In this Bluetooth calling game, Noise has launched its latest ColorFit Pro 4 smartwatch. The ColorFit Pro 4 price is Rs 3,499. At this price, this watch gives you plenty of features, like wrist receive and calls, health and fitness 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’s also being seen in affordable smartwatches. Noise ColorFit Pro 4 flaunts a rectangular sphere 1.72-inch TFT LCD touch screen that has a resolution of 356×400 pixels and a maximum brightness of 500 nits. The screen is quite sharp and detailed, making it easy to read the text and its data.
Noise ColorFit Pro 4 has 6 color options. My review unit has a silver-gray body and 22mm interchangeable silicone straps, which I think looks pretty attractive for the price. A thick border is provided around the screen, but if you use a black background on the smartwatch, you will hardly ever notice it in everyday use.
There is a microphone on the right side of the watch and a small speaker grill on the left side. Both are used for the Bluetooth calling function. It has been given a single button on the right side that rotates for navigation. Optical sensors for heart rate and blood oxygen level are provided at the bottom, along with 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 a charging cable, some user manuals and documents. The smartwatch weighs 24.1 grams and uses Bluetooth 5.3 for connectivity. It has an accelerometer sensor that allows the raise to wake gesture to wake up the screen.
Noise ColorFit Pro 4 Software and App
Like other affordable smartwatches, it also has basic software that revolves around the hardware features of the device. Apart from this, the watch also acts as a notifier, showing small previews of your smartphone notifications and text message alerts on the screen. There’s also a Bluetooth calling feature that turns the watch into a Bluetooth speaker and microphone system when connected to a smartphone.
The Bluetooth calling feature registers as a second Bluetooth device on your smartphone. When paired with a second device, you can use your smartwatch to make and receive calls, just like you would with any Bluetooth audio device. To turn it off, all you have to do is disconnect the Bluetooth device from your smartphone. This does not stop the connection to the watch, as the watch is always connected to the smartphone in low power mode as a separate device for synchronization and notifications.
Functional and dynamic watch faces have been included in the watch in an interesting way. This feature is common in high-end smartwatches, but this feature is not seen in such affordable smartwatches. Unfortunately, the Always On mode is not included in it. The screen can be woken by pressing a button or by a lift-to-wake gesture, it doesn’t matter to touch the screen when the watch is in standby mode.
Its visible widgets and apps depend on the watch face, while the main features can be seen on the home screen. My favorite watch face showed steps, heart rate, and battery level. Along with this, buttons for the training and activity screen, heart rate details, music remote and phone dialer were also included.
You can also download many other watch faces with the help of a smartphone app, but they don’t get the benefits of dynamic watch faces. The clock UI is very clean and looks good on the sharp screen. You get easy access to essential features with the help of taps and swipes.
You can open the app drawer with a single press of the physical button to scroll through the list of apps. The apps provided in this include Noise Health, Noise Buzz (Bluetooth calling app), Clock (stopwatch, timer, alarm), Weather, Stocks, Flash Light, and Watchface. You can’t install any apps from outside, but you can upload watch faces by running the NoiseFit app on your smartphone.
The NoiseFit app is available on both Android and iOS and acts as a connection controller between your smartphone and the watch. You can view your health and fitness data in detail within the app after syncing. In this, you can modify notification alerts, automatic heart rate monitoring, monitoring, weather settings and many more things for the device and also update the firmware.
You can download and sync new watch faces from the gallery or create custom watch faces. The design of the app is quite nice and it maintains a stable connection with the device. During the review, it synced data well and sent notifications well.
Noise ColorFit Pro 4 Performance and Battery Life
Noise ColorFit Pro 4 works as a good notifier for your accessory and smartphone. You get a big, sharp screen, the ability to change watch faces based on your mood, and you can get app notifications right on the watch.
It also has a bluetooth calling feature which worked fine for me. Its speaker and microphone are mediocre, so don’t expect much for long conversations. It will not be easy either because you will have to bring the watch closer to your face to be able to speak. This is good for short calls, especially when you’re out and about or exercising and your smartphone is away from you.
Fitness and health tracking on the Noise ColorFit Pro 4 isn’t very accurate. In the 1,000-step test, the watch counted 1,075 steps. Over longer distances, this difference increased by an additional 85 steps per 1,000 when Apple Watch Series 5 counted 1,000 steps.
When the two devices were held side by side, the distance measurements were almost identical to those of the Apple Watch, but the calorie count was significantly different. You have a choice of many workouts, as well as many unique workouts like Kabaddi and Kite Flying, but I only used walking workouts for follow up. Heart rate and blood oxygen tracking was fairly accurate in the sitting position. Sleep tracking worked well for the basics, too. Overall, I wouldn’t recommend the Noise ColorFit Pro 4 for fitness and health tracking.
The battery life of the Noise ColorFit Pro 4 is good compared to other smartwatches in this price segment. On a single charge, the smartwatch comfortably runs for 6 days. During this time, I also received a lot of notifications from my smartphone, occasionally tracked workouts, and used Bluetooth calling for a few minutes each day.
As far as affordable smartwatches go, the Noise ColorFit Pro stands out from the rest for a number of reasons. It has good features, sharp color screen, dynamic watch face and Bluetooth calling. All these features are offered at a very low price, which is not seen in other devices with similar specifications at this price.
If you’re on a tight budget and want an attractive, feature-packed smartwatch, then the Noise ColorFit Pro 4 is a good choice. But also keep in mind that it’s not very good at tracking fitness. You can definitely buy it for its display, bluetooth calling feature, and design.