In the generation where mobile computing evolved into the developed of smartwatches using you can control notifications and different applications of the phone without even taking your smartphone out of the pocket. Smartwatches have evolved to the extent that you can now listen to music as well as attend a call using it. However, all these functionalities needed more power, and thus everyone had to charge their watches regularly.
As we have grown up to an advanced generation, wearing a watch is no less than a possession. However, as the tech has evolved, it has lead to the manufacturing of watches which doesn’t only shows up time but also holds some unusual set of features. Yes, we are talking about Hybrid Smartwatches!! The generation of hybrid smartwatches which looks just like a mechanical watch but functions as a smart tracker or smartwatch.
Talking about the watches, we have watched a whole of watches getting changed, and that is where the first Hybrid Watch by Lenovo comes in. The watch comes in two colors white and black and looks elegant even at the first look. At a glance, the watch appears like a mechanical watch but when you tent to look a little closer, you will some changes. So as we got our hands on the watch, we wanted to share out thoughts on one of the few Hybrid Watches of the industry. So keep reading till the end, if you wish to know more about the watch.
Lenovo Watch 9 Review
Lenovo has launched plenty of features with their first Hybrid Watch but needs to check that how well they are optimized to deliver the accurate results. So for that, we will go through each aspect and conclude that it holds a worth in the market or not?
Let us get started…
To begin with, we will go through the hardware and software specifications and take a look at its features rather than looking elegant.
|Brand & Model||Lenovo Watch 9|
|Color||Black / White|
|Battery||CR2032; 240 Days Standby Time|
|Operating Mode||Press Button|
|Dial and Band||Round, Stainless Steel; Silicone|
|Functions||Reject/Answer Call, Find Phone, Health Tracking, Message and Notification Reminder, Remote Camera, Alarm, Stopwatch, HR Monitor, Pedometer, Sleep Monitor|
|Features||Android/iOS Compatible; Vibration Sensor, G-Sensor, Water Resistant upto 5 ATM|
|Dimensions and Weight||22.30 x 2.00 x 1.12 cm / 8.78 x 0.79 x 0.44 inches; 0.0550 kg|
Design & Build Quality:
The Watch 9 from Lenovo inherits the perfect design that will attract the buyer at first ever glance. The Watch looks neat and elegant and comes with a stainless steel round dial with a silicone band attached to it on either side. Luckily we got hands on the black color version, and it looks best out of a lot.
The Design looks royal with black color and surely desires to a must-have in your collection. It has an ergonomic design which makes it comfortable for everyday use and the outer body entirely works as a mechanical watch. The dial glass is made out of a pure sapphire glass with up to 9H of hardness. The watch has excellent viewing angles and excellent transparency to look at the time.
For making it more durable, the wristbands undergoes vacuum ion plating procedures which makes it resilient towards external forces and pressure. The wristbands are also claimed to be made out of high-end medical grade hypoallergic silicone material and breathable texture to provide comfort to your skin while you wear it for a whole day long.
Lenovo Watch 9 made out of the mechanical watch but what makes it different is its sound quality LED notification display. The watch comes with a 1.5-inch screen which is more than enough for the LED notifications. While you look closer, you will see a tiny Red LED light at the point of where it marks 12 on a clock.
It functions on a notification based scenario and due to which it has a battery standby time of 240 days which is impressive itself and makes it stand out in the market. The watch has a stylish yet vintage design and its hour and minute hands are made out of high-quality polished brass. The little neon adds up to it and quickly glows while its dark.
>> Apart from looking gorgeous, it also does the health tracking pretty well too. However, you need the support of Lenovo’s Watch App which shows up all the tracking stats right on your phone. Upon checking, the tracked data was found to be accurate and on point.
>> Similar to other smartwatches, the Hybrid Watch 9 also works with Bluetooth connectivity to sync your sports data and gives you real-time assessment of your exercise of the day.
>> It also has sleep monitor to track down your sleep quality and shows up call and message reminders. You can also set the alarm as per your preferred time to stop worrying about waking up and notifies you with vibration.
>> It also comes with some handful features like Find-phone and Remote Camera providing ease while you forget your phone somewhere or busy in taking selfies.
Price and Availability:
Now talking about the most important factor, the hyrbrid watch from Lenovo is priced at $38.99 on GearVita and is available in both Black and White Color. For the price you pay, you get the quality product and other exciting features with the watch. Even if you don’t want to use it as a tracker, you can still wear it when you go out.
Final Conclusion: is Watch 9 worth it?
The Watch 9 possibly comes with all essential features you need in a smartphone. However, it is a little complicated to get along with the watch and its functions. Its mobile app is also quite buggy and doesn’t perform well.
Although, the Watch does it all to compensate for the flaws and matches your style statement with perfection. It is very comfortable to use, and you can wear it all day long. The watch goes along with any attire of style you follow and is a must-have for horologists. Also, if you are looking for budgeted smartwatches? You can check out our list of Best Chinese Smartwatches in 2018 and where you can get them.