Kospet Prime 2

Kospet Prime 2

The Kospet Prime 2 is an Android 10 smartwatch released November 2020. Kospet is a popular brand of full Android watches, which is essentially an Android phone shrunk down to the size of a watch. They have many popular Android 7 watches but the Prime 2 is their first Android 10 watch.

The Prime 2 is using a Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762 processor. The Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762 is a midrange smartphone processor which has decent performance and works OK in this smartwatch. However at times, the Prime 2 is not the most responsive. Often times you need to touch the screen numerous times to have the watch respond. Raising the wrist to turn on the screen can take approximately 3 seconds which is not great.

The operating system for this watch is Android 10. Since this is a full Android smartwatch, you have access to Google Play Store to install 3rd party apps. This is a great feature when compared to smartwatches with proprietary operating systems and no access to 3rd party apps.

Full Android Supply Chain

If you are familiar with the full Android watches, you will notice that many watches are very similar if not identical even though they have different brands. They also work with the same app. This is due to the common supply chain for these watches which follows this pattern:

  1. Solution Provider – Creates the printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) that includes the processor and initial firmware for the watch. One of the primary solution providers is a company called Wiite but there are others
  2. Factories – Design and build the watch based on the PCBA. They add the case, sensors cameras and adjust the firmware. Factories include KingWear, Microwear NJY, Ledai, etc. These factories sell the watches to brands in large order quantities. Sometimes they sell under their own brand as well
  3. Brands (LEMFO, Kospet, Zeblaze, Rogbid, etc) then purchase the watch and could include some small customizations or firmware tweaks for logos

Hence this family of watches are nearly identical or in some cases identical.

Design

The Prime 2 has a circular watch face design with a plastic case.  The watch is only available in black and is not as stylish or sleek as many other smartwatches currently being released. This smartwatch is huge at 60 x 60 x 17.4 mm and weighs in at a whopping 120g. The 17.4 mm thickness is very bulky and could be uncomfortable if you are not used to the size.

The Prime 2 comes with a 26 mm silicone interchangeable strap. As can be expected due to the size of the watch, this strap size is quite wide. Strap quality appears to be decent as well.

Kospet Prime 2 Dimensions
Kospet Prime 2 Large Size

You can interact with the watch using the touchscreen and 2 physical buttons. The touchscreen works very well with no lag. Fonts, menus and icons can easily be read and navigation is not too complex.

The Prime 2 is not water resistant which is quite disappointing. Note there is a gap for the band that connects to the rotatable camera. This could let water into the watch.

Never wear this watch in the shower or when swimming. If the watch accidentally gets wet, dry it quickly to avoid any damage.

Screen

The screen of the Prime 2 is one of the highlights of this smartwatch. The 2.1″ IPS Touchscreen, with 480 x 480 pixels and 323 ppi pixel density delivers a high-quality visual experience. Indoors the display is excellent while outdoors it is acceptable but not great.

The manufacturer does not indicate what screen protection is provided for the screen which is disappointing. Since this is a newer watch it is too early too tell long term durability and how well this screen will stand up to day to day use.

Unfortunately, the watch does not have an always on screen option. One area where the watch does lag is turning on when raising your wrist. This can take a few seconds to complete, significantly slower when compared to some of the premium smartwatches. Custom watchfaces are available which is a nice feature.

Battery

The Prime 2 comes with a 1600 mAh battery. Kospet claims that typical usage battery life is 2 days and watch mode battery life is 3 days. This is average for a full featured Android watch but is very poor when compared to some of the simpler smartwatches that have battery life measured in weeks not days. Real world battery life is a bit less than advertised. Since this watch is so large and it does not have sleep monitoring, most people will just remove it at night and charge it.

Connectivity Features

From a connectivity perspective, the Prime 2 has limited functionality when compared to full featured smartwatches. The watch can receive and respond to notifications from the watch.

You will need to install either WiiWatch 2 or Watch Droid on your Smartphone for this to work. These apps while decent, are not the best and there have been complaints of connectivity issues and duplicate notifications.

The Prime 2 has both a speaker and a microphone but does not have the ability to receive or place calls from your smartphone using Bluetooth. With a SIM card in the watch, you can make and receive calls on the watch since it is acting as pretty much a smartphone.

Android 10 watches appear to be designed to replace your smartphone rather than complement it. Essentially it is a smartphone shrunk down so it can fit on your wrist. This is generally a negative for most people since they are looking for a watch to complement their phone. For a smaller group who wants to replace their smartphone with a watch, this is a positive.

The Prime 2 has a single 90 degree rotatable 13MP camera based on the Sony IMX214 image sensor. This can be used for selfies and video calls when the lens is facing towards you. While the photo quality is good for a smartwatch, it is below average when compared to most modern smartphones.

Kospet Prime 2 Camera
Kospet Prime 2 Rotating Camera

On the positive side, it does come with built-in GPS. GPS connectivity is decent and accuracy is acceptable.

Finally, Near Field Communication (NFC) is not supported, hence you cannot use this smartwatch to make payments. The lack of Google Pay is one of the disadvantages of Android 10 smartwatches.

Health and Fitness Features

The Prime 2 comes with 2 sensors: Gyroscope and Heart Rate Monitor (HRM). These only cover a few fitness and health areas. These sensors allow you to track the following 4 metrics: Calories, Distance, Heart Rate, Steps. Unfortunately the heart rate tracking is not the most accurate.

Also included are 9 different sports modes. When compared to more fitness or health focused watches, the Prime 2 is quite limited. If fitness and health monitoring are key features you are interested in, this watch is not ideal.

WiiWatch 2, Watch Droid, WiiWear Apps

The Kospet Prime 2 does not have a dedicated app, rather Kospet recommends using either the WiiWear, WiiWatch 2 or Watch Droid apps.

Known Issues

Can’t connect to the camera

A number of users have indicated that the camera has stopped working and the watch shows a “Can’t connect to the camera” error. This appears to be a hardware issue and there is no known solution.

Kospet Prime 2 Camera Error

Verdict

The Kospet Prime 2 has impressive specifications for a smartwatch that is more suited to replace your phone than complement it. Camera is nice but the large size and no water resistance are significant drawbacks. Battery life, health monitoring and fitness monitoring are limited. You can discuss this watch with other owners on our Full Android forum here.

Specifications

General

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Watch Type Android 10 Smartwatch
Gender Men
Release Date November 2020
Operating System Android 10
App WiiWear, WiiWatch 2, Watch Droid
Supported Devices Android 5.1+, iOS 9.0+
Processor Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762

Design

Shape Circular
Case Size 60 x 60 x 17.4 mm
Case Material Plastic
Weight 120g
Strap Width 26 mm
Strap Material Silicone
Interchangeable Strap Yes
Watch Colors Black
Input Touchscreen, 2 Buttons
Water Resistance None

Screen

Screen Size 2.1"
Screen Type IPS Touchscreen
Resolution 480 x 480
Pixels per Inch 323 ppi
Always On No
Custom Faces Yes
Screen Protection None

Battery

Typical Usage Battery Life (Days) 2
Watch Mode Battery Life (Days) 3
GPS Mode Battery Life (Days) Not disclosed
Charging System Magnetic
Capacity 1600 mAh

Features

Notifications Recieve Notifications and Respond
Bluetooth v5.0
Bluetooth Calling No
Bluetooth Music No
Speaker Yes
Microphone Yes
Camera Single
Cellular No
GPS GPS (US), GLONASS (Russia), BeiDou (China)
Near Field Communication (NFC) No
Payments No
WiFi Yes
Voice Command Google Assistant
Memory 64GB
Sensors Gyroscope, Heart Rate Monitor (HRM)
Tracking Calories, Distance, Heart Rate, Steps
Sport Modes 9
Warranty 12 Months

Summary

Unique Features Rotatable 13MP camera with a Sony IMX214 image sensor
Advantages Full smartphone on your wrist
Can install apps from Google Play Store on the watch
Rotatable camera is a nice feature
Disadvantages Very large watch
No water resistance
Short battery life
Limited health and fitness monitoring
No bluetooth calling capability when connected to your smartphone
Verdict Impressive specifications for a smartwatch that is more suited to replace your phone than complement it. Camera is nice but the large size and no water resistance are significant drawbacks. Battery life, health monitoring and fitness monitoring are limited.

Published: December 04, 2020

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Kospet Prime 2

The Kospet Prime 2 has impressive specifications for a smartwatch to replace your phone . Camera is nice but large size and no water resistance are drawbacks.

Product SKU: Kospet Prime 2

Product Brand: Kospet

Product Currency: USD

Product Price: 200

Price Valid Until: 2022-01-01

Product In-Stock: SoldOut

Editor's Rating:
4.6