You must be aware of how the smartwatch business operates in India. China manufactures smartwatches, and brands in India rebrand them with their own names and sell them. These watches are often quite similar in terms of design, specs, and features.
Now, Boat has launched a new smartwatch called Ultima Vogue, and it’s a rebranded version of some other watch. But to know which watch it’s a rebranded version of, you’ll have to read this post till the end. Boat has launched it at a price of 2999 INR, and it comes in three variants: leather strap, silicone strap, and by paying 300 INR more, you can also buy the metal strap.
|Display Type||3D Curved AMOLED|
|Resolution||410 x 502 pixels|
|Compatible OS||Android, iOS|
|Water Resistant Certificate||IP67|
|Meters and sensors||Pedometer, Heart Rate Monitor, SpO2 (Blood Oxygen) Monitor, Calorie Count, Step Count, Sleep Monitor|
The design of this looks quite premium, and it has a 3D Curved body, which curves the display slightly as well. The metal frame and the shiny plastic back give it a truly premium feel. On the right side, you get two buttons. If you press the top button, the Menu will open, and if you press the bottom button, the Sports Mode will open. And yes, it is a functional crown.
It comes with a 1.96-inch AMOLED display, and because of its slightly curved display, it gives a very premium feel.
To check the touch response, I used a calculator on it, and there really isn’t any issue with it.
Due to the AMOLED display, the colors are quite punchy, and the blacks are very deep. The bezel size is just right, neither too big nor too small.
In the Always-On display, you get two options – Digital and Analog clock. And it also has a ‘Raise to Wake’ feature, which sometimes works quite accurately and sometimes doesn’t work properly.
Because of its 410×502 resolution, the icons and text are very clear and crisp. And it offers a brightness of 600 NITS, so you won’t have any problems in direct sunlight.
In this, you get to see four menu styles, and you can set any according to your preference. And there’s also a game in it for passing the time.
It also comes with voice assistance, which works with both Google and Siri. And it has a ‘beside clock’ feature that will show you the time while charging.
It’s rated IP67, so it won’t have any issues in the rain, but don’t go swimming with it as the watch might get damaged.
While it does offer 100+ cloud watch faces, but it’s the animated watch faces that truly win the heart.
It also has Bluetooth calling, and if someone sends a message or calls, it will display something like the photo mentioned above.
Talking about battery life, I used it with the Always-On Display and Bluetooth calling, and it lasted only for 1.5 days. Although Boat claims that it will last up to 7 days without the Always-On display and Bluetooth calling. In my testing, it got fully charged in 1 hour and 53 minutes.
Health & Fitness
Now, talking about Health & Fitness, the smartwatches that come in the 2000 – 3000 INR range don’t have accurate health sensors. In fact, I would say the sensors are fake. So, it’s hard to trust these cheap smartwatches when it comes to health. I’m not saying all smartwatches are like this; good and expensive watches like the Galaxy Watch 6, Garmin Venu 3, and Apple Watches have genuine health sensors, and their results are also near accurate. So, if you’re experiencing any health-related issues, don’t rely on this watch; go straight to a doctor.
Still, I’ll tell you about its features. It offers 100+ Sports modes, a heart rate sensor, SpO2, sleep monitor, stress monitor, and menstrual tracking.
So, should you buy this? No, because this watch is a rebranded version of the BeatXP Unbound Curv, which is 500 INR cheaper than this watch. There’s no difference between the two smartwatches; everything is the same – display, specs, features. There’s only a slight change in design, and it offers an IP68 rating while the Boat has IP67. So, you’re getting better value for a lower price.
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I’m Jaskaran Singh, a passionate tech enthusiast from Delhi, now based in Ahmedabad. My five-year journey as a tech writer has culminated in my role as the Editor in Chief at TheWorldsBestAndWorst, where I continue to explore and share the myriad facets of technology with my audience. Beyond writing, I also run a YouTube channel, with a community of 50,000 subscribers.