Xiaomi has many different subsidiaries in its performance and the IMILAB brand is included in this list. Just recently, IMILAB introduced a new smartwatch called IMILAB KW66.
I have had this watch on my hands for several days now and today I will tell you about all its functions, features, as well as advantages and disadvantages.
But the first thing I want to dwell on is the price tag. Now the price for IMILAB KW66 is about $50 and as for modern smartwatches, this is a bit high cost.
But I’m not going to make premature conclusions about the cost, so let’s take a look at the technical specifications of the smartwatch. The KW66 received a small 1.28-inch color touch screen, a metal case with IP68 water protection, and good battery life on a single charge.
At first glance, the watch looks very good, but let’s check if everything is so good in a detailed and in-depth review.
IMILAB KW66: Specifications
|Screen:||1.28 inch TFT screen 240 x 240 pixels|
|Sensor:||Heart-rate monitor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer|
|IP standart:||IP68 waterproof|
|Standby time:||up to 15 days|
|Size:||45.3 x 45.3 x 12.7mm|
Unboxing and packaging
The smartwatch comes in a small rectangular box. On the front, you can see the drawing of the watch, the brand name, and the designation of the main functions. For example, this is 30 days of work, 13 sports modes, water protection, and a heart rate tracking sensor.
On the back of the box is a small table with the main features, which I will talk about a little later.
I would like to note that all designations are written in English, so my watch is produced with a global version. The box itself is quite dense and I found inside it – this is the watch itself with a protective film, a two-pin magnetic charging cable, and instructions in various languages.
In general, the package is pretty typical for most smartwatches with a price tag of up to $ 50. But I would like to get an additional screen protector. Now let’s look at what material the watch is made of and its main controls.
Design, build quality and materials
The appearance of the new model of smartwatches IMILAB KW66 turned out to be very simple with a minimalistic design. Here you will not be able to find some kind of striking element, this is a classic watch with strict elements in its appearance. Also, I cannot call the watch sports, although it has several sports modes.
Basically, watches are well suited for a business look, as they are not just made of plastic. For example, almost the entire body uses a metal alloy and even the button on the right end is made of metal. I would like to note that the metal is matte and this is a big plus for me and many users.
On the reverse side of the watch, not metal is used, but IML technology. It is a very pleasant material that resembles a very high quality processed plastic. But this surface is glossy and after several days of use, I found small scratches on it.
Also on the back can be found a dual-pin magnetic connection and a heart rate sensor. This model does not use wireless charging methods.
The front of the IMILAB KW66 smartwatch uses a protective glass with a 3D rounded screen. But I did not check the screen for scratches, and after several days of use, no scratches were found.
As for the dimensions, the watch measures 45.3 mm in diameter and 12.7 mm in thickness. This is a small size and on the wrist, the watch not only looks very good but also fits well. At the same time, the weight of a smartwatch with a strap was only 54 grams.
Now a little about the screen, a 1.28-inch TFT screen with a resolution of 240 x 240 pixels was installed on the IMILAB KW66. Of course, the pixel count is not nearly as high as other competitors. But I can say that I did not find individual pixels.
In general, the screen quality is not bad, and I especially liked the work of the touch panel. All movements were smooth and fast, which is very good for a budget watch. Few competitors have a good touchpad.
What I didn’t like was the rather large bezels around the screen, not the best viewing angles and the brightness of the screen is not enough during sunny bright weather.
I also wanted to stop and share with you my impressions of the strap. The KW66 uses a 22mm wide silicone strap. It received the dimensions of 262 mm in hand girth.
The clasp on the strap is made of metal and has the brand logo. In addition, the strap is removable and you can easily replace it with any other with the same strap width.
Ok, let’s take a look at the main functions and features that are used on the new IMILAB KW66 smartwatch.
Functions, features, and connection of the application
The main screen of IMILAB KW66 received the same minimalistic design, as well as the watch itself. There are four colored X-shaped bars and just below the exact time, day of the week and date.
That is, the main dial is very uninformative. But if you hold on to the main screen for a few seconds, you will get into a menu of five dials. Also, a little later I will tell you how to install even more watch faces through the mobile application.
Swiping down will take you to the quick settings menu. Here I found the date, day of the week, found a smartphone, adjusted the brightness level, did not disturb mode and settings. At the bottom of the menu, there are icons for the connected device and the remaining battery level.
Swipe up displays the notification menu. Here you can read any messages or see missed calls. But this watch does not have support for Bluetooth calls, so you will not be able to answer or receive calls.
Swiping to the left of the home screen will bring up the next few widgets. The first is daily activities, such as steps, distance, and calories. The following widgets are Heart Rate, Sleep, Sports Modes, and Music Player.
To get to the main function menu, you need to swap to the right of the main screen. There are sport modes, heart rate, current state, sleep, stopwatch, notifications and settings.
There are four menus in the settings section – this is to turn off the watch, reset, information and a QR code for installing an application on a smartphone.
Well, I talked about all the functions and in general – this watch can be safely attributed to a regular fitness hour, given its small functionality. But now let’s tell you a few more useful features.
Through the GloryFit mobile app, which is available for almost all popular operating systems, you can analyze your physical activity. It tracks steps, distance, heart rate, and even sleep quality.
But in the application settings, you can set about 40 different watch faces on your smartwatch. You can also customize any picture from your smartphone and set it on the home screen of the watch. For example, this could be a photograph of your spouse or girlfriend.
The rest of the features in the application menu are the same as in most fitness watches. This is a choice of language, find a bracelet, the operating time of the screen on, and more.
Battery and run time
The main and I think the main feature of IMILAB KW66 is the battery life on a single charge. A 340 mAh battery was installed inside the watch case. It is capable of working 30 days in standby mode and about 15 days with active use.
During my test, the battery level showed 75%, after three days of use the battery level dropped to 55%. As for a small and compact watch, this is a solid indicator. That is, the battery life of smartwatches can easily be comparable to smart bracelets.
Charging time via magnetic two-pin cable will be about 2 hours.
Conclusion, reviews, pros, and cons
IMILAB KW66 is an attractive smartwatch that, although it has a simple and simple appearance, is made of high-quality materials.
As for the functionality, it is no different from standard fitness bracelets. The main feature will be a convenient large screen, comfortable and smooth touch control, as well as long battery life.
The disadvantage I can note is that this is not the brightest screen, and the functionality could be a little more than that of ordinary fitness bracelets.
Therefore, if you yourself wanted to buy an inexpensive but strict smartwatch that has the functionality of smart bracelets, then the KW66 model will be a good choice.
Price and where to buy cheaper?
The price of the new smartwatch IMILAB KW66 has a very attractive value. Now you can buy a watch for $49.90 with a 25% discount.
Thus, I liked the smartwatch from IMILAB and I think that many users will also like it. Therefore, I can safely recommend a smartwatch for purchase.