SPECIAL BUYING LINKS for AllCall W1 and Kingwear Android Smartwatches:
AllCall W1: Coupon: AllCallW1 Price: $95.99 Expiry date: 2017-12-31 Coupon works for both colors.
KW88: Coupon: KW88 Price: $75.99 Expiry date: 2017-12-31 Note: Coupon works for all colors.
KW98: Coupon: KW98 Price: $85.99 Expiry date: 2017-12-31 Coupon only works for silver/black.
KW99: No discount currently available.
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The AllCall W1 Android smartwatch appears to be identical to the Kingwear KW99 released earlier but with more RAM and storage memory installed. The KW99 comes with 512MB RAM and 8GB storage, while the W1 sports the flagship level of 2GB RAM and 16GB storage. Quite a difference!
Another feature is the inclusion if the Bluetooth Calling app on the W1. It allows you to tether your watch directly to your phone for making and receiving calls without the need for a SIM in the watch. This is a first for an Android watch, and the concept was introduced recently in this video:
Although I don’t demo the function on today’s video, I have tried it out, both calling and receiving calls, and it works as expected. The app can now access your contacts, so calls can be made from the dial pad your contacts, or even your phone’s call history. You need to tether your watch to your phone directly for this. It doesn’t require the regular tethering app to use. This video walks you through the steps:
Finally, to actually see Bluetooth tethering in action, check out this video from the Round Android Smartwatch Community (RASC):
And be sure to join the “Round Android Watches Proboard” here:
Simply set up a free account, explore the various sections available to you, and jump in. There are many watch users and technical experts discussing just about everything related to smartwatches. For general watch questions you’ll find many answers in the extensive FAQs as well.
Custom watch faces shown are from Al Rod and can be downloaded here:
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM THE RASC ADMINISTRATORS FROM THEIR YOUTUBE CHANNEL:
Regarding “porting” the Bluetooth calling capability to other Android watches, including earlier version of the Kingwear watches…
Round Android Smartwatches Reply
It’s not going to be “ported” it is an entire section of the underlying firmware that makes this happen in the Bluetooth stack. The watch you have will either get the firmware released by it’s manufacturer or not. It’s that simple. Currently only KW99, KW98 Microwear H2 and AllCall W1 are confirmed to have this function. It may be that the KW88 also gets it but as yet not confirmed.
It is up to the Brand owners to obtain this functionality – it cannot be ported.
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