Zeblaze is back in the market with the new version of Vive smartwatch. It is Zeblaze Vibe 3, a sports smartwatch with many added advanced features.
The design and display
The Zeblaze Vibe 3 is designed as a rugged smartwatch, the body is a durable metal (carbon coated) fastened with screws making it tightly sealed. Just like the Vibe 2, the Vibe 3 has 4 physical buttons to operate the smartwatch, making it ideal for outdoor especially in a situation where touchscreen is unreliable.
The overall body is IP67 waterproof and can withstand up to 50 meters underwater. It has a removable silicon strap with stainless steel buckle which is also dustproof and waterproof.
As expected with the Vibe series, the Zeblaze Vibe 3 smartwatch uses an FSTN display, a power saving display providing the Vibe 3 a much longer battery life. The screen is much bigger compared to Vibe 2 which is only 1.1 inch, while the Vibe 3 has a 1.24” inch. It is viewable in most angles and outdoor, even in direct sunlight, at night time there is a physical button to activate the backlight of the andriod smartwatch but I found the backlight to be a bit dim compared to the Vibe 2 that has a much brighter backlight. To increase the durability of the screen, it has been coated with Corning Gorilla Glass 4.
Hardware, Software and Performance
Zeblaze Vibe 3 comes with an SI-BW03 processor, which is low power and allows our battery to perform much more. As for RAM and ROM, they both have 128MB.
The Zeblaze VIBE 3 can be synchronized with our smartphone using the support app, which we can download from the Google Play store or Apple Store, so it will be compatible with both Android and iOS operating systems. On the support app, you can activate the remote control for camera and set up alerts.
The Zeblaze VIBE 3 comes with a CR2450 battery with a capacity of 610mAh, which has 33 months of battery life that is almost 3 years.
VIBE 3 (Bluetooth name XWatch) connects via Bluetooth 4.0 to your smartphone via the app called ‘Sports+’.
The smartwatch has the basic features such as call and message notifications (via icon notifications). Other information that you can check directly on the smartwatch are steps taken, calories burned, distance counter, alarm and timer. Additional functions can be check on the support app, such as stats and graphs and activating the remote control for camera is also on the app.
Excellent FSTN Display
Ultra-long battery life
Poor App Support (disconnects and crashes in a few smartphones)
No HR sensor
Replacing battery is difficult
The Zeblaze Vibe 3 is a good smartwatch for outdoors especially if you are far from a power source for several weeks or months. Visit Banggood.com to purchase one for $27.25