Review FINOW Q7: Remarkable Smartwatch on Android 5.1 with 3G

Review FINOW Q7: Remarkable Smartwatch on Android 5.1 with 3G

On our website, you could see reviews of smart watches. But these were budget devices with their own software shell and without a full-fledged operating system. FINOW Q7 is watches of a higher class, and they work under OS Android.

At once we will tell about the price is $60. But this is a general trend in the smart watches market. Yes, to get such a toy, you need to unfasten the amount equivalent to the value of a good such smartphone.

FINOW Q7 3G Smartwatch Phone

Price: $59.99

1.3 inch screen, 512MB RAM + 4GB ROM, Android 5.1, MTK6572 1.0GHz Dual Core

FINOW Q7 3G Smartwatch Phone

Price: $59.99

1.3 inch screen, 512MB RAM + 4GB ROM, Android 5.1, MTK6572 1.0GHz Dual Core

FINOW Q7: Specifications

Display: 1.3 inches, 240 x 240, Capacitive 
processor: MTK 6572, dual-core with a frequency of 1 GHz
Memory: 512 MB of RAM and 4 GB of built-in
Communication: support for nanoSIM SIM card with the ability to work in 2G and 3G networks
Modules: Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi and GPS
OS: Android 5.1
Battery:430mAh

As you can see, the iron stuffing is almost the same as that of smartphones about 3 years ago. Therefore at once, we will tell, hours do not suffer the shortage of hardware resources, work bright and without brakes.

FINOW Q7: Equipment

Review FINOW Q7: Remarkable Smartwatch on Android 5.1 with 3G

The FINOW Q7 watch is delivered in a square cardboard box. The kit includes an illustrated user guide in Chinese and English; USB-micro USB cable; the docking station for charging and connecting the watch to the PC and a small screwdriver that is needed to remove the cover, under which is the SIM card slot.

FINOW Q7: Design

Review FINOW Q7: Remarkable Smartwatch on Android 5.1 with 3G

The watch has a classic design and is completely made of metal. The color options are three: black, metallic and champagne. The display is round, on the left side you see the microphone, on the right are three mechanical buttons for controlling the watch. On the back side, there are magnetic contacts for connecting the docking station, an external speaker, and a heart rate monitor.

The strap of dense leatherette with stitching and metal clasp. On the outside, it is black, with the inside – beige. The strap is harsh, but on the other hand, it can be regarded as a plus – it will last longer.

Review FINOW Q7: Remarkable Smartwatch on Android 5.1 with 3G

Elegant hours on Android have not yet come up. Still, to accommodate the entire iron filling requires space. Therefore, FINOW Q7 cannot be called compact. However, their size is not frightening and quite adequate. The case diameter is 46 mm, the thickness is 14.0 mm, and they weigh 75g.

Review FINOW Q7: Remarkable Smartwatch on Android 5.1 with 3G

The overall impression is exceptionally positive. The durable metal case, good assembly, classic appearance. In appearance – the watch as a watch, from the side and you will not understand that inside there is a green robot and a decent iron for such a gadget.

FINOW Q7: Display

The screen is excellent. First, there is not that black band at the bottom of the display, which we usually see in the budget watch. Secondly, it is clear is 240 x 240 resolutions for this size are enough with the head.
Review FINOW Q7: Remarkable Smartwatch on Android 5.1 with 3G

Thirdly, it has a good margin of brightness, and for watches it is important – in the sun the information is seen normally. The touch works only one touch, but the watch is no longer required.

Review FINOW Q7: Remarkable Smartwatch on Android 5.1 with 3G

The main thing is that the touch itself behaves in the work adequately. The screen is covered with tempered glass. Dragon trail is a budget analog of Gorilla glass.

FINOW Q7: Control

The entire control process is tied to the sensor and three physical buttons on the right edge. By and large, management is the same as in the case of a smartphone. Touching the display quickly processes the commands, and false presses do not happen often.

Review FINOW Q7: Remarkable Smartwatch on Android 5.1 with 3G

Usually dialing a phone number or text on a smart watch turns into a hellishly impossible task. Here I can type the text without spending my nerve cells in vain. Of course, erroneous pressings on such a small screen cannot be avoided, but they happen not so often.

Now about the buttons. The central button turns the display on and off, and when it is clamped, you can call up a menu that allows you to activate the silent mode, turn on the power save mode, adjust the brightness of the screen or turn off the power. The top button is the “Back” button. The lower button allows you to display additional settings on the screen where possible.

FINOW Q7: Interface

Naturally, the interface is redesigned and adapted for a round display. Long tap on the main screen causes the whole set of pre-installed dials. And there are a lot of them here – about fifty. There are also classic dials, both digital and combined, in the style of minimalism, and loaded with various elements. The choice is huge. Several more options can be downloaded via the Internet.

Review FINOW Q7: Remarkable Smartwatch on Android 5.1 with 3G

There are several desktops that display weather widgets, a music player, a pedometer, a heart rate monitor, and notifications of calls and messages. You can set desktop wallpaper, using for this purpose pictures or your own photos, pre-loaded into the memory of the watch.

Review FINOW Q7: Remarkable Smartwatch on Android 5.1 with 3G

A single tap on the main screen brings up the main menu. Here we have a dialer with a dialer, SMS, phonebook, settings, alarm, voice recorder, browser, calendar, file manager and other options. I will not talk about each item separately because the principle is exactly the same as on smartphones.

FINOW Q7: Functional

So, we have a full Android on board, which means that we can install any applications on our watches. From 4 GB of internal memory for your needs allocated 2.2GB. By the way, in the stock firmware Play Store is missing. But for these hours there is a newer firmware, which is installed manually and in it the Market is available. However, nothing prevents you from dropping installation APK into memory through the PC and installing programs through the file manager.

Review FINOW Q7: Remarkable Smartwatch on Android 5.1 with 3G

For the sake of interest, let’s run AnTuTu on the FINOW Q7. The test result is approximately 10000 points. Similarly, the gadget is detected when connected to a PC.

Review FINOW Q7: Remarkable Smartwatch on Android 5.1 with 3G

The performance of this iron is enough to play HD-video and even play simple casual games. It’s clear that in our time to look at the videos or play on such a tiny screen, and even on a round – this is a perversion. But what the hell is not joking? All users are different and each has its own tricks. The fact is that the watch gives such an opportunity, but to use it or not – everyone will decide for himself. But I, frankly, experienced puppy delight when I launched YouTube on this screen, sat and stared at this display with a stupid smile, getting some inexplicable buzz, realizing that I watch the video online on the watch. A few years ago, I could not even think about it.

Watching videos and playing on smart watches

The multimedia speaker is loud and it’s the best speaker I’ve seen in a smart watch. In terms of volume and quality in general, it almost does not concede to the dynamics that we usually see in budget smartphones.

Review FINOW Q7: Remarkable Smartwatch on Android 5.1 with 3G

The Bluetooth and WiFi modules work fine. It is possible to distribute WiFi from the watch to other devices. The GPS module is also working. True, the cold start of GPS took me about 10 minutes. But, as usual, all subsequent connections to the sky are much faster. The watch sees 6-7 satellites and allows you to navigate the terrain if you install any applications for navigation. But, of course, using them as a full-fledged navigator is silly – smartphones for such a task are much better.

GPS navigation test on smart watches

Naturally, you can connect a watch to a smartphone via Bluetooth. To fully connect the phone/watch, you need to install a special Bluetooth Assistant application on your smartphone, the QR code of which you will find in the item “Watch Helper”. Declared and compatible with the iPhone, but the manufacturer warns that in conjunction with the iPhone is not available all the functionality.

Review FINOW Q7: Remarkable Smartwatch on Android 5.1 with 3G

On board, there is a barometer that shows the atmospheric pressure in hectopascal and the altitude in meters. But he earned from me only after I put the SIM card in the watch. Without a SIM card to issue data, he flatly refused.

There are such fitness functions as heart rate monitor and pedometer. But my previous experience shows that it’s better not to pin hopes on such functionality in a smart watch from China. Here again, not everything is smooth.

Review FINOW Q7: Remarkable Smartwatch on Android 5.1 with 3G

The pulse meter shows the numbers, most likely, randomly. That in a calm state, that under active physical exertion, he gives out the same figures within 60-90 beats per minute. And he gives the same figures if the watch is removed from his hand. Most likely, the heart rate monitor is fake.

Heart rate monitor and pedometer

Review FINOW Q7: Remarkable Smartwatch on Android 5.1 with 3G

The pedometer works, but with inaccuracy – the steps are not exactly accurate. There is a function of calculating the calories burned, depending on the weight of the user and the number of steps passed.

Review FINOW Q7: Remarkable Smartwatch on Android 5.1 with 3G

Now, let’s use a standard screwdriver to unscrew the 4 screws and remove the metal cover. That’s what the inner world of the FINOW Q7 watch looks like.

SIM card slot in watch

Review FINOW Q7: Remarkable Smartwatch on Android 5.1 with 3G

I think you understand that if you plan to use a watch with a SIM card, then it is better to purchase a separate SIM for this gadget – once it was installed and forgotten. Constantly climbing under the lid is not an option. 3G WCDMA networks are supported in the most common range of 2100MHz. Audibility in telephone conversations is good. Yes, and with mobile Internet full order.

FINOW Q7: Autonomy and Battery

Review FINOW Q7: Remarkable Smartwatch on Android 5.1 with 3G

The claimed capacity of the battery is 430mAh and it corresponds to reality – everything is honest. As usual, autonomy depends on how actively you use the gadget. If you use it as a watch, you can expect about 3 days without an outlet. A more serious load (Bluetooth, several calls, periodic messages in instant messengers, etc.), the charge is enough for 1-1.5 days.

FINOW Q7: Conclusions and Reviews

If you compare FINOW Q7 with inexpensive smart watches without Android, then, of course, its heaven and earth. The presence of Android significantly expands the functionality, and the SIM card slot and 3G support allow the watch to be constantly online.

Review FINOW Q7: Remarkable Smartwatch on Android 5.1 with 3G

Someone may seem a minus the lack of a slot for memory cards, but I personally do not see the sense in it – well, you will not watch movies on watch. And available 2GB of memory for installing instant messengers, social networking applications and other programs is enough.

Well, in general – a very interesting toy for advanced users who want new experiences. And I knowingly used the word toy – after all, the gadget is not the first necessity and is not so cheap.

Someone does not see the sense in a smart watch at all, and some of them, on the contrary, greatly simplify life.

FINOW Q7 3G Smartwatch Phone

Price: $59.99

1.3 inch screen, 512MB RAM + 4GB ROM, Android 5.1, MTK6572 1.0GHz Dual Core

FINOW Q7 3G Smartwatch Phone

Price: $59.99

1.3 inch screen, 512MB RAM + 4GB ROM, Android 5.1, MTK6572 1.0GHz Dual Core

Review FINOW Q7: Remarkable Smartwatch on Android 5.1 with 3G was last modified: July 25th, 2017 by Boby Sanburn