After Microwear demonstrated the capabilities of the new version of the smart watches, ordinary users and geeks began to wait for the appearance of gadgets on this platform. At last such device has appeared – it is a question of sports watches Microwear L1, let out by the manufacturer more recently. How successful have they turned out? Let’s see.
Microwear L1: Specifications
|Mobile communication:||GSM / HSPA / LTE;|
|Dimensions:||98 x 98 x 79 mm;|
|Display:||1.3 inches, 240 by 240 pixels;|
|Glass:||Gorilla Glass 3;|
|Processor:||MTK2503 chipset with 1.1 GHz;|
|ROM, RAM:||4GB, 512MB;|
|Wireless communication:||Wi-Fi, Bluetooth; GPS;|
|Sensors:||an accelerometer, a gyroscope, a barometer, a pulse meter;|
1.3 inch with 240 x 240 pixels, RAM: 32MB, ROM: 128MB, Battery: 480mAh, MTK2503″]
Microwear H1: Giveaway
We also want to remind you of the Giveaway, which we wrote earlier in the review about the Microwear H1.
You can get for free as a gift Microwear H1, you only have to share the watch in your social network, see below for more information.
Microwear L1: Design
These watches cannot be called small in any way. The case contains a large number of sensors and sensors, so here it was necessary to give up miniaturization for the sake of functionality. If you want elegance, Microwear L1 has an alternative – another smart watch model with the name Style. True, they are equipped with fewer functions.
Microwear L1 in the review has an antenna, and it is here – an integral part of the strap. This means that the straps are non-removable, made according to proprietary technology. As for the screen, its diameter is 1.3 inches with resolution is 240 by 240 pixels. At the moment, the display is 294ppi, which is the best result among all the screens of gadgets on Android watches.
On the right side of the watch case, physical controls are visible: one button and a USB port for charging as it has become fashionable to call the imitation of the clockwork head unnecessary in the electronic clock. Its capabilities are similar to those of the digital crown of Apple Watch. As for the button, it starts the application selected earlier in the settings by the user. Also here is a camera which has 2MP.
At the bottom of the device is a pulse meter, and its work is quite accurate – much more accurate than a number of wearable devices equipped with the same module.
Microwear L1: Hardware and Performance
In general, the Microwear L1 in the review can be said that this is currently the most productive and fastest watch with Android sports watch. In many ways, the speed of work is due to the processor with a core frequency of 1.1 GHz (MTK2503 chipset) and 512MB of RAM. The watch supports GPS, NFC, and LTE. There is a version with a SIM card slot. The device is equipped with a microphone, so you can make voice calls without being tied to the phone.
For the new version of the OS, there are already a number of third-party applications. With this application, you can find a nearby restaurant or coffee shop, plus the functionality of the clock provides an opportunity to pay for your lunch or a cup of coffee. Neither a card nor cash is needed in this case. For this, the Android Pay application is provided, which works fine. Tap on the button – and you can pay.
If you click on the “crown”, the Google Assistant digital assistant is called. The assistant works perfectly. Voice recognition (tested with English) is a function that can be very useful. The assistant will answer any question like “what kind of weather awaits tomorrow”, “the capital of Romania”, “call nearby cafes”.
Microwear L1: Possibilities and Activity Tracking
The digital crown here plays a major role in controlling the functions of the device. Scrolling it clockwise at the time of working with the main menu causes all notifications to the user to be displayed to the user, received by them in various applications. Tapping on one of them, you can consider the details. You can say that working with a digital crown speeds up the process of controlling the clock and selecting the right application.
The features of the watch are quite wide. There is a GPS module, a heart rate monitor and a number of other sensors and detectors. Judging by the name of the sports watch, we can assume that they are “sharpened” for sports. And it really is so – both applications and “iron” are optimal for people who are engaged in sports.
As already mentioned above, the heart rate monitor is accurate, it works better than a similar module in the Apple Watch Series 2. The pulse is measured even during active sports, and not all smart devices with a heart rate monitor are capable of. Thanks to GPS, joggers can record the distance traveled, and it is not necessary to take a smartphone for training. The clock can work offline for a long time.
Microwear L1: App
Announcing Android 5.1, the developers said that this software platform is able to determine whether a person is running or riding a bicycle, after which an application is opened automatically.
The device of Microwear L1 in a test does it all by itself, without the participation of a person, which is very convenient. Unfortunately, the corporation refused this idea, because it revealed difficulties of a purely technical nature. For example, the clock is not able to determine when a person is engaged in sports, and when – just runs after the bus. In either case, immediately an application was opened to monitor activity, which spoiled the statistics of sports activities. Therefore, it was decided to abandon the full automation.
In the case of Microwear L1 in analisis, you must select the type of activity manually. In the gym, the watch can also be used, but only for exercises on the treadmill. Everything works pretty well, although the results of the activity shown by the clock often differ slightly from the indications of the treadmill itself. But the discrepancies are minimal.
It is necessary to think that over time, Android 5.1 will have more applications from third-party developers, which will expand the capabilities of smart watches and other devices on this platform.
Microwear L1: Battery
If you use the watch from time to time, a battery charge of 480mAh is enough for about a couple of days. If you use GPS plus work with applications from the Play Store, Microwear L1 will have to charge every day. This is a very good result for a device with similar functionality.
Microwear L1: Conclusions and Reviews
Microwear L1 in the review is an excellent device that almost completely uses the functionality of the new version of sport smart watches. This watch can be useful to sports fans, as well as to people who lead an active lifestyle and who need constant access to certain data, plus information about their activity. The advantages of Microwear L1 are more than enough.
Microwear L1: Low Price and Where to buy cheaper?
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