The segment of Chinese portable devices is continuously updated with various interesting products. A huge number of previously unknown manufacturers appear on the market, which offer amusing “smart” watches for a relatively small price. Today we’ll look at the IQI I4 Pro smart watch and find out what they stand out against the background of dozens of other competitors in the class.
Before talking about all the features of the gadget, it is worth noting the fact that the clock can be used as a completely separate device, and as a companion (add-on) to the smartphone.
IQI I4 Pro, provided a separate SIM card is installed, can make and receive phone calls, send and receive messages and connect to the Internet via a mobile network – in general, it’s a full-fledged smartphone on your hand.
Also, the clock works as a fitness tracker – counts the steps, distance traveled and calories burned and can manually or automatically measure the heart rate using the built-in sensor.
The clock can work as an independent music player and play music locally or through streaming services. And their use in tandem with a smartphone will allow you to control the music player of the main gadget, control camera descent, receive notifications from the main device and in some cases interact with them.
Since this device is on Android, its functionality can be extended almost indefinitely, by installing any applications from Google Play.
The IKI I4 Pro has an MTK6580 processor installed. The amount of permanent memory is 16 GB, and the operating memory is 2 GB. Such equipment for such a device is more than enough. Iron allows the clock not to think about when performing all sorts of tasks and running applications, as well as to keep the system running smoothly. In RAM, you can also keep a large number of simultaneously running applications.
It is powered by a non-removable battery with a capacity of 400 mAh. As usual, the battery life depends on the usage scenario and whether you use them as a completely standalone device or as an addition to the smartphone.
The average time, in principle, is standard for this form factor – 1-2 days. Of course, with very active use, the battery can be discharged in 6-7 hours. But on average, one battery charge of the device will suffice for a day.
There is one moment associated with the power controller. It sometimes does not work correctly. The clock can be discharged sharply when the charge level, for example, is at 15%, and vice versa: run several hours with 3% battery charge.
With sound and vibration in the IQI I4 Pro, everything is fine. The speaker is located in the right place – on the left side, therefore it is impossible to cover it, in most cases. The volume of the speaker is enough to hear, for example, the interlocutor when talking or any notification. The microphone works well, voice commands are recognized accurately, the quality is normal. Vibration also does not fail.
Mobile network smart clock finds quickly, the connection does not terminate. The Wi-Fi module works fine. He, of course, is rather weak, but again – for such a device, he suffices. The Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS modules work without problems.
The operating system of the gadget is Android 5.1. Above it is installed a shell, adapted for a round screen. There is a Russian language in the system, but translation in places is crooked, or completely absent. All system applications (in addition to the package from Google), as well as the keyboard, are adapted to the round screen, so the nuances can only occur with third-party programs. In extreme cases, there is a switch that scales the application in a square format.
Smart-watches IQI I4 Pro proved to be quite controversial device. They look good, are perfectly assembled and equipped with a normal AMOLED-display. The installed OS allows you to perform many actions without having to be connected to the smartphone and install virtually any applications from Google Play.