BoAt Xplorer Smartwatch Review 2021: Cheap Smartwatch with Built-in GPS under 5000

Boat Xplorer Smartwatch Review
Image Source: boAt.com

The boAt has a launched smartwatch with built-in GPS in India. The smartwatch is already listed for sale on Flipkart. It is the third smartwatch from the family of boAt after boAt Storm, Enigma and Flash. Like other boAt smartwatches, this GPS smartwatch is even priced under 5000.

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boAt Xplorer Smartwatch Review: Features and Specs 

ModelboAt Xplorer Smartwatch
Display1. Screen Size: 1.3″ curved display
2. Type: Full colour 2.5 touchscreen
3. Resolution: 240×240 pixels
StrapMaterial: Silicone
Strap Color: Blue, Black & Gray
Health Tracking Features1. Heart Rate monitoring
2. Sleep Tracking
3. Female Health Tracking
4. Wellness mode
5. Guided meditation breathing
6. Calorie Burned
Fitness Tracking Features1. More than 8 Sport Modes
2. Swim Tracking
3. Automatic Activity Tracking(Walking 7 Running)
Water- Resistance5 ATM( 50 meters)
Blood OxygenNo
Sensors1. Accelerometer Sensor
2. Heart Rate Sensor
3. GPS
4. Vibration Motor
Battery7 days
Smart Features1. SMS and Call Notifications
2. Phone App Notifications
3. Phone Music Control
4. and much more
CompatibilityAndroid 4.4 or above and iOS 8.0 or above

Design 

Image Source: boAt.com

The new boAt Xplorer watch comes with a rectangular case with a button on the side. It features a 1.3” full-colour 2.5 D curved touchscreen display with a resolution of 240×240 pixels. The new Timex Fit smartwatch also has the exact resolution of the Timex Fit watch, but it costs more than 5000. 

The watch already got four personalized cloud watch faces in it, and you can download additional watch faces from the companion app, the BoAt Pro Gear App.  

Health Tracking Features 

The BoAt Xplorer smartwatch comes with many helpful health tracking features such as wrist-based heart rate monitoring, a wellness mode, sleep tracking, guided meditation breathing and a Menstruation Cycle Tracker. 

Unfortunately, it does not have a SpO2 sensor. If you need a built-in GPS and SpO2, you can go for Amazfit Bip U Pro, which is also priced under 5000.  

Fitness Tracking Features 

It hosts 12 sports modes which include: 

  1. Outdoor Running 
  2. Indoor Walking 
  3. Outdoor Walking 
  4. Indoor Running, 
  5. Outdoor Cycling, 
  6. Spinning Bike, Cricket 
  7. Hiking 
  8. Swimming 
  9. Open Swimming 
  10. Yoga 
  11. Rowing Machine 
  12. Elliptical Trainer 

Furthermore, it automatically tracks walking and running. The built-in GPS allows the device to track the route, outdoor activities like walking, running, cycling, etc., without a smartphone. It has 5 ATM water resistance, and this also makes it one of the best outdoor smartwatches in 2021.  

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Smart Features 

This affordable smartwatch hosts several useful features. It alerts you with vibration for SMS, call and other smartphone app notifications. However, it does not allow you to respond to alerts from the smartwatch.  

The availability of music control in this entry-level smartwatch allows you to play, skip or pause smartphone music right from the watch without grabbing the smartphone.  

Battery 

The BoAt claims that the battery can last for one week after a full recharge. However, the battery life may vary based on its usage. For example, the usage of GPS will drain the battery faster. It uses a USB Magnetic Charging Cable to charge the battery. 

Why Buy this Smartwatch?

The built-in GPS at an affordable price is the selling point of this smartwatch. It is ideal for people who are looking for a cheap running watch with onboard GPS. The GPS smartwatches like Garmin, Suunto, Fitbit, Apple, etc., costs you more than ₹11,000($150).

Pros
  • Built-in GPS
  • Music Control
  • Interchangable silicone strap
  • Waterproof
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • No SpO2
  • Nothing else(at this price)

Availability

boAt Xplorer Watch is available for sale in Flipkart and boAt India website.

Strap Colors: Black, Blue and Grey

If you are looking for a cheap smartwatch, check our handpicked list of the best smartwatches under 5000 in India.

Our Verdict 

The BoAt Xplorer is a value for money package. It comes with all essential health and fitness tracking features like heart rate monitoring, stress monitoring. Not having a SpO2 sensor is a disadvantage, but the built-GPS makes it worth buying. You cannot even get a fitness tracker with GPS at this price. The Fitbit Charge, which is having a built-in GPS, costs you more than $150. 

I hope this BoAt Xplorer Smartwatch Review help you understanding the new boAt Xplorer Watch features and specs. If you have any further queries, please feel free to comment or message us.

Also, check our latest article on the best fitness trackers in India in 2021.

Saneesh VS is a Registered Nurse by Profession and Wearable Tech Enthusiast by Passion. He loves to write about fitness, smartwatches, and fitness trackers. He also loves reading books on wearable tech, technology in healthcare, artificial intelligence etc., which he has been writing for the past 5 years.

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