Updated my ZeBlaze Thor with BT Call to run tests vs. my H2

Had to pull the Thor out of mothballs, put a charge in it and updated the watch with the new BT call firmware. Firmware install was successful and I reloaded my apps back on the watch.

For the first phase of the test I selected Eric’s launcher. I used the same version that was previously installed on the watch 2.3.2. (on this watch the Main Activity Icons are difficult to read especially in bright conditions). ( I had hoped maybe for an icon update but didn’t happen.) I set up apps up on the watch the same as my I4 with Hibernation Manager (HM) and Wii-Watch (WW). Then I paired  BT with the phone.

*The first thing I noticed that with Eric’s launcher the BT call app did not automatically connect when the app is opened after resetting the BT but once connected held the connection. It manually connected fine. The Phone Book (PB) and Call Log (CL) both loaded up quickly compared to a bit of lag or repeated failure to load in my H2.

*Begin test: Erics Launcher, Sim installed, BT connected, WW on, Hibernation manager active. 
0940 - 99%  (334 mah charged to watch)
1210 - 76%
1530 - 43%
1710 - 33%
1915 - 17%

Approximately 10 hours of light use. At no time did the PB or CL uninstall, except if BT was turned completely off, even if the BT call app disconnected and had to be reconnected the PB and CL remained. This is the way I was expecting the app to perform but did not on my H2. (Refer to H2 test for differences.)

*1920 - I decided to leave watch powered on and recharge it to continue the test overnight without breaking the BT connection to see how it responded.

*2049 - 100% (confirmed by 355 mah charged to watch)

*Decided to switch to Main Activity Launcher to see if this would have any effects on the BT call feature. BT Call again active PB and CL loaded. WiiWatch Off over night.

  • With the Main Activity launcher selected the first thing I noticed the BT Call app connected “automatically” when the app was opened, if not already connected. I did not have to manually connect it each time.

2320 - 98% (Begin test)
0700 - 88%
0745 - 83% (WW turned back on)
1000 - 70% (time on 10hr 40m)
1530 - 42%
1910 - 21%
1925 - 13% (Watch turned itself off, when I put it on charger it read 1%) (total time 20hr 5m) May still be having minor battery issues with Thor but 20 hr is respectable, with Sim installed, BT Call active for the entire time and WW on for 13hr. I received numerous WW notifications but no phone calls during this test so I could not observe the app in operation. If there are any issues I will update later.

I decided to run a second test to validate my other tests.
12/15:
2130 - 100% ( 364 mah charged to battery and I ran my Battery Calibration app to charge.)
2300 - 98%
12/16:
0800 - 85% (at no time did I observe that the BT Call app disconnect and the PB and CL were still active at this time.) WW turned back On. I will continue to monitor and report any updates effecting the BT Call app.

UPDATE: 12/17/2017 My Thor once again performed flawlessly since this second test was begun yesterday. BT Call app remained connected all day with the PB and CL remaining active the whole time. As of 0700 this morning I had 17% battery remaining and placed it back on the charger to work another day. Hopefully calibrating the battery has helped. If there are any other things of note I will update here.

UPDATE: 12/18/2017  My Thor BT Call function again performed flawlessly all day and thru the night. I installed Eric’s (version 2.4.6) launcher to give it another try. So far it has performed very well with no problems. It is a big improvement over the older version I uploaded for the first test. Battery holding at 51% at 0700 this morning.

Overall I was a bit surprised after my H2 experience and extremely satisfied with how well the BT Call app worked on the ZeBlaze Thor, compared to all the problems I documented with my H2. As long as I maintained a BT connection to the watch the PB and CL were always displayed in the app, even if the app itself disconnected momentarily and reconnected. Only a complete loss of the BT connection to the watch caused them to drop off. But they would always reload quickly. This is how you would expect it to work, not like the H2 where it would disconnect when the watch went to sleep and had to be repeatedly uploaded to use the app. I also understand that in the simplest of terms, both the phone and watch are basically computers and periodically need to be restarted to get everything back in the proper alignment.

Based on my “unscientific” tests I would think there are some real issues with the BT Call function of the H2 or I just got a defective watch for the BT Call function, since the other functions are ok. Curious to see if other H2 owners are experiencing similar problems? For now I will use the Thor as my second watch unless an update to the H2 can resolve these problems. I also read the AllCall posts that members are experiencing the same Watch Droid and PB & CL constant dropoffs. I suspect the manufacturers will not be to responsive to the WD issues since they want you to use WW with the watch.

For now the H2 is gathering dust. I will continue using the Main Activity launcher on the Thor, despite its icon display short comings because it works better with BT call and gives seemingly better battery life.

Comments?

UPDATE 1/12/2018: Now that I have had the opportunity to use my Thor with BT call it appears to have several issues other but not with the connection. When I receive a call it rings on the watch and phone. However if I take the call on the watch the sound plays though the phone even though BT option on the phone is selected and the Thor is the option for phone media. I have to turn off the BT and then back on again on the phone screen, to be able to hear the call on the watch. Defeats the purpose of using the watch to take calls from the phone. Since I mostly like to use this feature when driving my truck I am going back to using my KW18, which actually works for this purpose. Basically giving up on the BT Call app on these watches until the bugs can be worked out and it starts working properly.

Nice one! Decent battery life as well!

I hope someone could throw light on the BT Call function of AllCall W1 smartwatch.

Hello,

I am just waiting for my THOR S to arrive. I wonder if there is any update on the BT calling capability for this? Id appreciate any info regarding this. Thanks and happy new year to all!

Dec 16, 2017 16:10:00 GMT 1 capt jon said:
Had to pull the Thor out of mothballs, put a charge in it and updated the watch with the new BT call firmware. Firmware install was successful and I reloaded my apps back on the watch.

For the first phase of the test I selected Eric’s launcher. I used the same version that was previously installed on the watch 2.3.2. (on this watch the Main Activity Icons are difficult to read especially in bright conditions). ( I had hoped maybe for an icon update but didn’t happen.) I set up apps up on the watch the same as my I4 with Hibernation Manager (HM) and Wii-Watch (WW). Then I paired  BT with the phone.

*The first thing I noticed that with Eric’s launcher the BT call app did not automatically connect when the app is opened after resetting the BT but once connected held the connection. It manually connected fine. The Phone Book (PB) and Call Log (CL) both loaded up quickly compared to a bit of lag or repeated failure to load in my H2.

*Begin test: Erics Launcher, Sim installed, BT connected, WW on, Hibernation manager active. 
0940 - 99%  (334 mah charged to watch)
1210 - 76%
1530 - 43%
1710 - 33%
1915 - 17%

Approximately 10 hours of light use. At no time did the PB or CL uninstall, except if BT was turned completely off, even if the BT call app disconnected and had to be reconnected the PB and CL remained. This is the way I was expecting the app to perform but did not on my H2. (Refer to H2 test for differences.)

*1920 - I decided to leave watch powered on and recharge it to continue the test overnight without breaking the BT connection to see how it responded.

*2049 - 100% (confirmed by 355 mah charged to watch)

*Decided to switch to Main Activity Launcher to see if this would have any effects on the BT call feature. BT Call again active PB and CL loaded. WiiWatch Off over night.

  • With the Main Activity launcher selected the first thing I noticed the BT Call app connected “automatically” when the app was opened, if not already connected. I did not have to manually connect it each time.

2320 - 98% (Begin test)
0700 - 88%
0745 - 83% (WW turned back on)
1000 - 70% (time on 10hr 40m)
1530 - 42%
1910 - 21%
1925 - 13% (Watch turned itself off, when I put it on charger it read 1%) (total time 20hr 5m) May still be having minor battery issues with Thor but 20 hr is respectable, with Sim installed, BT Call active for the entire time and WW on for 13hr. I received numerous WW notifications but no phone calls during this test so I could not observe the app in operation. If there are any issues I will update later.

I decided to run a second test to validate my other tests.
12/15:
2130 - 100% ( 364 mah charged to battery and I ran my Battery Calibration app to charge.)
2300 - 98%
12/16:
0800 - 85% (at no time did I observe that the BT Call app disconnect and the PB and CL were still active at this time.) WW turned back On. I will continue to monitor and report any updates effecting the BT Call app.

UPDATE: 12/17/2017 My Thor once again performed flawlessly since this second test was begun yesterday. BT Call app remained connected all day with the PB and CL remaining active the whole time. As of 0700 this morning I had 17% battery remaining and placed it back on the charger to work another day. Hopefully calibrating the battery has helped. If there are any other things of note I will update here.

UPDATE: 12/18/2017  My Thor BT Call function again performed flawlessly all day and thru the night. I installed Eric’s (version 2.4.6) launcher to give it another try. So far it has performed very well with no problems. It is a big improvement over the older version I uploaded for the first test. Battery holding at 51% at 0700 this morning.

Overall I was a bit surprised after my H2 experience and extremely satisfied with how well the BT Call app worked on the ZeBlaze Thor, compared to all the problems I documented with my H2. As long as I maintained a BT connection to the watch the PB and CL were always displayed in the app, even if the app itself disconnected momentarily and reconnected. Only a complete loss of the BT connection to the watch caused them to drop off. But they would always reload quickly. This is how you would expect it to work, not like the H2 where it would disconnect when the watch went to sleep and had to be repeatedly uploaded to use the app. I also understand that in the simplest of terms, both the phone and watch are basically computers and periodically need to be restarted to get everything back in the proper alignment.

Based on my “unscientific” tests I would think there are some real issues with the BT Call function of the H2 or I just got a defective watch for the BT Call function, since the other functions are ok. Curious to see if other H2 owners are experiencing similar problems? For now I will use the Thor as my second watch unless an update to the H2 can resolve these problems. I also read the AllCall posts that members are experiencing the same Watch Droid and PB & CL constant dropoffs. I suspect the manufacturers will not be to responsive to the WD issues since they want you to use WW with the watch.

For now the H2 is gathering dust. I will continue using the Main Activity launcher on the Thor, despite its icon display short comings because it works better with BT call and gives seemingly better battery life.

Comments?

Thanks for these tests - I will try to emulate them and give feedback


I people… I’m new in this stuff…
Where are the bluetooth firmware and how I install them? Thanks for your help

Jan 21, 2018 21:33:16 GMT 1 jp said:
I people... I'm new in this stuff... Where are the bluetooth firmware and how I install them? Thanks for your help

which watch do you have?

Hi all I am a complete newbie who has just bought a zeblaze thor not the s version as it looks sleeker.
Can you please help me I’d like to flash the watch to be able to have bt calling also how do I put a different launcher on can you recommend any and if so what benefits will they give many thanks all.

Jan 23, 2018 21:54:51 GMT 1 grumpysmurf said:

read carefully before you flash!

/thread/1102/zeblaze-thor-fw-bt-calling

Hello
I use win10 and cant connect my com with my watch.

Feb 11, 2018 6:42:03 GMT 1 caledion said:
Hello I use win10 and cant connect my com with my watch.

have you made sure that drivers are installed? what about mtp usb? can you see if the watch connects to other PCs? it may also be the cable itself is the problem.

How do you update via OTA or manually flash?

cwz1231 AvatarFeb 22, 2018 18:46:07 GMT 1 cwz1231 said:
How do you update via OTA or manually flash?

check through phone info for updates if there is an update it will tell you , which watch do you have?

Feb 22, 2018 18:50:00 GMT 1 soniasophie9697 said:

cwz1231 AvatarFeb 22, 2018 18:46:07 GMT 1 cwz1231 said:
How do you update via OTA or manually flash?

check through phone info for updates if there is an update it will tell you , which watch do you have?

I have a zeblaze thor and hoping to update to the newest firmware for it
Feb 22, 2018 18:50:00 GMT 1 soniasophie9697 said:
check through phone info for updates if there is an update it will tell you , which watch do you have?

I have a zeblaze thor and hoping to update to the newest firmware for it
do you mean with the bt calls app? if yes, you can do it manually:)

Feb 22, 2018 19:20:06 GMT 1 soniasophie9697 said:

cwz1231 AvatarFeb 22, 2018 19:01:27 GMT 1 cwz1231 said:
I have a zeblaze thor and hoping to update to the newest firmware for it

do you mean with the bt calls app? if yes, you can do it manually:)

Can you send the link for the bt call app here thank you because I can’t really found it
Feb 22, 2018 19:20:06 GMT 1 soniasophie9697 said:
do you mean with the bt calls app? if yes, you can do it manually:)

Can you send the link for the bt call app here thank you because I can't really found it
Its in the post under firmware. /thread/1102/zeblaze-thor-fw-bt-calling
Feb 22, 2018 19:20:06 GMT 1 soniasophie9697 said:
do you mean with the bt calls app? if yes, you can do it manually:)

Can you send the link for the bt call app here thank you because I can't really found it
/thread/1102/zeblaze-thor-fw-bt-calling

read carefully the instructions before flashing.

Hi mates,

I got a Zeblade Thor and an iPhone SE.

I’d install this BT call version and after a lot of time trying to connect to iPhone I just got the devices paired, and WiiWatch working.

It’s a bit tricky. The only way to connect to iPhone is by settings>bluetooth and press THOR device listed to connect. If you go from smartwatch, the BT keep dcing.

After that, you must go for “Connect Phone” on your watch, install WiiWatch from QRCode at 1st screen, open the app on your iPhone, go to 3rd screen at your watch and click Search. It take about 20s to connect. When I try to connect via bluetooth icon, does not work.

Further tests on the way, but it seems to work pretty good.

Thanks to the huge help you do here, this is my 1st reply at the forum, and I want to apologize for my bad bad english.

Hi there.

Please can someone just post the LINK for the NEW firmware so I am able to update my THOR smartwatch.

I would love to be able to use the Bluetooth Calling feature.

I have tried to look everywhere for this.

Just a step by step checklist would be so handy if possible.

Thank you kindly! :slight_smile:

Apr 17, 2018 9:45:35 GMT 1 manny75 said:
Hi there.

Please can someone just post the LINK for the NEW firmware so I am able to update my THOR smartwatch.

I would love to be able to use the Bluetooth Calling feature.

I have tried to look everywhere for this.

Just a step by step checklist would be so handy if possible.

Thank you kindly! :slight_smile:


You looked everywhere? How about in the section under Thor at the very bottom under “Factory Firmware or Support” shown here or do a search for Thor firmware. Or even in the other posts on this page?