As the season is ramping up for new releases - here is Kospet’s latest addition to the Prime series.
The Prime S.
As mentioned in the title - it is Android 9 running on a new chipset from Unisoc.
Rather than MTK this is a fairly new chipset for watches but performs very well indeed.
This model also has a dual operating mode like the Optimus 2.
It can be used in either mode as described in the details below.
Unlike the older versions of dual mode - you can make use of the watch’s sensors for sports activities etc, while you are in low power mode.
This also helps in Android OS mode as a hand off takes place allowing the sensors to be used by the low power chip rather than the main chip doing all the work.
The phone is not active in sports/low power mode.
Pretty cool stuff at a very reasonable price !
Again, just so everyone knows…
The LEM P, Prime S, Optimus 2 and any of the other supposedly “Dual Mode” watches are not Dual Mode in reality.
Unlike the original Optimus watches that did have “dual operating mode” and the watch would boot into the BT environment.
This is because the Dual System mode is actually just a cut down version of the launcher that prevents the user from using the majority of Android apps and some services. So booting into the BT system is not required and does not happen. The BT system chip in this case is used to handle the sensor information and it does a good job of this.
On these devices, when you use the “other” operating mode you are effectively invoking a strict power saving mode - but only because the launcher changes and prevents you from accessing the regular apps.
Hence if you can get around the restricted launcher - phone calls and everything else still works as normal. You can easily verify this by installing a third party launcher.
I am saying this because I believe it is fair to be honest about the so called “Dual System” mode and I believe that the brands have not been completely transparent about this.
In fact, to the extent that I actually believed (before I got the devices) that they were indeed like the original Optimus watches and we would be booting into the BT chip environment.
I have KOSPET_PRIME_S_V1.3_20210603 @pablo11 AFTER our firmware flash. Same firmware you flashed to yours, right? And you’re on v1.4. Very interesting. No OTA waiting. This gets more and more interesting.
@pablo11, good advice to factory reset anyway. I noticed before the reset that the heart rate, blood pressure, sleep, and breath training didn’t work. Now after reset they appear to work, though I won’t know about sleep until tomorrow as I just reset this morning and not before going to bed last night. Also worth noting, the fitness now reports heart rate on the workout screen and not just zero, so that interface is working as well.
So the watch is working again just like before and a factory reset after flashing appears to have cleaned up some stuff that was lingering related to the sensor diodes.
Hi I’m new in Full Android Smartwatch. Please be kind to advice how to get notifications for WhatsApp and others stuff like in the Google Wear OS in this full android smartwatch stand alone. Thanks for the answer I will appreciate.