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Smartwatch K2 W100/Star Kingelon K2 Android 4.2 MTK6572 Builtin Camera, Gear Clone?

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10th July 2014, 10:39 PM   |  #1  
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Detailed "Unboxing" and my first hands on (Samsung Galaxy Gear Watch clone/replica)

(You can find more reviews on my Youtube channel, I have also tested another smartwatch called PW305)

MEGA Review 30 minutes


Model name?
The Smartwatch K2 W100 has many names in the internet. It is also known as Ansmart Swatch Universal Smart Watch, Star Kingelon K2 or Star E2602. They may differ in little bit in the software. But the one I got has weather for the whole world, full keyboard and a lot of languages.

From where did you get your version of the watch?
If your interested in this watch, check the info in the video description (in the unboxing video in the top) on Youtube.

Before I can say if this watch is good or not, I have to test it some more. But the design and materials are very close to the real Samsung Galaxy Gear. My first impression of it was "wow" because it offers really many features and options. Like full Android 4.2.2 OS, built-in camera, radio, wifi, bt, ftp, music player etc. But of course the watch is just a nice toy.

Bluetooth Keyboard
I can pair my BT keyboard with the watch, and then I can use that to type. Works perfect! also I can with no problem disable the BT keyboard again if not needed in the settings of the watch. Just like on any other normal phone.

ROOT?
It can be rooted very easy and fast with http://www.shuame.com/en/root/ (Root Genius tool).
This should be pretty safe, and even after a factory reset of the watch, it will still be rooted. But still you do this by your own risk!

Play Store?
The watch doesnt come with the Play store, but I managed to install the Play store myself on the watch and it works 100% without errors. But it requires ROOT. Also I have installed Aptoide (alternative app store). I have tried Google Music app, Temple Run 1, Antutu and Flappy Bird, all these works great. I even got Youtube and Facebook to work!

Steps how to install the Play Store
(Batterylife without any Gapps installed is really good, but as soon you install Gapps it will reduce batterylife dramatic.)
1. Root the watch using http://www.shuame.com/en/root/
2. Download the GoogleInstallerR.apk here http://www.mediafire.com/download/9l...InstallerR.apk
3. Download also this one http://www.mediafire.com/download/m0...pps-s7yler.rar
4. Copy "GoogleInstallerR.apk" to the watch, install it on the watch, after that you need to run the app from the app drawer on the watch called "GoogleInstaller" and check or install all the Gapps. You can also install the Play Store with that one, maps, gmail, etc.
5. If the Play Store can be startet and works for you then your good! If not or if the Play Store crashes or gives error then, unpack the Gapps-s7yler.rar (from step 3) and install first the "Google Account Manager APK" file on the watch after that also install the "GooglePlay.Installer(ALL-Colors).apk" on the watch, when that one is installed you need to run "Installer cracked Google Play" from the app drawer, inside the app choose "Modded Google Play Original Style", and then press the button "Install and Reboot".
6. After a fresh reboot, try the Play Store (maybe you need to sign in) again and it should work without errors or problems!

Firmware/ROM
http://www.needrom.com/mobile/kingelon-swatch-k2/

Specifications:
- MTK6572, Cortex A7 dual core, 1.2GHz
- GPU: Mali-400
- ROM 4GB / RAM 512B (about 1.1Gb internal memory usable)
- Full colour touch screen 320 x 240 pixels
- Wallpapers can be changed
- Volume & ringtone control
- Pedometer
- Phonebook
- LED notifications
- Real Android OS 4.2.2
- Weather for the whole world
- Customizable clocks
- Customizable UI / color or simple
- Gesture shortcuts
- Built-in Camera (5 mp) / video & pics
- Bluetooth FTP transfer
- With speaker & mic
- Music player (local and remote)
- It has Developer's options and USB Debugging
- Antilost & find my device
- Works only together with an Android smartphone (has no simcard built-in).
- The original Gear only works for Samsung phones, this one works for almost all Android phones!

Some few cons:
I would wish that the screen on the K2 was a little bit bigger, the PW305 has a bigger screen but overall the same size
The viewing angle on the screen from the sides, or in horizontal mode is not that good, straight front it is good
The lens on the camera is just put on with some tape, you may glue it on better
Speaker quality is not the greatest, but it is okay
While you have a conversation, and you need to use the dialer, it can lag a little bit
The "hang on" button after a conversation can also sometimes lag a little bit
Not all Play Store games or app will work, some work other don't
The "gesture auto screen on" does not always work for me
The bluetooth range could be a lot better, seems only to be 4-5 meters max
Batterylife without any Gapps installed is really good, but as soon you install Gapps it will reduce batterylife dramatic.

Antutu score
7400 pretty nice for a watch

Antutu tells me that it has these sensors
Temperature Sensor
Pressure Sensor
Ambient Temperature Sensor
E-Compas
Acceleration Sensor
Direction Sensor
Relative Humidity Sensor

Hi-res Flickr pictures can be seen here:
https://flic.kr/s/aHsjZxPyDm

My camera samples from the camera (5 megapixels)

Original 2816x2816:
http://peecee.dk/uploads/072014/IMG_20140710_174105.jpg


Original 2816x2816:
http://peecee.dk/uploads/072014/IMG_20140709_133106.jpg
More pictures here:
http://peecee.dk/uploads/072014/IMG_20140710_174038.jpg
http://peecee.dk/uploads/072014/IMG_20140710_173854.jpg
http://peecee.dk/uploads/072014/IMG_20140709_133153.jpg

Here a Video sample/test done by the built-in camera in the watch. You can only do small clips in 15 to max 300 seconds. The video quality is not high, but it is possible to see what it is, and of course it is with sound


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Excellent post!!!! Please, how to install play store?
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Root and use my modified version of the GApps Installer App.
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Root and use my modified version of the GApps Installer App.

And how to install a keyboard to answer messages?
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If it has a mic then voice to text with offline voice recognition and don't worry about keyboards.
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Originally Posted by arovaris

And how to install a keyboard to answer messages?

What messages do you talk about? SMS, emails? My watch already have a built-in keyboard that I can use.
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Originally Posted by arovaris

Excellent post!!!! Please, how to install play store?

There may be many ways to do it, but what I did was.

1. Root the watch using http://www.shuame.com/en/root/
2. Download the GoogleInstallerR.apk here http://www.mediafire.com/download/9l...InstallerR.apk
3. Download also this one http://www.mediafire.com/download/m0...pps-s7yler.rar

4. Copy "GoogleInstallerR.apk" to the watch, install it on the watch, after that you need to run the app from the app drawer on the watch called "GoogleInstaller" and check or install all the Gapps. You can also install the Play Store with that one, maps, gmail, etc.

5. If the Play Store can be startet and works for you then your good! If not or if the Play Store crashes or gives error then, unpack the Gapps-s7yler.rar (from step 3) and install first the "Google Account Manager APK" file on the watch after that also install the "GooglePlay.Installer(ALL-Colors).apk" on the watch, when that one is installed you need to run "Installer cracked Google Play" from the app drawer, inside the app choose "Modded Google Play Original Style", and then press the button "Install and Reboot".

6. After a fresh reboot, try the Play Store (maybe you need to sign in) again and it should work without errors or problems!
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And how to install a keyboard to answer messages?

Anything. But I would like to reply messages. So, how to install keyboard?
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Push notifications
Does this watch show all push notifications on your smartphone?
Does it show complete push messages or just say "you have xxx notifications on Skype or yahoo messenger or whatever?
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Question Got mine, but need "Standard Apps" apks
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Does this watch show all push notifications on your smartphone?
Does it show complete push messages or just say "you have xxx notifications on Skype or yahoo messenger or whatever?

I saw your excellent instructions but can any one post the watch apks for the most common apps like:

1. Gmail
2. Facebook
3. Twitter
4. Instagram

Etcetera... I'd rather just manually push the apks to the watch and install them one-by-one. If there is a repository of watch apps somewhere please do let me know. BTW, I started in Android with the first Android phone (T-Mobile G1) and have rooted and worked on a dozen or more phones since then so I'm not a noobie to this, just getting lazy in my old age!

So far I have this watch, another Gear clone thats just a Bluetooth watch and both the Sony SW1 and SW2. I just ordered another from Electrofame.com so I'm pretty hooked on these little devices!

Thanks!!!!

Chris R.

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