Talking about the budget smartwatch Xioami Amazfit BIP is the best option so far available in the market. The Amazfit BIP has all the features and premium looks. But here we have one another company called Zeblaze, launched the budget smartwatch competitor to the Amazfit BIP. The Zeblaze Crystal 2 has the same design and features as Amazfit BIP.
The price of the watch is also cheaper then BIP but does this really the best alternative to the BIP. Let’s check that out. We got to test the Zeblaze Crystal 2 Smart Bracelet, which sells at a price of $29.99 in the Gearbest presale. On testing the quality and specifications, we derived the following conclusion.
|Zeblaze Crystal 2||Specification|
|Display||1.29 Inch, IPS Color Display|
|Dial and Band||Rectangle Alloy Dail
& Silicone Band
|Special Features||Distance recording,Measurement of heart rate,Pedometer,Sedentary reminder, Sleep management,Steps counting,Time|
|Compatible OS||Android 4.4 and iOS 8.0 or above|
|Waterproof||Yes, IP rating: IP67|
|Battery||180mAh, Polymer lithium|
Zeblaze Crystal 2: First Look
The strong box which encompasses the main device provides sufficient durability and protection to the gadget. As soon as we opened the box, we could find a USB cable and charger seated along with the watch. The manufacturers claim that they have created Zeblaze Crystal 2 Smart Bracelet with IP67 water resistant Technology.
However, we believed the claim only after we tested it under the shower and it functioned absolutely well and there were no obstacles at all.
The Zeblaze Crystal 2 Smart Bracelet is a gadget which quickly turns on within a span of seven seconds. The intro screen of the gadget showcases fundamental information in analog and digital date format are selected by the user. We were initially requested to set the time and date and then reach to the app menu and focus on the pre-installed applications individually.
Despite using it roughly, nothing destroyed the integrity of the watch. The sturdiness of the gadget impressed significantly.
Display & Band Quality
The Zeblaze crystal 2 has the 1.29″ color IPS display. The display quality is pretty much impressive and responsive too. You can easily switch between different features through a gentle swipe upside down. On the display, you can see notification and features in the different color code but can’t customize the color combination.
The crystal 2 comes with a premium Japanese imported band with easily changeable. The band quality is also good and sweat proof as well. The band comes in many colors but for that, you have to pay the extra price.
The Zeblaze crystal 2 has offered a lot of features, some of them are very premium and others are very regular and you can find those in any smartwatch or smart band. So, here are the features of the Zeblaze Crystal 2:
Remote Camera:- After synchronizing the phone with the smartwatch, you can control the camera function through your smartwatch. Taking picture and recording videos will be easier and you can control that feature from your watch. The Amazfit BIP is lacking this feature and crystal 2 have the plus point here.
Pedometer:- The pedometer was perfectly fine and it did not count fake steps as normal gadgets do. However, if you do not keep your arms at rest, it counts the same as walking. Similarly, while I was driving, the gadget did not work that well. You need to set up your height and weight for getting the optimal results.
It’s slightly problematic to detect the exact calories burnt with the number of steps taken. We carried the Amazfit BIP with us and the overall number of steps taken and both the gadgets were equal. Therefore it was at least proven that the accuracy in counting the steps taken as good.
Sleep monitoring:- The sleep monitoring feature was absolutely well working. The gadget monitored our quality of sleep and simultaneously tracked the number of hours we slept.
Heart Rate Monitor:- The heart rate monitor takes around 10 seconds before sending the results on screen. In case you are initiating mediocre exercises or simply sitting on a sofa, the results are accurate. However, in case you want to Jog, jump or run, the results are sorrowfully inaccurate and shows the average heartbeats.
Notification Alert:- The watch has the feature to show all notification on your wrist. But sadly you won’t be able to reply to them. Every time you receive a new notification it will vibrate for a short period and then stop. To allow or disallow specific app notifications then you can also do that from the Zeblaze Watch App.
Customizable Watch Face:- The last but not the least the customizable watch face. Every day is special so make you that more, watch have different watch faces as well. You can also customize the watch face like the color and anything else.
Smartphone App:- – you can easily download the link for the smartphone application after scanning the QR code that comes in the manual of the gadget. By downloading the application, you would get smart visuals and various impressive features.
Everything about the watch is customizable and simple. The top-notch corner of the watch indicates the battery level. The 180mAh Polymer lithium battery takes the 4-5 hours to completely charge and it can last long up to 7 days with the normal use. Well looking at the Amazfit BIP which can run up to 45 days with a single charge, BIP is way ahead from the Zeblaze.
Looking at the price tag it is value for money product and worth as well. The GearBest is offering a Deal on it also the addition 5% discount on the gadget, we feel that the price is now reasonable and not at all extra. The Zeblaze Crystal 2 Smart Bracelet deserves a rating of 9/10 from everybody.