In recent years there has been a real one explosion about wearable gadgets, including handheld smartwatches that began to look more like regular watches but with a heart of pure technology. Today we will see a circular dial smartwatch together, a quadcore processor and the ability to use a SIM for calls and more. We find the details of the smartwatch Domino DM368 purchased at the store on line Gearbest.com. The product in question is currently on offer with flash sale so I suggest you click in box provided below to take advantage of a special discount.
The Domino DM368 smartwatch is contained in a elegant packaging of black color completely realized with texture leather texture, while at the top we find the writing SmartWatch of gold color. Inside the packaging looks like typical of a jewelery as the Domino smartwatch envelops a soft velvet cushion that in turn hides a small cloth to polish the display clock. Next to it is a small box containing the USB charging cable with magnetic holder holder. The cable runs also function of data transfer once it is connected to a PC while the magnetic connection is kept well, I have personally found it impractical for everyday use. Finally in the upper part of the box we find a small compartment containing a instruction manual in English and a convenient and practical one screen protector film of a circular type, in addition to the one already applied on the display.
MATERIALS AND DESIGN
The central body is made in stainless steel with a thickness of 1,2 cm, which makes the Domino DM368 look like an elegant and sporty clock at the same time thanks to the presence of a silicone strap of good quality that does not create irritation to skin contact when used in sessions where sweating becomes intense. The dimensions are 50 x 50 x 180 mm for a weight of 69,3 grams. The finishes are made with care and on the right side of the chest we find the on / off button and microphone, on the left side it system speaker. On the reverse made of plastic instead is the heart rate sensor, i pin connectors for charging and a small tab that hides thehousing the nano-type SIM card. After a day of exercise the weight is felt, making it uncomfortable for those with a slim wrist. The Domino DM368 smartwatch is available in three different colors: silver, gun metal (that in test) and red.
The circular dial is finished by one knurled ring which gives further elegance and sportiness to the Domino smartwatch. The display is a unit of 1,39 AMOLED matrix inches with resolution 400 x 400 pixels (160ppi). There is no sensor for the brightness that at the highest level makes the display clearly visible even under sunlight. The touch is always responsive at all times as well as the colors are all over vivid and clean.
To feed the entire Domino DM368 system we find one CPU MediaTek MT6580 Quad Core with clock frequency up to 1,3 GHz supported by 512 MB of RAM and 8 GB of internal memory not expandable. Last but not least the presence of one Mali GPU 400 which coupled with the elements mentioned above makes the general experience fluid that during my use I never suffered any sudden crash or slowdown. Surely the only 512 MB of RAM is a little scarce but for the use and the functions that the smartwatch offers are not so small.
Domino DM368 is the operating system Android Lollipop 5.1, which allows you to start multiple applications at one time and to be able to enjoy all the application parks on the Play Store already pre-installed on the smartwatch. It is indeed possible to use YouTube, Telegram or browse with the browser, in short, everything you can do with a smartphone can be replicated with the Domino, of course without demanding great performance. It's possible respond to messages or search through the integrated keyboard which, however, due to the reduced size, is not practical. However, the problem can be obviated using i voice commands offered by Google which allow complete smartwatch management in a few steps. It should also be noted that the Italian language is present and that it is possible to reproduce it movies in MP4 as well as picture format BMP, JPEG and PNG and music in format MP3. Of course, thanks to the Play Store, you can add applications that can further expand functionality.
Software customization includes the use of Watch Face (we find it installed well 18) which allow a personalization of the design. To further transform the smartwatch, it is possible to select the style of the smartwatch from the menu, choosing from one list or circular display. From the main screen you can access additional screens by swipe: to the left to access the notifications panel, down to display the weather, to the right to access the installed applications and upwards to view the main info but above all to access the quick toggle which enable you to activate / deactivate wifi, bluetooth, gps, adjust the brightness, etc. The ignition key in addition to performing the function back pressed once gives you the ability to access a screen where we can restart or turn off the device, activate power saving, access the task manager to close open applications as well as change the view of applications from full screen to reduced. Useful function when we use a Play Store-like app with side menus that we can not access with full-screen display. System applications include a calendar, file manager, voice recorder, phone book, music player, and weather Google Maps, in addition to those relating to the telephone line. Finally, the function is present pedometer which, however, overestimates even the steps of a good 30 / 35% compared to those actually performed. But there is no possibility to synchronize the data to make a backup and therefore it is necessary to install third-party apps like the good one Google Fit. However, it is possible to set your own profile by entering data relating to weight, height, sex and a daily goal. In addition, to overcome the excessive counting of steps, the smartwatch can be positioned on the non-dominant arm in order to reduce the overestimated count to an 15%. Also present the possibility of timing a running / walking session. Finally, through the Health app you can take advantage of the heart rate detection that I must say I found it even in situations of physical stress and intense sweating.
On board Domino DM368 we find a module WiFi 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.0, 3G connection and GPS module. Both Bluetooth and WiFi behaved well by offering good coverage, as well as the 3G module was found satisfactory even if at times I noticed the loss of the signal by switching to the 2G. The calls made through the inserted nano SIM have returned a slightly subdued audio in outdoor environments even if our interlocutor has no problems instead, reporting to hear our voice very clear. The GPS if compared to the entity of the product offers good results even if the size of the screen does not allow to orient oneself to the best, but it remains however a good alternative when needed. To support, so to speak, the smartwatch is present the application WiiWear, downloadable from QR Code present in the Mobile Assistant menu. The application cannot be downloaded from the Play Store and offers few features. Through it we will be able to manage the reception of notifications, that is from which app to receive them or not, send photos directly to the device via Bluetooth, manage the remote controls of camera and music, as well as activate the Alert function to and from the smartwatch: in practice from the phone we can make the clock ring in case we do not find it and vice versa. With regard to notifications, it is important to point out that it is often necessary to open the application concerned to receive them as if they were on standby.
The Domino Dm368 mounts a battery with a capacity of 400 mAh, which according to the manufacturer's declaration guarantees a talk time of 2 and a half hours, while in standby we can also reach 48 hours. Unfortunately I could see that this does not reflect reality as it is without SIM inserted and with medium / intensive use (WiFi and Bluetooth on) I managed to cover about 10 hours total, while even using a SIM the duration drops to approx 8 total hours. Although the full recharging takes about 1 now and 35 minutes it is not plausible that the battery life has this low autonomy. Perhaps the problem is at software level and hence in the hope that some update will be released it becomes difficult to make a judgment on this aspect, which at the moment is disappointing.
As said at the beginning of the review the market is now full, but the cost for a good smartwatch is often remarkably high and therefore the Domino DM368 can be a good compromise between quality and price unless you use it intensively. For example, if you are a sportsman who needs to have a track of your race, monitor your heartbeats and maybe do not miss a call while listening to music, then this is not the product for you. Of great value are the materials and also the features offered, like the heartbeat sensor that turned out to be very precise, make the Domino DM368 the smartwatch suitable for many users, for example those like me who need a second number but don't want to have an additional smartphone. , or to those who may want to have the entire internet ecosystem at their fingertips to perform searches on the fly, check the weather and why not be assisted by GPS while going somewhere where we do not know the exact location. The device is available at the online store Gearbest.com for sale only € 76 with our discount code, but hurry up because there are only a few pieces left.
Is it worth spending too much money on a smartwatch? Domino DM368 with just over 80 Euro offers you a lot of features on the most popular models as long as you do not stress the battery. Good materials, beautiful design and thanks to the Play Store you can enrich the capabilities of Domino DM368.
- Value for money
- Presence of the Play Store
- GPS Compass
- Battery life
- Receive notifications