Zeblaze Beyond 2 - Will Xiaomi Mi Band be a killer?
The most promising cheap smartwatch of recent times is Zeblaze Beyond 2.
As I started browsing the specification, I couldn’t believe my eyes. In terms of paper, it knows a lot more than Xiaomi’s new smart bracelet, essentially the capabilities of a strong mid-range watch, but the price, at least in the introductory action, is as much as that of Xiaomi Mi Band 7. How can this be?
I don’t know the answer, but I’ll list a few things from my list of abilities to make you feel why I’ve been searching the state for an hour and a half now!
The display is AMOLED with a 1,78 inch screen. This can be pretty much real because the watch is square rather than round. Hold on, the brightness of the 390 x 450 pixel display is not less than 1000 nit. I don’t know what kind of panel it might have in it, but 1000 nit is almost an incredible category for me, at least at this price level.
Struggling with hardware capabilities, it turned out to have a built-in GPS. You see, it's not the usual crap when positioning only works when connected to a phone, it also has a GPS chip. To make things even more beautiful, the positioning system is compatible not only with GPS, but also with GLONASS Galileo and Beidou.
Among the sensors we find a device for measuring blood oxygen levels, but wait, there's something else! VO2 Max measurement. What is this? The VO2 Max value shows how much oxygen our body can absorb. It is obviously a necessity for professional athletes to know as much as possible, but for amateurs it does not matter how much this value is. So VO2 Max shows how much oxygen our body can absorb and transport in one minute per kilogram of body weight. It is quite a rare ability to measure this from an hour!
There are a lot of sports that the watch supports, exactly these:
- Outdoor running,
- Outdoor cycling,
- Indoor cycling,
- Outdoor walking,
- table tennis,
- trail run,
- Climbing machine,
- Elliptical machine,
It’s a little surprising that swimming isn’t among the sports because the watch is water resistant up to a pressure of 5 atm, or 50 meters deep. So there would be no physical limit to swimming support, but maybe later, with a software update.
Battery life and battery life are also important. It didn't go bad either! With a built-in 180 mAh capacity, a standby time of 40 days can be achieved, but this data is of no interest to anyone. More importantly, it can be reached in 10-15 days on a single charge under normal use, and up to 40 hours on continuous use of GPS. The latter can be interesting if we run longer distances or cycle competitively.
I will not detail the remaining abilities. We get standard things like step count, sleep monitor, stopwatch, alarm, incoming message notification, million removable dials, and the like.
Well, now what's even more interesting is the price. In the introductory campaign just launched, the first 100 customers can buy Zeblaze Beyond 23 for HUF 2. If you miss it, the next 500 customers will already get 34 forints, if you miss it, the price will jump to 500 forints. So if you want a watch like this, it will be good if you try!