Ulefone GW01 smartwatch

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winderic

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I used tornator's backup and it work, didnt try jorge's backup.

I contacted ulefone to see if they have any new firmware they told me is not their watch and asked me to contact seller..

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Jorge Moreira

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So, the backup does not work, at least not for me. And it bricked my watch so can't flash any firmware cause it isn't recognized from windows anyone. Just as a warning for anyone who will give it a shot.

-Edit-
So i managed to recover the watch, longed press the dial for some time, tried connecting it while pressed. and by magic, the flash tool detected the watch. So i revered back to the No1 firmware until i find a safe way to restore the backup

Is weird. Someone had the same problem with my backup?

I sold my Ulefone GW01. But already I bought another Ulefone GW01. When receiving'll see.

It is very strange what you say. It may have been a wrong step taken to load the firmware on flashtools program.

But I can only confirm that even when receiving the new machine ;)

Regards,
Jorge
 

iLLiCiTgr

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Hey Jorge,
I started up the tool, selected the .cfg as configuration file and clicked Download. Are there any other steps? Is there another tool other than the one used to flash the No1 firmware in the first place?
Thank you for your help
 

yoeleli

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Hello guys, Im thinking about buying this watch. Can anyone who had it for a few weeks give a review? And tell us how does it work with calls, messages, controlling music etc.
It would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance, Yoel
 

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stren_bk

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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.

Hi.
i've used my watch 1 day. And I install Digitall WatchFace trough MediatekSmartDevice and try to apply strange empty watchface. And now It didnt work. I see only start animation.
How can I do hardreset or reinstall firmware?

Please help.

UPD. Tried connect with usb and on the 100' attempts it started working!
 
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stren_bk

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Hi.
i've used my watch 1 day. And I install Digitall WatchFace trough MediatekSmartDevice and try to apply strange empty watchface. And now It didnt work. I see only start animation.
How can I do hardreset or reinstall firmware?

Please help.

UPD. Tried connect with usb and on the 100' attempts it started working!

And now i try to cure anoter "bug" watch take calls like blutooth hands-free ehen i start and recieve call. But I really don't want it!
 

mford120

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Been using the GW01 for two weeks now. Overall I am happy. Works well and looks nice but there are a few things that bug me with the notifications.
1. It pops up for 5 seconds and then returns to the watch face. I prefer it stay up until dismissed like on my old U10 watch.
2. When there are 2 or more notifications, it just says "2 notifications" instead of showing the most recent one and having the ability to scroll to the next one. so I have to navigate to the notifications and scroll through each one at a time.
3. There is no CLEAR ALL on the notifications so you have to delete one at a time. A huge pain if you are getting 20 notifications an hour

These would not be much of an issue if there was a "nice" watch face that showed the notification count and a link directly to the notifications screen
Both of these issues were better on the u10 but that was really cheap. Speaker broke within a few weeks and the bluetooth kept disconnecting
 

zafrix8

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Hi all, since my K88H is dead, I would like to buy new round watch. And I found this GW01, it looks cool because of full round face. My question is, are we able to change/remove the strap of the watch? Thanks
 

zafrix8

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Hye guys. I've found a way to create .vxp watch faces. I have tested it in my K88H watch, and it is working. I'm wondering if GW01 can also use it. Anybody wanted to try it?
Here I attach the .vxp watch face that I created. Just copy paste all files into /appmanager/ folder in you phone sdcard/storage. then install it using Mediatek Smart Device or Fundo. but I only test to install using Mediatek Smart Device.
 

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Jorge Moreira

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Hye guys. I've found a way to create .vxp watch faces. I have tested it in my K88H watch, and it is working. I'm wondering if GW01 can also use it. Anybody wanted to try it?
Here I attach the .vxp watch face that I created. Just copy paste all files into /appmanager/ folder in you phone sdcard/storage. then install it using Mediatek Smart Device or Fundo. but I only test to install using Mediatek Smart Device.
It's works.

Don't appear the data of day number. But works the rest.[emoji41]

How you made this works? What is the program?

Regards,
Jorge Moreira

Enviado do meu Redmi Note 2 através de Tapatalk
 

zafrix8

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It's works.

Don't appear the data of day number. But works the rest.[emoji41]

How you made this works? What is the program?

Regards,
Jorge Moreira

Enviado do meu Redmi Note 2 através de Tapatalk
Hi, thank you for trying. yes I made the .vxp. A xda member name "zcj" teach me. I wanted to make a details tutorial thread for how to make the vxp but now my watch is dead so I cannot do it.
the "zcj" member have create a thread sharing vxp face and he also put links to the original tutorial.
Here is the thread : http://forum.xda-developers.com/smartwatch/other-smartwatches/watch-vxp-files-t3437311
 

HoustonReal

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Hi all, since my K88H is dead, I would like to buy new round watch. And I found this GW01, it looks cool because of full round face. My question is, are we able to change/remove the strap of the watch? Thanks

The GW01 uses a standard spring bar system, so all standard 22mm leather and non-end link bands will work. Mine came on a Milanese loop stainless strap, instead of leather. Changing the strap is the same as a regular watch, but the lugs are a little closer to the body.
 

mooncrown_ksk

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Hye guys. I've found a way to create .vxp watch faces. I have tested it in my K88H watch, and it is working. I'm wondering if GW01 can also use it. Anybody wanted to try it?
Here I attach the .vxp watch face that I created. Just copy paste all files into /appmanager/ folder in you phone sdcard/storage. then install it using Mediatek Smart Device or Fundo. but I only test to install using Mediatek Smart Device.
very good clock face but not working day...
 

mooncrown_ksk

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Thank you for your interest. original clock faces in batteries and other functions, is not it possible to adapt it works on the clock? I ask you a gw01 Have the original clock faces of the first hour.
 

zafrix8

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Thank you for your interest. original clock faces in batteries and other functions, is not it possible to adapt it works on the clock? I ask you a gw01 Have the original clock faces of the first hour.
There is no way to extract the original clock, and no source codes. maybe in future we can. The guy who teach me how to build the vxp have update the tutorial, now we can create digital watch face!
 

HansTheRabit

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can someone help me?! i delited a watchface while it was active and on, activated on the watch so you culd see the time. After the delete my watch froze, stoped working i saw only a black screen, after restart there was only connecting screen always on.

i recorded the watch but cant post outside links... yet

could i repair it with flashing a new rom or... pls help
 
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zafrix8

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can someone help me?! i delited a watchface while it was active and on, activated on the watch so you culd see the time. After the delete my watch froze, stoped working i saw only a black screen, after restart there was only connecting screen always on.

i recorded the watch but cant post outside links... yet

could i repair it with flashing a new rom or... pls help
this happen to my old watch, and now is dead forever since it cannot flash. but thankfully gw01 can be flash using flashtool. just explore this thread, there is the stock stock rom for gw01.
 

W3hrWolf

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Hi,
we need much more watchfaces :)

I like my GW1, very cool smartwatch!! But, we need much more vxp watchfaces. I anybody out there, who can create these vxp watchfaces? Pleaaaseeeeeeeee..

Best Regards

Edit: Some of these are working: s2 and citizen XDA-Thread. The rest will have some problems wont show clockhands or the background.
 
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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:

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    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
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    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, ...)
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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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    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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