Ulefone GW01 smartwatch

Search This thread

zafrix8

Senior Member
Oct 29, 2011
335
256
there are limit when installing the vxp watch face. as example if you install 3 watch faces together, only 1 will work properly. Best practice is to install 1 watch face at a time. Also be careful! DO NOT UNINSTALL WATCH FACES WHILE YOU ARE USING/DISPLAYING THEM. this will result in your watch brick, like what happen to my old watch.
I'm still waiting for my GW01, when I get it I will start to create more watch face.
 
  • Like
Reactions: W3hrWolf

zafrix8

Senior Member
Oct 29, 2011
335
256
Hi, anybody have the latest gw01 firmware? Mine just brick, thankfully I manage to fix it by flashing Jeorge backup (thank you so much). But it looks like an older version. Mine have does not have the roman face and the simple digital clock, but have other digital clock which is so nice. Thank you.
For those curious, I'm creating and experimenting vxp watch face, and it bricks haha.
 

Jorge Moreira

Senior Member
Dec 24, 2010
308
123
Porto
Hi, anybody have the latest gw01 firmware? Mine just brick, thankfully I manage to fix it by flashing Jeorge backup (thank you so much). But it looks like an older version. Mine have does not have the roman face and the simple digital clock, but have other digital clock which is so nice. Thank you.
For those curious, I'm creating and experimenting vxp watch face, and it bricks haha.

Hi @zafrix8,

My firmware backup you used is the first firmwares that came out. The version is 14.04.2016.
From what I've seen here, since there are two versions then mine.

I am glad for my backup to help you. In this case your Ulefone GW01. ;)

Best regards,
Jorge Moreira
 

zafrix8

Senior Member
Oct 29, 2011
335
256
Hi @zafrix8,

My firmware backup you used is the first firmwares that came out. The version is 14.04.2016.
From what I've seen here, since there are two versions then mine.

I am glad for my backup to help you. In this case your Ulefone GW01. ;)

Best regards,
Jorge Moreira
Okay thanks. I'm so glad this GW01 can be reflash firmware. my old watch (k88h) cannot be flash. I was freaking out just now. Thankfully your backup and this thread(flash tutorial) is there to the rescue. And another different that I notice from my firmware is that the new firmware will not showing the bluetooth icon, headset icon and battery icon anymore in the digital face.

For your information I have continue creating vxp watch faces now, since I just received my watch today. Thank you!

here is my GW01 :)
Jls3uea.jpg
 
Aug 13, 2016
10
0
After seeing this review on the net:

DSC_0311-1024x683.jpg
Is there any chance to get this watchface? I guess this watchface belongs to some other firmware. There is a watchface similar to that but I guess this is official with date option.

And I have a question, my other smartwatch had storage which lets me play music or browse photos in its file explorer thingy. Well for Ulefone GW01, it says it has "ROM: 128MB" So how am I going to use it for photo or music storage? I would like to play some music or change my ringtone. Thanks
 

zafrix8

Senior Member
Oct 29, 2011
335
256
Is there any chance to get this watchface? I guess this watchface belongs to some other firmware. There is a watchface similar to that but I guess this is official with date option.

And I have a question, my other smartwatch had storage which lets me play music or browse photos in its file explorer thingy. Well for Ulefone GW01, it says it has "ROM: 128MB" So how am I going to use it for photo or music storage? I would like to play some music or change my ringtone. Thanks
to answer for your 1st question:
The watch face is in early version of gw01 firmware. You can flash Jeorge firmware backup tu get that watch face, or install this unofficial vxp watch face, but it does not display date:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=68389480&postcount=73

newer firmware does not have it, but have galaxy and sea digital face.
 
Last edited:

HoustonReal

Member
Aug 17, 2016
19
2
Is there any chance to get this watchface? I guess this watchface belongs to some other firmware. There is a watchface similar to that but I guess this is official with date option.

And I have a question, my other smartwatch had storage which lets me play music or browse photos in its file explorer thingy. Well for Ulefone GW01, it says it has "ROM: 128MB" So how am I going to use it for photo or music storage? I would like to play some music or change my ringtone. Thanks

I was able to recreate a similar face with the help of another member, but without day or date (a restriction of the current MDK software/knowledgebase).

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=68389480&postcount=73

3855994.png


As for the other question, only 1MB is available for app and watch faces. From my experience, you can load only five additional faces at a time. You can electronically load more faces than those five, but they won't show up in the CLOCK app.

The GW01 can't store music files. It will store about 5:11 minutes of voice memo recordings. The 128MB listed is mostly taken up by, or reserved for, the installed applications.
 
Last edited:
Aug 13, 2016
10
0
to answer for your 1st question:
The watch face is in early version of gw01 firmware. You can flash Jeorge firmware backup tu get that watch face, or install this unofficial vxp watch face, but it does not display date:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=68389480&postcount=73
newer firmware does not have it, but have galaxy and sea digital face.
Flashing to the old firmware does not sounds nice to me, and probably will cause some battery-life problems etc. But I have that watchface on my phone too, I guess I just have to feel okay with that :laugh:
I was able to recreate a similar face with the help of another member, but without day or date (a restriction of the current MDK software/knowledgebase).
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=68389480&postcount=73
3855994.png

As for the other question, only 1MB is available for app and watch faces. From my experience, you can load only five additional faces at a time. You can electronically load more faces than those five, but they won't show up in the CLOCK app.
The GW01 can't store music files. It will store about 5:11 minutes of voice memo recordings. The 128MB listed is mostly taken up by, or reserved for, the installed applications.
Thanks, I saw it and I have that watchface on my watch already, I just wanted to know if there is any chance to get this official one :/ Anyway we just have to wait for some officials to show how to put dates and temp to watchfaces for better watchfaces
About second question, It's really bad, I was planning to store some music. So is this hardware issue, or is it just because of software, like stopping you to store anything at all like protection maybe? I mean, If I flash it to NO.1 G3's firmware, can I solve this at least for 1-2 songs?
 

zafrix8

Senior Member
Oct 29, 2011
335
256
Flashing to the old firmware does not sounds nice to me, and probably will cause some battery-life problems etc. But I have that watchface on my phone too, I guess I just have to feel okay with that :laugh:
Thanks, I saw it and I have that watchface on my watch already, I just wanted to know if there is any chance to get this official one :/ Anyway we just have to wait for some officials to show how to put dates and temp to watchfaces for better watchfaces
About second question, It's really bad, I was planning to store some music. So is this hardware issue, or is it just because of software, like stopping you to store anything at all like protection maybe? I mean, If I flash it to NO.1 G3's firmware, can I solve this at least for 1-2 songs?
Yes if the official one release, then we can start experimenting.
sorry I do not know about second question.
 

HoustonReal

Member
Aug 17, 2016
19
2
Thanks, I saw it and I have that watchface on my watch already, I just wanted to know if there is any chance to get this official one :/ Anyway we just have to wait for some officials to show how to put dates and temp to watchfaces for better watchfaces

The face I used to recreate the old Roman dial was from the Huawei smart watch. Ulefone basically "borrowed" the design. The Chinese don't mind IP theft as long as it's not from a Chinese firm. I think they faced some problems continuing to use something they ripped off from Huawei.

There should be a way to add day, date, battery and reposition the second hands. I've also noticed that the add on digital faces don't include seconds. There should also be a way to add hands to a "Dual Clock" type face for analog/digital displays. Unfortunately, no one takes ownership for the GW01 (no branding on watch or manual), although Ulefone has admitted to Ulefans.net that they produce them for Gearbest and their affiliates.
 
Last edited:

igorlion

Member
Sep 1, 2016
8
0
I recived my Ulefone gw01 yesterday....try music, calls, step work good...but health index, heart rate, ecg temperature not working... :( just retry apear...try reseting watch and try again same...any solution please?!? Thanks in advance!!!
 

HoustonReal

Member
Aug 17, 2016
19
2
I recived my Ulefone gw01 yesterday....try music, calls, step work good...but health index, heart rate, ecg temperature not working... :( just retry apear...try reseting watch and try again same...any solution please?!? Thanks in advance!!!

When using ECG, Heart Rate or Basal Body Temp, take off the watch and check if the green led on the back center is flashing. It sound like you may have one with a defective LED, sensor or their circuits. I would return the watch if these don't seem to work. the health index may use them as well (BMI + heart rate).
 
Last edited:
Aug 13, 2016
10
0
The face I used to recreate the old Roman dial was from the Huawei smart watch. Ulefone basically "borrowed" the design. The Chinese don't mind IP theft as long as it's not from a Chinese firm. I think they faced some problems continuing to use something they ripped off from Huawei.

There should be a way to add day, date, battery and reposition the second hands. I've also noticed that the add on digital faces don't include seconds. There should also be a way to add hands to a "Dual Clock" type face for analog/digital displays. Unfortunately, no one takes ownership for the GW01 (no branding on watch or manual), although Ulefone has admitted to Ulefans.net that they produce them for Gearbest and their affiliates.
Oh I see.. Gearbest sucks at customer service and I really don't want to know how they fail at product service by contacting with them to learn all these. I'm sure they won't bother to ask to Ulefone at all.
So what about flashing to NO.1 G3's firmware? What is the cons and pros of flashing to NO.1 G3's firmware? I guess changing and creating new watchfaces far more easy in NO.1 G3, right?
 

igorlion

Member
Sep 1, 2016
8
0
When using ECG, Heart Rate or Basal Body Temp, take off the watch and check if the green leds on the back center are flashing. It sound like you may have one with defective LEDs or their circuits. I would return the watch if these don't seem to work. the health index may use them as well (BMI + heart rate).
only one led is flashing green...other one not. They should both flash?!
 

W3hrWolf

Senior Member
Apr 22, 2012
109
9
... So what about flashing to NO.1 G3's firmware? What is the cons and pros of flashing to NO.1 G3's firmware? I guess changing and creating new watchfaces far more easy in NO.1 G3, right?

I use the original firmware, works good, battery life is good (2-3 days), watchface change works good via vxp watchfaces. For me no need to change the firmware.
 

Top Liked Posts

  • There are no posts matching your filters.
  • 10
    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
    5
    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 :)
    2
    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.
Our Apps
Get our official app!
The best way to access XDA on your phone
Nav Gestures
Add swipe gestures to any Android
One Handed Mode
Eases uses one hand with your phone