I’ve already had a lot of smartwatches from the Kiwitime brand in my reviews, but today I wanted to talk about a rather interesting model called the Kiwiwatch DT100.
In this review, you can find out the main features of the new generation of smartwatches. In addition, I will share my impressions after fully testing the device.
First of all, I should mention the cost, as it is very attractive. Look, you can currently get the Kiwitime DT100 for under $30. This is not as much as it would be for a real smartwatch.
What do I mean by the meaning of a real smartwatch, can you ask me? First of all, the new smartwatch model from the Kiwiwatch brand received a useful Bluetooth calling function. There is also a crown on the body of the device, which changes the dials as it rotates.
I can also highlight the presence of a large number of health-tracking functions, as well as good battery life. In addition, the manufacturer speaks of protection against water under the IP67 standard.
I will make sure to check every feature and share my emotions with you after full and in-depth testing. After reading the review, you can also find out about the main advantages and disadvantages of this generation of smartwatches.
Kiwitime DT100: Specifications
|Screen:||1.75 inch IPS screen with 320 x 385 pixels|
|Sensor:||Heart-rate monitor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer|
|IP standart:||IP67 waterproof|
|Standby time:||up to 3 days|
|Size:||44 x 38 x 13.3 mm|
Unboxing and packaging
I never thought that even budget smartwatches could come in packaging like the new generation of watches from Kiwitime. This is a long box and the exact same packaging can be found on more premium smartwatches. For example, it could be the Xiaomi brand or even Apple.
The front of the package has a watch pattern and different watch faces. But for me, it was a little strange to see that the name of the company was not written, but pasted with a sticker. The same applies to the technical features that are located on the back of the package.
After opening the package, the first thing I met was the instruction in English. I also found a separate silicone strap with a two-pin magnetic cable and the case of the smartwatch itself. In general, I liked the equipment itself. Yes, it might be standard, but the look of the package made me feel good.
Design, build quality and materials
Most companies try to please their users and produce products that closely resemble top brands. The new smartwatch model Kiwitime DT100, strange as it sounds, is similar to the Apple Watch. Although I cannot say that this is an exact copy since the DT100 has its own nuances in its appearance.
If we talk about the build quality, then I did not have strong remarks when testing smartwatches from the Kiwitime brand. The body was made of monolithic material and no extraneous squeaks or sounds were observed. In addition, the manufacturer provides IP67 protection against water. Yes, this is not complete protection against water. But I’m glad that even the IP67 protection standard makes sense to be on the new watch model.
Almost the entire watch case is made of aluminum alloy, except for the back of the device. In turn, the reverse side uses already glossy plastic in its performance. I can also highlight that the crown on the right side of the device is also made of aluminum. Therefore, I have no questions about the materials used.
On the front of the Kiwitime DT100 smartwatch, there is a really large 1.75-inch screen. At the same time, the frames around the body are practically minimal, but they are available. The display resolution was 320 x 385 pixels and the pixel density per inch was 320 PPI. In addition, I liked the screen for its color gamut and brightness. Still, the IPS matrix makes itself felt on the positive side. Yes, maybe someone will be interested, the screen received a 60 Hz refresh rate.
Meanwhile, the back of the watch has two charging pins and a PPG heart rate sensor. I’ll talk about sensor operation a little later in the next section. On the right side of the device, in addition to the crown, there is also a hole for a microphone. But on the left side of the watch, there is an earpiece.
As you might have guessed, the strap of the Kiwitime DT100 smartwatch is removable. But it has an individual fastening, so it will not be possible to install any strap on the watch just like that. If you want to change the strap, you can order several options from the link here.
I can also say that the width of the strap was 20 mm. If I started talking about dimensions, then let’s tell you what dimensions the smartwatch model received. It is 44 x 38 x 13.3 mm and weighs exactly 56 grams including the strap. During my testing, I found no major problems with the wearing comfort of the smartwatch. They sat very harmoniously on my wrist and did not give an alien look.
Functions, features, and settings of the application
First, I would like to talk about the stuffing of the Kiwitime DT100 smartwatch. Inside the case, the manufacturer installed the Realtek 8762DK chipset. Also, the device has received a wireless connection Bluetooth 4.0. Although I don’t think this is a good feature. Since the Bluetooth connection is lower than the 5.0 version does not give me positive emotions. Although I can say in advance that I did not find any negative points with the connection.
The main screen of the watch has received a large number of different watch faces. Initially, out of the box, the watch received 15 types of watch faces. But the list of watch faces does not stop there and you can additionally download even more watch faces through the mobile application.
When you swipe down from the home screen, you can see the quick settings curtain pop up. Here you can find information about the wireless connection, time, and battery level. There are also icons for information about the watch, a do not disturb mode icon, music control, and adjusting the brightness level of the screen. Usually in this section, there is still an icon for watch settings, but this icon is not on the DT100 model.
In the meantime, if you swipe to the right of the main screen, you can see another pop-up window. This is an additional quick setting with some more applications. For example, here you can observe information about the current time, day of the week, and date. Below there are icons of recent messages and notifications, Bluetooth calls, and other functions.
If you swap to the left, you can see some quick widgets. These include activities throughout the day, such as calories, steps, and distance. There are also heart rate widgets, weather widgets, and you can also add various other widgets. This can be breathing, the female cycle, sleep, and more.
But when you swipe up, you get to the main menu of all applications. This section can be displayed in several styles. For example, initially, the watch has a chaotic icon style, like the Apple Watch. But if you double-click on the crown, the style will change to a 3 by 4 grid. There is also a list style, so the choice of styles is very large.
Another convenient function is flipping through functions using the crown of the smartwatch. This way, you don’t have to use the touchpad to find a particular application. And believe me, the number of applications and functions in the new model of Kiwitime DT100 is enough.
For example, I can highlight features such as phone calls, notifications, contacts, call history, sports training, heart rate, blood pressure, blood oxygen level, music player, sleep, stopwatch, timer, calculator, breathing, women’s health, and more.
Now let’s check what settings the new smartwatch model from Kiwitime offers us. These are the choice of the user interface language, changing the style of the watch faces, the time of the screen on, the vibration level, and setting the password.
Sports modes offer workouts such as walking, running, cycling, jumping rope, badminton, basketball, and soccer. Yes, the number of training sessions is not large and there is no training in the pool, which once again proves that the protection from water is not complete.
At the same time, the Kiwitime DT100 smartwatch model offers a wide range of health monitoring capabilities. However, it is rare to find a modern watch with indicators of heart rate, blood pressure, and oxygen level in the blood. Perhaps the indicator will not be the most accurate, since you should not forget that this is not a real medical device. But my tests showed a slight error compared to a medical device.
The app is named WearPro and you can install it via a QR code on your watch or through the app store on your Android or iOS device. The main menu of the application is a familiar user interface, like most smartwatch applications.
That is, you will be able to observe the indicators of steps, distance, heart rate, and sleep. In the application settings, you can download over 100 different types of watch faces. You can also select a list of necessary applications that can display notifications on the smartwatch screen.
Battery and run time
The new Kiwitime DT100 smartwatch uses a built-in 280mAh battery. The manufacturer guarantees about 3 days of work with active use or about 5 days of standby mode.
My practice has shown a very similar result. Indeed, the watch does not last as long as some smartwatch models. But do not forget about the fairly large and broad functionality.
It took me about 2 hours to fully charge the smartwatch via a two-peak connection.
Conclusion, reviews, pros, and cons
The new generation of Kiwitime DT100 smartwatches has shown themselves on the positive side during my testing.
On the positive side, I can attribute it to a rather attractive appearance with high-quality assembly and premium materials in production. Also, the watch received small dimensions and weight, so they did not cause me problems with wearing.
I also cannot pass by the wide functionality and the number of useful features. For example, I can refer to the main function as Bluetooth calls. This will allow you not only to receive calls but also to make them.
But the negative side of the device is only one, and as you might have guessed – this is the battery life. Therefore, when choosing a smartwatch, it is worth paying attention to this factor too.
Price and where to buy cheaper?
Currently, the price tag for smartwatches Kiwitime DT100 is very attractive. You can get your hands on the device for as little as $29.56 with a 56% discount.
Given its main features, how the user interface works and the good stuffing of functions and features, I can definitely recommend a watch from Kiwitime for purchase.