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No.1 D6 Android 5.1 Smartwatch: Fully Loaded Nova

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This is a followup video to our D6 First Look video to show how the watch performs fully loaded with two launchers, widgets, and a bunch of apps. One of our channel viewers, Miguel Angel III Quiros Cedeño, said the Nova Launcher worked well on the D6 and encouraged me to try it. He was absolutely right, and here you see both launchers in action, including the details of the little trick he discovered to jump between launchers whenever you want.

One important point which wasn't covered in the First Look video that deserves mention here is that No.1 decided to NOT put the little vibration engine in this watch.

If you're interested in a D6, here's the No.1 D6 Website:

Here is a relatively complete list of recommended Apps for Android watches:

UPDATE 2016-10-20: No.1 reports on their Facebook page that they have started shipping the D6 with a vibration engine installed. Here's a recent customer review of this watch:

From PeaNutter505™
After a month of using the D6 watch (with the sim) , this I have to say. It is pretty darn good, I can use the watch as a fully fledged phone on my wrist. Now smart watches isn't meant to be used as gaming devices but most of them run pretty good! I downloaded doodle jump which works flawlessly, sonic dash was another one I downloaded and turned out easy to play on. As for a texting use, it holds pretty good! It vibrates on my arm when I have a notification and vibrates on apps too, (which I found odd because it stated that it did not have vibration). The heart rate monitor and fitness apps work exponentially so I can't really add on to that. The only downsides are that the battery is quite small if you are using it continually on a daily basis. It also gets quite warm overtime, but this isn't really much of an issue. The last downside, which is quite sad I will add is the tethering with phones. It works okay but you can only accept calls and not speak when tethered. I can text and alerts me if I have a text, which I find pretty good! I usually use my sim for school as it is better to use in my opinion. Overall, I think this watch is a bang up deal for the £50 i spent on this on gear best. It works really good and I love using it. It came in a week and a half, which is expected if it is shipping from China, with no cuts or problems to see. I highly recommend this if you are thinking of buying it for a gift for yourself or someone else!

UPDATE 2016-11-02: This comment just received from another viewer. "I can confirm now that the D6 watches do indeed now come with a factory vibration motor. I ordered 5 on the 15th of October and received them today and they all had vibration once latest update was installed. Prior to the 15th of October none of the D6 I ordered had vibration. It seems the newer model has got into circulation now and more and more people should received them now. Thanks. Adrian"

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  1. I don’t know why I really like smart watches (There is just something about quick access to what I’d normally need to take my phone out to do)

    1. Yes, definitely has vibration. Nova launcher should work — I’ll be trying it out later — but without the bottom buttons like on the D6, I don’t know what you would press to switch to Nova from the stock launcher. If anybody reading this has a trick to this, please let us know! Thanks.

    2. did you test this? can you use nova launcher with Q1? also howz the battery life?
      can you receive calls on the phone using the buttons on watch screen

  2. Great job with the video 🙂
    I personally prefer Apex launcher, and already own that, but the idea is almost identical

    1. Check out this app if you get a chance. Really great way to view notifications without having to return to the original launcher.

    2. Sounds good. I’m getting over my launcher phobia (wouldn’t go near them till Nova), so it’s time I start exploring and learning. Thanks for the gentle prod….

    1. +SmartWatch Ticks yes it’s the same watch… and waterproof?
      how about finow x5? is there any chance to make quad core android 5.1 with 1GB ram and waterproof of course?☺

    2. Have you been peeking in on my dreams at night Logon? An X5 with Android 5.1? 1GB RAM and 8GB ROM? I didn’t dream the waterproof thing, but that’s a good idea. I think it will come true (not sure about waterproof — Z9 is a better choice for that). Anyway, FINOW is about to release an X1S, and I imagine an X5S isn’t far behind…..

    1. Now all is right with the world. I can finally retire. We’ve come full circle, and it is actually us looking at ourselves on our own arm.

    1. Good to hear. They should all have it by now. I’d just avoid buying this model second hand off eBay as a lot were put into circulation without the vibration.

  3. Here is a relatively complete list of recommended Apps for Android watches: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9kfip8cYm1nSnpDN3o5TC1xRk0

    1. Core Apps:
    Display Brightness – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=rubberbigpepper.DisplayBrightness
    Volume Control – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=rubberbigpepper.VolumeControl
    Screen On Off Lock – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.katecca.screenofflock
    Settings Search – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.katzoft.settings.search.full
    Google Gesture Search – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.gesturesearch
    App Backup and Restore – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mobi.usage.appbackup
    App Cache Cleaner – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mobi.infolife.cache
    APUS Browser – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.apusapps.browser
    File Manager (Gira Mobile) – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=fm.clean
    Open Mic+ for Google Now – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.RSen.OpenMic.Pheonix
    Screen Filter – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.haxor
    Speech to Clipboard – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=danielweisbergapps.microphone
    Super Mute – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vitarsi.supermute
    Tiny Apps – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ragingtools.airapps

    2. Keyboards:
    Google Keyboard – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.inputmethod.latin
    Flit Keyboard – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.locnet.flitkeyboard
    MessageEase Keyboard – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.exideas.mekb
    Touchpal Keyboard – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cootek.smartinputv5

    3. Tethering Assistance:
    Heads-Up Notifications – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=codes.simen.l50notifications
    M2D Sender (Receiver app on Phone) – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pacosal.m2d.receiver
    Tablet Talk – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.apdroid.tabtalk

    4. Specialized Apps:
    @Voice Aloud Reader – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.hyperionics.avar
    AlpineQuest GPS Hiking- https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=psyberia.alpinequest.free
    Balto Speed Reading – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=balto.wolf.speedreading.free
    Breathing Zone – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.breathing.zone
    Cronosurf Wave Pro – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fruit4droid.cronosurf.pro
    Easy Voice Recorder – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.coffeebeanventures.easyvoicerecorder
    Google Keep – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.keep
    Squarespace Note – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.squarespace.android.note
    Talking Clock – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=se.kth.fericss.android
    Tippy Tipper – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.mandaria.tippytipper
    Just LED Display – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=tonypeng.justled
    Visualisator 5000 Free – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=nils.visualisator5000.free
    Open Camera (for watches with cameras) – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.sourceforge.opencamera

    5. Media Apps:
    Flipboard – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=flipboard.app
    Haystack – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.haystack.android
    Inshorts – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nis.app
    Pocket – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ideashower.readitlater.pro
    Stitcher Radio – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.stitcher.app
    TuneIn Radio – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=tunein.player

    6. Advanced Apps:
    Floating Toucher – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.boatmob.floating.touch
    Swipe Home Button – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.matthewma.swipehomebuttonfree
    Floating Launcher3 – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.tkgktyk.floatinglauncher3
    Mobizen Mirroring – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rsupport.mobizen.cn
    Nova Launcher – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.teslacoilsw.launcher

    7. Testing Apps:
    Engineering Mode MTK Shortcut – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Go.EngModeMtkShortcut
    AnTuTu Benchmark – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.antutu.ABenchMark
    AntuTu 3D Bench – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.antutu.benchmark.full
    Speedtest.net – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.zwanoo.android.speedtest

    1. Pick the first one and you’re done.-That sounds like some mafia stuff,like you’re dead if you pick the first one,so funny XDDDD.

    2. I like how you’ve published one of the most interesting videos,never really done before,about something I would of really loved to see on a smartwatch,and you guys even post it on my birthday,you guys defenetly rock.

    1. Oh, my. I don’t really know Nova. This is a YouTube for smart watches. Now we’re wandering out of my comfort zone. You need to search YouTube for Nova Launcher and ask support there. It should work the same way on a watch as it does on a phone, so learn it on your phone first would be my advice.

  4. I must tell you that I really love your show. I purchased a No. 1 D6 a few weeks ago and have been having trouble with the battery which lead me to peeling off the tape only to find a 320 mAh battery instead of the advertised 450 mAh. The connecting wires had not been protected from a medal clip that lead to the battery shorting out and discharging. The company I purchased it from advertised a price of $97 CAD plus an additional 10% off from a Christmas discount code sent to me by email, however my Paypal account was charged $110.54. Other than the overcharging on the price and the battery issue this watch has worked very well and I believe with a little tweaking and a bit of solder I will have a great watch. I’m not sure how to attach a picture but I have several of the battery if anyone is interested.

  5. 8GB isn’t a whole lot of space. Are you able to uninstall many of the prepackaged apps? Is root required to, say, replace the web browser?

    1. You can’t uninstall much without rooting. You can install other browsers and just ignore the stock browser if you want.

  6. hey i have a no.1d5 and i installed nova launcher but how did u set the double tap function it would be very helpfull thanks

    1. Wow, that was a long time ago. This video’s almost a year old now. What’s the time mark in the video where you saw it?

  7. Gostaria de customizar o meu Smartwatch No.1 D6 como mostra no vídeo.
    Alguém pode fazer um tutorial ???

    1. Yes, true. Also, try the app floating toucher. It places a Nova launcher like overlay on top of your regular launcher giving you access to another layer of launcher capability.

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