Rollme has made its name on smartwatches with almost-unique bezel-less displays. The latest example of these is the Hero, which boasts a 1.69-inch round edge-to-edge screen (even if it is IPS). Rollme has also packed features such as up to 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage and standalone 4G/LTE data.
The Hero is also powered by Android 10 with Google Play support. They run on a MediaTek Helio P22 SoC rather than a wearables-specific platform (even if that processor is clocked at 1.25GHz here). It even hammers its phone-on-a-wrist status home with an 8MP punch-hole camera, set into the 3 o’clock position.
It also has a “main”, bottom-facing 13MP shooter. Either might seem superfluous on a smartwatch, although Rollme has added them in order to offer functions such as Face Unlock on the Hero. In terms of more wearable-typical specs, it has water resistance – which is rated for 10ATM rather than the more normal 5ATM – as well as the MIL-STD-810G durability rating.
The Rollme Hero also has triple GPS, a compass, an altimeter and a barometer, which might be great for outdoorsy consumers. It can also count steps and track the user’s heart-rate, which might be useful for its approximately 20 sports modes. In fact, the only up-to-date features it seems to lack are SpO2 and blood-pressure monitoring.
On the flip side, all those sensors – not to mention its 1,600mAh battery – renders the Hero a pretty thick exponent of the smartwatch form-factor. It protrudes 18.5 millimeters in total from the user’s wrist, to which it is bound with what seems to be only 1 brown leather strap option.