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Gionee Watch 5 (GSW5) Review: Affordable Smartwatch With Good Looks & Features

If you are looking for an affordable smartwatch with basic features but good looks then look no further. Gionee has released a new smartwatch called Gionee Watch 5 with all the necessary features at a really affordable price. This smartwatch comes with a bunch of good features and looks at a price tag of Rs 2,499 available from Flipkart.

Gionee GSW5: Design and Build

The Gionee Watch 5 comes with a square dial and looks really great with the silicon straps. The watch looks a bit like the Apple Watch except for the absence of a second button and the crown is just a one-press button. The Watch straps do not come with a traditional buckle style lock. The watch is IP68 dust and water-resistant so no need to worry about taking it for swimming.

The Gionee Buddy smartwatch comes in three colors; Black, Blue, and Pink. The smartwatch case is built from a good quality polycarbonate material hence the whole smartwatch is lightweight. The smartwatch comes with a circular glass piece at the back of the dial with the opening for the HR sensor.

Gionee GSW5: Display

The Gionee GSW5 smartwatch comes with a 1.3 inches TFT display with a decent pixel density and resolution. The brightness of the display is good enough to watch the content indoors but it gets washed off under direct sunlight. The display is protected by a glass cover so you don’t have to worry about scratches and smudges.

Gionee GSW5: Features

The Gionee GSW5 comes with all the basic features which you expect from a smartwatch. It comes with Heart Rate monitor feature, it comes with a calorie meter as well so you know how much calories you just burnt. You get call notification on the phone and can receive and decline easily from your wrist.

The Gionee GSW5 comes with a camera and music control for your smartphone as well. You can get notifications from your smartphone about Facebook, messages, WhatsApp, Emails, and more on your wrist. Apart from these features, you get seven sports activity trackers as well to track your exercises.

Gionee GSW5: Battery and Software

The smartwatch comes with a 160 mAh battery which is such a big battery in a smartwatch. You get a full 15 days of standby time with 5 days of use time while connected to the smartwatch. The smartwatch got a proprietary charging case that encases the watch while charging it.

So, Gionee Watch is really a feature-rich affordable smartwatch and comes with good looks too. Tell us in the comments if you like the watch!


Gaurav Bhatnagar is Reviews Editor at GadgetsToUse. He is responsible for writing about gadgets from the world of smart home and automation products. He is mainly into smartphones, wearables, and IoT devices.