On September 22, vivo’s first smart watch, the vivo Watch, was officially released. Under the circumstance that the smart watch has developed to the present, vivo only launched its first smart watch at this time. late.
However, a good meal is not afraid of being late. This is how smart hardware is. If it is released later than others, it will better understand the needs of market users, and at the same time, it will be able to reduce the price and form a situation where the latecomers take the lead, which will be more beneficial.
Vivo’s smart watch also uses a circular dial design in appearance, which is divided into two sizes: 42mm dial and 46mm dial. At the same time, their screen and battery capacity will also be slightly different, which is normal due to the volume. phenomenon, but the price of the two watches is the same, both are 1299 yuan.
Because the author received the 42mm version this time, all the content described this time is based on this version. The specific configuration parameters of the vivo Watch are as follows:
In addition to the logo of vivo Watch and the sketch of the watch body, the outer packaging box is a white square box. This packaging box is actually no different from the packaging box of ordinary watches, but the vivo Watch is better in terms of technology. After all This is what differentiates smartwatches.
The color scheme received by the author is the secret summer color scheme, that is, the orange leather strap, combined with the body material of the black stainless steel body and the ceramic bezel design, it can be said that the appearance of the traditional watch is superimposed to a very attractive appearance. In terms of technical attribute design, there is nothing to say in terms of appearance, it is absolutely first-class, and the circular dial is more in line with the public’s aesthetic understanding of watches.
In addition to the watch body, the strap has always been a major selling point of smart watches, because sometimes changing a watch strap will feel the same as changing a watch, and the matching of clothing will be more diverse.
The strap of vivo Watch currently only brings two materials, one is the fluororubber strap, which has excellent anti-oxidation, oil resistance and corrosion resistance, and will feel more delicate and soft on the skin when worn, belonging to the class The other is the Nappa leather strap, which is usually only available for luxury car seats. It is very breathable, and the texture is more suitable for watches. It is a strap suitable for formal occasions.
The vivo Watch 42mm version uses a 1.19-inch AMOLED screen with a resolution of 390×390, 326 ppi, a size of 42*42*9.7mm, and a weight of 35.6g without the strap. There are two knob buttons on the right side of the dial to achieve Shortcut function operation and switch machine.
The back of the watch is a 5-core optical heart rate blood oxygen sensor and a magnetic thimble charging port. This product of vivo Watch is equipped with a very rich configuration on the sensor system. It has an acceleration sensor, a gyroscope, and four satellite positioning systems (GPS+GLONASS). + GALILEO + Beidou), air pressure altitude sensor, geomagnetic sensor and ambient light sensor, covering the detection and monitoring of various scenes in life and sports, and the chip adopts ST micro main control chip + Apollo ultra-low power consumption co-processor, which can guarantee The watch has a smooth operating experience and standby.
2. User experience
One of the major advantages of smart watches is that you can change the dial at will, and vivo Watch is of course no exception. There are dozens of dials to choose from in the system.
1. Connect APP
After starting the vivo Watch, the dial will show you to download an APP to connect, called “Sports Health”, and supports iOS system connection. After the user downloads the APP, turn on the mobile phone Bluetooth and Xiaomi watch to search for the connection.
After connecting to Xiaomi Wear, the functions of the common smart watches basically have all the functions, and thanks to the 6 major sensor systems on the vivo Watch, it can even perform some blood oxygen saturation detection, physical vitality value detection, altitude pressure Detection, heart rhythm detection and other uncommon user data detection, while ensuring that the needs of users are met, it also brings more security.
2. In addition to sports data, your health is more important
Under normal circumstances, most of our use of smart watches is the same as that of wristbands, except that it has an additional display screen to perform some simple operations, and some high-end smart watches can further open the gap in terms of functions. , In addition to the sports items that can automatically identify the wearer, the health detection is the most important point of the vivo Watch. Items such as heart rate, pressure, blood oxygen, breathing training, sedentary reminder and fall detection all allow the wearer to More security for your own safety.
Not to mention the sports function, which is already the most basic requirement for wearable devices, and it must be done stably without any problems.
3. Watch interaction
The vivo Watch adopts the design of the round dial. In terms of appearance, it is of course more in line with everyone’s aesthetics for the watch, but after really operating it, I know why some smart watches are designed to be rounded rectangles, because round When the screen is operated, there are often some irregular touch operations, because its upper, lower, left, and right boundaries are very blurred, which is not as efficient as a square screen, and it will have an impact when reading. A round screen is on the left and right. The font is bound to be incomplete when reading, which is not as good as the experience of the square dial.
However, the circular dial also has its own unique advantages. The interaction of vivo Watch is like this. In addition to the screen touch, there are two knob buttons on the right side of the dial, which can light up the screen when the screen is off, and then the upper button is equivalent to The home button can go back to the home screen at any time. The buttons below are the sports button and the Jovi button. After one click, it directly switches to the sports mode interface. After a long press, the Jovi voice assistant will be called out, which is convenient for operation.
In terms of touch interaction, swipe up to view the unread messages pushed by the mobile phone, and swipe down for the time battery and shortcut switch, which is exactly the same as the operation of the smartphone. Assistant, sliding down is the notification bar, as shown in the figure below.
In terms of the interactive logic of sliding, vivo Watch is a very simple but fast popular strategy. Even if you have not used a smart watch before, you can quickly learn and remember by swiping left and touching. An operating method that does not require any additional learning costs, and can be mastered and used proficiently quickly.
In addition to health and body detection, vivo Watch also supports independent music playback. It has 2GB of memory, and you can store up to about 400 songs on the vivo Watch (the average volume of each song is 5MB) , and then connect to vivo’s own TWS earphones for music playback, which can satisfy the user’s music company when exercising, and there is no need to coordinate with the mobile phone at this time.
4. Battery life and charging
Vivo Watch has a built-in 226mAh battery, and official data shows that the watch can be used for 9 days in typical battery life. Due to the limited test time, I only use my less frequent usage to record its power consumption this time.
After the actual wearing record, the vivo Watch has excellent standby ability. In the state of Bluetooth real-time connection (without the battery life mode), the power consumption of 24 hours of standby is only about 2%, which is already a very remarkable battery consumption ratio. Knowing that you are wearing a smart watch, the frequency of use will not be very frequent, but only as an auxiliary tool, so this power consumption is basically consistent with the official use time.
In terms of charging, use the built-in charger for charging, because it is too difficult to run out of electricity, so charging starts when the watch has 41% remaining, and it takes 46 minutes to fully charge the entire smart watch on the 1st. It can charge 14% in 10 minutes, and then it stabilizes at a charging speed of more than 10% every ten minutes. This is very impressive for a smart watch, because as a mobile phone accessory product, it consumes less battery. many.
The release of vivo Watch can be said to be a very important part of vivo’s layout of its own IoT ecosystem. Next, vivo may also bring various ecological chain products such as smart speakers and smart TVs. The highly integrated design and system combination are often The biggest advantage of a brand is that they have a seamless experience that is completely unmatched by third-party brands in usage scenarios.
But vivo Watch is obviously not a top-level product, because it still cannot get rid of its dependence on mobile phone connections. Now eSIM cards can be used on some smart watches, with completely independent networking properties and exclusive applications that can be downloaded separately. This is the biggest feature of smartwatches that can become a must-have item, and those that must be used with a mobile phone every time they are used, it can only be said that it is not so “smart” for the time being.
As a “late” smart watch product, vivo Watch has done a good enough job in design and appearance, especially for users who hold vivo mobile phones. Next, we should expect it to have its own product as soon as possible. “Independent personality” has become a piece of intelligent hardware that can get rid of the mobile phone and run by itself.