, music player and themes.
- Screen 6
Camera, video recording, image viewer and player.
- Screen 7, last one
Functions of GV18 Aplus SmartWatch
GV18 Aplus SmartWatch is compatible with most of the popular phone brands.
- Remote Camera:
This function allows the user to control the camera on the Smartphone. It can be used as a trigger to see the screen shot taken on the phone.
- Mobile Search:
This function allows the user to find the phone linked to the Watch through beeps.
GV18 Aplus notifies the user that the smartphone linked to it is going farther by producing beeps. This way user can get back the forgotten or lost phone.
- Sleep Monitor:
It is used to keep track of the sleeping hours
- Anti inactivity:
By an alarm and parameters that define ourselves, we warn you that we too long without exercise.
- Remote Music:
We can play via Bluetooth music content we have on our smartphone.
- Sound recorder:
If you are spy, you’ll love this feature. It will allow you to record any conversation, sound or music. Maybe you get a song idea on the road, just sing, record and save.
Utility that counts the steps performed
- Push notifications:
Any notification on the phone is transferred on the GV18 Aplus SmartWatch. No need to pull your Smartphone out.
You can transfer files using this technology
Other functions GV18 plus
- Call log, remote synchronization, Free Hands
- Message logging and remote Synchronization
- Alert notifications of WhatsApp, Skype, Email etc
- Dairy, Alarm, Calculator, Calendar, Compass
- MP4 and MP3 player
- Voice Recorder, Video Recorder
- Browser, Bluetooth, headphones,
GV18 can be used as a watch phone with the SIM card. It is spill and water resistant.
Here are few photos clicked on GV18 Aplus SmartWatch
GV18 Aplus SmartWatch Vs. No.1 S3.
As for appearance is concerned, the most striking and obvious difference we see is the shape of these two watches, one is rectangular and other circle. When we examine the straps, we know that strap on GV18 Aplus SmartWatch is made of rubber whereas S3 No.1’s strap is made of synthetic leather in which the heart rate sensor sits. To suit the outer shape, the icons are relatively designed, the round watch gets round icons and the other gets square and rectangular icons
GV18 Aplus SmartWatch is equal to S3 when screens are compared, both have a screen resolution of 240 x 240 pixels. Next, in terms of battery GV18 Smart Watch has a battery charge capacity of 450mAh whereasS3 comes wiht 380mAh battery.
Again, GV18 Aplus SmartWatch is better than S3 in terms of storage. It has an internal memory of 32 GB which is greater than S3 supporting 16 GB.
If we talk about the brains of these two smart watches, S3 has a Mediatek MT2502 processor compared to the GV18 having MT6260A.
It won’t be a surprise to me to see, GV18 Aplus SmartWatch becoming a popular buy among customers. It gives a lot of features to its users. No doubt this Smart Watcher will make the person wearing it smarter than ever. It is simple to wear, handle and even it has good language support. One can use this watch in Spanish mode or any other supported language. It welcomes everyone, Spanish, English, Chinese, and many others.
What does GV18 Aplus SmartWatch cost? You can buy the SmartWatch for $20. If you want a sleek SmartWatch, you wish will be fulfilled. This could be a reasonable buy for anyone.