Today we bring you a very interesting review about a product that we were eager to try. Smartwatches are still one of the most sought after gadgets today to complete a perfect match with our mobiles. We have been able to test the Elephone smartwatch, the R8, for a few days and we loved it.
The Elephone firm is no longer unknown in the technological world . Thanks to several smartphone models that have managed to gain a foothold in the difficult Android market, the rest of their products arrive with part of the promotional work done. Elephone’s smartwatch arrives to confirm that we are dealing with quality products at incredible prices.
A complete smartwatch at the price of a smartband
When we seriously consider getting a smartwatch, we always take a look at the market to see in what price range we can move. Certainly, activity bracelets have evolved a lot in recent years. And there is, in some cases, almost no difference between some smartbands and smartwatches.
Analyzing the market a bit, it is easy to find activity wristbands on the market with prices much higher than the Elephone R8. Even analyzing the features and functionality offered by both, they are even more expensive, since they have some less than a watch. For this, and for much more, the Elephone R8 smartwatch has pleasantly surprised us .
Finding the balance between quality and price of a product is something that all manufacturers want to achieve. And all consumers want to find. Elephone is very close to hit the nail with the smartwatch R8 for several reasons. Such a complete and great looking watch would cost a lot more if it were from another manufacturer. The Elephone R8 has arrived to set the bar very high and here you can get it with a discount and promotional gift
Unboxing Elephone R8 smartwatch
If we look inside the slim box of this smartwatch we find everything we can expect. The watch in the foreground that appears with the strap unassembled , although this is something that will only take a few seconds. When taking the dial of this watch in your hands, we notice that we are facing a product with a minimum of high quality.
We have a charging cable with magnetized pins that connect consistently and safely. We will not need to make any effort to connect them since they are placed very easily. We may miss a wall charger for the cable, which is not included in the box. So we will need a USB port or another that we already have. And finally we find some documents related to the guarantee and a brief user guide .
Design “top” for the Elephone R8
Without a doubt, the design of the Elephone smartwatch is one of its strengths . And we will see with its specifications that it is not the only one. We start with a watch with a round dial , something that has the same number of detractors as supporters. A sphere with a size that we could consider “large” with a size of 1.28 inches . Ideal for those looking for a watch that is not small, but perhaps too large for those with a small wrist.
The dial is constructed of metal alloy materials with a truly pleasant finish and feel. Polished edges that offer an incredible appearance and that have a weight that makes it seem that we are dealing with a resistant and quality product. The software and the interface that Elephone has implemented in this R8 makes the entire surface of the screen take full advantage of it .
On the edges of the dial we find a single button, located on the left side, which is easily accessible with the opposite hand. The touch screen has different options depending on the gesture we make on it. With a touch we can activate the screen, something that we can also do with the gesture of turning the wrist to check the time.
On the back of the dial is the sensor for the heart rate monitor. Given its size, it makes a quick reading at any time without loss of sensitivity. In the lower area are the “pins” for charging the battery where, as we have mentioned, the charger is attached easily and efficiently.
Buy the Elephone R8 on the official website with a promotional gift and discount
Special mention deserves the Elephone R8 strap. It is really easy to put it on and / or remove it thanks to the small tab that it has at the end that is next to the sphere. Something that makes possible belt changes much easier. We have loved the touch it has , how good it feels on the skin and the lightness of the materials used for its construction. Something that does not influence at all in its robust look and feel.
Large and versatile dial
To access the different menu options offered by the Elephone R8, we can slide on the screen in the four possible directions. If we slide from top to bottom we access a quick menu where we can select the “do not disturb” mode, “find my phone” or the brightness level, among other settings that we can even customize with those that are most useful for us.
If we slide from right to left we obtain health- related information. We can see our evolution in the activity rings (steps, distance and calories). Obtain at the moment a reading of our heartbeat or consult data on the quantity and quality of our sleep. By sliding from the bottom up we can check all the notifications that we have configured to receive on the smartwatch.
Finally, sliding from right to left we will get access to the main menu and clock options . Control music, weather information, stopwatch and device settings for more advanced settings. A whole catalog of possibilities that make the Elephone R8 postulate as one of the most interesting options of the moment.
Pros and cons
Before talking about the best and the best of the Elephone R8 it seems fair to comment something about the application of use. We have always commented that having a manufacturer’s own app improves the usability of any device. But this time we have been able to see how with a third-party application you can also get the most out of a device like this. Very good synchronization and the number of options at our disposal with the FitCloudPro App.
- The design of the Elephone R8 makes it a really attractive smartwatch and gives it a premium look .
- The construction materials of both the metallic alloy dial and the silicone of its strap.
- Very wide catalog of configuration options and possibilities of use.
- Without a doubt the price is a very important point given the quality it offers.
- Having a circular screen with a size of 1.28 inches can be a big clock for some anatomies.
- The weight that many may like to be consistent can be an obstacle for those looking for a much lighter device.
- Not having the charging adapter for the electric current is a small fault.