NO.1 D5 Smartwatch test
NO.1 D5 Test - With the NO.1 D5 has the Chinese manufacturer "NO.1" Another smartwatch brought to the highly competitive wearable market. However, the NO.1 D5 not only stands out from the NO.1 "D range" in terms of price, but also promises more features.
NO.1 D5 Smartwatch
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0
Protection class: IP65
Bluetooth call: Dialing, Phonebook
Messages: retrieve messages
Health tracker: heart rate monitor, pedometer
Remote: Music Remote, Camera Remote
Other: alarm, weather forecast, WIFI, GPS, barometer
Display resolution: 360 x 360 px
Display size: 1.3 inch
Housing material: aluminum
Bracelet Material: Leather
Compatibility: Android 4.3 / iOS 7.0
Colors: Black, Silver
Size 4.6 x 4.6 x 1.3 cm
Weight: 0.060 kg
1 x NO.1 D5 Smartwatch
1 x magnetic charging station
1 x USB cable
1 x Operating Instructions
Update September 2017
Meanwhile another model of the NO.1 D5 has been released. The so-called NO.1 D5 Pro is based on the design of the NO.1 D5 or D5 Plus, but offers one extended storage equipment, As a processor, the NO.1 D5 Pro, like the Plus model, uses one MediaTek MTK6580, Regarding the memory equipment the NO.1 D5 Pro has one 1GB memory and a full one 16GB flash memory, The operating system is Android 5.1.
Update November 2016
The smartwatch maker NO.1 has released an upgrade to the NO.1 D5. The upgrade model listens to the name "NO.1 D5 +" and differs above all in terms of hardware equipment. As a processor, the NO.1 uses D5 + (plus) one MediaTek MTK6580, This is a Quad-core processor with up to 1.3 GHz overclocked. Also the storage facilities was doubled, causing the Memory on 1GB and internal memory on 8GB have grown. The operating system is still genuine Android 5.1 used.
As befits a watch, the NO.1 D5 was also delivered in a simple watch carton. In addition to the smartwatch were included a magnetic charging station, a micro USB charging or data cable and a bag with two clock screws and a small screwdriver. An operating manual was not included in this early trial version.
Unpacked I immediately noticed the valuable metal housing of the NO.1 D5. This is well made and has no production defects. The button on the side of the housing is also made of metal, is firmly seated and also has a good pressure point. Unintentional activation is thus hardly possible. Also a rustling with fast movements I did not notice.
The bracelet of the Smartwatch is made of imitation leather. Unfortunately, the bracelet does not quite meet my taste. Here I would have preferred a high quality silicone bracelet. The problem here is also a bracelet change. As can be guessed, run inside the bracelet, the antennas of the clock. The Smartwatch has its own SIM slot, a GPS and a WLAN module. In order to reach the SIM slot, the metal back has to be screwed and lifted at four points. According to the manufacturer, the watch is certified to IP65 protection. Accordingly, the watch is dustproof and protected against water jets. Water should still not get to the clock, because inside there is only a very thin plastic seal.
The display of the Smartwatch is an 1.3 inch IPS display with a resolution of 360 × 360 pixels. This display is thus completely round and does not have this ugly bar at the bottom of the display. The pixel density is approximately 277 PPI. The display is comparable to that of an 5 inch HD smartphone. Individual pixels can only be recognized by a very close and precise look.
The display brightness I would call average. In direct sunlight, I could not test the smartwatch yet. Although the NO.1 D5 does not have an OLED display, the contrast ratio is good. The colors are also strong and natural. I was not disappointed with the viewing angle stability either.
The accuracy of the small touch screen is good. Inputs can be transferred without errors on the really very small keyboard with a little practice. However, the capacitive touchscreen is not multi-touch capable.
It is also interesting that the display of the smartwatch has an anti-fingerprint coating. This coating works quite well, which allows me to use the smartwatch for several days without even cleaning the screen.
The NO.1 D5 has a Mediatek MT6572 dual-core processor with a clock rate of one GHz. The GPU uses a Mali-400 MP. In addition, the smartwatch has 512MB RAM and 4GB internal memory. The internal memory is unfortunately not expandable. The SmartWatch has already installed the Google Play store, so I left it to me do not take to install Geekbench 3 and AnTuTu.
During normal operation, the clock runs quite smoothly. Some stickers with a quick swipe through the user interface may occur, but rather belong to the rarity. Apps can be opened with a slight delay, but also in a timely manner.
In contrast to the wearables of well-known manufacturers, the NO.1 D5 has no Android Wear, but a full Android 4.4.2 ("Watch OS 2.0"). The launcher has been completely adapted to the round and small display. The implementation is pretty well done by NO.1. All system apps have been customized and are displayed correctly.
As already indicated, the clock also preinstalled the Google Play Store which allows you to download any apps. These apps are of course not adapted, but are also shown mostly operable. However, I have to say that I also had installed apps that I could not use the D5. In these apps, for example, a necessary input area was not displayed because it was simply displayed outside the screen.
The smartwatch is operated by swiping movements. Apps can be closed by a swipe from top to bottom. The side-mounted button serves only as switch-on or. Off button.
Watch Faces: Overall, 39 Watchfaces are preinstalled. These are fully animated, ranging from analog to digital. Each Watchface has a different look and is based on different application areas. Watchfaces, for example, display the last measured pulse and the current number of steps in addition to the time of day. Other watchfaces have a battery indicator or a weather indicator. In this huge variety should really be included for everyone the matching Watchface. In addition, there is a NO.1 own store where you can download more Watchfaces (currently 3) for free. I was also able to install my own watchfaces via detours. There is one in the Playstore App, which acts as a widget and accurately displays the watchfaces contained in the app. Here is an overview of the watchfaces:
Heart rate monitor and pedometer: The heart rate is measured by a green LED on the back of the watch. Compared with the heart rate monitor of the NO.1 D3, the results are almost identical. Since I have, besides the two devices NO.1 no other device with pulse sensor, I can not determine exactly how exactly the D5 works. Anyway, the smartwatch pretty much recognized my resting heartbeat. I compared the pedometer with my Xiaomi Mi Band. Within the Fitnessapp you can define the step length and height. Steps are also recorded throughout the day and you can set your own recording interval. In an overview you can see the total number of steps of the day and the calories burned. The total number of steps after one day deviated somewhat in direct comparison with the Mi band. Which device now measures more accurate is of course questionable. Even with the NO.1 D5 there are minor incorrect measurements, for example when driving a car. Overall, I would call the value of the NO.1 D5 step counter more accurate.
Weather app and barometer: The weather app and the barometer only work with an active internet connection and probably also a GPS signal. At least I could rarely query the weather data in a closed room.
More functions: Telephony (contact, dialing and message management) | Alarm function | Internet browser | Calendar | Filemanager | Music player | Audio Recorder | voice search
Telephony, WLAN, Bluetooth
Making a phone call sounds unusual, but is possible with the NO.1 D5. I only used the function once and only for this test. The voice quality was okay. Over the loudspeaker one could understand the caller well. The built-in microphone also allowed the caller to understand me well. At least when I held the smartwatch in speech.
Regarding the WLAN of the Smartwatch, I'm rather zwiegespalten. It really is very beneficial that the clock is WLAN-capable. However, you can not manually enter SSID when setting up the WLAN. Thus, hidden SSIDs are ignored mercilessly. Also, the connection to the WLAN is disconnected as soon as the display turns off. Again, I could not find a setting that prevents loss of connection.
The installed app "Watch Helper" is used for Bluetooth connection with the smartphone. Calls from the smartphone can thereby be accepted with the D5. Also, the app has a notification function. Unfortunately, I was unable to use this app to transfer WhatsApp notifications from my smartphone to the NO.1 D5. Only an alternative app from the PlayStore enabled the reception of notifications.
A GPS fix finds the clock already after 5 seconds. The navigation through the adapted Google Maps also works very well. Unfortunately, the GPS function drains the battery very quickly.
The capacity of the battery is 450mAh. With normal use and the activated "Conspire Screen" (automatic wake up of the display), I could survive the day well with just one charge. A SIM card was of course inserted and all functions were activated. As an additional feature, there is also a power-saving mode, which cuts off all wireless connections. The clock is charged with an 4-pin magnetic charging station. A complete charge takes less than an hour.
The first model of the NO.1 D5 is no longer distributed! The prices refer to the last published NO.1 D5 Pro!
►Sharp display with bold colors
►Android 4.4.2 with Google Play
►WLAN and GPS
►Simply accurate pedometer and heart rate monitor
►WLAN can not be entered manually
►Watch-Helper App is in need of improvement