NO.1 F18 is a new smartwatch from China with price tag only about $50. We already reviewed watches from No.1 brand, such as F6 and F7. All these smartwatches are designed for those who like to do sport or just lead an active lifestyle.
No.1 F18 is protected by IP68 standard, which makes it a perfect assistant in training. In this article we review new smartwatch, and find out its pros and cons.
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NO.1 F18: Package
The smartwatch comes in a standard package of white carboard box. When you open the box, you see the smartwatch, user manual and magnetic charging cable.
NO.1 F18: Design
Any watches, whether smart or not, have a common design, such as dial and strap. However, they also divided into two categories: classic and sports. NO.1 F18 has a sport design.
The dial is made of robust carbon fiber with metal inserts. It looks very durable, and there are no visible gaps.
On the side face are 3 metal buttons. They are responsible for turning on the screen, if it is off, switch options, select options and undo/step back functions. So, you can control the smartwatch with these buttons. But also it has touch key under the screen.
The strap is non-detachable. It is made of two-layer medical silicone with a clasp of stainless steel. The strap is flexible, soft, and it “breathes”, thanks to a multitude of holes.
Its total length from one end to the other, including the dial, is 25.5 cm, which is enough for almost any hand.
There is heart rate monitor and connector for charging on the reverse side of the screen.
NO.1 F18: Display
The display is colored, and it has a size of 1.3 inches and a resolution of 240×240 pixels. It is made using OLED technology, which allows you to focus on maximum energy efficiency. The viewing angles are good, but it is look straight at the screen.
The display is protected by 3D glass, and it is also comes with a film out of the box.
NO.1 F18: Hardware
The smartwatch is powered by NORDIC 52832 chipset. It provides good performance and battery life.
This small smartwatch has a lot of different sensors that allow you to determine the most necessary parameters for fitness: sleep monitor, optical heart rate monitor, pedometer and more. All data is displayed both on the screen of the watch itself, and on the mobile phone, in special companion application.
NO.1 F18: Companion App
No.1 F18 smartwatch is equipped with built-in GPS and Bluetooth 4.2. By the way, GPS is really useful feature, because many budget smartwatches don’t have it. It means that you will have more accurate count of steps and travelled distance. Also, there is special running mode in HPlus Watch app,which is the route and data of your movement.
When pairing with the phone via Bluetooth, all notifications will be displayed on the watch screen in real time. You can browse through them using one of the side buttons.
Unlike many other wearable devices, the pairing process between No.1 F18 and smartphone is very simple. To do this, you just need to install the app and go to the device search. We found it and connected instantly. the synchronization started automatically.
We can say that F18 smartwatch correctly counts steps and distance, but we are not sure about burned calories. We did not enter age, weight and height in the app settings, but it already counted the burned calories. How did it know my data to conculate burned calories?
The heart rate monitor works well, when if you keep it on the arm in the right position.
In app’s settings menu, you can connect / disconnect only one wearable device.
“Exercise” tab is used exclusively to display the results in one of the sports modes: cycling, football, basketball, badminton, walking, walking, climbing the mountains.
Another, but not less important, feature that is alarm clock. It awakens you with the help of light vibrations.
NO.1 F18: Protection
NO.1 F18 is protected by IP68 standard. It means that it is dustproof and waterproof on a depth under 50 meters for a time up to 30 minutes.
NO.1 F18: Battery
Display, energy-efficient processor and low power consumption and 350mAh battery allow you to use the smartwatch for about 25 days in standby mode on a single charge.
With more active use, the battery life is about 14-18 days, depending on whether GPS is active or not. The full battery charge takes about 40 minutes.
NO.1 F18 is a surprisingly good smartwatch for the money. It has waterproof IP68 body, sports mode, useful app on smartphone, but the main feature is built-in GPS.
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