OUKITEL W2 Review: Cheapest Fitness Tracker

OUKITEL W2 Review: Cheapest Fitness Tracker

Oukitel W2 is a budget fitness smart band with capabilities for tracking your blood oxygen level, drinking water, heart rate, sedentary & sleep rate etc

I bought this smartwatch on Jumia Nigeria for almost 5000 Naira and you can also get this smartwatch on Gearbest and Amazon. Between $25 to $42 (I’ll leave links where to get this smartwatch in the description below.)

So let’s get right into the full review.

OUKITEL W2 Review: Cheapest Fitness Tracker

Unboxing

Unboxing the Oukitel W2 you get

  • Fitness Tracker Watch
  • Charging Cable
  • User Manual

Where To Buy:

Design.

With a rectangle shape, the W2 looks a lot like the Apple Watch Series 3 when viewed from the top and from a distance. You would think that it’s an Apple watch.

Oukitel copied the physical design of the iWatch 3 and also parts of its software refer to the design of Apple’s OS, particularly the sports statistics.

When the wrist is raised the screen is activated, you can see the time and switch between three different watch faces.

The front of the W2 is plain with no visible feature, on the right side you have a physical button to turn on the watch and switch between menus. The front lower part of the W2 is also used to switch between menus and features.

At the back, you have the OUKITEL brand logo and below the logo, you have a sensor. Below the sensor is the magnetic charger dock where the charging cable is attached to charge the fitness tracker.

The strap on the W2 is not quick releasable and made from a durable plastic that’s elastic. The W2 comes in three colours blue, pink, & black.

  • Band material: TPU
  • Case material: ABS, PC
  • The shape of the dial: Rectangle
  • Dial size: 4.30 x 3.70 x 1.30

Display

The Oukitel W2 comes with a 1.3 inch IPS display with a screen resolution of 240 x 240 pixels, 2.5D curved screen and a 261 PPI density.

The navigation mode for Oukitel W2 is touch screen but not all part of this smartwatch is touch screen enabled only the lower part of the screen is touch key enabled. It’s used to navigate the various menus on the watch.

It also has a side button which has the same function as the touch screen key.

  • IPS display
  • Touch screen
  • 3-inch screen
  • 240 x 240 pixels screen resolution
  • 261 PPI

Camera

No camera on this fitness tracker.

Memory

The Oukitel W2 comes with 64KB RAM and 512KB ROM.

  • RAM: 64KB
  • ROM: 512KB

Performance

Oukitel W2 runs its own operating system that’s compatible with iOS9.0 / Android4.4 and above operating systems. It’s powered by Nordic NRF52832 microchip (Nordic semiconductors) The Nordic chipset is known to have good performance and very low battery consumption.

For sports, it has several sports modes. Running, Walking, Climbing, & Riding.

Compatible OS: Android, IOS

I didn’t test the water-resistance for this fitness smart band. Even though the website specified that the W2 has an IP67 Water Resistant rating.

Other features of the W2 include Health tracker: blood oxygen, drinking water reminder, heart rate monitor, sedentary reminder, sleep monitor. The W2 measures precisely the number of steps, calories and distance travelled.

The blood oxygen is another amazing feature on the W2 but you must use medical equipment for reference.

The W2 is able to receive notification from my phone. Notification type includes Facebook, Line, QQ, Skype, Twitter, Wechat, and WhatsApp you’ll have to configure notifications from the app downloaded from the app store for Android or iOS.

An App is required to connect the fitness tracker with a smartphone.  You can download the relevant app by scanning one of the QR codes on the user guide or just search for WearHealth on the Google play store or Apple app store.

The W2 comes with remote camera control and the option for continuous heartrate, which measures your heart rate every 5 minutes at the cost of reducing battery life. While a normal cycle may last through a week with moderate usage, the continuous heartrate will reduce the autonomy down to a couple of days.

The app also keeps a record of previous activities, including daily steps and sport events.No syn options with google fit or other online services, and no integration with apps like Strava. All popular messengers are supported.

Battery.

The Oukitel W2 comes with a non-removable 280mAh battery that takes about 4 hours to charge with a standby time that’s more than 15 days. My first charge on this device took me for more than 2 weeks before juicing up.

  • Battery Capacity: 280mAh
  • Charging Time: About 4 hours
  • Standby time: 15 days
  • Charger Specs: 5V, 0.5 – 2A

To turn this device on you’ll have to press the touch area for more than 3 seconds to power it on and to power off this fitness tracker click the touch area to switch to the power-off interface. Long press to pop up “YES” and “NO”; then select “YES”, and it will be powered off after a long press.

Cons

  • I don’t like the User Interface for the smartwatch.
  • The app doesn’t have google fit sync support.
  • If you’re looking for something to monitor your blood pressure and pulse this is not the watch for you. (You must use medical equipment for reference.)

Should You Buy The Oukitel W2?

It’s the cheapest value fitness smart band you’ll find, with all the right features at a low price.

OUKITEL W2 SPORTS SMARTWATCH FULL SPECIFICATIONS

General
Model Name W2 Sports
Design and Body
Shape Rectangle
Display
Type Color IPS
Touch Yes
Size 1.3 in
Resolution 240 x 240 pixels
PPI 261 PPI
Memory
RAM 64 KB
Connectivity
Bluetooth Yes, 4.0
Extra
Sales Package Smartwatch
GPS No
Camera
Camera No
Technical
Compatible OS iOS9.0 / Android4.4 or above
Battery
Battery Capacity 300 mAh
Features
Water Resistant Yes
Water Resistant Certificate IP67
Meters and sensors Pedometer, Heart Rate Monitor, Calorie Count, Step Count, Sleep Monitor
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