I come across the Soundpeats brand very often along the way, but usually before I was able to test its various models of wireless earbuds. Today we will talk about a smartwatch called Soundpeats Watch Pro 1.
Yes, about a few months ago, Soundpeats already presented its first wearable watch, the Soundpeats Watch 1, to the mobile market. But I was not able to test it right away. Therefore, today I am planning to compare these two models of smartwatches and tell you about my impressions.
First thing about the price, the watch is currently priced at $46 with a nice 45% discount. At the same time, the last generation will cost you only $30. The difference is not very big, but the features are very different from each other.
For example, the updated version of the smartwatch has already received a round dial, and not a square one, as it was in the first generation. From the specifications, I note that the Watch Pro 1 model received a 1.28-inch screen with a resolution of 240 x 240 pixels. In addition, the watch has a Bluetooth 5.0 wireless connection.
Also, the smartwatch was protected from water under the IP68 standard. Inside the watch case is a built-in 285 mAh battery with pretty good battery life. Okay, at first glance, smartwatches are almost indistinguishable from other brands of wearable devices. Therefore, let’s check how the device has shown itself in practice.
Soundpeats Watch Pro 1: Specifications
|Soundpeats Watch Pro 1:||Specs|
|Screen:||1.28 inch TFT screen with 240 by 240 pixels|
|Sensor:||Heart-rate monitor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer|
|IP standart:||IP68 waterproof|
|Standby time:||up to 10 days|
|Size:||45.3 x 11.4 mm|
Unboxing and packaging
The appearance of the packaging of the new generation of smart watches from Soundpeats has turned out to be very standard, as for this brand. This is a small white package on which a picture of a smartwatch is located with the designation of the company and the name of the model.
Inside the package, I found – this is, directly, the smartwatch itself with a protective film on the screen. Also included was a two-pin magnetic charging cable and instructions for use.
As you can see, the bundle of inexpensive watches is not abundant. Therefore, now I propose to talk about the appearance and build quality of the smartwatch itself.
Design, build quality and materials
Comparing both models of smartwatches from Soundpeats, I was left under positive emotions from the latest generation of wearable watches. That is, there are quite serious differences here, and as you can guess, they are for the better in the Watch Pro 1. Let’s take a closer look at some of the external aspects.
For example, the first thing I want to talk about is weight, the first generation of the Soundpeats Watch 1 weighed about 54 grams. Meanwhile, the updated version of the device received a significantly lower weight of about 36 grams.
In terms of the materials used, there is also a significant difference between the two generations of watches. That is, the updated version of the device received a metal case on the outside. Also, the screen was protected by a protective glass with a slight curvature at the edges. But the back of the device was made of glossy plastic.
For comparison, I note that the first generation of the Watch 1 had a completely plastic case. Therefore, it is not surprising that the updated version of the device looks much more premium and interesting than its first version.
But the build quality in both models of smartwatches remained good. Both devices have received IP68 water protection. This means that you can easily wet your watch under the tap, swim in the pool and are not afraid to damage it.
As I mentioned at the beginning of the review, there is a 1.28-inch TFT screen on the front of the device. Its resolution was 240 x 240 pixels. The screen may not be the brightest in its class, but it has decent detail and good viewing angles.
The back of the watch has a dual-pin charging connection and a heart rate sensor. The right side of the watch received one mechanical button and it performs the function of turning the watch screen on or off.
Another small change is the strap size used when comparing it to the first generation and the updated generation. For example, in the Watch 1 model, the strap width was 20 mm, but in the updated version of the Soundpeats Watch Pro 1, it was 22 mm. Both straps are removable and you can easily replace them with any other option.
In terms of wearing comfort, both the first and the updated version of the watch were quite comfortable to wear. But perhaps the insignificant weight of the first generation won’t give you the same lightness as it was in the Watch Pro 1. Okay, now I propose to talk about the user interface and its main features.
Functions, features and mobile app
My first activation was accompanied by the connection of the mobile application. After successfully pairing the smartwatch with the mobile app, I could safely use the watch with all the available functions.
The main screen of the Soundpeats Watch Pro 1 smartwatch displays a lot of useful information. You can also change the design of the watch face by holding your finger on the home screen. Six different watch faces are available out of the box. But a little later I will show the settings of the mobile application, in which you can set even more different watch faces.
Now let’s go through smartwatch management. For example, when you swipe down, you get to the quick settings menu with four icons. These are to find mobile device, adjust screen brightness, do not disturb mode and settings. Also in this menu you can observe information about the wireless connection, time, remaining charge level and other indicators.
In this case, if you swipe up, you will get to the menu of the latest notifications. To find various useful widgets, you need to swipe to the right to the left of the home screen. Here I found widgets such as daily activity, heart rate, sleep, weather, and a music player.
But the main menu with all the features is located with a swipe from left to right. Here you can watch – this is sports training, heart rate, activity throughout the day, sleep, stopwatch, notifications and settings. In the settings, there are sections such as shutdown, restart, information about the watch model and a QR code for downloading a mobile application.
Looking at sports training, the watch has 13 different types of training. These are running, walking, cycling, yoga and many other sports. Of the minuses, I can single out – this is the lack of a GPS module. Therefore, your activity will not be tracked from a sports watch as accurately as a watch by the presence of a GPS module.
It is also worth mentioning that the watch received a wireless connection Bluetooth 5.0 version. And now it’s time to talk about the mobile app and its settings. The main screen of the app displays a lot of useful information, such as your steps taken, distance, heart rate and sleep.
If you go to the sports section, then you can activate the sports mode and use the GPS module from your smartphone so that the indicators of sports training are as accurate as possible.
The device section has a large list of useful features. For example, the first section offers a choice of different watch faces. In addition, you can choose dials according to your taste and style with your own photo.
Also in this section you can customize the work of heart rate, notifications, reminders, alarm and many other features.
Battery and run time
Inside the case of the Soundpeats Watch Pro 1 smartwatch, a 285 mAh battery is used. The manufacturer Soundpeats promises about 10 days of active use of the battery life.
But my practice has shown that the watch can work even longer, about 11-12 days battery life. Considering that the number of functions here is not very much, then the battery life will be of good value.
It took me about 3 hours to fully charge the wearable devices from Soundpeats via the two-pin magnetic connection.
Conclusion, reviews, pros and cons
Comparing both models of smartwatches from the Soundpeats brand, it is natural that I have more positive emotions from the Watch Pro 1 version than from the first generation.
First of all, the wearable Soundpeats Watch Pro 1 received better materials with a metal case and a rounded protective glass. In addition, they were lighter and therefore more comfortable to wear.
I also liked the build quality, as the watch received full protection from water under the IP68 standard.
But from the minuses I can single out – this is not the brightest screen of the Watch Pro 1. Even comparing the screen with the first generation Soundpeats Watch 1, its screen was much brighter. I also didn’t like the functionality of the features. That is, the watch received a minimum number of functions, but there are no such features as tracking the level of oxygen in the blood SpO2, indicators of blood pressure, or women’s health.
Price and where to buy cheaper?
The price tag for the Soundpeats Watch Pro 1 smartwatch remained quite tempting at only $46.96 with a 45% discount.
But I cannot recommend this watch model, since the functionality of the device is rather weak, as for modern smart wearable watches. But if you are a true fan of the Soundpeats brand and don’t need a lot of features, then the next generation of smartwatches might be a good choice.