One look at the i’m watch and I wanted to wrap it around my wrist. It was a headturner and that was not the only reason why I was astonished. Yes, there was time on the watch, but it was also a phone and could show my messages and contacts. Slide the screen left and we have the main menu. There, four icons dominated the homescreen. We could scroll further down to check more apps. Similar to the notification bar in the Android smartphone, there is a tab here that can be dragged down to show shortcuts for
sound, settings, sync and trash. HOW IT WORKS: There are pre-loaded apps for address book, alarm, appointments, compass, I’m FB, I’m Gallery, I’m Time, I’m Tweet, etc. But none of this works out of the box. We had to register the watch and then pair it with our Android smartphone. After connecting the device over Bluetooth, we had to turn on Wi-Fi hotspot to pair the watch. It took a visit to www.imcloud.it to configure the apps followed by syncing with the I’m Cloud to install the apps and get notifications on the watch. We could also transfer contacts
and media files by downloading more apps from www.imcloud.it. HOW GOOD IS IT: While everything sounds cool about this smartwatch, there are a few shortcomings as well. If you were to command it, most of the times the screen response was lazy, sluggish, and the I’m Droid 2 OS crashed often. On several occasions, the Facebook and Twitter apps crashed. On others, the screen froze completely and the i’m watch needed to be force-restarted. The Italians definitely know what they are doing when it comes to design, but they seem
to be a long way away when it comes to ensuring good performance.