Today, The Boat launched the ‘ Boat Xtend ‘, the company’s latest budget smartwatch for Rs. 2,999. The Boat Xtend Smartwatch comes with a stylish design resembling the Apple watch. Moreover, it has built-in Amazon Alexa support, SpO2 tracking, stress tracking, and much more. Coming in a budget segment, is it worth it? Should you buy this smartwatch? If you have such queries, there is nothing to worry about. It is a detailed review of the Boat Xtend Smartwatch, which will clear all your doubts about it.
- Smartwatch in black&gold color
- Charging clip
- User Manual and warranty card
Design, Build & Comfort
When buying a smartwatch, one always thinks about its design and look. Apart from features, design and build is other major aspect one should take care of when buying a smartwatch. The boat has worked on its design this time which brings it to a premium side in terms of look. The design is inspired by the Apple Watch 3, but it cannot be compared to that. Obviously, in every aspect, Apple Watch 3 would be much better than the Boat Xtend Smartwatch. Redmi Watch and Amazfit Bip U Pro have the same shape and design, but the build quality is much premium on this one.
I personally don’t like the color scheme of this Boat Xtend Smartwatch. The black color variant comes with a golden color metallic frame. I believe the gold color would fade away after some time. There are three other color variants that also don’t look as stylish as this one. However, that is my opinion on the color scheme, so maybe you might find the color scheme good.
The watch has 5ATM water resistance. It has silicon straps, which are quite comfortable. The straps are good quality straps that you will find comfortable with regular usage.
Coming to the display, the watch has a 42mm square shape display. What you see on this one is a TFT panel. The screen has big bezels. However, the good part is that the screen goes completely back when it is off so that you won’t notice the bezels, and the screen quality won’t feel cheap at all. It doesn’t have an always-on display, but we cannot complain about that. The watch offers a screen on time of up to 20 seconds and up to 12 levels of brightness control.
I find the display quality of the Boat Xtend Smartwatch to be better than the previous smartwatch from Boat. The view angle is good on this one, and you can clearly see content on this smartwatch even in the sunlight. The color on this one is not very saturated, but this isn’t something that we can complain about in this price range.
Watch UI And Features
The UI of this smartwatch is clean and easy to use. There is a single button on the watch that works as the power/off button and the back button. Moreover, the display is a touchscreen display that works without any problem. There isn’t much animation on the bar menu, and the navigation is simple, so you won’t find it difficult to use. However, the watch may lag a bit. The company has done cost-cutting in terms of the processor; that’s why you may find it to lag a bit, but it is OK and not a big deal at the price point you get it.
The watch offers all the basic fitness features such as daily activity (which includes total steps walked, calories burnt, and time), heart rate, sleep tracking, stress tracking, breath training, SpO2 training, meditation, find my phone, and music control. Apart from that, there are 14 different support modes on this watch. I tried a few of them, and they worked fine. The watch notifies you of the incoming calls, messages received, and other detailed notifications.
The main highlight of the Boat Xtend is the Amazon Alexa Support. The watch has an in-built microphone, and you can access it by long-pressing the back button. Do note that you can only do some basic tasks with Alexa on the watch, like setting the alarm, setting a timer, and such. Well, having Alexa on a watch is good, but you won’t find it very useful. Probably you will use it for a day or two out of excitement, and then you won’t prefer using it because it only does some basic tasks. So, it won’t be a problem even if Boat missed this feature.
The next cool thing about this Boat Smartwatch is your watch faces on this one. You get more than 100 watch faces on the watch, and probably more watch faces will be added to it. Moreover, you can also set a custom watch face as well.
Boat Wave App
You will have to download the Boat Wave App to use the watch. The app is available for both Android as well as iOS devices. You won’t be seeing bugs on the app, and it works perfectly. I haven’t noticed any problem with connectivity, like frequent disconnection. The interface of the Boat Wave is clean and simple. You will get all the fitness-related options and all the watch settings on the app itself.
Accuracy is one of the important aspects that one should take care of when buying a smartwatch. So talking about the accuracy, I tested everything on this watch, from normal walking to running, sleeping, and much more, and I find the results to be accurate.
Compared to Realme or Redmi Watch, the result was the same on all of them. So, there is no problem with the accuracy. I don’t find the results to be accurate on most budget fitness trackers, but yes, this smartwatch is accurate in terms of fitness tracking, sleep tracking, and everything it does.
Comparing it to the Noise watch, which we tried recently, the stress level as well as the SpO2 tracking is much more accurate on this one. It also has the option to track the menstrual cycle in women.
You get to see a 300mAH battery on this one, which the company claims to last 7 days. However, if you use most of the features of the watch, then the battery will last about two and a half days. If you keep the brightness low, then the battery will last about 3-4 days. I find the battery life to be a downside of the watch. It comes with magnet hook charging support.
Boat Xtend Smartwatch is a decent smartwatch from the Boat. It offers all the basic fitness features you will find on a budget fitness tracker, a good display, Alexa support, good design and build, and much more. The smartwatch at this price is quite good. Personally, what I didn’t like about this smartwatch was its color scheme. However, if you like the color scheme, I recommend you go for it. Overall the watch is good, with nothing to dislike about it except for the battery life. The battery life on this one is quite low. The company claims it to have a battery life of 7 days, but with regular usage, it will last for 2-3 days. If you are looking for a good smartwatch under Rs.5000, you can adjust the battery life, and you like the color scheme, then I would recommend you to go for this smartwatch. It offers all the features that should be there in a smartwatch under Rs.5000.
We will be keeping Boat Xtend Smartwatch on our list of best smartwatches under Rs. 5000, and Rs.3000. If you are looking to buy a smartwatch under Rs. 5000, then you can check our list of best smartwatches under 5000 in India. This list will help you buy the best smartwatch on your budget. For more info, please check the full review video on our Youtube channel Geekman.