Design – when you take a look at the IQI i3, the smartwatch shouts sporty, sleek premium smartwatch. I guess it’s safe to say that it is one of the best looking smartwatch to date by IQI. IQI market the watch as the thinnest smartwatch by IQI, and even if you compare it with other latest smartwatches in the market, IQI i3 will emerge in the top 5 spot.
The i3 do have a beautiful crafted stainless steel alloy body adorned with a bright aluminum ring on the top surrounding the screen. With a sporty silicon watch strap integrated with holes for nice ventilation avoiding sweaty wrist, we have seen this watch strap design in Apple Watch (Nike version) as well other premium smartwatches. The i3 also do have an easy to integrate SIM with its convenient card slot, where you only need to open a portion of at the back of the watch to install the SIM and not the whole back cover similar to other smartwatches in the market.
The display of IQI i3 has one of the highest resolution smartwatches available, having a 400 x 400 pixels with 286 ppi, AMOLED 1.39” screen, it could par with HUAWEI watch when it comes to display specs, protected by a Sapphire Crystal glass providing clear, crisp graphics.
Under the Hood – the smartwatch is a smartwatch phone type, it features a SIM slot that supports 3G/2G connectivity, IQI i3 is also loaded with independent WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 functionality as well as GPS. You seldom see all of these features in one Chinese brand smartwatch. Powered by the MediaTek 6580, 1.3 Ghz Quadcore processor, it runs the Android 5.1 Lollipop preloaded with variety of apps including Google Play, Google Now and Google Map. It is also able to download and store additional apps with its 4 GB internal memory. Fitness and Health features in the watch includes heart rate monitor, pedometer, a dedicated health app.
With the aid of Bluetooth connection users can also receive notifications from their smartphone, such as call notifications, messages and app notifications. What we also like about the IQI i3 is the over the air software update, no need to download the app via PC or smartphone, your smartwatch is directly upgraded via WIFI connection.