IQI I8 4G Android 7.1.1 Always Time Display Smartwatch: One Minute Review

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The IQI I8 round Android 7.1.1 smartwatch appears to be identical in functionality to the LEMFO LEM8 reviewed earlier. It even supports the new “Always Time” mode which can be selected in the Display section of the Settings app. With it switched on, you will see a dim, black and white analog watch face on the screen when the watch screen would normally be just black. This is marginally equivalent to the ambient mode found on custom watch faces for the Android Wear watches, and is a nice step forward for pure Android watches.

Here is the full review of this I8:
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Comment (18)

    1. Now that one I’ll be doing for you. The rest will have to wait. Remember, you cal always do your own comparison bu watching the review videos of each watch back to back and note the differences and similarities. I do that myself sometimes when I forget which ones have 2MB RAM, or a 5MP camera, for example.

  1. I’ve always liked the IQI smartwatches because they seem to be some of the very few Android watches that have the fitness section as well
    I wish I could find an Android smartwatch with decent battery life though

    1. Hey Al Rod, if you can make a watch face that can display in regular backlight AND have a secondary screen for the “Always Time Display” mode, you will be the watch face designer God! As far as I know it’s not possible…yet…but that one face is on there somehow, right? So it must be possible! Seems like a modification to the way Android Wear handles watch face ambient mode, but modified for Android 7.1.1. Anyway, this could be opening a new dimension to your designs! By way of interest in this, I’ve noticed that the face updates irregularly. The minute hand flips to the current time between 3 to 7 minutes with the average being once about every 5 minutes. So the time isn’t accurate in Always Time Display mode, only a rough estimate which is always a bit slow. Still, it’s time on an otherwise black screen!

    1. No, sorry, not yet. See the reviews on the Samsung Galaxy Watch line and the Mobvoi Ticwatch line for smartwatches that support NFC payments.

    2. +SmartWatch Ticks thank you. I’ll have a look. It’s a shame as I like the full android watches, I’ve had a few. Just missing the payment feature. Hopefully it’ll come in time

    1. Actually, this is IQI. The Zeblaze answer to this technology (Thor 4 Plus) in on the way in for review. When we compare the two, you’ll see they are a bit different.

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