The Haylou is one of the many sub-brands of the Chinese giant Xiaomi‘s ecosystem such as Mibro and one of the most famous and best producers of Headphones and original smartwatches, After your success with the Haylou RS4 Plus smartwatch is back with a new budget smartwatch with round dial under the name Haylou GS.

This new upgrade gives the smartwatch a modern design with better hardware and features. It’s equipped with a 1.28-inch full touch screen with Multi Watch Faces, Health & Fitness Functions such as heart rate monitoring and Spo2 Blood Oxygen, and most importantly has IP68 Waterproof, All of this you get with stylish design at a price low-cost is no more than $30. So stay with me for more details.

Haylou GS Smartwatch Review

Haylou GS Features

  • 1.28 inch Touch Screen, 240*240 Resolution
  • 7 days Battery life, Magnetic Charging
  • Heart Rate And Spo2 Blood Oxygen Monitor
  • Multi Watch Faces
  • 12 Workout Modes
  • IP68 Waterproof
Haylou GS Smartwatch Review

Design And Build Quality

The Haylou GS smartwatch looks very clean and fantastic it brings a modern design that makes you want to wear it as an accessory not to mention its functionalities. I can see it as one of the best budget original smartwatches with a round dial, and you notice a slight difference from the ELEGIANT C530. So the shape is as usual circular with a 1.28-inch screen and 2.5D curved glass in a metal frame with a brushed finish, giving it the look of an expensive watch, and it really is amazing. On the sides, has one button for on-off, and back.

The lower side is made from Zinc Alloy with a sensor responsible for all the health and sports features on the device, and with magnetic charging pins.

Despite being a budget smartwatch, Haylou GS feels sturdy yet comfortable and gives a premium vibe. So, the build quality is high and can be seen through the body, which is slim and light and made of high-quality Stainless Steel with a matte finish. The dimensions are perfect with 45.7mm large size and 11.2mm thickness of the frame, and lightweight does not exceed 40g, which makes it comfortable on the wrist.

Haylou GS Smartwatch Review

The strap is one of the important things to complete the overall look of the watch, that’s why it is made of silicone, it’s lightweight and comfortable on your wrist for long-lasting use. And because it’s removable you can use any 22mm belt and it is available just in Black color.

Display Screen

The screen in Haylou GS Smartwatch has a 1.28-inch IPS screen, 2.5D curved to display better content and details, But the resolution is not the best thing mostly 240*240 pixels. This is what makes it an acceptable screen in a budget smartwatch in terms of size and resolution, even the sharpness of colors and brightness are good, especially when you wear them in the sunlight you won’t be alarmed by them. However, there are other competitors that offer better and larger screens at the same price as HW28.

Haylou GS Smartwatch Review

Haylou GS Watch faces

In terms of Watch faces, Haylou GS Smartwatch has 3 different pre-installed watch faces, you can switch between them easily in many ways, by long pressing on the home screen or via the Haylou Fun app for more watch faces with over 50 online watch faces are available for download with customization capabilities for a variety of colors, retro, analog, 3D, and digital faces or you can even use your own photos as a watch face background or any wallpaper.

Haylou GS Smartwatch Review

Haylou GS Waterproof

With IP68 waterproof in Haylou GS, It means you can wear it while washing your hands or on rainy days, although the watch is not approved for swimming but is good for wearing for activities, so, I do not recommend swimming or exposing it to hot water or saltwater to avoid any harm Long or short term, however, if it’s exposed to water in any way, I prefer to dry the watch after immersing it in water and before operating it so that it stays with you for as long as possible.

Under The Hood

Moving to performance, Haylou GS adopts the built-in chip for faster response speed and faster data processing. For your health, this device has a real-time heart rate monitoring sensor, so this wearable device manages your motion every moment and takes good care of you throughout the day, and provides accurate heart rate measurement.

For connectivity, this watch has the latest Bluetooth v51 chip, You will not face any problems in contact because it’s the fastest and most stable. And this version is compatible with Android 5.0 and later or iOS 10.0 and above so the connection is through the Haylou Fun app.

How Do You Operate Haylou GS

The manufacturers made sure the usage of this smartwatch is plain and simple, with a very clear platform, a responsive and very bright screen, it is simply very convenient, once inside swipe down from the top the access to Control Center that allows you to control brightness, Settings, Do not disturb.

Haylou GS Smartwatch Review

Regarding swipe from the right or left, you will find Activity, Heart Rate, SPO2, Weather, Sleep, Music Player, and more.

The main app menu comes with one styles to choose from, in this menu, you’ll find all sorts of features made possible by the smartwatch such as heart rate, sleep monitoring, steps, settings, and other features that include capturing photos from the watch, music playback control, weather, and more.

Haylou GS Smartwatch Review

Health & Fitness Functions

The Haylou GS Smartwatch is equipped with multi-sports modes to suit any of your needs, including Outdoor modes: running, fast walking, cycling, climbing, spinning. Workout modes: yoga, indoor running, free training, gyms, basketball, football, boating.

Apart from the sports features, you can monitor your heart rate in real-time to check whether it’s beating normally or not and monitor sleep to measure your total light sleep, deep sleep, and wake time to provide you with an analysis of your sleep patterns, monitor blood pressure and measure oxygen levels in the blood in real-time to improve the ability of the cardiovascular system to prevent the low level of oxygen in the blood that causes discomfort to a person’s body.

Although it has a good sensor that is more accurate than other sensors, this does not mean that the measurements provided by this smartwatch are completely accurate, as most of them are largely unreliable because it’s not a medical instrument, but it makes you very aware of your health and physical performance. unfortunately, this is often the case with watches in this price range.

Haylou Fun App For Haylou GS

Haylou GS is compatible with the Haylou Fun app for Android and iOS to help you set up and use the watch more efficiently. You can take advantage of some features, stats, and functions without any additional equipment, such as steps taken, sleep hours, and heart rate measurements that you have taken, and all this is done by automatically integrating watch data on the home screen with the ability to view it on a daily or monthly basis. Also set exercise goals and encourage yourself to complete your exercise amount each day through a simple and easy-to-understand operating interface with sections like steps, distance, notifications, alarm, and more.

you can download the app through the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store, so you know it is a safe app.

How To Pair The Haylou GS To A Smartphone

It’s easy to connect the Haylou GS Smartwatch to your phone. After installing the Haylou Fun app and setup, all you have to do:

  1. Turn on the Bluetooth of the watch and mobile phone.
  2. Click Add device in the APP settings to connect the watch to the APP.
  3. iPhone phones need to agree to app display message notifications, Android phones need to agree to read all notification permissions such as contact information, and agree to app background operation in the settings.

When this is done, it will communicate directly and without any complications, with automatic setting of time and language, weather, in addition to a phone call feature, and update the smartwatch software if available.


Notifications are clearly visible and easily readable. And you will not miss out on important messages or notifications with Haylou GS on your wrist. It syncs up with your smartphone to display incoming calls, messages, social media notifications (Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter), and other applications, enabling you to stay connected even when you’re on the move.

Haylou GS Battery Life & Charging Time

The battery in smartwatches is no less important than the rest of the functions, the Haylou GS offers great autonomy that is considered one of the best amongst the competing smartwatches, it packs a battery with a capacity of 220mAh, and through my personal experience it lasted with me for around 5 days with continuous usage of the sensor for heartbeat monitoring, in standby mode, it is supposed to last around 20 days which just makes convenient to charge it and take it whenever you want to without worrying much about it dying suddenly.

To charge this device, you are going to use the magnetic charger that comes in the package, plug it into your computer or any charging brick that must be 18w at most, but the smartwatch on it will stick automatically thanks to the magnetic pins.

Haylou GS Price And Where To Buy

The Haylou GS Smartwatch is currently available on the AliExpress Store for a very good price So, don’t miss out on this great deal. And to view its price or buy it, you can access the offer by clicking on the store icon.

What’s in the Box?

  • Haylou GS Watch
  • Strap
  • Magnetic Charger
  • User Manual

Haylou GS Specifications

ModelHaylou GS
Bluetooth VersionBT V5.1
Compatible OSAndroid 5.0, iOS 10.0 or above
Operating ModeFull Touch + Side Key
APP NameHaylou Fun
App LanguageSimplified Chinese, English, France, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Arabic, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Turkish, German, Italian, Polish, (Persian)
Watch LanguageMulti-language support
Sport ModesSupport
SensorG-sensor, Heart Rate Sensor
ScreenSize: 1.28-inch
Display Type: TFT
Resolution: 240*240
BatteryBattery Capacity: 220mAh
Standby Time: Up to 30 days
Using time: About 5-7 days
Charging Time: About 1.5 hours
Charging Type: Magnetic charging
Case and BandThe shape of the dial: Square Shaped
Band Size: 22mm  ( Removable watch strap)
Band Material: Silicone
Case Material: Zinc alloy + Plastic
Weight: about 40g
Size: 45*35.3*11.2mm
Other FeaturesMulti-language support, alarm, breath training, weather forecasts, wrist detect, countdown, timer, stopwatch, phone alarm and notifications, incoming calls, message notifications, calendar notifications, app notifications, find my phone, target reaching reminder, remote music control, remote photography, battery level display.