Ambrane, which is known for making mobile phone accessories, has launched a smartwatch in its FitShot lineup, dubbed as Ambrane FitShot Zest. The sub Rs 3000 budget smartwatch market is packed with a lot of good watches lately. Ambrane FitShot Zest is one of the newer ones.
Priced at Rs 2,499, the watch looks similar to other competitors in this segment and packs similar features as well. So, should you pick the Fitshot Zest over those? Read our full review to find out.
The device will compete in the overcrowded entry-level or budget smart wearable products in India. The company has announced that it is a voice assistance-enabled product and comes with a calling feature over Bluetooth. Indian manufacturer, Ambrane, popularly known for its power banks, recently forayed into the truly wireless earphones segment. The company has now launched a new smartwatch in India, named the Ambrane FitShot Zest.
The FitShot Zest comes with a number of features like voice calling, heart rate monitoring, voice assistant and more. Let’s take a closer look at the latest smartwatch offering from Ambrame, its price, specifications and features.
Zest Price in India and Availability
The Ambrane FitShot Zest smartwatch is priced at Rs 5,999 in the country and it will be available in three colour options 一 Black, Blue and Pink. In terms of availability, the smart wearable is sold via Flipkart at an offer price of Rs 2,999. The smartwatch comes with the standard 1-year warranty.
The Ambrane FitShot Zest features
The Ambrane Fitshot Zest has a metallic dial unlike a lot of plastic watches in this price segment and that does stand out. There is also a crown on the side that is not just a circular button, but a proper rotatable crown. Besides this, the straps on the watch are still replaceable TPU ones, but they feel a lot better on the skin after long hours of usage, unlike other cheaper straps.
The well-constructed body also gets an IP67 certification, which means it is safe against the elements. 1.7-inch display with a screen resolution of 240×280 pixels, as well as a side crown button for navigating the user interface.
The smartwatch can also make calls via Bluetooth, which allows you to dial a phone number directly from the watch using the connected phone’s built-in phone dialer. Over 60 cloud-based watch faces are supported by the FitShot Zest.
Like other smartwatches in the price range, Ambrane’s smartwatch also offers real-time health tracking 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with monitoring tools for SpO2, blood pressure, sleep, and heart rate monitoring, among others.
There’s also a menstrual cycle tracking tool that allows female consumers to conveniently record and track their periods.
The wearable device is dust and water-resistant, with an IP67 rating. It also has music and camera control capabilities, paired with a voice assistant and support for checking out notifications directly from the watch.
According to the product page, the Ambrane FitShot Zest has a battery life of up to 7 days on a single charge and can be fully charged in 175 minutes
What’s not good in FitShot Zest?
You get the usual bells and whistles with a heart-rate monitor, blood pressure sensor, and sleep cycle monitor. The accuracy of these sensors isn’t the best here and perhaps will need a software update before it can actually show usable data.
In the week that I spent with the watch, heart-rate data was often displayed very high (90-100) even though my heart rate usually sits around the 70-80 mark. The other sensors weren’t very great at accuracy either, including the sleep monitor which like many budget watches in the segment, also counted laying time as sleep time.
The Ambrane FitShot Zest has a good design, great software, and a neat companion app. It even packs Bluetooth calling at Rs 2,499. However, the inaccuracy of the fitness elements may make this watch a deal-breaker for some.
We recommend you to go for the Ambrane FitShot Zest if you’re looking for a good-looking watch at this price with nice software and a lot of customizability. However, if tracking your daily workouts is a priority, you should look at other options.