Noise ColorFit Pro 4 Max Review: Bluetooth calls meet style – The Indian Express | Hot Mobile Press

Noise — best known for its budget wearables — recently launched its ColorFit Pro 4 series watches. The new ColorFit series brings some interesting features to an otherwise rather stagnant entry-level smartwatch market. The ColorFit Pro Max gets Bluetooth calling, which is typically seen on more expensive devices. Noise has succeeded in doing this without significantly increasing the price. But is that good enough to buy this wearable? And would that be a suitable purchase for you? Find out in our full review below.

Noise ColorFit Pro 4 Max: What is good?

Design, processing quality: The most disappointing aspect of many budget smartwatches has consistently been the design and build quality. Quality materials and design are usually the first elements to scrap if you want to keep prices down. While the design of the Noise ColorFit Pro 4 Max doesn’t really stand out, the build quality is really solid.

The watch comes with a range of watch faces, including some with interactive complications. (express photo)

With an aluminum alloy frame, the watch feels great on the wrist unlike some plastic watches. While I haven’t had any accidents with the watch, I believe this may take a few everyday knocks before you start seeing damage to it. This brown vintage coloring is also not common among the other watches in this series and looks really classy with the right clothes. I also liked that the matte finish on the back of the watch extends to the straps, giving a more premium and unified feel to the whole watch, not just the dial.

Bluetooth calls features: The watch has Bluetooth calling, which isn’t exactly a new feature, but the implementation here is pretty good and reliable. When you receive a call on your phone, it will also appear on your watch (if connected via Bluetooth), from where you can answer the call directly from the watch. Note that you need to pair the phone directly through your device’s Bluetooth settings like a pair of Bluetooth earbuds in order for Bluetooth calling to work.

The other features can be configured via the Noise Assist app, which allows you to change watch faces and control other features of the watch. The device itself has a very familiar interface, so you shouldn’t have any trouble navigating between switches. At the top, you can separate social media notifications from your emails and text messages in a more categorized notifications panel, which is really handy and something all single-screen wearables should implement.

The watch also gets over 150 watch faces via the app, which is also available for iOS devices. Some of these faces look really good on display. The watch also comes with an IP68 rating, which is a must for watches at this price point.

Alexa support on the watch (Pro 4 Max variant only) comes in handy when using the voice assistant, especially to control smart products like lights in your home. With the wearable always on your wrist, you can be sure that you will be heard no matter where you are in the house.

Battery Life: The watch also has great battery life and should easily provide a week of battery life with normal use. While you still have a basic magnetic proprietary charger, it sticks very well to the back of the watch and charges it with no issues.

Noise ColorFit Pro 4 Max: What’s not good?

Advertisement: Unfortunately, the Noise ColorFit Pro 4 Max doesn’t have an OLED display, making it one of the watch’s few compromises at this price point. The 1.8-inch TFT LCD display doesn’t struggle with it, but as you’d expect, you don’t get the rich blacks and colors you see on watches in the same range as the Dizo Watch R.

Tracking Accuracy: In our use, the Noise ColorFit Pro 4 Max wasn’t the most accurate with fitness-related data in real-world use. Features like the pedometer worked with decent accuracy when I was walking, but then my steps also added up when I was driving my car, which was odd. The watch even alerted me a few times that I exceeded my daily step goals while riding.

Noise Colorfit, Noise Colorfit Pro 4 max, The smartwatch supports music playback and separates different types of notifications for ease of use. (express photo)

The same goes for the sport modes, heart rate tracking, and SpO2 sensors, all of which work well but might not provide the most accurate data. This could be an issue if fitness is a priority when purchasing this watch. Noise should be able to improve the accuracy of its fitness feature set in the future with some updates via the companion Noise Assist app.

No rotating dial: One of the most interesting aspects of the Noise ColorFit Pro 4 (launched alongside the Max variant) was the rotating crown on the side of the watch. There’s a crown on the Max variant, which we also have, but oddly it doesn’t have rotation capabilities. A rotating crown would have really improved the experience of navigating through the menus, widgets, and watch faces here.

Given that a cheaper variant of the series gets the addition, it’s quite odd that the more expensive variant doesn’t. Yes, Alexa support would do justice to some users, but the digital crown is a much more useful feature in my opinion.

Verdict: Is the Noise ColorFit Pro 4 Max for you?

Get the Noise ColorFit Pro 4 Max if you’re looking for a budget smartwatch that looks stylish and has a range of good features, including Bluetooth calling. However, fitness enthusiasts should look elsewhere, at least for now. Between the ColorFit Pro 4 and the Pro 4 Max, I would choose the Max variant even without the cute digital crown. This is because the watch looks more premium with smaller bezels, an aluminum body, and a matte finish throughout the device.

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