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Waking up with Google next to your bed

Waking up with Google next to your bed

The alarm goes off at 7:00 a.m.: “Good morning, today it is 3°C with a chance of rain in Noordwijk. Due to the cold wind it is -2°C cold wind. There is a traffic jam on the fastest way to work, I advise you to turn around. I hope Have a nice day!” Welcome to our Lenono Smart Clock 2 review.

Lenovo Smart Watch 2

In June this year, Lenovo introduced a new smartwatch in the form of Lenovo Smart Watch 2. This smartwatch can, among other things, set reminders, control other smart devices, play music and “only” function as an alarm. We received a review copy from Lenovo and have already spent a number of nights with this watch. You can read our findings in this article.

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Lenovo Smart Watch 2
Show 4-inch IPS LCD screen
Design Plastic with fabric cover
Dimensions 9.3 cm x 11.5 cm x 7 cm
Weight 269 ​​grams
color Heather gray, black shade and dark blue
buttons Microphone on/off, volume up/down buttons
contact / contact Bluetooth 4.2, 802.11 a/b/g/n, 2.4GHz (Wifi 4)
Implementation Google Home

Dusty, small, but cute

The Lenovo Smart Clock 2 has a 4-inch LCD touch screen with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. It is a small clock that measures about 11 cm wide and 9 cm high and fits easily on a bedside table. The smart watch is made of plastic and the outside is covered with a soft-touch fabric. A bit like Google’s Nest Mini. The Lenovo Smart Clock 2 is available in three variants: grey, black and blue.

Lenovo Smart Clock 2 review: Wake up with Google next to your bed

Easy installation

Installing Lenovo Smart Clock 2 is very simple. You connect the Smart Clock to power via the included cable and then turn on the clock. You also have a file Google HomeThe app, where you can add Smart Clock 2. This is all self-explanatory, it’s about following the steps that the Google Home app and the smartwatch indicate and “Kees is ready”.

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Lenovo Smart Clock 2 review: Wake up with Google next to your bed

How does this smart watch work?

The idea of ​​the Lenovo Smart Clock 2 is that it brings order to your day and night life. Important post according to Lenovo. From the moment you wake up, this smartwatch can instantly display all your appointments, reminders, and other important things the day is coming up. The watch does it via the built-in Google Assistant And through the screen. With the latter, you can turn on the Smart Clock and navigate through all the menus. The 4-inch screen isn’t that big, but it’s big enough to display things like the weather and other information. However, the small drawback that sticks with the screen is that it is an LCD panel. These types of panels are never turned off (not even in black) and this ensures that even though they are greatly dimmed, there is always a light source next to your bed. Maybe an OLED panel with Smart Clock 3?

However, the functionality of the smartwatch works well and is useful. After all, from the moment you wake up, you immediately know what the day will bring. However, this also has a drawback: you simply do not want to hear some information early in the morning. As you can read in the introduction, it’s not always positive news. You can, of course, turn off all this, but then you will lose an important function.

A watch can also do more for you. Below you can see some examples:

  • View photos from Google Photos
  • Set an alarm or timer
  • Play podcasts or music via YouTube Music, Spotify or TuneIn
  • Smart Device Control
  • as a night light
  • Wirelessly charge your devices with the qi charging pad
Lenovo Smart Clock 2 review: Wake up with Google next to your bed

Explosion of light in your face

In addition to the above functions, Smart Clock 2 also has the function of waking you up in a “normal” way. The device does this with natural sounds and through the “sunlight” that gradually falls on your face, as it is warm and bright. It looks good, unfortunately it works less. Smart Clock 2 uses the screen to create the effect of sunlight. And this can be very bright, very bright if you ask me.

Example: If you set your alarm for 8:00 AM (with “sunrise alarm” on), the file smart watch 2 Half an hour in advance with gradually increasing light. However, when it’s time to wake up, the real sun appears to be shining by your bed as if it was 12 noon on a hot summer’s day.

Lenovo Smart Clock 2 review: Wake up with Google next to your bed

Google Actions Makes It Fun

Apart from the aforementioned flaws, Lenovo Smart Clock 2 works properly. In addition, “One only knows what is lacking when there is none.” It’s so easy to ask Google to set an alarm or play music that you don’t even need to think about doing it manually yourself. Smart Clock 2 simply gives you a lot of luxury in this regard.

As a standalone alarm clock, Smart Clock 2 really does give you that luxury, but if you have more smart devices at home, it’s really fun. It is possible to connect other smart home devices to the smart watch 2. You can also use Google Actions. These are Google Assistant actions that invoke multiple tasks and actions when given a single command. For example, you can set it with: “Hey Google, good morning”, the Google Assistant, in addition to information about weather, traffic and news, also opens smart blinds and gradually turns on smart lighting. This provides tremendous convenience and simply works. There is one routine on the Lenovo Smart Clock by default, you can enable other routines yourself via the Google Home app. in a This article We give you a lot of information about Google’s actions.

It is not possible, for example, to Google Nest Doorbell To Lenovo Smart Clock 2. The smart watch does not support video playback.

Whisper ear and wireless charging

The Lenovo Smart Clock 2 has 3W front-facing speakers. Don’t expect solid bass or crystal clear sound, but for playing a podcast or listening to music, it’s more than fine. For the small size of the smartwatch, it produces a very good sound. It’s also easy to understand Google’s voice and Google understands you well. Even in a whisper, which is sometimes very nice in the bedroom, the smartwatch picks up your voice well. You can also turn off Google listening with you, if you like.

In addition to the Smart Clock 2, you get a docking station with built-in night lights and a qi charging pad. On this charging pad, you can wirelessly charge smartphones, earphones or smartwatches (which support it) with a maximum power of 5W, 7.5W or 10W. Depending on what your device supports. This charging pad has space for one device. If you want to charge another device, you can do so through the built-in USB-a port. The night light is also adjustable, which in this case means you can adjust the duration and strength of the light to your liking.

Lenovo Smart Clock 2 review: Wake up with Google next to your bed
Docking station with built-in night light and Qi charging pad is optional and available separately

Conclusion: a beautiful gift for the Christmas tree?

In short, Lenovo Smart Clock 2 is a beautiful and easy-to-use luxury gadget. It brings a lot of comfort, although it may make you a little lazy, it is very cute. Plus, a clever bedside device can make you feel a little complacent, right?

However, it is a pity that the display of the Lenovo Smart Clock 2 is an LCD panel, because you always have a light source next to your bed. The lack of support for video playback is also a loss. Since Smart Clock does not support video display, you cannot play videos or transfer photos, for example, from the Google Nest doorbell. However, the Lenovo Smart Clock 2 is easy to use, works well with other smart devices and provides enough smart functions to call itself a “smart watch”.

Lenovo Smart Clock 2 review: Wake up with Google next to your bed

Lenovo Smart Clock 2 kopen

The Lenovo Smart Clock 2 is available in grey, black and blue. The docking station, which serves as a charger and night light, can be purchased as an option.

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