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CUBOT X1 – The RUGGED smartwatch with INFINITE autonomy and a super AMOLED DISPLAY

Did you know that in addition to smartphones, smartwatches can also be rugged in nature, therefore resistant to shocks, scratches, high and low temperatures but without giving up a rewarding look? Today we discover one, the Cubot to make and receive calls from your wrist. Curious? Then make yourself comfortable to read this complete review.

CUBOT X1 Smart Watch 2.13 inch AMOLED Screen, 850mAh Battery, Waterproof Sports Smartwatch for Men, Bluetooth Call, Heart Rate

65,88
52,70
 available
AliExpress
as of May 20, 2024 15:41

Cubot of the smart wearable. Once the wearable has been assembled with the strap, which also offers a quick release with a 1 mm pitch and therefore you have the possibility of customizing the outfit with other straps easily available on the market, the design reminiscent of a Transformers robot is immediately evident. As already mentioned, the smartwatch has a rugged nature which also allows it to resist high and low temperatures, although there are no MIL-STD certifications, but personally I tried to leave it unattended inside the freezer for about an hour and it didn't It hasn't even scratched the slightest under the battery side.

Naturally, if Cubot Among the functions available we have, regarding waterproofing, a sort of vibration combined with a high frequency sound that makes the speaker and microphone vibrate, in order to remove excess water. The dimensions are equal to 1 x 20 x 2 mm (thickness) and a weight of 52.7 grams (including strap), which does not make it particularly suitable for slender and/or female wrists despite the fact that the functions available include cycle monitoring female.

The case is made of plastic materials but features a layer of UV paint with a high-temperature fixing process of metal powders and then an enamelling process, a process that we could associate with that of the tropicalization typical of high-grade cameras. On the case we find 3 buttons, one of which is on the left side which is used to recall the sports monitor or, if held down, recalls the timer function. On the upper right profile we find the display on/off button which, if held down, recalls the device shutdown/restart menu, while the lower button on the right side allows you to access the system menu or, if held down, recalls the voice assistant .

On the back of the smartwatch we find the magnetic pogo pins for charging and sensors dedicated to detecting heart rate (green light) and SpO2 values ​​(red light) protected by a Panda Glass. Speaking of sensors, Cubot The weight of the device mentioned above may seem high, but I assure you that it does not create discomfort on the wrist and does not weigh it down too much. In reality, the weight is justified by the presence of a large 1 mAh battery capable of offering up to 850 days of standard use without sacrifices and 30 days on standby. An impressive value if we consider that our rugged watch boasts the presence of a 100-inch AMOLED display with 2,13×410 pixel resolution. Among the other specifications we also find the presence of DC dimming against flickering and eye discomfort but unfortunately there is no sensor dedicated to brightness adjustment, therefore having to act manually on the adjustment. The display is protected by Panda Glass and also offers the Always On Display function which does not follow the wathface installed on the watch, but allows the choice between analogue and digital.

Viewing under direct sunlight in the case of the AOD is not exceptional while it is perfect when viewing content on the screen with the display turned on, which is an excellent AMOLED, with deep blacks and bright colours. The fluidity of scrolling is also pleasant and the large surface available allows for good reading of notifications and other information. Speaking of notifications, these can be received from all the applications installed on the smartphone, but they can only be read and it is not possible to view photos or listen to voice notes, although the Cubot speaker.

In fact, our Cubot X1 offers the possibility of managing calls from the wrist and querying and issuing commands to the voice assistant. The connection takes place via Bluetooth and therefore you must have a smartphone connected, but the call function was excellent as even at high volume, the smartwatch returns full, crystal-clear audio without particular muffling and distortion. The volume is a little less present if we query the voice assistant, but we can also use the watch speaker to convey all the audio coming from the associated smartphone, for example for listening to music while running, in order to store the phone comfortably in your pocket and have a sound closer to your ear.

Be careful, however, if you have an iPhone nearby, because the ringtone of the watch is the basic one of the iPhone and therefore you may not understand whether you or someone else is receiving a call. Fortunately we have a vibration on the wrist available, which can be set to values ​​of off, light and strong but even with this last value the vibration remains a little weak. The software system is proprietary and does not allow installation of external apps, but we find almost everything necessary. The menu can be set to 4 different styles and the watchfaces can also be customized among the many made available by the accompanying app. We can also create one with a personal photo but we cannot associate complications, but only display the date and time.

The menu is available in Italian, but the translation is really "macho", for example the word ring which should mean ringtone is literally translated as ring. We can synchronize contacts from our address book up to a number of 999, but we can also enable favorite contacts to call them faster. There is no shortage of classic functions such as weather, stopwatch, timer, calendar, remote music control, remote photo taking (passing exclusively from the data synchronization application and not from the phone's stock camera), but we can also show QR Codes to hijack friends or acquaintances to your social profile or to have you make payments, for example on Paypal. The QR code must be loaded from the companion app and subsequently sent to the watch. Unfortunately, the alarm function cannot be set from the smartwatch while in terms of alerts you can receive a reminder about a sedentary lifestyle and drinking water.

In terms of sports, Cubot the activity you performed. The health measurements made available are related to cardio, SpO1, blood pressure, sleep, female cycle, stress and respiratory relaxation. For heart rate and SpO100 the reliability of the data proved to be very good as well as sleep is able to precisely detect the beginning and end of sleep, it also recognizes the REM phase and light sleep as well as understanding if we get up at night but not allows monitoring of daily naps.

In my case, blood pressure often got the value right when compared with a dedicated instrument, but I think it was more luck than goodness of function, as the value returned is given by an estimate of the data collected up to that moment. However the data can be synchronized with Google Fit and Google Health. Although the data is not very complete and accurate, I found a good accuracy of what was recorded, which can be consulted from the companion app available for both Android and iOS, which is also very simple but still functional.

CUBOT X1 Smart Watch 2.13 inch AMOLED Screen, 850mAh Battery, Waterproof Sports Smartwatch for Men, Bluetooth Call, Heart Rate

65,88
52,70
 available
AliExpress
as of May 20, 2024 15:41

CONCLUSIONS AND PRICE

Cubot X1 turned out to be an excellent smartwatch, aesthetically beautiful, resistant and with functions that we rarely find on cheap devices. It's not very complete but the functions offered work really well. The calls are heard well, which is not so obvious, we have good monitoring of health data and practically infinite autonomy. You can buy it on AliExpress on the official Cubot shop at a launch price of around 53 euros including shipping, a price that will rise to over 80 euros, so I advise you to take advantage of the offer.

Emanuele Iafulla
Emanuele Iafulla

Nerd, Geek, Netizen, terms that do not belong to me. Simply myself, technology lover and provocative as Xiaomi does with his products. High quality at fair prices, a real provocation for the other most famous brands.

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