A good alrounder watch with poor app experience
I purchased this watch on flipkart, Delivered in 10 Days as committed. Using it for last one week. Following is my review of the watch and related software.
Un-boxing and first look:
Watch came with metal band , and an additional polymer band with fixing tools. I continued with the metal band.
I have a wrist circumference of 7.1 inches ( 180 mm) so I had to get 3 links removed for making the chain of my wrist size. It is to be noted that the supplied removing tools can not shorten the chain length, they are for band removal only.you have to get it done through watch shop only.
I received the watch with completely drained out battery. In the box , there were USB cable connected to charger and three different types of plugs. I used the indian one. It took 2 hours to fully charge the battery.
Watch dimensions,Built quality and feel:
Overall its a good looking watch, can be used with office wear. Dial is big in size but those having wrist dia 7 inches or more should not bother. It looks ok on wrist. Metal band is of above average quality, it got light scratches during pool swimming.watch face and dial is completely fine.
watch is slightly heavy 180 grams, but you get used to it in a couple of days.
Its a coloured display, background light is quite dim. Excellent legibility in open and sunlight. backlight is good enough to see in dark. Only in room lighting condition it takes
I have been using the watch mainly for running, cycling and swimming. GPS tracking is one of the best i have ever seen. GPS lock takes around 10 seconds, and you are good to go. data fields are customizable, so that you can choose what you want to see during the activity.
It hasn't got heart rate monitor. You have to purchase that separately.
It shows, steps for the day, distance walked, stairs climbed calories burnt ( both resting and active). You can pair the mobile app with myfitnesspal and input your food intake manually for knowing your access calories or calorie deficit.
It has got sleep tracker which shows total sleep, deep sleep and light sleep data. though it is very cumbersome to sleep with such a big watch on.
Garmin Connect App:
This is the weakest point of any garmin fitness product. You can download the app from play store, or other platforms. App is clumsy, takes ages to start. Needs internet connectivity for almost everything. You will be irritated in seconds if you are trying to use the app without internet. Once loaded and synced with watch it shows you details about you day and previous days too.
when connected with your cellphone through garmin app, you get notifications for SMS , facebook, mails, whatsapp and phone call. You can read the text on the watch and see who is calling. But for answering or rejecting the call you have to use your phone.
1. Battery life ( Should last for 10 days with 1.5 hours of GPS usage per day.)
2. Looks: this is the best looking fitness tracker south of 50000 Rs.
2. Smartphone notifications.
1. garmin application.
2. Visibility in room light.