Many of us rely on their smartphones today to stay in shape and fit. We ride mountain bikes, run with our cell phones and use apps to play sports, play music and take photos on the go. However, carrying your phone around is not always convenient. Running with a big phone can be awkward and you can't go swimming with your 6-inch smartphone, can you? That's why smart minds from device manufacturers have worked to develop better and smarter wearable technologies so that we can finally leave the phone at home and still stay connected.
Rollme's solution to this problem is the new Rollme S08 portable smartwatch model device with the same hardware and technology as many smartphones, but with a large internal battery for longer life and a clever charging station that fills the watch without an outlet . It's clear that Rollme wants to cause a sensation in the portable arena, and they bring many features to the table that are not normally found on similar devices.
Let's first look at the design of the smartwatch. With protection class IP68, it was classified as waterproof to 1.5 m depth in accordance with protection class IP68. However, Rollme has determined from its own tests that the S08 can withstand pressures down to a depth of 50 m. The robust theme is underlined by the 1.69-inch touchscreen display covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 and a ceramic bezel on the case.
The display itself is round and has an 8 megapixel selfie camera that can be used for video calls when connected to a smartphone. This forward-facing camera also serves as a security function and supports Face ID technology to automatically unlock the device on the go. An additional 8-megapixel camera, which is integrated into the watch crown, is a unique function of the S08 and enables pictures to be taken and saved in the internal 32 GB memory.
Speaking of memory, Rollme equipped their flagship watch with a healthy dose of 3 GB of RAM and a custom, portable operating system that runs on a Mediatek MT6739 quad-core chipset. At first glance, this is more like telephone equipment than a smartwatch.
Such devices are usually electricity-hungry animals. To fix this, the Rollme S08 has a large internal 1360 mAh battery that promises a useful life of up to 5 days on a single charge or 48 hours of uninterrupted use. If you need a charge, but are not in a socket, the rechargeable charging cradle with integrated 2200 mAh battery can be a very practical accessory.
For all us active users Rollme S08 is packed with useful tracking functions. An optical heart rate sensor is synchronized with health apps and there are numerous modes for monitoring runs, bike rides, swimming, hiking and much more. S08 also comes with GPS and GLONASS positioning and support for the global 4G LTE networks.
Rollme plans to release the S08 smartwatch next week when it will be available online at Banggood or Powerplanetonline. We're going to try to get your hands on them too early, so watch out for a possible first look and review.