So seeing the questions that are usually asked about the GT08 Smartwatch I thought I would put together an article on Frequently asked questions along with the answers for those who might need to know the answer before considering to purchase one for themselves. Please also note that you can ask additional questions below and I will do my best to answer those questions that are worth answering for you guys.So please take the time to read through all the Questions before asking new ones as I will ignore any question that’s asked while the answer is provided below.
GT08 Smartwatch Frequently asked Questions and Answers:
1.Does WhatsApp Work on the GT08 Smartwatch?
Yes Whatsapp does Work on the GT08 Smartwatch for those who are curious.Also note you may get the Insert SIM notification error and assume it does not work but your phone needs to have the App and be connected and your notifications will show on the Smartwatch. Please note the Whatsapp application on your watch will not work without being connected to your phone.
For the Inserted SIM card which is the workaround you will need to have it activated and the correct features enabled for it to work with just that.
2.Do you need to have a SIM card installed in the Smartwatch for it to work?
No you do not necessarily need a SIM card in the Watch for it to work.
3.Where can I buy the GT08 Smartwatch?
If you are interested in this watch you can read the full review of the GT08 Smartwatch here or buy one from here:
4.Can you make Bluetooth calls on the GT08 smartwatch?
Yes its possible to make Bluetooth calls as you have access to your contact list.
5. Can you connect a Bletooth Earphone to the GT08 Smartwatch?
No you cannot connect a Bluetooth Earphone to this watch.
6.Does it support SD card?
Yes the GT08 does have a MicroSD card slot which you can use to add storage. You can also store Music on this device for playback.
7. Does the GT08 Work with the iPhone or IOS?
Yes it will work with the iPhone running IOS.You simply need to download the App for your device for the best result.Also note only some feature will work when connected.
8.Is the GT08 Smartwatch Waterproof or Water resistant?
No it’s not Waterproof or Water resistant.
9.What to do if you are not getting Notifications on your Watch?
If you are not getting notification on your watch then go to settings, Notification services and make sure it’s on, if it’s not then turn it on or simply toggle it off and on.
10.Does the GT08 have WiFi built-in?
No the GT08 does not have WiFi built-in.
11.Will regular Google apps Work with this device?
No regular Google Apps that work with Smartwatches will not work with this device.
As a final message please remember that you can ask your Questions below and I will do my best to answer or add them to the article. Also please share this article with a friend on social media as it would be greatly appreciated, take care on till next time my friend.
I run runtastic application in my phone. will this work? Does this watch run on androidwear OS?
The watch does not seem to run the regular Androidwear OS and does not support the regular watch applications.
I cracked the face of my smartwatch, can it be fixed or replaced
What app does it use?
There are no official apps, you may however find some third party created apps through google.
I want ask another question?In my watch there is no theme’s option.What can I do?plc help me..
Can you purchase different straps for the Gt08
Not that I know of.
How to activate whatsapp on my Gt08 ? I receive notification via my cellophone but I would like to use the app whatsapp that is came with the SmartWatch please
When I change the time format from 24 to 12 it does not change the time to 12 hour it stays at 24. Any help?
I cant seem to get the watch on vibrate only for when calls come in.? I also cant get the clock off military time?
Can this watch do voice commands?
No it cannot.
How to install facebook and whatsapp in it
Apps come installed by default, any apps you need installed look for special format apps that support your smart watch and download and install if you can find any.
Which app am I supposed to download? BT Notification doesn’t seem to work in the App Store?
Bt notification with a watchface as the icon is the one i found works best. It will allow you to make and recieve calls/texts from smartwatch as well as listen to and control music being played on phone using the watch. Sound will play thru watches small speaker.
This is waterproof and can connect to headphones
The watch is supposed to be 3g. I can only find 2G Vodafone, suggesting this is a 2G limited phone. Well?
These devices have poor documentation and you have to take features you see on description with a grain of salt sometimes. If you are only getting 2G on yours you may have one thats only 2 G and not 3G.
How come when I bought the Watch it said it has FaceTime but when I turned it on it doesn’t. Am I able to put FaceTime on the Watch?
Not that I know of. If it had such a capability should have had the app out the box. Never seen that on any model I am familiar with.
Also what’s app is a default app so how do you activate it when there is a sim inside the Watch, different links say you can you what’s app on gt08 even if it has sim inside it. Please advise
This article was well written, just want to know if I have a iOS phone and get a SIM card for the watch will I be able to send and receive texts?
how do I connect wifi internet to gt08?
i have set the time and date right on gt08 watch but when i recieved a text message it said a random time( ike 2 hrs late time). am i able to do something to it to change it?
How do u delete photos
Hello, is there any chance I can connect it to my three network sim card?
Can not find it in selected networks
Can you recommend a sports app that work on the gt08?
My watch (gt08) keep changing time zones. How do I fix this?
There is a update with time zone option and you can turn it off
If I wanted to use a Sim card what would be the best for the GT08?
Where can I buy a SIM card from and on my screen in the right corner it saying enter SIM card and why and also I’m having problems setting the time
What is the app for iOS
Will i be able to get Text on the watch with an iPhone ? 7pluss if I need an app? Which app
Hi there. What app do we need to download to make the watch connect for notifications and no sim? Running Android
what app do i need to use my GT08 on my iphone???
I just bought this watch for my daughter. We can not change the digital time display from 24 hr to 12 hr. Every time we select it and save it the digital clock shows 18:05. Is there something wrong with it or can this just not be changed?
Great can I connect one to a computer
Where can I buy just the SIM card
What app for iPhone connects with this Watch?
What app do I need to have?
I cannot get the phone function to work despite trying multiple active and paid sims, it simply won’t receive or make calls (independently of a phone) I don’t want to use the blue tooth and still make calls/recieve texts on the watch but it does not seem to be working. do you have any suggestion or step by step guide?
I got the watch. it will turn on when it’s plugged in but it won’t turn on without. Maybe I’m doing it wrong? But there’s only one button. Please help!
Seems to be a battery issue make sure it installed correctly and working or it might be faulty.
It turns on when plugged in and you can get to the home screen and everything. But when it’s unplugged it won’t turn on. You just hold in the side button I’m guessing, right?
I have installed a sim card into my GT08 but when I try to use certain actions it asks me to”install a valid sim” why, what do I need to do.
You have answered all possible questions smartly
Keep it up
I keep getting the insert sim card when I try at access some of the features on the was like Face Book or google chrome, please tell me why and what is the function of the sim card if everything works
I get same problem. If you get answer let me know pleased.
There is no App for the iPhone. If you have one that works, please share.
How can I correctly set the wake Up gestures?
Do I use the same network Sims card for my smartwatch as my phone?
Yes as long as its the correct size which should be a nano SIM
You give very good information. I, however, need a different question answered. I am following all the instructions and have downloaded a number of different apps to try to connect my GT08 to my Samsung Galaxy S8 and have been unsuccessful. It always fails and never will give me a pin. Can you help?
The only need one app as shown here and make sure you are trying to connect from the phone to the watch and not the other way around. Learn how to pair devices here.
Can the strap be changed out? If so where can I get one?
Which SIM card is used in gt08? Do I use duplicate SIM card in the phone?
You can use your current phone SIM card as long as its the correct size. You can use a SIM or sync the watch to the phone in which case it will not need a SIM and works with the phone.
Which app works for iOS? All the apps in the Ap store only work if you pay a subscription. One is $129.99 a WEEK!
I put the battery back in after the SIM card and now it won’t turn on what do I do
Make sure the battery is put in properly and seated well. You can read this post.
Very appreciate you took the time to do this! Thank you!
Does the images will zoom in
No I cant seem to zoom as far as I can tell on Images.
My gt08 is showing a little cross on top left corner of home screen for last 2 days.I don’t know why please tell me anything that I can do.It was after it got wet
I just got mine and I can’t get it to pair with the simvalley app that the instructions recommend. I have an iPhone 6 and it said it would record steps etc but I can’t get nothing but the clock and phone to work. Please help, I’m technically challenged.
Can you apply different bands to the watch?
Bands don’t seem to be removable as I cant see pins as on other watches that can. I could be wrong though but it does not seem so by all appearances.
I recently bought one and it has four phillip screws holding down the band
I have said screws beneath the back cover however I dont think its for the band but for the back assembly in my case. I suggest if you can find spear bands for sale then they must be changeable otherwise I would think not.
why i can’t find my phone on my gt08? it always says “can not find the phone”
Not sure did you make your device discoverable otherwise it wont show up at all.
Can i send messages with iphone ? or cannot text with the watch at all…
The watch can text If it has its own SIM installed although a bit tedious due to the small screen. It can also be synced with your iPhone.
I cant send messages i can receive them i reply back i get sending failed
Can the bands be changed on this watch. I hook broke so I am unable to wear
Will Snapchat or Instagram work on the watch?
Where do I buy a Sim card for my GT08 smartwatch?
The SIM card that works with your regular phone should work just fine but it needs to be a Nano SIM size I think.
I have a GT08 from Amazqi. When I scan in the barcode from the little paper manual it installs BT Notifier.
When I scan the barcode that shows on the phone it installs FunRun. Does it need both apps?
Thanks for any help.
You only need the bt notifier app which allows for communication between smart watch and phone.
Great response. Saves me a lot of time. Thanks. Do you know the largest size sd card and format it takes?
I found it’s 32GB for the SD card. I noticed not all my phone contacts load on the watch. I’m assuming that’s cause it’s using the internal storage of 32mb! Is there a way for me to get the watch to use my SD card to store all my phone contacts?
Hi, I have the Smartwatch connected to mobile Android, but chrome app in watch still says “insert sim”. How to make chrome work?
Hey.. can you view your WhatsApp messages when your phone and watch is synced. I synced both my phone and watch and using bt notifer, I sm getting WhatsApp message notifications however I cannot view the messages. I’m not using a SIM card for the watch.
SOMEONE ANSWER THIS I NEED THE ANSWER TOO PLEASEEEE
can you change the bands on the GTO8?
So it keeps saying SIM card for all apps how do I get them connected? Do I have to download an app? I bought these for my kids and I synced them via Bluetooth! Please help
You need a compatible SIM for those features to work.
Since i installed the app suggested by the QR code, I keep receiving some ads on my phone,
I’m pretty disappointed by the watch, but if it floods me with some useless ads I will throw it away, this is getting quite anoying.
I don’t know if its the same app that I got from the QR code but I have no Ads on my device from that download. Also the Watch is a basic device so you should not expect super high performance as on a $300 device.
Can you use this watch as an mini phone. Can it have it’s own number?
Yes it does support its own SIM and can make and receive calls.
how will i connect to my phone to make whatsapp work on my watch
See my tutorial on syncing the watch with the phone.
Chrome app says updating library then data error. I have a vodafone SIM card with data enabled.
Can I download, any heart rate application, and send the results in my smartphone?
You explained much which is great seeing as the manual it comes with is one very small page that doesnt help at all.
What you didnt address is the biggest issue of text notifications on smart watch not vibrating like when a call or email pops up.
can you remove the strap on this watch
What app do you need to download for the iPhone
My qr code isn’t picking up the file so I can download the bt notifier it keeps saying file must be delete how do I get the file
The article was updated just now, I have included a new working app and a video to show how its all done.
Hey! I can get all the notifications I want. But when I recieved whatsapps it only shows who the message is from and other basic info. It dosent show the details and so cant read the message on my watch is it possible to read the messages on the watch without a sim card accepted? Many thanks:)
Please I would like to ask if it goes on the gt08 set wallpaper in the background i saw it going but i miss the option (use as) and u ringtone also missing
I have paired my Bluetooth headphones to my GT08 smartwatch but when I try to connect them with the watch I am told to remove contention first
Try reinstalling the App or install from another source. Make sure nothing else is using the Bluetooth and reboot.
Can gt08 smart Watch Support Youtube
Do I need a sim card on my gt08 in order to access Facebook and other social media platforms??
How to change wallpaper
How do you see files on the watch?