Bakeey M5S GPS, SIM/Bluetooth Calls, Blood Pressure, IP67 Waterproof Smartwatch: Unboxing & 1st Look
Second, look: it's called the m5s. The baekje m5s here is a full round. Smartwatch Fitness watch health watch and communications watch now, unlike the original the 5s, the m5s has a calling capability built into it. Dialer call logs the whole nine yards and it's dual mode. That means it can do Bluetooth, call and tethered to your phone using the sim that's in your phone from making and receiving calls, and – and it has a little compartment – you can stick a sim in it directly and you can make and receive phone calls with a Different phone number from the watch, yeah cool, stuff, huh, add an altimeter, a compass. A barometer you've got one heck of a nice watch, here's a description of it and doesn't go into detail about the calling, because most of this applied to the original m5 it's a 1.3 inch big touchscreen SmartWatch, with Corning Gorilla, Glass and so forth. It has GPS built into it, but not just GPS, the globe and by dhow and Galileo. Remember all of those we have a descriptive video up. That explains the difference between all of those and this one apparently just automatically selects, which one you need and it's really good. I'Ve done some testing with it it's a spot on and relatively fast you've got dynamic, heart rate and blood pressure with this one and it tracks and shows you charts and graphs right on the watch of that kind of information and again now, Bluetooth calling as well As your notifications and things pushed from your phone and a quarter separate, sim calling as well in terms of specs here they are let's see extra strap is optional.
You can get a different one if you want to buy one and they're removable. You'Ve got a 360 milliamp hour battery three to seven days. It seems about right for wearing it. The GPS worked on about 12 hours, with GPS, always on if you're gon na be doing some long, trekking and stuff a little bit of RAM little bit of ROM it's got some nice watch faces built into it and it's waterproof ip67, so not really for swimming And showering, but basically anything else did a little bit of water on it. It should be: okay comes with a nice little cloth, and this is one with a very bright band to it will show you the original one in a minute, for contrast, can peel the cover off and there we go. We'Ve got a nice decorative bezel microphone over here, charging port, the diodes for your heart rate, well sealed speaker over here on the side near the buttons and I've tried this with the phone calling and it actually that's a really good place for it. Because when you put it on, which is pretty easy to do, and you make a call or receive a call, you can never do this on camera. Just slips in immediately when you're, not in a rush. Okay and because because it's right here, where the speaker is can't, turn around to show you that, well anyway, you lift your arm. You put your ear right here.
You can hear the subtle sounds of what's going on in the background on a call, it's really really good. The volume is nice and loud overall, and you can get it even even better if you put it right up to your ear. Okay, let's turn it on. In a moment, let's take a look. We have a charging dock, they stuck with this concept, which they would have changed that I'm, not a big fan of charging docks, especially these alligator clip kind like that for one thing, they're a little tricky to get aligned, it's a curve, and you, if you can See in here, it's it's got yeah I'll indentations that have to line up just right if you're not on it. Like that it's not gon na charge yep, you have to get it to snap in yeah didn't like that in the first one, and I don't like it on this, one would have been way better to go with a magnetic coupler. I don't understand the reasoning behind this unless there was no room for magnets, but nonetheless that's what you get. This is new in the box tweezers. Why would you need tweezers to remove the sim that goes right here behind that little panel that you take off with the screwdriver right here and then you got to really get that thing out because there's a sim in it right now and yeah you can take It out put it in whatever by the way the sim goes with the metal facing up for those of you who get one of these headed in backwards.
Couldn'T figure it out. This is for ticks. You know, anyway, we got a manual to the m5s and very similar manual to the one that came with the original page through it quickly. It uses the smart time app for tethering and that's a pretty nice app. It works really well, it covers the basics. For you on the screen and some color pictures of what you'll see you have a couple of different ways of displaying the apps there you see is see how the SIM card goes in because I'm not gon na. Take it apart and show you that, and you don't actually need to take the band off to get the sim in and out it'll go in right above it it's a pretty cool way of doing it well, hidden and once it's in there it's in there. Okay, Chinese, on that side, if we cover it, everything are you ready to play all right me to clear this out and I'm gon na compare this with the the original for you, simple press on the top button: hold it hold it hold, it hold it and There you go SmartWatch, spinning, little icon and it boots back up it's, pretty quick – and this is one of the favorite watch faces. I like it, because it's got good contrast time. In fact, it's too bright for the screen in here right now date time heart rate, which is real time. It'Ll pick that up periodically for you and update it, your battery level and your basic step count and whatnot, while that one's here I'm gon na bring over the original of m5 and we'll, show you the two together now not sure how good the camera can pick Up the contrast, this is a kind of a yellowish white screen, and this is a pure white screen and it's a bit brighter they're, both set on pretty low brightness levels.
When you scroll down, you get a panel of things here and I'm gon na be explaining this to you in a moment. I just want you to see them here. You come over. You get the QR code for scanning to get the app boy that is really bloomed out, isn't it. Well, we have the link in the show notes you can get it from. You have calendar. You have temperature, then you back to watch faces when you scroll. We did that way, didn't we when we scroll up, you have motion records, and this is the last one I did. I don't have one in the old watch right now and step count is after that. This has only just been brought back out of the dust. Here'S, a heart rate: okay, not sure why I've got heart rate on this one because I haven't been using it, but I have been wearing that one today here we go with a barometric pressure, well that's different, considering they're, both at the same location right now. This is so much brighter here, right there and then altitude and that's matching somewhat 134 164 feet again: I'm, not too sure about the accuracy of all of this, but perhaps with some calibration it would work. This was a drawback of this watch, the count the compass just didn't work and that was kind of a bummer. The the needle should be pointing toward me that's the direction of North.
They fixed that pretty well wow, I'm. So sorry, you can't hardly see it's green on there and it's, showing you the number of the the angle. But the compass is working really well on there that's kind of working, but you never put two compasses together that's. Just one of the things you just don't do: okay back to watch faces. I lowered this one down. It was at three. This was at once. Oh, that was just blooming way way too much. When I go this way, I get to the different apps. Now take a look I'm just gon na go through quickly there from page one we got health and sports and then we've got contacts. Dialer call logs messages. Those four are brand new. Then we pick up with notifications and settings. We have bluetooth here where you can do some things with Bluetooth that we couldn't overhear a music controller calendar. Your relax program in this one, there's, alarms sedentary reminder find your phone remote capture, the barometric pressure altitude compass. All those are their tools and oh, come back here. We don't want to go into the compass and motion, which is you know twist your wrists to see the time themes and look you've got Siri or the the trigger word with Google. You press that when your Bluetooth tethered to your phone – and you can activate the assistant over there, can ask questions, you can get it to do things on your phone.
If you want to you know all the commands that you normally could do, you can now do from the new watch that has true Bluetooth, tethering. Okay, at this point, what I'm going to do is cut over and show you the review of all of the apps and the review of the tethering app that we've already done for this one and then we'll come back and wrap it up with the final comparison. When you press the button it comes in to the basic watch face when you slide down on here now you get into a lot of different things. You can go into the different modes where you have turntable or for apps as the menu style that's when you're scrolling through them your overall settings. Your do not disturb bluetooth, which is turned on for tethering and your overall saver. That will put you into this time mode now, if you want a real nice watch that will last a long long long time you go into that saver mode. You'Ve got big digits and the battery current charge listed right on the screen. You slide down on it to get back to this face and that's how you break out of it by hitting the saver again plus, you can see all the other stuff on here as well. So once we're in here, we can't do anything else from here. Press the button you can turn it off and on again, but come down press that button switches back and now you're in the actual mode.
Once you activate it, okay do not disturb. We talked about settings, we may as well just jump into there. This is where we have your international settings, which shows you the different languages that this thing supports: we'll run through those for you, a few mostly European languages and, of course, auto sync. Wills will switch to the language of your phone. You'Ve got your basic Bluetooth settings, power on, and visibility on or off. Then we've got the clock where you can set that up or it'll sync automatically with your watch or your phone. The basic sound selections of the different types of ringtones and or alert tones the volume for each of those were sixes maximum. Then your hidden, your display, where you have again the style of icons that you want to see the brightness and notice it's on level. One right now, which is the lowest I can crank this puppy way up and it's really good and bright outdoor when it's at that level, but for shooting on the video. I keep it a little bit lower let's, try it here and yeah that looks good huh. Oh wait: a minute it's stuck with one two go up there and then hit okay. There now we're on brightness three a little bit brighter and of course you can set your screen timeout as high as sixty seconds, which I use for the reviews and as low as five seconds. So we'll stick with sixty and then you got reset and overall about for this watch, which gives you the device name and information for pairing it and your connection service information and your release time so there's your firmware, update information on it as well, really nice overall.
So we got to all of that once again by sliding down this way and all of this stuff and notice that's the first dot of four. So I can come over here. I'Ve got all of these things: brightness language, sound vibration and I've got a calendar and I've got my temperature it's, not 32 degrees Fahrenheit, where I am right now, I'll tell you that, so it probably needs to be tethered and updated and check the location that it's Reporting, maybe that shinzen I'm not sure and then you're out of it. So you got several screens of information at the top. If I go to the left, I come over here to my sports stuff, indoor running outdoor, writing, climbing marathon and a record of your last activities, and it does a really good job of capturing all of this stuff, which of course, you can transfer over to your Phone I've used it a few times shows you the date and time the elapsed time your heart average heart rate through the whole thing and all of this stuff distance, traveled, altitude gained and and lost, and I get it all the way down. I guess that's about it: yeah your total altitude up, altitude down and so forth and, of course, it's creating a track as well with GPS. That you'll see when you tether it to your phone and you'll be able to look at it here's a short little hiking. One basic same information that's available on it and on any of these, like an outdoor run, you go into it says: GPS is off, you say start it will search and it doesn't begin until after it catches the satellites.
So it knows your location and then you can proceed to do the activity from there. So that's, a really nice feature, of course, we're indoor, so it's not picking up GPS right away, but it it can pick it up pretty easily. I swipe down and now I'm into this last event that I just did. Oh there you go it's just now, counting down so it's actually was remembering that it's going into an event which is great. We could show you that then it also has the time on the screen, so many of them don't do that they show you your stuff, but not the time. So if you want a glance and see how you're doing with time, you can't see it I'm going to end this one and then there's the basic information for that short little burst that we did and I can hit the check mark and get out of here And if it were long enough to capture any information, that would be there as well, but this is the last one we just did: okay, it's rolling it through and that's the second page of information for it: okay, we're, getting it and that's. What happens when you scroll up when you scroll down you're into these four pages when we scrolled left were over to here and now? Finally, he says come on back to the time scroll to the left. That way, and now we get to all of the different things that we've got we've got health.
This is where we have pedometer heart rate and blood pressure and it's, using the diodes on the back. So, for example, coming in to heart rate, I can press and start it it's, probably about right, I'm beating up into the mid 80s, because I'm all excited talking to you guys and it's, taking its measurement. Okay, they a lot of that it's, showing you a graph of all of that stuff as well. I think that's only page on here and then you got the sports modes and that's what we just looked at it's the same thing as when you swiped over to the side, here's notifications and no guys. I know you all want me to show you the notifications on the screen biggest the font. Will it get whatsapp? What will it do with this and that but I'm just going to show you that it's there and move on to settings, which is what we already looked at it's, got a music control when you're tethered to the phone. It'S got a calendar function in here, which we solve from one of those screens up above and it's just a basic calendar. It doesn't do much more than that. Here'S that whole relax section where you can go into these breathing modes. 1. 2. 3. 5 minutes of breathing and you get quiet and take a breath and it cycles you through relaxation see with an inhale and an exhale and so forth. But at least it is here and it's a way that you can use it for feedback in the relaxation section built in alarm.
Sedentary reminders are right. There then there's, your find your phone when you're tethered remote capture for taking pictures here is our barometric pressure. Not only do you get the current pressure, but you're gon na get a graph. Now we just started this thing, and it just said nothing up until right now, but now that it's on and it's tracking it should go up and down and show you your change in barometric pressure and those of you knowing how to work with weather will recognize That you can monitor the pressure change in your area to predict whether it's going to rain or not. Here we have altitude, and this is absolute feet now that it's supposedly calculating I say, calibrate if I can hit it well, all right, maybe it's doing it on the fly 164 feet. I don't know if that's right for where I am, I think, it's a little low but it's, giving you your current altitude as opposed to those watches that you can set zero and then it will show you your climb or your descent from that point. But if you go over to the actual fitness stuff, you can start a climb or a run or whatever and it's going to give you the amount of distance. You went up and went down which is really sweet. Their compass is built into this thing. I always do this anyway, to calibrate it and Kummer and how's it doing not very good I'm sitting in the north, so it should be pointing this way.
That'S the accurate measurement, zero degrees, but compass needs a bit of work. At least mine does, or it needs calibration or something it's not whipping itself around, so that the arrow is always pointed toward me, so that's a fault with it that needs some work. Then we got some tools, timer stopwatch and calculator built into it with reasonable digits that are pretty easy to read with a total okay, multiple digits on it, then what last things are motion – and this is where your wake up gesture – you can turn that on course, It'S gon na use more power, but theoretically now, when I twist the wrist it's going to come on, which is great and then your overall theme see the blue flower in the background there's all kinds of different themes in here that you can choose – and I think That was just plain black theme there you go see that and some other ones there, and that is everything here and I believe that's everything in the watch except for watch, faces press and hold. And now you see, a different selection of watch faces that we can have one here and again it's a really bright screen when you have the brightness set up. This is what it looks like on yeah, but a couple of the other ones press and hold slide over that's, the sixth one. It says seventh one here you go if you want a really bright, easy to read outdoor digital screen, eight Wow, nine that's nice.
Look at that one with the bright green it's. Actually too bright isn't it that's a washing out after turn it sideways for you to sit by the way. Look, you can see it really clearly off from the edge on too so a lot of different screens in here 10 and there's number 1, 2, 3, and we were on number 5. I think for that's the one we were using and I'm gon na put it back on that one. Why not all right now let's take a look at the tethering app. This one has been designed to work with the app smart time which here it is from the Google Play, Store I'm gon na open it first time loading you get a picture subtly in the background you get the main page information on here, the exercise page. It shows you what it's gon na look like a heartrate page, an overall sleep for the light before and then a start button. We start it. It says: welcome in here let's, you agree to some policies and then it lets you register by Google, Facebook, email or phone or go into a not logging mode which is going to allow you to get your data, but it's not going to record that or send It to the cloud you give it whatever nickname you want i'm swt for SmartWatch ticks on all of these and go next. You can choose. I typically choose female in case it has tracking for female cycle information, that's an easy way to look at it.
What age do I want? Let'S pick that age, which would be 32 I'm gon na go Imperial I'm gon na leave it on the default height and weight, which is in English. So if you've set it for metric it'll be in metric, I usually go 8000 and look it's, also showing you what the calories burned would be all for that distance of walking and approximately how long or what the distance would be in that equated to mileage. I guess we apply the following permission, so it's notifying you what permissions it needs to collect and why, which is nice, and then you just grant those permissions contacts if you want to SMS, if you want to notifications, it takes you over there. You then have to turn all of that stuff on which is way down here in there. It is smart time yeah. I know I got a ton of other apps in here and nobody has less support you, because I need them all for all the different watches. I'Ve added a new app to the background and ignore optimizations and done we're. Finally, here then I got to come over here and add a new device right and it's got a search for this thing. Okay, I've decided to change phones on you because I took this out and gathered some data it's all on this phone and not the other one, so I'm doing that connection here same thing, just a different phone, and then we come up with this screen where we Have a picture of what it should look like on the watch and sure enough.
It matches the picture on the watch at the check mark. We are connecting Bluetooth settings as powers on visibility as office. All you need is power on for it to work. Whoa it's already that late well we're time flying while we're having fun right. Okay, we're here I've got my profile. I'Ve got device, we've got it connected and I've got data now I'm. Coming back here to show you the data that's on the watch and the latest stuff that it did today, I've got my activity. I'Ve got my heartrate and I got my blood pressure which I haven't taken on this thing. But what I want to show you is um, oh yeah, and this is a sleep time from the night before I want to show you that if I go into calendar, let's go back one month display and let's pick up that first day, the 23rd, because there's Stuff, I want to show you here's the whole chart against the 10000 step goal. I had said at that time and heart rate monitor and so forth, and then I got a little hiking thing going on right here and it shows you the basic summary and if you go into it there you go now. What is this mess? It'S? A track of my house because I just turned it on and walked around in my neighborhood but it's against the Google map. So if i zoom this out, you just see a little red spot around the house, and this is actually the dimensions of the house right in here, so it's calculating its data.
You have your overall pace, information, heart rate information during that time and full listing of details. You'Ll get that on any of the other activities that you do on any of the dates that you record here's a bicycle example and so forth. You also have colored charts that explain everything to you and again. You'Ve got all of these different categories available, so that's the information page and how you get to the other pages here's. All of the stuff you can control on the watch remotely from the app, including the 24 hour heart rate, monitor you can set start and end times and it's basically set all night and monitoring intervals as low as every 15 minutes or every two hours, depending on How much battery life you want to extend and so forth? This is upgrading the GPS data to the watch, so it links up quicker and is highly accurate and it looks like I have a firmware update waiting. If you have a little red dot, you can update the firmware that's pretty much it for the app. This is it for the launch and now we're back live with the Bakey m5s. That was the m5. You just saw so again the major differences with the new one, in addition to the compass working properly, is the ability to do Bluetooth, calling as well as sim calling you can put a sim in it and a little bit of Bluetooth control here, where you can Search and connect to other devices so let's take a quick look at this.
If I go into dialer, for example, and I put in a number – and I say, dial it comes up and you get to choose local or Bluetooth. If you choose local, you have a sim card in and it'll make the call using that simp. If you say Bluetooth and you're tethered to your phone, your phone will light up and it'll make the call from your phone that's. The big difference in it's called dual mode, and when you see that kind of activity in a watch, you know that you have the option to do either one. So you could take this with you with your phone in your pocket and go out and about and answer and and talk to people right from the watch on your arm. If you want to go jogging and leave your phone at home, that's fine forward the calls from your phone to the number in your watch and now you can receive calls from people calling your phone or calling the number in your watch. You can have your work line and you're watching your personal line in your phone, or vice versa, lots of different capabilities. That way, and once again, the very end you can invoke Siri or the Google assistant, depending on which phone you have and ask it to do. Whatever thing you want, look things up place phone calls for you all of that stuff directly from the watch. So how do you get it easy from being good? They'Ve got a link in the show notes here, for you look for a discount on that price.
That goes into flash sales. Sometimes when it's not in sale. I try to have a coupon to get you a good discount on it. It really fits the bill now. It was an OK watch before, but now that they've really got the compass working and barometer and altimeter and all that stuff in the watch. You'Ve got health with heart rate and blood pressure and those things continuous, with charts and you've got the the dual mode, calling it's really a decent decent thing to keep on your arm.