|O+ Time Review, More Than Just A Watch|
The O+ Time is one of the wearable accessories from O+ USA, it is disguised as a watch, but can do a lot of things beyond just telling time.
The O+ Time is a water-resistant Bluetooth-enabled mobile sidekick that tells you the alerts and notifications, allows you to view messages from your connected phone and answer/create calls without actually pulling out your smartphone from your pocket.
UNBOXING and HANDS-ON
Unboxing and Hands-on Video
The retail package consists of the O+ Time, user manual and USB cable.
HARDWARE, USAGE and PERFORMANCE:
|Display and Controls|
The front has a large facade, however the actual OLED display is only 0.91-inch. Also, the speaker can be found in the front near the left edge. On the end of the strap is a metallic plate with O+ logo. Meanwhile, the left side has the button A and B while the right side has the micro USB port covered by a plastic lid.
To maximize the O+ Time's full potential, you need to download BT Notification app in the Play Store, some O+ phones have it pre-installed like the O+ EVO 4G. To start, you need to turn it on by a long-press on the button A, then long-press button B for the menu to appear. After that short-press button B in order to navigate through the menu until you find the Bluetooth and select it by long-press B then do it one more to turn-on.
Once the Bluetooth of the O+ Time is turned on, turn on Bluetooth on your device and look for it. Once paired, you can now utilize the following:
Alerts - gives alert when receiving SMS or calls
SMS Reader - long-press button B to view SMS and short-press to scroll through the message
Hands-Free Call (incoming) - press button B to answer, long-press B to mute, press button A to end/cancel
Hands-Free Call (outgoing) - navigate to the phonebook or call history, long-press B to select contact, long-press again to call
Bluetooth to Selfie - long-press to select, long-press again to capture
Other functions are Phone Radar, Phone Finder, Pedometer, Sleep Monitor. To know more information and get the glimpse of how to use the O+ Time, please kindly watch the video above.
Apart from telling time, the O+ Time is a Bluetooth companion device that does a lot of things such a giving alerts, hands-free calls and more. However, unlike most wearable, it does not have touchscreen and navigation is done using the button A and B.
Design wise, it does not feel cheap and the combination of orange and black looks good. Performance wise, basic functions works well, however, one particular feature that does not properly working is the Pedometer. I do not know if this is just a bug, but I tried using it and steps are not registering properly.
All-in-all, the O+ Time is pretty good-looking accessory and provides useful functions, especially during events that you cannot use or have limited access on your phone.
- 0.91-inch OLED display
- Dimensions: 57.4mm x 22.4mm x 13.1mm
- ROM: 32MB
- RAM: 32MB
- Battery: 150mAh Li-Po battery
- Price: Php1995