The Uwatch U8 Smartwatch rounds out the top 10 and these watches sell like hotcakes due to the fact they are under $10 over at Gearbest. The Uwatch U8 comes in Black, Red or White. The U8 is a Bluetooth Smartwatch that does not act as a stand-alone phone, it does require pairing with your phone if you want to sync data, and get more functionality out of it. It is not a full Android OS and has limited functions and it does have a rather unimpressive screen but is touch sensitive. Iggy did a review of the U8 Smartwatch which is among the most popular posts here at DragonBlogger that you can read more about this watch and see some video of it in depth. Now when Iggy reviewed this watch it was over $30 at the time but now it is under $8 which makes it more compelling if on a budget and want to sample a smartwatch with more functionality than fitband that costs less than a fitband.
Okay time to switch on, you're greeted with an animation and a slightly too loud jingle. The screen is nicely responsive though and bright enough for most use, although it can be hard to see in bright sunlight and there are only a limited range of color options. As with most smartwatches you need accurate fingers as it's easy to press the wrong button especially on things like the settings screens and calculator.
At just under $35 the GV18 is undoubtedly cheap, and with that plastic back, dodgy battery cover and low-res camera it feels it. On the other hand all of the day-to-day functions like reading messages or accepting calls from your phone work well enough. If you have an Android phone and want to try out a smartwatch without straining your budget it might be worth a look but don't expect premium quality. 2b1af7f3a8