Today I have on review another inexpensive smartwatch, which is called the IWO W46. Up to this point, I had heard about the IWO brand, but I had not previously tested smartwatches from this brand.
In this test, I will analyze and tell you about all the main features, show how the main functions work, and after my story, you will find out whether you can buy the W46 or not.
As for the pricing policy, you can currently get the IWO W46 smartwatch at a fairly low price – only $ 26.
You might easily think that the design of the new watch is very much like Apple’s smartwatch. But in reality, this is not the case, you can find many differences here, but I will talk about them a little later.
Speaking of specs, the IWO W46 has a fairly large 1.75-inch color and touchscreen. In addition, the device received a Bluetooth 5.0 wireless connection, a battery capacity of about 280 mAh, and also IP68 water protection.
Therefore, I propose to start testing smartwatches from the IWO company and start my review with the sections that are familiar to me – this is the appearance and configuration.
IWO W46: Specifications
|Screen:||1.75 inch IPS screen 320 x 385 pixels|
|Sensor:||Heart-rate monitor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer|
|IP standart:||IP68 waterproof|
|Standby time:||up to 7 days|
|Size:||44 x 38 x 10.7 mm|
Unboxing and packaging
In a small white box, a smartwatch from the IWO brand came to me for review. On the front there is a drawing of the device and a circle that indicates the color. In my case, it is a black watch.
On the left side of the box, there is a list of technical features. Here you can find information about your processor, Bluetooth version, battery capacity, dimensions, and more.
The watch itself is located inside the box, and the package also includes a magnetic charging dock and instructions. If we compare with the previous generation of smartwatches IWO W26, then the new model W46 received a more convenient charging station and without any contacts.
I would also like to note that on the company’s website you can additionally purchase several straps. They come in metal or silicone material and come in a variety of colors.
Design, build quality and materials
Even budget and inexpensive smartwatches have started using more premium materials in their manufacture. For example, the IWO W46 are made of metal alloy and they feel well built.
Here I can say that IWO offers a wide range of colors. It is black, white and silver. As I mentioned earlier, you can also choose different colors of the bracelets. For example, the colors of the bracelets are available in white, black, metallic and even multicolored rainbow designs.
The dimensions of the smartwatch are 44 x 38 x 10.7 mm, while the weight is about 50 grams. On my wrist, the watch looks pretty good.
Wearing the device is comfortable, but sleeping with them will be problematic.
I can also note that the W46 smartwatch received a 2.5D protective glass on the front. But besides this, the watch has a rather large screen size – 1.75 inches. It uses an IPS matrix with a resolution of 320 x 385 pixels. Thus, the pixel density is very high, as for an inexpensive smartwatch.
During my testing, I really liked the fast performance of the touchpad. Every touch was clear and the opening of the app was precise and correct.
As for the brightness of the screen, I cannot say anything negative. Since the brightness was sufficient even during use in sunny and bright weather. In addition, the bezels around the screen are quite small and I really liked that.
A round power button was installed on the right side. It has a round red bezel, which gives the watch a certain youthfulness. The button click is very responsive and pleasant. But you cannot turn the button, as on more expensive smartwatches, for example, Xiaomi Mi Watch.
The reverse back of the IWO W46 smartwatch received only a heart rate sensor. But you will not be able to find contacts, since charging is carried out by a magnetic contactless method.
At first glance, you might think that the strap is not removable. But actually it is not. You can remove the strap with a slight movement from left to right and, if necessary, replace it with another strap with a width of 22 mm.
Thus, I really liked the IWO W46 smartwatch. Yes, in appearance they strongly resemble their predecessor. But the design was not without updates and improvements. Ok, now let’s talk a little about the main features and controls.
Functions, features and application
The main screen of the IWO W46 smartwatch has received a fairly wide list of features. For example, the main screen displays – time, day of the week, date, steps, alarm clock, heart rate and even sleep.
If you hold a few seconds on the main screen, then you will get into a menu of five different watch faces. You can also install a few more watch faces through the mobile application.
If you swipe down, you get to the quick settings menu. In this section, you can see information about connection, battery level, alarm and settings.
If you swipe to the right, you can see a section with various sports modes. There are ten sport modes in total, but there is no swimming mode. Although the watch received IP68 water protection.
The main menu with all functions is on the right side if you swipe to the left of the main screen. Here I can mention features such as ECG, sport modes, notifications, brightness, weather, stopwatch, timer, music and camera control and many other functions.
In the smartwatch settings, you can choose the language you need, set the screen brightness, set the vibration level, and also choose the display style of the main menu. For example, you can choose to display icons in a chaotic or 3-by-3 cell sequential order.
Now a little about the app, the new IWO W46 watch uses an app called FitCloudPro. The main menu of the application has a familiar menu of functions. For example, you can analyze your steps, heart rate and more.
As I mentioned, the watch connects thanks to the Bluetooth wireless connection from version 5.0. This is a good and stable connection and I had no problems with it.
The notification came to me on time and even if the smartphone was at a distance of 10 meters from me, that is, in the next room.
Like most inexpensive smartwatches, there is no Bluetooth calling function in the IWO W46 model. That is, you will not be able to answer calls on the watch. You will only be able to receive notifications or pick up a call.
Now there is a promotion for one model of smartwatches called Zeblaze GTS, in which the function of Bluetooth calls is available. And the price tag for the watch does not exceed $ 20.
Battery and run time
The new model of smartwatches IWO W46 received a battery capacity of 280 mAh. This is a good indicator for the small thickness of the case. But on the other hand, the device received a rather large high-resolution screen.
The total battery life on a single charge was about 7 days. Yes, the rate is not the highest. But I think one week of work is a solid result, as for such a large watch.
The charging time for the W46 smartwatch is about 1.5 hours. As I mentioned above in the article, the watch received magnetic charging. And I would like to note that this method turned out to be very convenient.
Conclusion, reviews, pros and cons
IWO W46 is a modern smartwatch with a large square screen with a size of 1.75 inches. At the same time, the quality of the screen itself is very good, and the pixel density is high.
I forgot to note in the functions section that the watch received an interesting feature – it measures body temperature. But it is difficult to hope for its correct performance. As for other features, they are pretty standard and typical, like most smartwatches.
Of the minuses, I can note that there is a small number of dials, and there is also no Bluetooth calling function. Besides, I would like to get a little longer battery life.
Price and where to buy cheaper?
Currently, you can purchase the IWO W46 smartwatch at a fairly attractive price for only $26.99 with a 50% discount.
Given its low cost, I can definitely recommend smartwatches from IWO. And my first experience with the watch was positive for me.