We’ve got good news for those of you who’ve been wanting to try out a smartwatch but were deterred by the pricing of most Android Wear or the Apple Watch.
GearBest has a new Aiwatch GT08+ smartwatch on sale over the next week, costing only $37.49 with free shipping. Before you get too excited though, please note that the watch does not run Android OS but is compatible with Android phones via Bluetooth.
This means you can still make calls, sync your messages and contacts and even control your phone’s camera remotely. The watch itself has a curved 1.5 inch display with a resolution of 240×240, which is not too bad considering the Moto 360 has a 1.56 inch LCD display with a resolution of 320×290.
Design wise the app is clearly “inspired” by the Apple Watch, featuring a stainless steel frame. The watch also supports expandable storage up to 32 GB via a microSD card.
In terms of apps, while you can’t download Android apps on the watch, it does come with its own pre-installed apps including a video player, a sound record, WeChat, QQ and a web browser.
Interestingly, the watch also has anti-lost feature for your phone, alerting you with an alarm when the distance between the watch and the phone exceeds 10 meters.
Other features include those geared towards health and fitness, like the pedometer, the anti-sedentary feature and the sleep monitor which allows you to track your sleeping pattern.
If you thought all this was a lot for just $37.49, you’ll be surprised to learn that the watch is also water, dust and sweat resistant (not proof) thanks to the IP53 rating. The battery on this thing is 380 mAh, which translates into roughly 4 – 6 hours of talk time and 180 hours standby.
The watch can be also be used with a standalone sim card if required, so pairing it with an Android phone is not necessary. Finally, you can choose between golden and silver cases and white and black straps to customize the look of your Aiwatch.
If you’re interested in buying the Aiwatch you can head over to the GearBest Aiwatch GT08+ page and place your order while the watch is on the discounted price (for the next 7 days).
Please note that the watch is also compatible with iOS, so you can still get if you own an iPhone. What do you think about this smartwatch? In case you have any questions or queries, please feel free to comment below and let us know.