We test Hykker Chrono 2 – SmartWatch, which will appear in the regular sales network of discount stores Biedronka. Is the second generation is better than the first and is it worth it to invest? These and more questions to answer our review.
Buying a watch is never easy, especially if it's SmartWatch. What would we have done without – recently prepared for you a list of the best smart timers – certainly everyone will find something for everyone. And if not, then in reserve it is still a low-budget Hykker Chrono 2. If you expect revolutionary changes in terms SmartWatch Hykker Chrono S79 (also tested it for you), then you have to worry. Action producer briefly be described as cosmetics, but after the turn.
now 15 December 2016. Hykker Chrono 2 will hit the store shelves Biedronka discount stores, and the price will be only 159 zł.
Equipment, design and ergonomics
Included you will find: SmartWatch Hykker Chrono 2, rechargeable battery, USB cable, used for charging, user manual and warranty card. All this in a crumbling box that shortly after the opening is only suitable for one: thrown into the furnace. "Cling to the box, a nightmare" – district. But seriously Hykker a dozen products placed in unstable plastic packaging, which will annoy aesthetes. I can not imagine I could give someone a "box" gift. A little embarrassing. Guts? Hykker Chrono 2 is driven by the processor MTK 6260, inside you will find 16 MB of RAM and 8 MB of storage, which of course can be expanded further. There is also support for 2G (GSM / GPRS), Bluetooth 3.0 and a gyroscope. When it comes to design it here manufacturer has no reason to be ashamed of, and I will say even more – as a low budget equipment simply delightful. I will not say, because I was enchanted, consumers finally get cheap product that will look good. Bravo.Silver metallic envelope (quickly gets dirty) with touch screen IPS 1.54 attracts attention. Smarwatch has dimensions of 56 x 42 x 11 mm and weighs 77 g. This is one of the heavier watches on the market, but it is going to get used to his wrist. It is worth to pay attention to the bar. Its length is approx. 23 cm – size can be easily adjusted to suit your needs, so that is good, although I'd be lying if I said I did not feel his presence – especially during activity. Hykker Chrono 2 has only one fully ergonomic button that is located on the right side – will serve both on and off, and I wake the device. And an important note here, when the screen goes not appear to him any information, not even an hour! But the same button is fully ergonomic and always responds to the user's request. Just below it is the entrance to the wire in microUSB, and a webcam with a resolution of 0.3 megapixels, which as you probably already guessed – the possibilities does not knock. Her presence treated more as part of gadżeciarskiego addition than useful function, which I could use every day. On the opposite edge can be found speaker and microphone, which enable conversations. The quality leaves much to be desired as long as you do not expect crystal-clear sound. Speaking already about making calls – from the back of the watch is a cover under which are hidden card slots: SIM and MicroSD (up to 32GB). There is also space for the battery, which at first contact with the SmartWatch have to apply personally. As I mentioned, the whole looks really elegant – which at the favorable price is worth appreciating. As you can see in the pictures, my hands fell SmartWatch in black, but just as it was before, you can expect several color versions.
The system, evaporation, application / web platform, community
Hykker Chrono 2 compatibility does not sin. Smartwatch can synchronize only with phones running Android (at least version 4.3). A notification will serve a special application that can be downloaded using the QR code, which is located on the packaging. A little archaic, but you can survive. Fortunately, connecting via Bluetooth is the ability to use also other devices – this method I used for my iPhone.With the full features of the device can be used either through Bluetooth, and thanks to the SIM card. If you are using the latter, I refer you to your article on the impact of wearables on health. Internet service? Community? Competition and comparing the statistics with your friends? Emotions associated with a number of features for active? Forget! In this smartwatchu everything is simplified to the pain, so much has changed very little. Well, that although the interface looks as sensible.
To begin with, what I like most, and so dedicated function active. Franciszek Smuda would say: "no change" – subscribe to – at least in this case. From smartwatchy I never not demand more from the watches, but if you lack a solid foundation, I have the right noses. Widely understood activity daily, is determined by the manufacturer as inaccurate pedometer and monitor dummy meaningful sleep, which is limited to "monitoring time" and "quality of sleep". Quality expressed frequency of traffic during lying on the bed. Massacre! So I understand that if at night I like to turn over from side to side, my sleep was restless? It comes out. Forget, so measurements – unless summoned to a wide margin of error, and the data you treat only as insignificant information.The device monitors defeated steps, distance traveled, calories burned and time of the activity. Smartwatch responds to hand movement by making measurements even when standing still. Consequently, regardless of the situation in which they find and independently of the actions that you perform – you can count on a bonus. From the watch we do not have access to daily activities or daily goals – I'm writing here about the typical features known from watches. Forget also about measuring the pulse or GPS-ie. Not to mention a wide range of disciplines. Of course, little application saves all this desperate situation, but I would not recommend this device active at full speed. More amateurs who want to have on hand general information about their activities. In my opinion the most important function of the device is outgoing calls and watch here is doing fine, but let's face it call quality could be better, but it is going to survive – let us not forget that this device for 150 zł. Normally we also have access to notifications from your phone, so SMS, incoming calls, e-mails or messages from social networking sites. There are also functions such as search and smartphone motion alarm. Unfortunately, the use of the Internet is not possible. The equipment will be a convenient solution for people who do not want to pull your phone out of your pocket. In addition, there's still a lot less and more useful features such as: remote control of the camera smartphone, camera, voice recorder, calculator, alarm, video player, music player and so on. There's quite a lot, so it's definitely a plus. I noticed many similarities to the Chinese smartwatchy, which is not unusual, but more on that in the summary. We can also personalize the watch dials, choosing them to your own taste and needs – I have both the classic approach, as well as more modern. Besides wandering the remotest corners of SmartWatch it is really comfortable and even if you did not have before to deal with this type of equipment will come to you with ease. When it comes to water resistance, it is again amplified by the same error. Its absence confirms my thesis that the equipment is not suitable for physically active people. Dread to think what it would be if during the use of someone caught a downpour. Smartwacth equipped with a cell capacity of 260 mAh (first generation model had a 300 mAh), which translates to approx. 3-4 working days in standby mode. With heavy use, the time will be shortened to two days.
Summary and evaluation
I have no doubt that Hykker Chrono 2, like its earlier edition of this SmartWatch brands supplied by one of the Chinese ODM floor. It does not change the fact that the equipment in its price segment can be a tasty morsel. Although the functions of sports is a total misconception, it is design with features for smartphone enthusiasts are likeable. To sum up, Hykker Chrono 2 is a pretty good alternative to more expensive smartwatchy. [Temperatura2 product_id = "21974" hide_temperatura = "true"]