Smartwatches are hot! Light In The Box sended us this smartwatch to make a review. The Main description of this smartphone on their website is : a Bluetooth4.0 Smart Watch, compatible with Iphone, Samsung, HTC Xiaomi and other Android devices with the following functions: Anti-lost Alarm Function Sleep Monitor Pedometer
Unboxing & Design
The Iradish I8 Smartwatch we recieved from Light In The Box was delivered within one week with DHL,
The package contained a nice cardboard box with a logo of Iradish. Within the box there was the Iradish I8 smartwatch, USB micro cable, a plastic protector and a english manual.
The Iradish I8 smartwatch resemble a lot of the Apple iWatch. The watch body is made of metal and plastic,the Wristband is made from plastic with 10 pinholes which you can use to fit the watch to the wrist. With his 66 gram is does not feel heavy and fits perfectly. On the left side there is one big button which you can use to switch the phone on/off when you pushed this button for a few seconds.When you click one time, the watch will be unlocked and you will see the time. Under the button there is a micro usb socket with a small microphone.On the right side there is a little speaker grille. On top op the edge you will see a two sensors.
Screen Size: 1.54 inch
Screen Resolution 240X240
Touch Module Touch panel
Watch Strap Silicone
Speaker Built in 8 Ohm/0.8 spekaer
MIC Built in
Sensors Test pressure, Relative altitude and temperature
Functions Dial, SMS + Phonebook Sync, Music, Pedometer, Calculate, Calendar, Clock, Camera remote, Sedentary reminder, Sleep monitor, Anti lost, Altimeter, Barometer
OS SupportIOS and Android
USB Micro USB Slot
Display and Usage
The home display of the Iradish I8 smartwatch is just like a watch with an analogue screen, on top you will find a bluetooth icon and on the right top corner you will find the battery status. When you are sweeping to the right the watch is trying to connect with a phone. Sweeping to the left constantly will give you a few icons shown: Anti lost, Sleep Monitor,Sedentary, Pedometer,Alarm,Music,Bluetooth,Settings,Altimeter,Barometer,Phonebook,Dialer,Call log,Messaging,Notifier, Remote Camera. I recommend to Change the Settings is Digital the sportive mode where you will directly the time, call modus,Sport Modus and Contacts. The screen resolution is 240X240 pixels, and the icons looks a little bit cheap.
I tested a few functions on this smartphone and downloaded the application. There are two ways to install the application, click on the Notifier icon and you will see the Q code which you can scan with your phone, on the other hand you can go directly to htt://126.96.36.199/android/softwarelist.html for android. If you want to use this smartwatch with your iphone download SmartBlue in the App store.
In The App you will find a lot of categories but the only two I was able to use are Sports and Sleep.
Once Connected to your Phone with Bluetooth You can Call all the people in your contact through your phone. The Microphone works well and althrough you are hearing a cracking voice the connection is smoothly and I heard the caller just fine. It’s the same story about the music you will play on your smartwatch, it is a cracking sound, the quality leaves something to desired. There is a little lag of a few seconds. The Sleep Monitor works well but I don’t now how they measured the time During Deep Sleep, Light Sleep and Awake (guess they are measuring the motion from my wrist? The PedoMeter, Barometer,Altometer and Remote Camera works just fine, You can control your smartphone from a distance of 8 metres to capture the pictures from your smartphone with the Iradish I8 smartwatch.
Conclusion and Where to buy
If you want to buy a look a like apple iWatch you should look further, this smartwatch wont fit your expectations.
Would you like to use the smartwatch mainly for basic things like the functions, Sleep Monitor, Pedometer,Barometer,Altometer, Dialing, Recieving Messages,Weather Display (not tested) this could be the smartwatch you are looking for.
You could buy this smartwatch from Lightinthebox for just $54,99,Click Here
The other interesting smartwatches I think you should consider because they have a lot of great reviews and is good value are those below
|1.I5 Plus Smart Watch|
|2.U8 Wearable Smartwatch|
|3. ZGPAX S8 1.54-inch MTK6572|
|4.GV18 Aplus Smart Watch Phone