K8 make a 3G smart watch with full Android


k8 android smartwatch

How much would a smartphone and smarwatch cost you? well take a look at the K8 which combines features of the two for significantly less.

At just over $125 the K8 smart watch costs quite a bit less than a wearable and basic smart watch would, which is basically what this is, a basic smart phone. The K8 features a round touch display, dual core processor and a full Android 4.4 Kittkat OS. This makes the wearable a feature packed product with support for applications.

Another important detail the watch has is a SIM slot which will give the wearable support for both GSM and WCDMA 3G networks, so you can have web browsing and email access when not connected to your smartphone.

k8 android smartwatch

K8 have teamed up with online reseller Gearbest to offer K8 3G in Black and Gold option at $125.27 with Free shipping

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20 Comments

  1. Joel Adames
    December 25, 2015

    the golden version appeals to my fancy. finally one does.

  2. Marius Cirsta
    December 25, 2015

    At $125 it’s by no means cheap and much more than I’m prepared to pay for a no-name smartwatch with little or no support and ( usually ) crappy apps and support for your Android phone to sync.

    • 讞转讜诇 转注诇讜诇
      December 26, 2015

      It features a 400×400 resolution, round OLED display (similiar to the one that Huawei’s Watch have), a dual-core processor which supposed to be more powerful than the common Snapdragon 400 with single core turned on, 450mAh battery (the rest is on par with some high end smartwatches -4GB ROM & 512MB RAM) and metal structure….I think that it is actually an amazingly low price for the specs.

      • Marius Cirsta
        December 26, 2015

        Yeah but without a proper firmware and app to sync to your phone it’s still crap.
        Good luck getting support for this in 12 months… most of these are launch and forget. No source code, sometimes no updates at all….

        • 讞转讜诇 转注诇讜诇
          December 28, 2015

          I’ve actually bought the older, sqare K8 and I was pretty happy with it. (Sold it for 100$). And for that watch- you’re right, the support is the chinese weakest point but hey, we (sometimes) have community for these cases…put that aside and you have full android on a smartwatch. Still a great deal (P.S- people that have bought these watches can confirm true/fake specs.

          • Marius Cirsta
            December 31, 2015

            Yeah the community is nice but it’s also nice when you have the manufacturer providing source code or something …..
            I’m really scared of the Chinese launch and forget style. In the past I’ve tried doing something myself, heck I even tried to hack support for something open source on those cheapo U8 watches ( less than $10 ) but it’s hard and I don’t have the time for this.

            With Android it’s a bit better but without kernel source you’re kinda stuck so unless I see that being provided no thanks. I’d rather pay $100+ more but have the source code and support. I’m tired of the Chinese not respecting the GPL and not caring about their products once launched. I’m still a big fan of Chinese stuff but I think it’s time they changed their ways like major manufacturers did ( Xiaomi always releases source code these days )

        • 讞转讜诇 转注诇讜诇
          December 28, 2015

          And for the Snapdragon 400- It has only one core activated by default on AW

          • Marius Cirsta
            December 31, 2015

            Oh I didn’t know that but I’m curious to see if the version for Blocks is dual core or not.

        • tartempion & Co
          December 31, 2015

          ignorant

          • Marius Cirsta
            December 31, 2015

            Can you elaborate on that ? It’s just my opinion, you’re entitled to yours

  3. Joel Adames
    December 25, 2015

    the golden version appeals to my fancy. finally one does.

  4. Marius Cirsta
    December 25, 2015

    At $125 it’s by no means cheap and much more than I’m prepared to pay for a no-name smartwatch with little or no support and ( usually ) crappy apps and support for your Android phone to sync.

    • 讞转讜诇 转注诇讜诇
      December 27, 2015

      It features a 400×400 resolution, round OLED display (similiar to the one that Huawei’s Watch have), a dual-core processor which supposed to be more powerful than the common Snapdragon 400 with single core turned on, 450mAh battery (the rest is on par with some high end smartwatches -4GB ROM & 512MB RAM) and metal structure….I think that it is actually an amazingly low price for the specs.

    • Marius Cirsta
      December 27, 2015

      Yeah but without a proper firmware and app to sync to your phone it’s still crap.
      Good luck getting support for this in 12 months… most of these are launch and forget. No source code, sometimes no updates at all….
      I’m not sure what you’re saying about the processor being more powerful, the Snapdragon 400 ( the one used in the Blocks watch ) has a decent dual core 1.2 GHz so the difference can’t be that much.
      As for the other specs take them with a grain of salt, who knows if 450 mAh isn’t really 350 mAh and well , at least I hope they’re not lying about screen resolution.
      Unless a company backs this one up ( one that at least has a website ? ), it’s way too expensive.
      This one looks better at $76 though and it’s also a K8 馃檪

      http://www.hongkongeek.com/en/smartwatches/9298-kimiwatch-k8-smart-watch.html

    • 讞转讜诇 转注诇讜诇
      December 28, 2015

      I’ve actually bought the older, sqare K8 and I was pretty happy with it. (Sold it for 100$). And for that watch- you’re right, the support is the chinese weakest point but hey, we (sometimes) have community for these cases…put that aside and you have full android on a smartwatch. Still a great deal (P.S- people that have bought these watches can confirm true/fake specs.

    • 讞转讜诇 转注诇讜诇
      December 28, 2015

      And for the Snapdragon 400- It has only one core activated by default on AW

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      December 31, 2015

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    • Marius Cirsta
      December 31, 2015

      Can you elaborate on that ? It’s just my opinion, you’re entitled to yours

    • Marius Cirsta
      December 31, 2015

      Oh I didn’t know that but I’m curious to see if the version for Blocks is dual core or not.

    • Marius Cirsta
      December 31, 2015

      Yeah the community is nice but it’s also nice when you have the manufacturer providing source code or something …..
      I’m really scared of the Chinese launch and forget style. In the past I’ve tried doing something myself, heck I even tried to hack support for something open source on those cheapo U8 watches ( less than $10 ) but it’s hard and I don’t have the time for this.

      With Android it’s a bit better but without kernel source you’re kinda stuck so unless I see that being provided no thanks. I’d rather pay $100+ more but have the source code and support. I’m tired of the Chinese not respecting the GPL and not caring about their products once launched. I’m still a big fan of Chinese stuff but I think it’s time they changed their ways like major manufacturers did ( Xiaomi always releases source code these days )