After TWS, smartwatches seem to be the latest hot products that every brand is trying to get into their portfolio, thanks to the newfound awareness about health and fitness afforded by the lockdown. Boat is a popular brand in the value-for-money wearables segment, and Xtend smartwatches are the latest in their portfolio.
The Boat Xtend watch is styled similar to the third-gen Apple watch, though the build quality is obviously different. However, for a sub-₹4000 watch, the brand has done a great job. The watch is made in China but offers surprisingly good build quality and features for the price. We received the black version, which has a flashy golden metal frame around the rectangular bezel. That apart, the watch has a neat appearance with a clean interface. The silicon strap is interchangeable. The Boat Wave app includes an extensive collection of watch faces and is intuitive. The 1.6-inch square display proved quite nimble and responsive to touch.
The smartwatch offers all basic functions including SpO2, Heart rate, sleep tracking and workout monitoring along with notifications and music control. It even has built-in Alexa voice assistant, which is absent even in some of the more expensive watches. Packing a 300mAh battery, the device retains power for more than a week on a single charge. The watch is water-resistant up to 5atm pressure or up to 50 metres for 30 minutes.
The Boat Xtend is available in Olive Green, Sandy Cream, Pitch Black and Deep Blue colours. It cannot be compared to premium watches in the market but will appeal to you if you are looking for an inexpensive alternative with good features and decent looks.
WE’RE IMPRESSED Decent build quality, good display, great battery life, feature-rich
WE’D IMPROVE Colour options
THE LAST WORD A budget smartwatch that doesn’t look or feel too cheap