‘Metronaut’ brand was launched by Flipkart as a private label for men’s fashion and accessories, earlier in July of this year. Flipkart has partnered with local manufacturers and will sell locally-made products under its Metronaut brand. They believe this will provide a boost to the ‘Make in India’ initiative. The Metronaut X9 Round Dial Smartwatch is a part of this label. As the name suggests, it has a round dial and it comes with leather straps.
The market for smartwatches is still at a nascent stage. There are already established players in the smartwatch market. But the segment has not taken off as some of the manufacturers had hoped. As a general rule, the watches which cost less sell more.The Metronaut X9 Round Dial is an affordable smartwatch. It connects to a smartphone to deliver notifications right on the wearer’s wrist. It is available at a price of Rs. 3,999/- on Flipkart Shopping. We will take a closer look at this smart watch through this review.
The Metronaut X9 Round Dial is a small watch. The display of this watch measures 1.22” and is encased in a metal body. The straps on this smart watch are made of leather and, along with the metal body, do their part in lending this smartwatch a premium look. There is a loudspeaker on the side of the dial on the opposite side from the single physical key and the microphone. The watch feels a bit weighty due to its metal construction. But it is the good weight. It is the sort of heft which reminds one of quality.
The only plastic used on the watch is on the back of the dial. This is where the heart rate sensor is located along with the pins for attaching the charger. The quality of plastic used here could have been better. But considering the price point of this watch, it can be forgiven. There’s one odd thing about the design though. The straps feel too thin for the size of the watch dial. But this is a subjective point and may not affect everybody. Overall, the design review of the Metronaut X9 Round Dial has its ups and downs.
The Metronaut X9 Round Dial has a 1.22” IPS LCD touch enabled display which has a resolution of 240 x 240 pixels. The display is bright enough and is easily viewable even in direct sunlight. The colour reproduction of this display is quite good, it is an IPS LCD display. Even the viewing angles are great. All-in-all, this is a good display to have on this smartwatch.
There is no camera on the Metronaut X9 Round Dial Smartwatch.
The Metronaut X9 Round Dial runs on Android and is powered by a MediaTek MT2502C processor. It can be paired with both, iPhones as well as Android smartphones. The packed in Li-Ion battery makes the smartwatch last whole day. Unfortunately, there is no water-resistance whatsoever.
It features Bluetooth V4.0. It also has heart rate & sleep monitor, pedometer and sedentary reminder. The overall performance of the Metronaut X9 Round Dial is satisfactory at its price, without being notable.
INSIDE THE BOX:
· Metronaut X9 Round Dial Smartwatch
· Charging Cable
ü Receives notifications and allows to act on them.
ü Runs on Android.
ü Health tracking features.
ü Heart Rate Sensor.
û Small battery.
û No water resistance.
The Metronaut X9 Round Dial is an affordable smartwatch. In some places, it feels like its price point, like the quality of plastic used at the back side of the watch and the lack of water resistance.
On the other hand, it has some premium features like the heart rate sensor and the full metal build. As this review points out, in spite of some of its obvious shortcomings, the Metronaut X9 Round Dial gives good value for the buyer’s money.
· Performance: 3 Stars.
· Value for Money: 3 Stars.