Ulefone GW01 smartwatch

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Jorge Moreira

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After seeing this review on the net:

See here

I just bought one yesterday in GB

Look some pictures on this review:

Ulefone-GW01.jpg


Ulefone-GW01-logo-e1463752847424.jpg


DSC_0310-1024x683.jpg


DSC_0308-1024x683.jpg


cadran-1024x683.jpg


DSC_0312-1024x683.jpg


DSC_0311-1024x683.jpg


Ulefone-GW01-aspect-e1463757272290.jpg


DSC_0300-1024x683.jpg


Ulefone-GW01-docking-lateral-1024x683.jpg



But I can see more pictures on the review.

The review is made by Cristianls...

When I receive my Ulefone GW01 I make a review too!!! :p


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Jorge Moreira
 

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Does anybody know if it is possible to use this watch as a remote control for music? Can I for example skip to the next song that is playing with the spotify app on my cell phone while running? It is advertised on gearbest with this ability but I would like to know before I order this watch.
 

Jorge Moreira

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Does anybody know if it is possible to use this watch as a remote control for music? Can I for example skip to the next song that is playing with the spotify app on my cell phone while running? It is advertised on gearbest with this ability but I would like to know before I order this watch.

Hi,
In the description says:

Main Features:
- Bluetooth 4.0: Controlling music player, including MP3, MP4 and AVI format; Phone SMS synchronize and push information...

I have not received my I bought on the GB.

If you like waiting a few more days, I give you the answer from my true experience.

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Jorge Moreira
 
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Hassan1610

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Hello everyone,
Please once people here begin to recieve your watches can you update me if there is the ability to add more watch faces other than the preinstalled ones
 

CoDe_IDP

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thank you so much for ur assisting..
still remain unanswered about smartwatch running 5.1 wether its companion as android wear...
definitely it will change my mind if it does.
Hello,

Take a look a the "Lemfo lem3",and the "Finow q1".Both of these have Android 5.1 preinstalled ;).
The Finow q1 just came out and seems to be having some nice specs:
Quadcore Processor,1gb of ram and8gb rom
You can find both of them on aliexpress.

I hope,that I could help you with your decision.

Greets,
Julian

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I have the Ulefone GW01 since 1 Week. It shall be similar to the No.1 G3.
So I tried the watchface change method from the No.1 G3 thread but it doesnt work on the GW01. Think the firmware isn´t the really the same !
Hopefully there will be a method in the near future.

Overal the watch is really good for that price. Battery lasts about 6 Days with Motion Sensor on and Bluetooth off. With Blt on about 1 1/2 Days.
 
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Jorge Moreira

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I have the Ulefone GW01 since 1 Week. It shall be similar to the No.1 G3.
So I tried the watchface change method from the No.1 G3 thread but it doesnt work on the GW01. Think the firmware isn´t the really the same !
Hopefully there will be a method in the near future.

Overal the watch is really good for that price. Battery lasts about 6 Days with Motion Sensor on and Bluetooth off. With Blt on about 1 1/2 Days.


Hi,
I receive today my Ulefone GW01. But I can not put the GW01 to synchronize messages and notifications with my Xiaomi redmi note 2.

You can? What are the steps to get?

Regards,
Jorge
 

Mwkenoby

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I will get mine today. Can anyone suggest an App which grants notifications being sent to the watch flawlessly? Can also someone let me know if watchfaces can be added? How can this be done?
Edit:
Got the App FunDo SmartDevice. This one works and I have tree or four additional watchfaces.
However, seems the battery won't last full 24 hours. Thats not really good. I have notifications enabled, screen tineout is set to 5 seconds. Might be that the first few battery cycles need to go through... But if it stays likr this, it might be possible that the watch needs to be charged during the day.
Watch looks good and it is working fast, so this is good. Sometimes notifications are gone after opening the first one, so I can not read then if multiple ones come in.
 
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iLLiCiTgr

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I've got mine for about a week now and i have mixed feelings.

First of all, i really wanted to remote control the music and the calls from the watch. But this is not possible.
GW01 has and embedded speaker and microphone so you answer calls(listen and speak) and you hear music from the watch. If you wanted to use it while having a bluetooth headset connected, just like i did, you can't.
Pairing with your phone gives you 4 uses:
  • Phone audio
  • Media audio
  • Input device
  • Contact sharing

As you would have guessed, disabling Phone audio will disable the calling and messaging functions, disabling Media audio will disable Music playback and control. This means that the "Apps" will ask for the missing permissions and will not launch. And if you give those uses to the GW01, you will not be able to pair it with a headset at the same time.

There are 2 heart rate related Apps. One gives you a fixed heart rate while the other gives you a continuous feedback.
The body temperature seems to work just fine. As for the UV, seems a bit too much since you can just look up.

There is a vibrate app that just vibrates the watch. No other use... or at least i cant find one. Maybe for testing vibration or something?

The notifications are a bit strange but i think it has to do with the way the phone's app sends it to the watch. For example facebook group messages show the sender's name while direct fb pm's don't show the sender.
There are some strange options for notification like "open" which opens the notification on the phone. Why would i want something like that? On the other hand, the "like" option is pretty cool for a fast reply.

The gesture control is a little bit buggy and i disabled it after a day's use. It detects not the movement but the turn of the wrist. So in 45 degrees the screen is off, turn it 10-15 degrees it wakes, turn it a little more and it's off again. Plus while walking hands moving around, the watch was continuously going on and off again.

On the up side, the speaker is loud enough for everyone to hear your call in a crowded place while the microphone is decent if you hold the watch near your mouth. Move it a little far and you are silent.
The watches' battery status appears on the notification bar thanks to the fundo app so that's another plus.

The watchfaces was another big disappointment. There are so few of them. But as it seems on other watches having the same OS, they found a way to add your own custom made faces so i will keep my hopes up and go on searching.

Last but not least, the battery time is better than expected. having the screen timeout at 15 seconds and using it connected to the bluetooth all the time i've got a little over 2 days of use without charge.

I would say it is a decent first smartwatch if your budget is miles away from an android wear.

P.S. If someone finds a way to fix that call/music control issue or add more watchfaces (except the ones through the FundoApp), leave a note :)
 
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Mwkenoby

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I have disabled Phone within the BT settings of my Oneplus Two, this allows me to control Music but not have to use the Watch as Phone. So I can make calls and answer them on my phone. However, while I can control music or so, the music might be played at the speaker from the watch. You can disable streaming to a BT device within some applications, for example google music. This does not work for all applications, deezer for example does always play the music on the watch without an option to disable streaming. Also sound from games etc will be played from watch as long as it connected.
All in all, I am not really happy, but the price is ok for what you get.

However, I will check out for another, also more expensive, watch. The Blocks watch looks ok and I think I will shoot for it. Not a China watch, and has full Android Wear.
 

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I installed 4 clock faces and yahoo weather through "fundo wear". Is there any other application that install clock faces or applications?

By the way the black one is so cool and doesnt look too big.
 

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    Hi,

    I decided make a backup of our Ulefone GW01 for the case you want revert the situation and back to the original firmware again.

    You can download the firmware here

    Thanks to @Golem_ to help me when I need. :highfive:

    If you like this post, don't forget to press the :good: button.

    Best regards,
    Jorge Moreira
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    After seeing this review on the net:

    See here

    I just bought one yesterday in GB

    Look some pictures on this review:

    Ulefone-GW01.jpg


    Ulefone-GW01-logo-e1463752847424.jpg


    DSC_0310-1024x683.jpg


    DSC_0308-1024x683.jpg


    cadran-1024x683.jpg


    DSC_0312-1024x683.jpg


    DSC_0311-1024x683.jpg


    Ulefone-GW01-aspect-e1463757272290.jpg


    DSC_0300-1024x683.jpg


    Ulefone-GW01-docking-lateral-1024x683.jpg



    But I can see more pictures on the review.

    The review is made by Cristianls...

    When I receive my Ulefone GW01 I make a review too!!! :p


    If you like my post, please clic on :good:

    Regards,
    Jorge Moreira
    3
    GW01 Secret Codes

    Hello,

    I had found some "secret" codes in my GW01, this is the list and a description:

    Code:
    *#9966*#        Factory Test Mode
    *#996810#       Unknown (Shows Done!)
    *#931#          Shows a message and dissapears
    *#902#          Returns to app menu
    *#932#          Same as 931
    *#903#          Returns to menu
    *#993646633#    Engineer Mode
    *#933#          Show a message and dissapears
    *#1234#         AD2P PTS mode (message)
    *#63342835#     Mediatek logo
    *#998375#       Version information
    *#06#           IMEI (None)
    *#9987#         Automatic Test (screen, sound, ...)
    3
    I've got mine for about a week now and i have mixed feelings.

    First of all, i really wanted to remote control the music and the calls from the watch. But this is not possible.
    GW01 has and embedded speaker and microphone so you answer calls(listen and speak) and you hear music from the watch. If you wanted to use it while having a bluetooth headset connected, just like i did, you can't.
    Pairing with your phone gives you 4 uses:
    • Phone audio
    • Media audio
    • Input device
    • Contact sharing

    As you would have guessed, disabling Phone audio will disable the calling and messaging functions, disabling Media audio will disable Music playback and control. This means that the "Apps" will ask for the missing permissions and will not launch. And if you give those uses to the GW01, you will not be able to pair it with a headset at the same time.

    There are 2 heart rate related Apps. One gives you a fixed heart rate while the other gives you a continuous feedback.
    The body temperature seems to work just fine. As for the UV, seems a bit too much since you can just look up.

    There is a vibrate app that just vibrates the watch. No other use... or at least i cant find one. Maybe for testing vibration or something?

    The notifications are a bit strange but i think it has to do with the way the phone's app sends it to the watch. For example facebook group messages show the sender's name while direct fb pm's don't show the sender.
    There are some strange options for notification like "open" which opens the notification on the phone. Why would i want something like that? On the other hand, the "like" option is pretty cool for a fast reply.

    The gesture control is a little bit buggy and i disabled it after a day's use. It detects not the movement but the turn of the wrist. So in 45 degrees the screen is off, turn it 10-15 degrees it wakes, turn it a little more and it's off again. Plus while walking hands moving around, the watch was continuously going on and off again.

    On the up side, the speaker is loud enough for everyone to hear your call in a crowded place while the microphone is decent if you hold the watch near your mouth. Move it a little far and you are silent.
    The watches' battery status appears on the notification bar thanks to the fundo app so that's another plus.

    The watchfaces was another big disappointment. There are so few of them. But as it seems on other watches having the same OS, they found a way to add your own custom made faces so i will keep my hopes up and go on searching.

    Last but not least, the battery time is better than expected. having the screen timeout at 15 seconds and using it connected to the bluetooth all the time i've got a little over 2 days of use without charge.

    I would say it is a decent first smartwatch if your budget is miles away from an android wear.

    P.S. If someone finds a way to fix that call/music control issue or add more watchfaces (except the ones through the FundoApp), leave a note :)
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    Hi!
    I might just had bricked my GW01 :(
    [...]

    Hello,

    I'm just in the same situation for second time :) This happens to me when uninstalled a watchface vpx file, when this is performed by the watch the current watchface is changed :-? and if you uninstall the current one soft brick.

    To "unbrick" it the first time I first put the watch in the charge base connected to a PC and the software in the phone "Mediatek smartdevice" or maybe "Fondoo"...

    [Unbricked mine while writing...]

    Now with the watch in the base power it on (hold on button 10 seconds for forced poweroff), now let it boot and wait to see the "Internal storage" message in the watch (that's the reason of connected PC) now try to connect using the Mediatek SmartDevice (Pressing the watch icon on screen), this procedure usually fails but after 3 or 5 tries it connectes for a few seconds (around 10-20 seconds) and let you install and uninstall apps.
    Try to install the vpx that was uninstalled just before the crash, you say that the hang was when you try to install Yahoo (it does not work for me) but I'm quite sure the hang was just before, when you uninstall a watchface as the brick seems to be related to not be able to run the actual face as it is no more in the device.

    Good luck.

    ---------- Post added 9th September 2016 at 00:03 ---------- Previous post was 8th September 2016 at 23:54 ----------

    Hi,
    i recently bought this smartwatch.
    For me there is one really annoying thing: When paired with my phone (Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro) incoming calls are always taken by the GW01 as handsfree. Switching to internal speaker during the call has no effect - mic of the GW01 is still used. Only possibility seems to be disconnecting the watch. Disabling the phone audio profile in phones bluetooth settings also doesn't work because then GW01 is unable to receive any push notifications.
    Is there a workaround for this issue?

    Hello,

    My procedure is not with a Xiaomi but with an Ulefone Future, bluetooth connection is complete except phone audio profile as in my case if I remove phone and multimedia profile GW01 keeps disconnecting constantly or not connecting at all, so I keep multimedia and the other profiles except phone profile. In my case multimedia routed to GW01 is also a problem, all sound notifications go to the watch (great) but also music and youtube videos (Argggg!). As disconnect the multimedia creates a problem I went to Play Store and download "SoundAbout" app and instruct it to route all multimedia audio to the phone (unconditionally), keeping my GW01 working as a notification receiver and some nice watchfaces in an elegant watch.

    I'm not sure if "SoundAbout" can also route phne calls to phone unconditionally.
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