Fitbit Versa: Fitness Trainer In Your Hand

Fitbit has been in the market for quite some time. They have been popular among the people for their exclusive health features and stylish designs. Their latest product named Fitbit Versa has been released on April 16th this year. They released three versions of this model – Fitbit Versa Lite Edition, Fitbit Versa and Fitbit Versa Special Edition. All of them come with exclusive features and great capability.

The Fitbit Versa; Image source: Fitbit

The Fitbit Versa comes in various color choices with different material options. The light geometric case is made by aluminum with various color choices like charcoal, black, silver, marina blue, mulberry, etc. The belts have different material options like stainless steel links, leather belt and classic rubber bands with various color options.

Lightweight material with a slim design really makes it look elegant. The case is 39 mm wide with only 11.2 mm of depth making it one of the slimmest smartwatches. The design is casual and comfortable enough for wearing it all the time. The case contains 3 navigation buttons in Versa and Versa special edition and 1 navigation button in Versa lite edition.

Fitbit versa comes with various color choices with different material options; Image source: Engadget

The case contains a touchscreen color LCD display with a Lithium-polymer battery. All three versions of Fitbit Versa have a battery life of at least 4 days. They provide a charger cable with the gadget which takes about two hours to complete 100% charging. The case is water resistant. All three versions of Fitbit Versa are water resistant up to 50 meters. This makes this gadget usable in nearly all kind of adventures like swimming.

The Fitbit Versa is run by Fitbit version 2.0 operating system, which is made clean and simplified to be user-friendly. Besides it has a built in memory that is capable of saving 7 days of detailed motion data, daily totals for the last 30 days and heart rate data. It connects through both WiFi (not included in Versa lite edition) and Bluetooth version 4.0.

So it is pretty fast with synchronizing data and updating. It can easily sync with iOS, Android and Windows devices wirelessly. It can connect with a device within a whopping 6.1-meter range.

Fitbit Versa; Image source: Fitbit

The Fitbit Versa focuses on numerous health features and excellent performance. The high resolution color touch screen provides customizable clock faces so that you can choose a clock face fitting your personality.

You can get personalized on-screen workouts that will play on your watch, and guide you through each move and adapt based on your feedback. It has over 15 exercise modes that offer you to choose your favorite style of exercise. It can track specific workouts in modes like run, bike or weights to see real-time statistics on screen and get post-workout summaries.

It has a smart track feature which can automatically record your selected exercises like running, biking or swimming and save in the Fitbit app. It also can track your sleep and sleeping stages and see your time spent in light, deep and REM sleep stages. It can also stay on track towards your goals by reminding you to stay active, time to drink water or help you to follow your sleep schedule.

It also tracks down your pace and distance by connecting to your phone’s GPS and providing a map of your route in the Fitbit app. Overall it keeps track on your all-day activity by tracking steps, distance, floors climbed, calories burnt in active minutes and hours.

Fitbit Versa helps in your workout like a trainer; Image source: Engadget

The Fitbit Versa also promotes better cardiac health and increased breathing capability. The Fitbit Versa can track your heart rate during exercise and resting time and compare them to discover your cardio fitness level.

It helps in increasing breathing capability by helping you perform breathing exercise. This smartwatch also promotes female health. It can keep track of your period and ovulation phase, record symptoms and compare your cycle against other health stats like sleep, activity and weight.

It also let you access your favorite apps for fitness, sports, news, travel, transport and more with a simple tap. And also this smartwatch let you see your call, text or calendar notifications on screen. Also it allows push notifications from your favorite apps when your phone is nearby.

The Fitbit Versa indeed brings a change to our lifestyle, it can improve our health status and act as a personal fitness trainer for your health. Besides it work like your personal assistant by its smart features and apps. So this smartwatch has indeed brought your fitness trainer in your hand.

Apple Watch Series 4: Your Best Partner

Apple is now everywhere. They are setting a bar of innovation in their all gadgets. From smartwatches to laptops, they indeed are matchless in innovation. Every time they release a gadget and takes all the attention of the gadget lovers towards them. They have been truly unstoppable in the market.

They have created a major impact in the smartwatch world also. Their first Apple smartwatch which was released in 2015 changed the definition of a smartwatch. After that, they have been a major competitor in the smartwatch market. The latest version of Apple smartwatch has been no exception.

Apple Watch Series 4; Image source: Apple

The Apple Watch Series 4 was released on September 21, 2018. It was released along with the iPhone XS series. Stylish design and incredible features in this watch have already created a hype among the smartwatch lover. Apple has added more health features in this watch so it’s kind of like a health band.

Moreover, they have now more options in color and designs like white, pink, black, silver seashell, pink sand, gold bands and loops. The case is made of stainless steel and aluminum so there is a solid finishing in making. So it’s equally exotic and efficient.

The Apple Watch Series 4 comes with more colors; Image source: Marques Brownlee

The Apple Watch Series 4 has now a greater display of 44 mm, and it’s only 10.7mm thin. So it’s lighter than before. The case contains a brighter LTPO OLED Retina display with force touch which provides a more vivid and colorful display. The smartwatch contains an S4 system with 64-bit dual-core processor which is up to 2x faster than Apple watch series 3 and W3 wireless chip.

This smartwatch has cellular sim support in some models along with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0 providing super-fast connectivity. Also, it has a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery which can provide up to 18 hours of service.

The Apple Watch Series 4 features a more vibrant and brighter display; Image source: Marques Brownlee

But the reason this smartwatch stole the show is it’s unique and innovative features. The Apple Watch Series 4 comes with a better GPS sensor which can give accurate reading and Barometric Altimeter for measuring the altitude from sea level. It comes with a water resistant feature which can persist up to whopping 50 meters under the water.

The speaker is 50 percent louder than before and also presents microphone. The watch has an internal memory of 16GB which provides a great back up.

Besides all these exclusive features, Apple Watch Series 4 also presents more health benefits. It has a proactive health monitor for your regular health checkups. This smartwatch exclusively features an ECG monitor which can detect your ECG and gives updates on your heart condition.

The watch has a digital crown electrode that reads your electrical heart impulses when you place your fingertip for 30 seconds. The whole thing is generated by an ECG app in which we can see our ECG similar to a single-lead electrocardiogram. This app can save your ECG history to help your doctor for better treatment.

The Apple Watch Series 4 can detect your ECG; Image source: Apple

The smartwatch also has a heart rate sensor which can perfectly measure your heart rate and even it can notify your unusually high or low heart rates or irregular heart rhythms by heart rate app. With advanced accelerometer and gyroscope, the smartwatch can detect if you suddenly fall and delivers a hard fall alert and you can easily make an emergency call or dismiss the alert.

But if unresponsive for more than 60 seconds, there will be an automatic emergency call by the Emergency SOS feature. It also has breathe app to help you take a few calming breaths. It also helps in your workouts. This watch has a special feature for keeping track of your menstrual cycle to build better habits. It has an automatic workout detection for yoga and hiking workouts.

This watch is just like a personal trainer; Image Source: trycent.com

It kind of plays a role like your personal trainer by keeping track of your favorite ways to train. It also notifies your pace updates so that you can alter it to reduce injuries. It also keeps track of your burnt calories. You can also share your activities with your friends and family members for greater motivation.

The Apple watch series 4 has created a new dimension of innovation. With such features and such health benefits, it’s completely worth to give it a go. The health features can help to reduce the hassle of regular health checkups. So you can certainly call it your health partner.

Zeblaze Thor 4 pro: Camera Smartwatch

First of all let’s introduce the brand to all: Zeblaze is a Chinese brand founded in 2014 and has expertise in manufacturing quality smartwatches at competitive prices. Within just 5 years the company is giving tough competition to smartwatch industry giants. Its users are in almost 100 countries of the world and they have smartwatches for all budgets. Many of its smartwatches like Zeblaze thor 4, thor 4 pro Zeblaze Vibe and Zeblaze Crystal became bestsellers and are still in demand

zeblaze thor 4 pro
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Zeblaze has launched one more sporty smartwatch called Zeblaze Thor 5, it mainly focuses on healthcare but at the same time, it provides you a fully functional smartphone on your wrist. It changes the way how people connect to the internet and each other by means of smart wearable technology .

The chinese brand has smartwatches for every budget for every one without any compromise on quality. They are serving quality goods at quality price which makes them a popular watch company in the world.

After its huge response and sell of zeblaze thor 4, zeblaze has brought another as its successor named “Zeblaze Thor 4 pro” which has swept the market with its specs and its budget friendly attitude. It is a high end smartwatch phone and costs much lesser than other high end wearables in the market like apple watch 3,4, samsung gear s3 frontier, huawei watch GT etc. Lets get some key specs about it:

Feature Specification
Smartwatch Type Smartwatch Phone
Display AMOLED
Screen Size 1.6 inch
Camera 5MP
Hardware MT6739 1.25GHz
Software Android 7.1
RAM+ROM 1GB+16GB
Battery 600 mAh
BATTERY BACKUP 2 DAYS
Strap Type Italian leather
Calling Support Yes
Loudspeaker, Micorphone yes

No other smartwatch has provided camera with it before zeblaze thor 4 pro. This has taken the watch very higher level with the implementation of camera 5MP in it.

Display and overall look
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Design & Display

Design looks quite sleek and stylish while posing a sporty look. Comes with a 1.6 inch round display of AMOLED TPS CRYSTAL DISPLAY  protected by corning gorilla glass 3 and the rear case has carbon coating on it. The resolution is 320*320 pixels with energy saving mood in it. Pixel density is another strong point of it and it stands at 283 ppi proving that the view is quite satisfying and vibrant. There are 2 big buttons beside it to operate it more conveniently alongside the camera.  It is not too hefty for hand because it weights just 76gm with a dimension of 46.7*46.7*15.7 mm.
It supports multi touch and the casing is a zinc alloy based case which gives a protection while falling and accidental drops .

Performance

The performance provided by zeblaze thor 4 pro is quite strongly hold and it is powered by MEDIATEK MT6739 chipset and quadcore with a clock speed of 1.25 GHz. It is efficient than its predecessor zeblaze thor 4. 1 GB RAM and has a internal storage of 16 gm similar to apple watch 4, so you can store photos,songs, videos etc without any worry. Moreover it runs on Android 7.1 which is latest one. Also you can pair it with IOS and of course android. No SD card slot available there.

charming design
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Connectivity

It has a nano sim slot which gives you the benefit to use it as a smartphone just the display is bit small. Supports 2G, 3G, 4G for better network everywhere. Like every other watches it has built in GPS, Bluetooth to pair up with the smartphones and lets you relax even when you don’t have the phone beside you. Moreover you can have connectivity with the watches through a app pairing between watch and the smartphone and relax and chill to receive all the notifications in your wrist.

Call receiving
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Camera

Camera is a part that separates it’s from other smartwatches. It is a standalone camera smartwatch with great build quality in the market trending now. It has 5MP camera to capture high resolution photos also to video call, records videos and click images in emergency situations.
It successor zeblaze thor 5  houses a camera of 8MP which is latest edition.

As a fitness tracker

It serves it duties very smartly as a fitness tracker cause it houses all the sensor needed to keep you fit. It has pedometer,heart rate sensor, sleep monitor etc to provide you all the details you need to keep you in sound health and sound mind. It works like your Personal Doctor.

Battery backup

It’s battery capacity has been raised to 600mah Li-Po  from 580mah in its predecessor zeblaze thor 4.
It is enough to give you backup for 1.5 days without any worries. It is one of the massive battery in current generation smartwatches. so it’s gonna give you a bumpy ride along your usage. You don’t have to face any problems to charge it because it supports magnetic charging and cable is in the box.

magnetic charging process; Image Source: aliexpress.com

Video Calling; Image Source : bangood.com

Specs

suports Audio MP3/MP4, has a speaker and microphone to share conversation through your watch.
Google play,clock faces, Remote camera,music Voice search supports,weather forcast, message notifications, pedometer, bluetooth calling,bluetooth search phone etc all are provided by it. So no worries even if you don’t have your phone with you in specified area. It supports wifi 802.11b/g/n and bluetooth 4.0 but no NFC, RADIO & USB.

Nonetheless having some drawback like no IP rating and a bit old style, it emerges as a victorious smartwatch with other eye-catching specs putting it in top notch smartwatch.
So the verdict is a go for BDT8000 OR around 100$




Huawei Watch: GT

Recently  Huawei released a smartwatch named HUAWEI Watch GT, with a kinda sporting look. Now Huawei is passing some tough times, but their watches are passing although good time with ever-increasing popularity and fanbase.

Display of Huawei watch GT; Image source: pic.mag.com

It is one of their best selling products of 2018-19. It recently got two edition : one is active and the other is elegant edition.  It is more like a traditional watch than like a smartwatch. It is now available in Bangladesh in smartphone and smartgadget shops.

Display and Design

Image source: Huawei.consumer.Com

It has full color OLED touchscreen display of 1.39 inches with 57.9% screen to body ratio, enough for a watch display to produce vibrant & crisp looks. It is 10.6mm thick and weighs just about 46gm, so light-weight.

Resolution is 454*454 pixels which is quite high as a smartwatch and PPI is 326. Also it is water proof up to 50meters. Build quality is pretty much solid one with stainless steel frame and ceramic back part. Gives much durability if you are a sports person. Feels quite much premium in hands.

There are 2 buttons as power and function button helps you to navigate the watch when you aren’t using the touchscreen itself.  Wrist coverage range is 14~21cm. Straps are silicon made so free from sweating and doesn’t feel too laggy.

Specs view; Image source: Huawei.consumer.com

OS:

It runs on huawei’s own wearable platform, “lightOS “ and is fast sensitive to responses. It lacks expandable SD card slot and has 128MB internal storage with 16MB RAM which looks so poor in eyes. They should have increased the numbers. Even if they kept the numbers, they should have opted to allow the use of SD card to avoid the storage problem.

You can’t load it up with music, photos as it has tiny space just to operate the watch fluently. System requirement is Android 4.4 or later and for IOS is IOS 9.0 or later. Yes it is compatible with iphone and all Android phones. Cheers. The main limitation is app support. You can’t install any random app to enjoy it because of the low memory. As there is no Wear OS, so app support gets limited there.

Specs

Steps counter; Image source: Huawei.consumer.com

No camera, No loudspeaker, No microphone, No 3.5mm headphone jack -so much disappointment in a box. what were they thinking while  making it??

It doesn’t support wifi but has bluetooth 4.2. No USB, RADIO available on it. Supports GPS. You have to connect it to your phone via bluetooth by pairing it with the app installed on your phone to enjoy seemless features.

Sensors like accelerometer,  gyro, magnetometer, ambient light sensor,  heart-rate, barometer, compass, etc are there on it which is good to see. After being paired up with your smartphone- you can receive all of your notifications from message, email whatsapp, fb,  calender, etc on it and it is synced very nicely to keep update. No sim slot is there, that’s so sad. You can’t receive the call and speak via your watch.

Huawei Truseen 3.0 monitors the heartrate. It also supports 3 satellite positioning systems(GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO) for precise location idenfication. It measures the sleep through Huawei Trusleep 2.0 to sleep better.

Display with straps; Image source: 9to5google.com

Battery

It has super-powerful battery with respect to its specs which gonna keep you on throughout 2days of extensive usage. 14 days for typical usage for sport edition

It has 420mah li-po battery which is non-removable.  According to the battery part, it looks like a good nut. After 10 days of extensive usage, it had still 72% power alive in it.

Charging process; Image source: Techradar.com

Charging requirement is 5V. 5/1/1.5/2A

Synchronizing app

 Huawei own health app.

Huawei Health app with charger; Image source: Google.com

Price

200euro/ 17,000 Tk

Pros and Cons

Pros

How it works

Image source: consumer.Huawei.com

–  Good display

– Huawei wearable platform

– massive battery

– waterproof

– Solid build

– Lightweight

– good for sporty figure

– comfortable and stylish

Cons

– absence of sim slot

– Lack of SD card slot

– No loudspeaker, no microphone

– No camera

– Low RAM,ROM

– No Wifi

– stickey price

– limited 3rd party service support

– no 4g

– lack of wireless charging

FOR whom

Watch on hands of a sports person; Image source: Huawei.consumer.com

Fitness focused person, with a premium looking package. Overall it is a pretty much a good wearable, comfortable to wear, stylish to see, the activity also great and battery life is awesome.