In this game of Bluetooth calling, Noise has launched its latest smartwatch ColorFit Pro 4. ColorFit Pro 4 The price of Rs. 3,499 is Rs. At this price, this watch brings you a host of features including making and receiving calls from the wrist, fitness and health tracking sensors and up to 7 days of battery backup. Is this the best affordable smartwatch you can buy right now? Find out in this review.
Noise ColorFit Pro 4 Design and Specifications
The rectangular design dial style became popular with the Apple Watch series. Now it is also being seen in affordable smartwatches. The Noise ColorFit Pro 4 sports a 1.72-inch TFT LCD touch screen with a rectangular dial with a resolution of 356×400 pixels and a peak brightness of 500 nits. The screen is sharp and full of details, making it easy to read text and data.
Noise ColorFit Pro 4 has 6 color options. My review unit featured a silver gray body and 22mm interchangeable silicone straps, which I think looks pretty attractive for the price. A thick border has been given around the screen, but if you use a black background in a smartwatch, then you will hardly notice them in daily use.
There is a microphone in the right side of the watch and a small speaker grille on the left side. Both are used for bluetooth calling function. There is a single button on the right side which rotates for navigation. At the bottom are optical sensors for heart rate, blood oxygen level, as well as contact points for the magnetic charger. The ColorFit Pro 4 has an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance.
In the sales package, you get the charging cable, some user manual and documents. The smartwatch weighs 24.1 grams and uses Bluetooth 5.3 for connectivity. It has an accelerometer sensor that enables the lift to wake gesture to wake up the screen.
Noise ColorFit Pro 4 Software and App
Like other affordable smartwatches, it also comes with basic software that revolves around the hardware features of the device. Apart from this, the watch also acts as a notifier that shows a small preview of your smartphone’s notifications and text message alerts on the screen. It also has a Bluetooth calling function that turns the watch into a Bluetooth microphone and speaker system when connected to a smartphone.
The Bluetooth calling function registers on your smartphone as a second Bluetooth device. When pairing with a second device, you can use your smartwatch to make and receive calls, just as you would with a Bluetooth audio device. To turn it off, all you have to do is disconnect the Bluetooth device from your smartphone. It does not close the connection with the watch as the watch is always connected to the smartphone in low-energy mode as a separate device for synchronization and notifications.
In an interesting way, functional and dynamic watchfaces have been given in the watch. This feature is common in high-end smartwatches, but this feature is not seen in this type of affordable smartwatch. Unfortunately, there is no Always On mode in it. The screen can be activated by pressing a button or via the lift to wake gesture, no matter tapping the screen when the watch is in standby.
Its visible widgets and apps depend on the watchface while the main functions can be viewed on the home screen. My favorite watchface was showing steps, heart rate and battery level. Along with this, buttons for workout and activity screen, heart rate details, music remote and phone dialer were also given in it.
With the help of the smartphone app, you can also download many other watchfaces but they do not get the benefits of dynamic watchfaces. The user interface of the watch is very clean and looks good on sharp screens. With taps and swipes, you can easily access important functions.
You can open the app drawer by pressing the physical button once to go to the list of apps. The apps given in this are Noise Health, Noise Buzz (Bluetooth Calling App), Clock (Stopwatch, Timer, Alarm), Weather, Stocks, Flash Light and Watchface. You can’t install an app from outside, but you can load a watchface using the NoiseFit app by running it on your smartphone.
The NoiseFit app is available on both Android and iOS and acts as a connection controller between your smartphone and watch. You can see the fitness and health data in detail inside the app once it is synchronized. In this, you can modify the notification alerts for the device, auto heart rate monitoring, monitoring, weather settings and many more things and also update the firmware.
You can download and sync new watchfaces from the gallery, or create custom watchfaces. The layout of the app is quite nice and maintains a stable connection with the device. During the review, along with synchronizing the data well, it also pushed the notifications well.
Noise ColorFit Pro 4 Performance and Battery Life
Noise ColorFit Pro 4 works as an accessory and a good notifier for your smartphone. You get a bigger, sharper screen, you get to change the watchface according to the mood and you can get notifications from apps directly in the watch.
It also has bluetooth calling function which worked well for me. Its speakers and microphone are simple so don’t expect too much of a long conversation. It won’t be easy either because you have to keep your watch close to your face to talk. It’s good for short calls, especially when you’re out and about, working out and the smartphone is far away from you.
The fitness and health tracking on the Noise ColorFit Pro 4 doesn’t get very accurate. In the 1000 step test, the watch counted 1075 steps. This difference in longer distance increased to 85 extra steps per 1000, when the Apple Watch Series 5 counted 1000 steps.
When the two devices were placed together, the distance measurements were almost the same as the Apple Watch, but there was a significant difference in the calorie count. You get the option of many workouts, as well as many unique workouts like Kabaddi and Kite Flying, but I only used walking workouts for tracking in this. Heart rate and blood oxygen tracking were fairly accurate in the sitting position. Sleep tracking was also good for basics. Overall, I would not recommend the Noise ColorFit Pro 4 for fitness and health tracking.
The Noise ColorFit Pro 4 battery life is good as compared to other smartwatches in this price segment. Smartwatch lasts 6 days comfortably in a single charge. During this time I was also getting tons of notifications from my smartphone, sometimes tracking workouts and using Bluetooth calling every day for a few minutes.
When it comes to affordable smartwatches, the Noise ColorFit Pro stands out from other devices for a number of reasons. It has good features, sharp color screen, dynamic watchface and Bluetooth calling. All these features are being offered at a very low price, which is not seen in other devices with similar specifications at this price.
If your budget is tight and you want a good looking feature packed smartwatch then Noise ColorFit Pro 4 is a good choice. But also keep this thing in mind that it is not very good in fitness tracking. You can definitely buy it for its screen, Bluetooth calling facility and design.