Gt08 Smartwatch Review and Unboxing – and Is This Watch Worth $20?

gt08 smartwatch review
gt08 smartwatch review

GT08 SMARTWATCH REVIEW.  If you are a fan of the Apple Series 1-3 watches then this watch is maybe something that might interest you.  The GT08 Smartwatch is a really cheap watch that comes with loads of very interesting features that I will go into later in this article.  The watch can be purchased on Amazon for about $20 or from The Men’s Den in South Africa for around R230.

The Gt08 Smartwatch come in a really nice expensive looking box. The very first impression is actually not bad.  Inside the box you get your smartwatch, user manual and charger cable.

HOW DOES IT FEEL ON MY WRIST – GT08 SMARTWATCH REVIEW

The GT08 Smartwatch feels really good and does not feel heavy on uncomfortable on my wrist in any way.  The only problem I have is trying the put the smartwatch on.  The strap has a little button connector that connects up the straps.  The connector button thingy is really difficult to clip in and that makes it not so easy to put on. After clipping the watch on my wrist I found that one of the straps started coming a bit loose near the face.  If this watch costed more I would have been disappointed but for $20 I will forgive and forget 🙂

GETTING STARTED – GT08 SMARTWATCH REVIEW

The smartwatch does come with a little bit of battery life when first purchasing it, this will run out very quickly.  You will therefore need to charge the smartwatch up for a full two hours before using it – this is also as per the user guide.

We have three different ways to setup the smartwatch.  This is all depending on what kind of phone you have or if you want a stand alone smartwatch.

SETTING UP THE GT08 SMARTWATCH TO YOUR ANDROID PHONE

  1. Activate your bluetooth on your android phone
  2. Go to your smartwatch and go to menu and look for the bluetooth icon.
  3. Click on the bluetooth icon and on the bottom left click the on button.
  4. Go back to the menu on the smartwatch and click on the bluetooth icon next to the 3.
  5. Click on search for new device.
  6. On your android phone click on scan under bluetooth.
  7. Go back to your smartwatch and click pair.
  8. Click on confirm on your android phone.

SETTING UP THE GT08 SMARTWATCH TO YOUR APPLE iPHONE 5,6 OR 7

GT08 SMARTWATCH SPECS – GT08 SMARTWATCH REVIEW

  • Scree Size: 1.54″
  • Display: LCD
  • Resolution: 240 x 240 px
  • Touch screen
  • Operating system:Proprietary OS
  • Processor: CPU MTK6261A
  • Memory: Internal: 64 MB; RAM: 32 GB
  • Bluetooth version 3.0
  • Battery 350 mAh – Normal use is 2 days
  • Sensors,: G-sensor, pedometer
  • Media: Audio – music and sound recorder; radio; speaker; microphone
  • Camera 0.08 MP
  • Dial, hands-free, phone records, phone book, alarm clock, calendar, stopwatch. Social apps support includes QQ, WeChat, Facebook, Twitter, also supports SMS push notification

IS THE GT08 SMARTWATCH WATERPROOF – GT08 SMARTWATCH REVIEW

The smartwatch is not waterproof at all.  You should not let any water get on the screen or let this watch lie around the bathroom or shower.  Any water will make this watch break.

DOES THIS SMARTWATCH WORK WITH THE GALAXY S9 – GT08 SMARTWATCH REVIEW

Yes, this smartwatch support android 4.0 or above, so it will work with galaxy s9.

CAN I MAKE A CALL FROM THE WATCH – GT08 SMARTWATCH REVIEW

Yes this function work with all 3 different options available with the watch.  You can call from your Android, Apple iPhone or call directly from the smartwatch.

CAN YOU PLAY MUSIC FROM YOUR MICRO SD CARD ONE PLACED IN THE GT08 SMARTWATCH

No, you can only play music once the smartwatch is connect to your phone.

WHAT IS THE BLUETOOTH RANGE – GT08 SMARTWATCH REVIEW

The range is about 5 meters.

WHAT WRIST SIZES DOES THIS SMARTWATCH FIT – GT08 SMARTWATCH REVIEW

The strap is adjustable between 6.7-8.7 inches.

WILL THE GT08 SMARTWATCH WORK ON THE iPHONE 8

Yes it will work on the iPhone 8 but only some features will work.  Bluetooth calls, contact syncing and music playing will work.

GT08 SMART WATCH PRICE – GT08 SMARTWATCH REVIEW

The GT08 Smartwatch goes for $14 on Amazon but for all the features that price is not bad at all.  Also if you are a gadget person you will enjoy checking this one out.

GT08 SMARTWATCH VS DZ09

The GT08 and the DZ09 smartwatch has almost the same features and specs.  The operating system is exactly the same and just the design is the obvious main difference as you can see below.  The one the left is the GT08 and the other one is the DZ09.

The most noticeable difference between these two smartwatches would be where the camera is.  The Gt08’s camera is just above the screen, you can see it in the above picture.  The DZ09’s camera is slanted in the front of the smartwatch.  We do find that this feature is a little weird, it is almost a little spy camera.  I have tried to figure out as to why the designer would have wanted the camera in that  position, maybe it can take better pictures or something at an angle. 🙂

gt08 smartwatch review

OTHER DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE DZ09 AND GT08

  • The GT08 has an activity tracker.
  • The GT08’s strap is made of silicon and the DZ09’s strap is made of rubber.
  • The GT08 can connect with Android and iOS, the DZ09 can only connect to android.
  • GT08 does have Facebook, Twitter and alarm notifications, the DZ09 does not.

The Gt08 is a slightly better choice if you are an iPhone owner or if you like the design of the Apple Series 1-3 watches.  The price on most platforms for these two watches are almost the same.

CONCLUSION

The GT08 Smartwatch comes with a great number of features but it still has that cheap feel to it.  The battery sometimes last only a few hours if used a lot and the calls are not always 100% clear.  The operating system is functional with nice features such as Facebook and Whatsapp.  The pedometer is also not 100% accurate, sometimes standing still counts a lot of steps.

The overall design and feel is functional and it could work for someone who is not fussy about brands etc.  The watch is also a little thick and chunky however the watch button feels just like the Apple’s one.  The actual icons that show on the face are attractive and also looks somewhat similar to Apple watches.

I would actually recommend that you give this little watch a try.  You will enjoy playing around with it.  I really enjoyed the fact that you can make and receive calls all on your wrist.  My best feature would be that the GT08 can also be used as a cellphone and it has almost all the features a cellphone might have.

 

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Henry

I have been a seller of wearable devices since 2013. I run a gadgets and company store that sells all sorts of computer gadgets and smartwatches. Our biggest sellers to date have been smartwatches.

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