Alfawise has a wide range of smart watches in its catalog at very affordable prices. In this case, we have tested the smartwatch model Alfawise KW88. Then we tell you if it deserves or not worth your purchase.
After testing the Alfawise KW88 Pro, we can say that the watch is worth it only if your idea is to use it with a SIM card independently. That is, if your idea is to pair it with a smartphone, we recommend other models because of the connectivity problems that Alfawise has demonstrated.
On the other hand, if you are looking for a fitness tracker that you can connect to a Wi-Fi network or use with a SIM card, then Alfawise may be a good shopping option due to its premium design and all the tools available.
Alfawise is a brand that is making its way in the industry of intelligent technological devices with a lot of products that are characterized by good value for money and for quite nice designs.
One of the categories that Alfawise has focused on has been that of smart watches. In this case, we were able to test your model Alfawise KW88 Pro with 3G connection, a smartwatch that can work as a stand-alone device, without the need to connect to a smartphone.
Next, let’s talk about the different features of this smart watch, so you can make the best purchase decision.
Price and availability
The watch can be purchased through the Gearbest platform for € 96.12 by clicking on this link. If you are in Mexico, you can buy it through this other link for $ 2107.71.
The price, compared to other models of other similar brands, is quite competent, especially for a device that offers 3G mobile connection independently.
We have decided to start talking about the connectivity of the Alfawise KW88 Pro because this information will be decisive for the purchase or not purchase of this smart watch.
When we started using the watch we had three options:
- Use it as a stand-alone device, with your own SIM card, thanks to which you can connect to a network via 3G.
- Use it with Wi-Fi connection, although this option seems impractical since it leaves the smartwatch unusable every time we move away from a Wi-Fi network.
- Use it paired by Bluetooth with our smartphone, to be able to synchronize calls, messages, contacts, etc. This is undoubtedly the option that seems most practical since in this way the smartwatch can work as a complement to our phone.
After testing the Alfawise, the first two options worked without problem. It was very easy to start using the smartwatch with a separate SIM, and also connect it to a Wi-Fi network.
However, when we tried to pair it with our smartphone via Bluetooth, pairing was impossible.
It was also quite complex: you have to scan a QR code that appears on the smartwatch screen with your mobile phone, then download an app (which is not official, so you have to change settings in your phone to allow it to be installed), and Then, with the app installed, look for the smartwatch to be able to match them.
However, the app installed by the QR code of the watch, does not seem to detect or find the other device. Although the smartwatch claims to be connected to the phone, when calls or messages arrive to the mobile, the clock does not show any kind of signals, we can not see the contacts of our phone on the watch, or access music or other information, therefore, the devices do not get matched correctly by Bluetooth.
We have tried this same process with three different phones and we have all had the same problem. In the section of specifications, we offer more technical details on the types of connectivity of the Alfawise KW88.
However, not everything ends here because as we have explained above, the smartwatch can still be used as a stand-alone device or connected to a Wi-Fi network. In addition, Alfawise also has points in its favor as its design or its price that can make you consider your purchase.
While the Alfawise fails in Bluetooth pairing, we can say that in design it earns many points. It is elegant and sporty at the same time, so it can fit with any style. In addition, the watch has a wide variety of spheres so you can choose the one you like the most.
The truth is that between the spheres we find very different styles, capable of adapting to different occasions. The strap is only available in black, but we think it is a successful color because it matches any style.
Despite being a large watch (it will only suit you if you have a big doll), it does not weigh much, which makes it very comfortable to wear.
The circular sphere is surrounded by a diadem with Roman numerals, which emulates classic watches and at the same time helps us to see the time in a more simple way if we have chosen a sphere with needles without numbers like the one in the photo.
To the right we find a button that stands out, thanks to which we can activate or deactivate the screen, and below, the camera, of which we speak in the following sections.
Benefits and tools
If we take a look inside the clock-phone we find 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage memory. It may not seem like a lot, however, we think they are optimal quantities for a smartwatch. (An Apple Watch Series 4 also has 16 GB).
The AMOLED screen is also of very good quality for the price of the watch. It is a 1.39-inch circular screen with a resolution of 400 x 400. The interface adapts very well to the spherical shape of the screen.
Software and apps
The smartwatch comes with Android 7.0 installed from the factory, and with basic apps installed such as: ‘Contacts’, ‘Calendar’, ‘Music’, ‘Maps’, ‘Settings’. In addition, it comes with the Play Store so that, if you wish, you can add more applications and get much more out of the clock-phone.
The Li-ion battery 350mAh, allows you to use the phone, giving it a fairly comprehensive use, for at least three days. To charge it you will have to connect it to a USB adapter with a cable that is included in the box.
Something that has caught us quite the attention of this phone is the 2 MP camera. Obviously, with 2 MP you can not take pictures of very good quality. Also, keep in mind that today, smartphones come with cameras of at least 20 MP.
However, we find it curious to be able to take a photo quickly and discreetly from the clock, in case you ever need it. Alfawise says that it can also be used remotely to take pictures from the phone, however, since we could not match them, we were not able to test this function.
One of the functions that we find most useful is the possibility of controlling your lifestyle through the clock. The device has a pedometer that will tell you the steps you take and the distance you travel. You can set goals that will motivate you to lead a more active lifestyle.
Another of the fitness functions , is to monitor the heart rate, thanks to the sensor that carries in the inner part of the sphere.
- CPU: MTK6580
- 1.3GHz, Quad Core
- RAM: 1GB
- ROM: 16GB
- External memory: not compatible
- Compatibility: iOS and Android
- Connectivity: 3G, Bluetooth 4.0, wifi, GPS
- Bluetooth V4.0
- Display: AMOLED, 1.39 inches, 400×400
- 2 MP camera
- Nano SIM card
- Compatible with speakers
- Format of photos: GIF, JPEG and PNG
- Music format: MP3, WAV
- Size: 4.70 x 1.40 x 27×80 cm
- Weight: 65 grams
After being unable to pair the watch via Bluetooth with any smartphone, we came to the conclusion that if you decide to buy the Alfawise KW88 Pro it should be with the intention of using it as a watch-phone with a separate SIM card, or as a fitness tracker to monitor your physical activity.
If you decide that one of these two options suits your needs, then Alfawise can be a good option: it has a fairly premium design , has many tools, its price is affordable compared to other smartwatches , and its performance is good .
Now, if what you want is a device to pair with your smartphone then, the Alfawise KW88 is not your best option.