As we are nearing the end of 2019, it’s time to retake new year resolutions! If it involves something like getting fit and more active, we have lots of tools in the market to recommend. One such tool to keep you going in terms of fitness is undoubtedly the fitness tracker or smartwatch. Currently, the market is rich in competition with a variety of wearables, which means users can get a good smartwatch that covers all the fundamentals for a reasonable price.
A few weeks back, Noise, famous for its smart accessories, had launched the ColorFit Pro 2, the company’s latest fitness smartwatch, and the successor of last year’s ColorFit Pro. It comes with a slew of features including color touch screen, new user interface, improved pedometer, and much more. We had this device for more than a week, and here’s our take on it.
Design and Display
The Noise ColorFit Pro 2 comes with a minimal design with a big square-shaped dial. Unlike its predecessors, the Pro 2 supports touch, and the settings/modes can be accessed by swiping it to the left. It is available in Jet Black, Teal Green, and Mist Grey colors. Our review unit is Jet Black. The straps are made of silicone, which is comfortable and comes with enough adjustment options to fit even the smallest of wrists.
Just like its predecessor, the ColorFit Pro 2 is light at 35 grams, and the strap can be detached on both ends. The backside of the Noise ColorFit Pro 2 equips the heart rate sensor and the electrodes for attaching the charger. The company has replaced the clamp type charger to a simple strip, which reinforces the magnetic connection between the charger’s pins and the conducting dots on the back of the fitness band.
On the right side, we have a home button, which is used to start/stop any activity and get back into the main screen. The touch is smooth while scrolling through the interface. Having said that, two out ten times the touch doesn’t respond.
The Noise ColorFit Pro 2 sports a 1.3-inch (240 x 240 pixels) LCD touch screen. However, there is no information about the display protection as such. It’s worth mentioning here that the display easily attracts smudges and fingerprints. It has a big bezel on both the top and bottom, which seems to be quite disappointing.
The display is clear and bright enough, blacks are deep, decent under direct sunlight and tend to consume very little power as well. The font and icon could have been implemented better, to be honest. By default, it comes with five watch faces, and none of them are impressive. There is an option to adjust the brightness of the display. This smartwatch also allows you to read basic notifications, alert you during the call, sedentary alert, and control music playback.
Software, performance, and battery
The ColorFit Pro 2 is compatible with both Android and iOS. To pair up with the smartphone, users need to install the ‘NoiseFit Sport’ app from Google Play Store or App Store. Once done, you need to fill your physical details, such as height, weight, gender, and birth year. You can catch a glimpse of your data, including Activities, Sleep, and heart rate.
If you want in-depth data, head on to Details section. This device comes with a sleep tracker, where it makes use of the sensor to detect motion and analyse data for sleep. The sleep tracking is pretty good, where it shows deep sleep, light sleep, and awake option. Apart from that, the graphical representation is neat, minimal, and easy to understand. But there is more room for improvement.
You can add set alarms too, but the intensity of the vibration is below average, more or less equal to the ColorFit Pro. For commuters like me, the music controller function is highly useful, where you can long tap on the play/pause and track change functions to control your music.
Talking about the performance, the company has made some improvements to the second-gen ColorFit Pro. During our usage, we found the Noise ColorFit Pro 2 to be tracking steps as well as sleep decently if not accurate.
In our case, decent means the margin of error is very less compared to other fitness bands at this price point. The heart rate monitor works decently as well. However, there is no GPS built into the watch, and thus, it cannot track the routes of your outdoor fitness pursuits.
Moreover, it doesn’t track sleep when you are on the move (for example Bus, Train, or flight). Since it is water-resistant (IP68), I tried using it under the shower, and it works well. There is support for a variety of physical activities such as walking, running, biking, hike, climbing, treadmill, Spinning, and Yoga. Coming to the battery life, the Noise Color Fit Pro2 offers 7-10 days battery life, which in our opinion, is impressive.
The Noise ColorFit Pro 2 is an excellent buy at this price point and comes with a durable build and replaceable straps. However, we feel the user interface could have been implemented better. If you are looking for basic fitness tracking, then the Noise ColorFit Pro 2 will undoubtedly fit your needs. The Noise ColorFit Pro 2 is priced at Rs. 2999 is now available on gonoise.com and Flipkart in Jet Black, Teal Green and Mist Grey colors.