Microwear has been making a great job with their devices lately, the Microwear L2 was a total success, and now we are going to review the Microwear L3, the ultimate entry-level Smartwatch. You can see our Video Review on the Xiaomitoday Youtube Channel!
Smartwatches have become a trend in the market of wearables, and not only are they fashionable for being an accessory but also have become an ideal multi-purpose tool for sports fans, its extensive functions mean that the exercise time leads to better monitoring of what has been done. Most of these devices have special features to facilitate obtaining the necessary information, so users can create a more precise exercise routine and obtain the expected results.
Microwear is a Chinese technology company that is not only dedicated to the manufacture of wearables but also constantly seeks to innovate the market, at the beginning of this year, they launched the Microwear H5, one month later, they officially presented the Microwear L3, which is a Smartwatch as colorful as it is elegant, they implemented several modes for sports and exercise as a heart rate sensor, along the section we will be disproving the characteristics that make this wearable a true achievement of the Chinese company.
Microwear L3: Unboxing
A square black box with a minimalist design, the box expresses a premium sensation at first sight, which is undoubtedly a point in favor, it contains a Micro USB cable, an Instructions Manual and, of course, the Microwear L3 Smartwatch.
Microwear L3: Design & Screen
The Microwear L3 has a very flexible strap, with a colorful design and a great pattern. The Smartwatch is very slim, in the back, you’ll see the sensor and you can locate the functions of the device, from Heart Rate monitor to Pedometer and even BT dial, we will detail the functions of the product in the following section.
In the external ring design, you’ll see the cardinal points for locating yourself manually and the minutes for the manual track of time, the Microwear L3 is made to be useful even when it’s out of battery.
In the Screen, we have a Super AMOLED 1.2-inch panel that features a 240×240 pixel resolution, it is capable of displaying different design styles for the information. You can go from the classical design that combines with the external ring design, to a modern and colorful display, or even a sports-themed design. In our experience, the screen is quite responsive, navigating the interface feels intuitive and the brightness levels are on point as well as the colors, which is possible thanks to the AMOLED technology.
Microwear L3: Functions
On the screen, you can locate the notifier and different sections: Phone, Sports, Health, Tools, Remote, and Settings. On the phone section, you can locate functions such as dial, messaging, Phonebook, and the call history. You can connect the Microwear L3 to your phone and answer calls and read messages directly from the Smartwatch. However, it is not a standalone device, which means that you will need to use it in combination with your smartphone, although that’s a pretty obvious thing when you take the affordable price of this device into account.
In the Health section, you can activate the sleep mode and track your heart rate meanwhile you sleep to improve your nights of rest, with the pedometer, you can register your steps on your exercise sessions, and your heart rate will be the main core of all the functions, notifying you in case of an eventuality.
In the other hand, the sedentary mode will help you to know how much time you spend sitting down and you can get health tips for improving your daily routine, the Microwear L3 is made to be your partner in your daily tasks and health control.
In the Microwear L3 Sports Functions, you can see different options for different sports such as ping pong, badminton, football, basketball and many more. In the history, you can see all your health records and statistics.
In the miscellaneous features, you have tools such as the calculator, calendar, alarm, and stopwatch. In the Remote section, you can download the L3 app on your Smartphone to access to different functions.
You can locate the Bluetooth remote functions, from where you can activate the camera of your phone remotely, locate your Smartphone with the Anti-lost feature, or change the music with your L3 Smartwatch.
On other options, you can personalize the sound, the power saving configuration of your device, the display of the measurement units and language of the Microwear L3.
Microwear L3: Smartphone Synchronization
You can see detailed stats on your Smartphone thanks to the remote synchronization feature. You’ll see all the relevant information on your phone, the Microwear L3 has a very complete functionality for all kind of users, Microwear thought in everything at the time of the design of the L3. The watch is compatible with Smartphones running at least on Android 4.4 or iOS 8.0.
Microwear L3: Specifications table
|DESIGN AND MATERIALS|
|Module material:||Stainless steel 316L|
|Type of alert:||Vibration|
|Bluetooth functions:||Call and message reminder|
|Health monitor:||Heart rate monitor, pedometer, sleep monitor, sedentary reminder|
|Other functions:||Alarm, calendar, calculator, voice recorder, music player, multisport function|
|Compatible applications:||Facebook, Line, QQ, Skype, Twitter, WeChat, Whatsapp|
|Remote function:||Remote control for camera|
|Supported OS:||Android 4.4, iOS 8.0|
|Resolution:||240 x 240 pixels|
|Modo de operación:||Tri-button|
|Charge time:||3 hours|
|Use time:||2 to 3 days|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT|
|Product dimensions:||26.48 x 4.3 x 0.99cm|
|Included:||Microwear L3, USB charging cable, user manual in English|
Microwear L3: Conclusion
With a great looking design, and a very complete functionality, the Microwear L3 will easily become one of the favorites in the Smartwatch market, this device has it all, even before the unboxing of the smartwatch, you’ll feel the top-tier aura of this device. We are quite pleased with the great variety of functions and modes that the watch has, it even has a dedicated mode for making love! Yes, that’s right, the Microwear L3 Smartwatch can keep track of your love activities, however, this a feature that you will have to explore by yourself.
In the downside, some concessions were made to keep the price tag affordable for everyone, mainly the fact that there is no IP certification on this watch, sure, it can withstand sweat and splashes, but you can forget about swimming while wearing it. Also, there isn’t network connectivity, but maybe we are asking too much from a watch on this price range.
- Nice display, colorful and responsive
- Comfortable to wear and very lightweight
- Great variety of features and sport modes
- Affordable price
- The battery life doesn’t disappoint
- No IP certification, which means that isn’t waterproof
- It doesn’t feature network connectivity (No 3G or Wi-Fi)
Microwear L3: Where can you buy it?
If you are interested in the Microwear L3 and you are thinking, where can I buy this product? We have the good news that it is now available for sale in the Aliexpress digital store, where it is available for a price of $49.99 (€43.06). You can also find it on Gearbest for a similar price.
Microwear L3: Special Giveaway
And if you are interested, we leave a link to the fabulous giveaway of the Chinese company for a Microwear L3 where you can register and have the opportunity to participate for one totally free. Also, follow Microwear on Facebook for more promotions and giveaways like this one.
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Build Quality & Design - 8.4/10
Display - 9.5/10
Features - 9/10
Hardware - 7.5/10
Battery life - 8.5/10
Connectivity - 6.5/10