No.1 Sun S2 smartwatch (Moto 360 look-alike) unboxing, hands-on and review
The smartwatch industry is on the rise. With 2016 predicted to get even better despite all the success appreciated this year, the smartwatch industry is no doubt on a very large boom.
However, when you are shopping smartwatches — much like shopping smartphones — one important factor you have to consider first is price. Yes, price and class are two of the very first, if not the first two factors most people generally consider when making a purchase, and luckily, the No.1 Sun S2 smartwatch is on the good sides of both.
- 1.3″ 240 x 240 pixels LED touchscreen
- MediaTek MT6260chipset
- 64MB ROM
- IP67-certified water resistance
- 350mAh battery
- iOS and Android compatible
- Pedometer, Heart rate monitor
- Frame size: 5.2 x 4.6 x 1.4 cm / 2.05 x 1.81 x 0.55 inches
- Band width: 2.0 cm / 0.79 inches
Sporting a roughly $60 price ($300 cheaper than the Apple Watch) the Sun S2 sports a circular 1.3-inch LED display with 240 by 240 pixels resolution. The
handset watch is pretty much easy to operate via the touchscreen but what I didn’t like was the cloggy number keys when typing (happens in all smartwatches) as my fingers sometimes find it hard to click the accurate key (I hope technology will be able to fix this soon). The watch face (the screen that appears when you unlock to look at the time) has three appearances and they all look cool and mature.
Design and hands-on
The smartwatch features one of the best looks I’ve seen on a timepiece:a Moto 360 look. While the screen is off, the watch looks so discreet and enigmatic which is what I like when people look at your hand with the look of “oh what is that?” face.
Sun S2 comes with a metal band as well as a leather one. It actually came out of the box strapped with leather but I found out the straps were easily changeable so I swapped on the steel chain band which looks way cooler in my opinion.
No gimmicks here, all the features do work accurately — heart rate and ECG monitor, UV checker, temperature checker and all — everything works. However, one of the watch faces which is supposed to have date and day details doesn’t allow these to work as the meters appear fixed to one place all the time.
Don’t be deceived by all the bullshit you hear about smartwatches. The Sun S2 review unit I got was stashed away for long before I finally popped it on my arms and from then it wasn’t till after a few weeks I mustered strength week to finally wrote this review (I hate writing long stuff, haha) — this smartwatch’s battery is awesome and it stays a cool 3 days on a single charge with minimal use. Playing with the Watch while connected to your smartphone via Bluetooth should still give you 2-day battery life which is still very good even by high standards.
Finally, a cool smartwatch. Having come across and doing a review of several smartwatches, I would say the No 1 Sun S2 ranks in the top fold. The appearance of this smartwatch, especially the all black design, looks mind-blowing. To top off that, the battery life is another thing I can commend as the Watch easily beats most of the smartwatches out there in terms of battery longevity.