Review : Amazfit Pace GPS Running Smartwatch Very Expensive Paper Weight
So a couple of weeks ago, I was about to write a nice review about this watch. Unfortunately I don’t think I will have the chance to do so now as the watch is pretty much an expensive paper weight. Here’s a video on the sad state my watch is at.
When I got the watch about 2 months ago, I loved it to bits while it was still working. Loved how the notifications works right out of the box and the GPS was a bit off. Reason because was probably due to the buildings I was running around, could be the cause of it be off. But while I was running in the open the watch worked flawlessly.
So how did I got into that predicament in the first place? On the 16th of June, Huami release the latest patch version 1.3.3. So as usual, it gave me a notification that there’s a new update and I should update it. So I went and pressed the update button, and basically left it overnight. The next day when I woke up I realized that it was still stuck in that updating screen. So I had it on for another 2 more days before the battery died out on me. After fully charging it, I tried to switch it back on again. To my dismay, again it pretty much ended up how the video I uploaded on Youtube.
So the first thing I did was trying to see if anyone had the same problem like me, and unfortunately no one did. So I first went and contact the Aliexpress seller, and they were very unresponsive and got me to do all sorts of things. So I went and did the next available option was contacting the customer support of their Amazefit Pace. Again, it was a sad case of getting me to do a few things and eventually washed their hands as the seller I got it from was an unauthorized seller and can’t be of any assistance.
Looks like I just have to wait till the guys at XDA to figure out how to unlock the bootloader which seems to be very bleak at the moment. So at the moment it’s just a very expensive paper weight. So would I recommend this watch to others? Unless you get it from an authorize seller, you can consider. Else don’t even waste your hard earn money on it. Plus, if you intend to get your things from Aliexpress avoid this seller “Everyday Likes Store” at all cost. As they have not been very helpful or responsive for the past 3 weeks.