Smartwatches still haven’t penetrated the mainstream consumer market, mostly because of the higher price tag and incomplete software along with poor battery periods. Intex, today has unveiled a successor to their iRist watch, called iRist Pro that costs merely Rs 4,999 and offers a built-in pedometer for tracking various fitness activities.
The iRist Pro features an all aluminium Apple Watch-inspired design flaunting a 2.5D curved glass 1.6-inches display with a dull resolution of 240×240 pixels on the front. The trans-reflective screen claims to improve outdoor visibility under sunlight and additionally, shows time even if the display is turned off. The Bluetooth-enabled device can withstand water splashes and syncs notifications from your phone. Technical specifications include 64MB of RAM (ahem!), 128MB of internal storage, Bluetooth v4.0 and there’s a 400mAh battery that the company claims can provide a standby and talk time of up to 150 and 3 hours respectively.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t run on Google’s Android Wear and offers a custom UI that has the ability to mirror notifications, call log and allows the user to receive or make calls over Bluetooth. It is compatible with phones above Android 4.4 and contains a built-in pedometer that can track a bunch of actions including steps, distances and also has a calorie counter. Intex is also selling some interchangeable straps and bundles a free nylon strap in the box.
Commenting on the launch, Sanjay Kumar Kalirona, Mobile Business Head, Intex Technologies stated, “Intex brings technology devices that help ease and brings convenience to the life of consumers. The Bluetooth iRist Pro integrates devices to make communication and sharing of information better and provides tools to take care of health and fitness. We are happy to announce the product in partnership with Flipkart at a very appealing price.”
The iRist Pro (~ Intex Wrist Pro) is available in two colors – Black and Blue + Mustard for Rs 4,999 on Flipkart. Frankly, we won’t advise investing in this product if you’re serious about fitness, there are much better and accurate wearables from GOQii or the soon launching Mi Band 2 present in the market.