Fastrack Reflex 2.0 Review | Price in India

Not sure why people are buying this smart band

 

Key features Fastrack Reflex 2.0 

  • Water-resistant
  • OLED Display
  • USB Charging

Fastrack Reflex 2.0 Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Regular USB charging
  • Strap design- comfortable to wear around the wrist
  • Water-resistant
Cons
  • Irregular notification alerts
  • Bulky and wide
  • The reflex app is clunky
  • No heart rate monitoring

 

Fastrack Reflex 2.0: Screen & Design

First things first, this watch was released in 2018 and still continuing strong, even though there are products such as Mi Band 3i and Realme band that have a much better design.

The design of the band is too wide, and it looks bulky. I would prefer a smartwatch to a smart band if the band is that wide. One thing the Fastrack Reflex 2.0 got right is the band strap. With a smooth inner layer, the band is comfortable to wear and looks moderately stylish with a rough ridged pattern on the outer side. Probably not for you if you got a thin wrist like me.

 

Probably the most annoying part of the design is that the band is locked to a horizontal orientation. This means you need to slightly turn your wrist to even read the time. I didn’t see this problem in any smart band at this price range.

You can charge the Fastrack Reflex 2.0 via regular USB. This means you can plug the band to any device that supports a USB port for charging.

Fastrack Reflex 2.0: Features

The band can show basic tracking of fitness activities using its Reflex app that is available for both iOS and Android.

The band can track your steps, count the number of calories burned, provide notifications from your favorite apps such as WhatsApp, Call, or SMS message. You can set alarms, find the tracker using a smartphone (in case you left it somewhere within your reach and forgot), and a remote button that acts as a shutter to take selfies from your smartphone.

One feature I like is ‘Sendantary Reminder’. This feature helps you to organize more. It sends a reminder to get up and work out if you are sitting too much on your sofa. A more advanced version of this is a feature called “Personal Trainer” in Honor Band 5.

 Fastrack Reflex 2.0 Battery life

4 days of battery life (as advertised) is too less based on the current trends in smart band usage. It could have been much higher (as much as 14 days) if you are not providing heart rate monitoring and multiple fitness modes.

Fastrack Reflex 2.0: App

Customers made numerous complaints about the app’s inability to sync in time and multiple connectivity issues with the band. The connectivity issues resulted in users not getting notifications sometimes.

The Fastrack Reflex 2.0 is just a barebones app to record the band’s data and nothing to offer in terms of quality and accuracy of the metrics displayed. If you see apps from Xiaomi and Honor, you will see a noticeable difference in the app technology. I feel Fastrack compromised way too many features compared to competitors at the time such as Xiaomi Band 2.

Final verdict

I agree the price of the product is less. But there are tons of other options in the current market for a lesser price compared to the Fastrack Reflex 2.0. For instance, there isn’t any feature that Realme band or Mi Band 3i (budget version of Mi Band 3) doesn’t offer that Reflex is offering. Well, Fastrack is not a tech-driven company and it has produced some of the finest digital watches in the last decade. Just going by the brand, I would be more than happy to wear a smart band or smartwatch from Fastrack if it offers high tech features like Honor Band 5 or Mi Band 4. Until then, I would go for other options in the market.

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