Elephone R8 smartwatch review

Today we bring you a very interesting review about a product that we were eager to try. Smartwatches are still one of the most sought after gadgets today to complete a perfect match with our mobiles. We have been able to test the smartwatch for a few days Elephone, R8, and we loved it.

Company Elephone is no longer unknown in the tech world. Thanks to several smartphone models that have managed to gain a foothold in the difficult Android market, the rest of their products arrive with part of the promotional work done. Elephone's smartwatch arrives to confirm that we are before quality products at incredible prices.

A complete smartwatch at the price of a smartband

When we seriously consider getting a smartwatch we always take a look at the market to see in what price range we can move. Certainly, activity bracelets have evolved a lot in recent years. And there is, in some cases, a almost non-existent difference between some smartbands and smartwatches. 

Analyzing the market a bit, it is easy to find activity wristbands on the market with prices much higher than the R8 by Elephone. Even analyzing the features and functionality offered by both, they are even more expensive, since they have some less than a watch. For this, and for much more we have been pleasantly surprised by the Elephone R8 smartwatch. 

Finding the balance between quality and price of a product is something that all manufacturers want to achieve. And all consumers want to find. Elephone is very close to hit the nail on the head with R8 smartwatch for many reasons. Such a complete watch and with looking so fantastic it would cost much more if it were from another manufacturer. The Elephone R8 has arrived to set the bar high and here you can get him with discount and promotional gift

Unboxing Elephone R8 smartwatch

If we look inside the slim box of this smartwatch we find everything we can expect. The clock in the foreground that appears with strap unassembled, although this is something that will take us only a few seconds. When taking the dial of this watch in your hands, we notice that we are facing a product with a minimum of high quality.

We have an charging cable with magnetized pins that connect consistently and securely. We will not need to make any effort to connect them since they are placed very easily. We may miss a wall charger for the cable, which is not included in the box. So we will need a USB port or another that we already have. And finally we find some warranty documents and a short user guide.

Design "top" for the Elephone R8

Without any doubt, Elephone's smartwatch design is one of its strengths. And we'll see it  with its specifications that is not the only one. We start from a clock with round dial, something that has the same number of detractors as supporters. A sphere with a size that we could consider "large" with a size of 1,28 inches. Ideal for those looking for a watch that is not small, but perhaps too large for those with a small wrist.

La dial is constructed of metal alloy materials with a finish and touch really pleasant to the touch. Polished edges for a great look and that they have a weight that shows that we are facing a resistant and quality product. Software and the interface that Elephone has implemented in this R8 makes the entire screen area take full advantage. 

On the edges of the sphere we find a single button, located on the left side, which is easily accessible with the opposite hand. The touch screen has different options depending on the gesture we make about it. With a touch we can activate the screen, something that we can also do with the gesture of turning the wrist to check the time.

In the rear parta of the sphere is the sensor for the heart rate monitor. Given its size, it makes a quick reading at any time without loss of sensitivity. In the lower area are the "pins" for charging of the battery where, as we have commented, the charger is coupled in a simple and efficient way.

Buy the Elephone R8 on the official website with promotional gift and discount

Special mention deserves the Elephone R8 strap. It is really easy to put it on and / or remove it thanks to the small tab that it has at the end that is next to the sphere. Something that makes possible belt changes much easier. We have loved the touch it has, how good it feels on the skin and the lightness of the materials used for its construction. Something that does not influence at all in its robust look and feel.

Large and versatile dial

To access the different menu options offered by the Elephone R8 we can slide on the screen in the four possible directions. If we slide from top to bottom we access a quick menu in which we can select the "do not disturb" mode, "find my phone" or the brightness level, among other settings that we can even customize with those that are most useful to us.

If we slide from right to left we obtain information related to health. We can see our evolution in the activity rings (steps, distance and calories). Obtain a reading of our heartbeat at the moment or consult data on the quantity and quality of our sleep. Sliding from bottom to top we can consult all notifications that we have configured to receive on the smartwatch.

Finally, sliding from right to left we will get access to main menu and options of the clock. Control music, time information, stopwatch and device settings for more advanced settings. A whole catalog of possibilities that make the Elephone R8 run as one of the most interesting options of the moment.

Elephone R8 datasheet

Brand Elephone
Model R8
Screen 1.28 "
Decision X
Water / dust resistance IP68
Connectivity Bluetooth 5.0
Battery 280 mAh
Autonomy up to 7 days of use
RAM 128 MB
Sizes 15.4 x 10.3 x 2.4 cm
Weight 150 grams
Price  42 10€
Purchase Link Elephone R8

Pros and cons

Before talking about the best and the best of the Elephone R8, it seems fair to comment something about application of use. We have always commented that having a manufacturer's own app improves the usability of any device. But this time we have seen how with a third party app can also get the most out of a device like this. Very good synchronization and the number of options at our disposal with the FitCloudPro App.

Android version

Developer: htang
Price: Free
  • FitCloudPro Screenshot
  • FitCloudPro Screenshot
  • FitCloudPro Screenshot
  • FitCloudPro Screenshot

IOS version

Developer: 欣 黄
Price: Free


El design of the Elephone R8 makes it a really attractive smartwatch and gives it a premium look.

Each Construction materials both the metallic alloy sphere and the silicone of its strap.

Very wide catalog of configuration options and possibilities of use.

Clearly the price It is a very important point given the quality it offers.


  • Design
  • Presentations
  • Presentations
  • Super price


Have a circular screen with a size of 1,28 inches can be a big clock for some anatomies.

The weight that many may like for being consistent, it can be an obstacle for those looking for a much lighter device.

Not count on him charging adapter for electric current it is a small fault.


  • Big size
  • Weight
  • No charger

Editor's opinion

Elephone R8
  • Editor's rating
  • 4.5 star rating
  • 80%

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  • Design
    Publisher: 80%
  • Screen
    Publisher: 70%
  • Performance
    Publisher: 80%
  • Autonomy
    Publisher: 80%
  • Portability (size / weight)
    Publisher: 65%
  • Price quality
    Publisher: 80%

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