CACGO K2 Review: Is this Smartwatch or Fitness Tracker 2018?

CACGO K2 Review: Is this Smartwatch or Fitness Tracker 2018?

The Chinese electronics manufacturer CACGO is launching a smartwatch with the CACGO K2 in our review, which is particularly suitable for sports activities with IP68.

What the fitness tracker has in the box and whether a purchase is worthwhile, you will learn in this review. Let’s start with specifications of new smartwatch CACGO K2.

CACGO K2 Smart Watch

Price: $27.99

0.95 inch OLED with 96 x 64 Pixels, RAM: 512KB, ROM: 64KB, Battery: 200mAh, IP rating: IP68, Nordic NRF52832 Chip

CACGO K2 Smart Watch

Price: $27.99

0.95 inch OLED with 96 x 64 Pixels, RAM: 512KB, ROM: 64KB, Battery: 200mAh, IP rating: IP68, Nordic NRF52832 Chip

CACGO K2: Specifications

Display: 0.95 inches OLED with 96 x 64 pixels
CPU: Nordic NRF52832 Chip
RAM: 512KB
ROM: 64KB
Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0
Battery: 200mAh
Compatible OS: Android and iOS
Connections: Micro USB
Weight: 50grams
Dimensions: 242 x 41 x 10 mm
IP rating: IP68
Price: $37

CACGO K2: Packaging

CACGO K2 Review: Is this Smartwatch or Fitness Tracker 2018?

If the packaging of the CACGO K2 in our test is opened, the customer will be offered a charging station in addition to a user manual (English, Chinese).

CACGO K2 Review: Is this Smartwatch or Fitness Tracker 2018?

CACGO K2 Review: Is this Smartwatch or Fitness Tracker 2018?

It basically does not need anything more, a second bracelet would have been nice to replace.

CACGO K2: Design and Appearance

The “black” model available to me intended for the European market is completely dark, but the fine “CACGO K2” lettering of the display stands out at first glance. In China, the smartwatch is also available in the colors sandstone gray, green, and red.

CACGO K2 Review: Is this Smartwatch or Fitness Tracker 2018?

The body of the watch is made entirely of polycarbonate, the bracelet made of flexible silicone.

CACGO K2 Review: Is this Smartwatch or Fitness Tracker 2018?

The latter can be exchanged and is adjustable over 14 steps. So each wrist type should find a suitable adjustment level.

CACGO K2 Review: Is this Smartwatch or Fitness Tracker 2018?

It also feels comfortable on the skin, but the fact that dust adheres or “sticks” relatively strongly, speaks against the silicone bracelet.

CACGO K2 Review: Is this Smartwatch or Fitness Tracker 2018?

There are already alternatives on the internet such as this leather bracelet. On the bottom of the square housing is further housed a heart rate monitor.

CACGO K2 Review: Is this Smartwatch or Fitness Tracker 2018?

With a weight of just 50g, you are a real lightweight, which nevertheless comes along with a large number of technical features.

The almost square case has dimensions of 24.2 x 4.1 x 1.0 cm and reminiscent of the Apple Watch. With a thickness of 9.5 mm, the watch is comfortable to wear and does not disturb the wrist.

CACGO K2 Review: Is this Smartwatch or Fitness Tracker 2018?

The workmanship of CACGO K2 in our analisis is successful and leaves nothing to be desired. Thanks to an IP68 certification, the smartwatch is not only dustproof but also protected from prolonged submersion in the water. So it is even suitable to stand in the shower or go for a swim.

CACGO K2: Display

The CACGO K2 has the 0.95-inch display is covered by a 2.5D gorilla glass from Corning to protect the watch from scratches.

CACGO K2 Review: Is this Smartwatch or Fitness Tracker 2018?

Thus, the smartwatch not only saves power but is also easier to read. The screen is permanently switched on, but full brightness is only provided by pressing the side button.

CACGO K2 Review: Is this Smartwatch or Fitness Tracker 2018?

The display of CACGO K2 itself is not as one would expect an OLED model, but a conventional LCD display.

The display resolution is 96 x 64 pixels, which is an average value. The brightness can be adjusted in the watch settings in five different brightness levels.

CACGO K2: Features

The operation of the CACGO K2 succeeds over the button at the below of the watch. On the one hand, it serves to get the fitness tracker out of standby mode, and on the other, it fulfills the function of the “back” button. The rest of the operation of the touch screen is achieved by swipe gestures.

CACGO K2 Review: Is this Smartwatch or Fitness Tracker 2018?

The starting point is the so-called “Watch Face”, the clock display, which can be set individually in the settings.

By swiping upwards you get to the messages that are transmitted by the smartphone. Swiping from the top to the bottom takes the user to the DND (Do Not Disturb) mode, which i.a.

CACGO K2 Review: Is this Smartwatch or Fitness Tracker 2018?

Information about the current battery level and the Bluetooth connection gives. By swiping to the left one finally reaches the menu items Status, Activities, Weather, Alarm, Timer, Compass and finally the settings.

The operation is uncomplicated and intuitive. The touchscreen responds to inputs without significant delays.

CACGO K2: App

The central point of contact for the synchronization with the smartphone is CACGO K with Fit App, which can be downloaded for Android and iOS for free. In the beginning, it is necessary to create a new account. Furthermore, relevant data such as age, weight, and size are queried for the later measurements.

CACGO K2 Review: Is this Smartwatch or Fitness Tracker 2018?

About the app, which is translated into English, the CACGO K2 in the test can be connected via Bluetooth, in my case, once a new firmware version was downloaded.

Afterward, the synchronization of the data such as steps, the distance covered, etc. Furthermore, under “Profile” settings regarding notifications, alarms or personal data can be made.

CACGO K2 Review: Is this Smartwatch or Fitness Tracker 2018?

The update, as well as the synchronization process, takes a lot of time, so if you just want to look at the current statistics in the app, you have to expect delays.

CACGO K2: Function

In addition to an accelerometer, the smartwatch also houses a barometer and magnetometer. A Bluetooth module (v4.0) connects the fitness tracker to other devices.

CACGO K2 Review: Is this Smartwatch or Fitness Tracker 2018?

What should not be missing in any fitness tracker? Right, a pedometer. This will be shown under “Status” on the watch itself, alternatively, the current number of steps is also available via the app.

The latter also supports setting a daily step goal. Here, the CACGO app gives a review of the daily steps on average or over the entire kilometers that have been covered.

CACGO K2 Review: Is this Smartwatch or Fitness Tracker 2018?

On the underside of the CACGO K2 Fitness tracker is an optical heart rate monitor. Via the app, it is possible to choose the setting, that the fitness tracker automatically measures and outputs the pulse at intervals (10 or 30 minutes interval). Alternatively, if desired, a direct measurement can be made in the “Status” menu of the Smartwatch.

CACGO K2 Review: Is this Smartwatch or Fitness Tracker 2018?

The CACGO app also offers various activity modes. These are also directly available in the CACGO K2. In addition to outdoor jogging, treadmill jogging and cycling, there are also modes such as walking. Through the clock, it is possible to start any workout directly and thus start the recording of the pulse, steps, and other data.

CACGO K2 Review: Is this Smartwatch or Fitness Tracker 2018?

Furthermore, the watch offers the possibility to monitor personal sleep. This so-called sleep monitoring should help to analyze sleep and thus reduce sleep problems.

It is also possible to be informed directly on the clock display of incoming notifications on the smartphone or tablet. The supported apps are WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram, Skype, Youtube, Twitter, and Calendar.

On the CACGO K2, you can swipe down to access the last ten notifications.

CACGO K2: Battery

In our test CACGO K2 has a capacity of 200mAh, the built-in battery of the CACGO seems quite small if you keep the size of the screen in mind.

CACGO K2 Review: Is this Smartwatch or Fitness Tracker 2018?

The datasheet, however, gives a battery life of up to 30days. Of course, these values are only valid for greatly reduced use, e.g. at only 10% brightness, nevertheless, I could realize already after a week that battery life of 20 days does not seem too unrealistic.

However, if you would like to use the wearable more often, e.g. In order to record activities, she has to return to the charging station after a good two weeks.

Loading is possible with two pin contacts, so you do not have to connect the clock cumbersome by cable provided that the charging station is already plugged in via USB. If the battery is dead, a full battery charge takes between 3.5 and 4 hours.

CACGO K2: Conclusions and Reviews

Is the CACGO K2 a true-to-life budget smartwatch? Basically not, because, strictly speaking, it is more about an equipped fitness tracker.

CACGO K2 Review: Is this Smartwatch or Fitness Tracker 2018?

Although the CACGO K2 does not offer Wi-Fi, the watch can still be convincing for a price of currently around $40 across the board.

On the one hand, there is the solid processing, on the other hand, the simple but functional design. In addition to IP68 certification comes the fitness tracker with a heart rate monitor and a 0.95-inch touchscreen.

Comparing the CACGO K2 Smartwatch with the Xiaomi Mi Band 2, you quickly realize that – as far as the functions are concerned – there is not much difference between the two fitness trackers. The advantage of the CACGO K2 is, of course, the large display, via which you can easily call up your information via gesture control.

CACGO K2: Price and Where to buy cheaper?

Already now you can buy a watch CACGO K2 at a good and low price for only $27.99. This is a great price for a good looking watch and fully functional as a fitness tracker in 2018.

CACGO K2 Smart Watch

Price: $27.99

0.95 inch OLED with 96 x 64 Pixels, RAM: 512KB, ROM: 64KB, Battery: 200mAh, IP rating: IP68, Nordic NRF52832 Chip

CACGO K2 Smart Watch

Price: $27.99

0.95 inch OLED with 96 x 64 Pixels, RAM: 512KB, ROM: 64KB, Battery: 200mAh, IP rating: IP68, Nordic NRF52832 Chip

CACGO K2 Review: Is this Smartwatch or Fitness Tracker 2018? was last modified: April 12th, 2018 by Boby Sanburn

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