Elephone W2 unboxing and hands on

Elephone have sent over the Elephone W2 wearable to take a look at, here’s our unboxing and first impressions.

The Elephone W2 is the 2nd wearable from Elephone, but this new device is by far more desirable than the original W1 bracelet.

Wearables are all over the market, but the Elephone W2 is a little different as it uses traditional watch movements with a few smart features that sync with your smartwatch or tablet.

Elephone W2 first impressions

elephone w2 watch

The W2 connects to your device (with Android or iOS) via Bluetooth and is set up with the dedicated Elephone W2 application (available on Google Play).

Like similar wearables, such as the Mi Band, the main features of the Elephone W2 are to simply count steps and monitor your sleep, but there are a few additional features.

The fact that it has Swiss watch movements means the W2 can actually display the time, a huge advantage over the Mi Band. The Elephone wearable also offers remote camera control, and a battery life of up to 3 months.elephone w2 watch

Included in the Elephone W2 packaging is the watch, a strap, screwdriver, and 3 batteries (one already installed) plus there’s a quickstart guide to get you up and running.

elephone w2 watch

Gizchina News of the week

The straps simply clip in to place, and the screwdriver is to take off the rear and replace the battery. With 3 included batteries you have 9 months of use without needing to buy another, just be careful when you unscrew the rear the screws are very small and easy to loose.

Read Also:  Upgraded DTNO.1 DT8 Ultra+ smartwatch model just launched

elephone w2 watch

Three controls on the W2’s stainless steel body include a power switch for Bluetooth (the top button). A dial to set the time (in the middle) and the final button is for changing modes and seeing your exercise progress through the day.

elephone w2 watch

LED lights on the face have blue, green and red colours. Blue being sleep mode Green means the watch is on or is synching data a red means low battery.

elephone w2 watch

Although the metal body feels heavy and looks bulky in the hand it looks fine once the strap is attached, and on your wrist is is really comfortable.

The Elephone developed app is also surprisingly good too and setting the watch up on my OnePlus X was super straightforward.

I’ll be wearing the Elephone W2 watch for the next few days so keep an eye out for the full review coming very soon.

Elephone W2 Gallery

Previous Onda's oBook 11 is a Lenovo Yoga-style ultrabook laptop
Next Xiaomi and Meizu phones now available in the U.S


  1. E8hffff
    February 1, 2016

    No qualms about the quality and good design. It just comes down to if people will wear a watch.

    If I were Elephone I would have packaged a sub-container so that the Retailers could discard the bigger box and post in a smaller.

    February 2, 2016

    Where is the ANDROID WEAR promised? LOL

  3. Joel Adames
    February 3, 2016

    This is more like the way I like watches but maybe I would look for a different strap design.

    Ohh my Ohh my some moments of clarity from Elephone, like just to let us know they are not completely mad.

  4. E8hffff
    February 4, 2016

    Rumours coming in is that the Vowney will get a price reduction around the 18th of Feb. Vowney $239 and Vowney Lite $219. If Elephone chooses not to take that path they may reduce the price via the $5 for $50 scheme which was also a part of the rumoured plans. Retailers may have to refund portions of customer money who eve not yet got their orders and paid up front.

  5. Sean Marrinan
    February 5, 2016

    i also kept track of this watch based on rumours of android wear. a reseller on Aliexpress told me it doesn’t support it so that was that. not one question was answered that asked about android wear on their website. crazy how sly these Chinese firms are,