Intex is generally associated with low-cost mobiles and smartphones. But few people know that they also make smart wearables like smart bands and smartwatches. In fact, they are the first Indian company to come out with a smartwatch exclusively for children, which also works as a safety device. The Intex iRist Junior Smartwatch is made just for kids and it is available in attractive colours.
The watch also helps parents keep track of their children and children can be tracked in real-time to know their exact where abouts.The watch also features an SOS functionality for those really scary situations. The Intex iRist Junior Smartwatch is available at a price of Rs. 2,699/- in online stores. Let us take a closer look at this intriguing device.
The Intex iRist Junior Smartwatch sports a chunky design which is made to withstand the rough and tumble of a child’s everyday routine. The dial is made of strong plastic and the straps are made of silicon. The watch is water resistant with an IP65 rating. So, the watch won’t be damaged even if it is dunked in water. The dial and the straps are matched for colour. The watch is available in four colours Turquoise Blue, Pink, Yellow, and Green.
The colour we are looking at today is Turquoise Green. Though the dial measures 38mm x 37mm, the actual display is a 24mm TFT screen with a resolution of 128 x 64 pixels. The smartwatch accepts a single micro SIM for two-way communication which can be accessed by a SIM eject pin included with the watch. The buttons on the watch, except the power button, are chunky and can be easily pressed by small hands. The power button is recessed into the watch dial to prevent it being inadvertently pressed either automatically or by children’s hands.
This is a good design decision as this way the watch cannot be turned off unknowingly or by children themselves. The belt locking mechanism is the classic belt and buckle system which is easy to operate as well as being the most secure. All-in-all this is a well-designed watch made with premium quality materials and attractive colours keeping in mind the target audience.
The Intex iRist Junior Smartwatch runs on a MediaTek 6261A chipset with 4MB RAM and 16MB built-in storage. It takes a single micro SIM to enable two-way calling. It works on 2G bands of 900/1800 Mhz. There is no memory expansion slot. It supports Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth V3.0 as well as A-GPS. The watch is powered by a 580mAh Li-Po battery which gives it a talk-time of 180-240 mins and a standby time of 2-3 days.
The Intex iRist Junior Smartwatch is compatible with Android as well as IOS operating systems. It has following features Location, Call, SOS, Time, Battery Notifications, Voice Chat, Current Location Tracking, Power Saving, Block Contact, Safe Zone, Auto Answer, Alarm, Friends, Report Calling Location and Power off Alert. Once the smartwatch is paired with the parents’ smartphones, they can keep track of their children via A-GPS. The parents can set up geofencing in which, if the child goes out of the area demarcated by the parent, an alert pops up on the parents’ smartphone alerting them of the breach.
The smartwatch takes in a SIM card and acts like a phone by providing a two-way communication channel between the child and its parents. It also has a built-in SOS transmitter which sends out the last known location in case the watch’s battery is about to die. The watch performs all its expected duties without any hassles or problems.
INSIDE THE BOX:
· Intex iRist Junior Smartwatch
· USB Cable
· Charging Cradle
· Warranty Card and User Manual
ü 580 mAh removable Li-Ion battery.
ü 2-way communication between the smartwatch and a paired smartphone.
ü Geo-fencing facility.
ü SOS feature.
ü Real-time tracking via A-GPS.
û The Battery could have been bigger.
The Intex iRist Junior Smartwatch is a Godsend for parents who worry about the well-being of their children when they’re alone. The Intex iRist Junior Smartwatch not only allows them to keep a track of their children in real-time but also lets them instantly communicate with their children via the features two-way calling facility. No one can put a value on that secure feeling a parent feels when they know that their child is safe. For that reason alone, this watch gives the best value for the parent’s money.
· Performance: 4 Stars.
Value for Money: 5 Stars.