O+ Time Unboxed, Hands-on
Smartwatches have been on the rise in the recent months, and O+ wouldn’t want to miss on its current popularity as it banks on a low-cost wearable called Time as a local offering. We unboxed and got our hands on it for a short time, and here are our observations.
The package is very reminiscent to those of time pieces we usually buy. The contents are also minimal, as it only has the smartwatch wrapped in a cushion, a short microUSB cord which has a longer prong than the usual we see on smartphones, a manual, and serial stickers.
Upon a closer look at the O+ Time, the device is lightweight, and its colors may give an impression that it looks like a fancy sports or fitness device when seen from afar. The textured band doesn’t give off a vibe that it is a device you can buy for cheaps.
The notification panel features a OLED display that shows text and image in one color, reminiscent to the old phones of the yesteryear. The screen’s refresh rate seems to be different though, as we found it a bit hard to capture despite the perfect weather condition. The screen’s orientation, when worn, can also be a problem for some when read using the normal way we read the time off our watches.
Connecting the smartwatch to an Android phone is easy, and so does accessing its menu (a press to go back/pres and hold to advance or select). You can call a contact, check messages, and notify you of alerts, but it needs a Bluetooth notifier app to fully utilize those features. The O+ Time is also equipped with a pedometer, but it is not as accurate it should be when we tested that function out.
O+ Time specs:
0.91-Inch OLED Display
Text Message Reader
Hands Free Call
Alarms and Alerts
Bluetooth 3.0 + HS
57.4 x 22.4 x 13.1 mm, 30 g
This new smartwatch from O+, along with another wearable called the O+ tag, is available for Php1,995.