|Excellent Display with Always On feature||Battery Backup could have been better|
|Good Bluetooth Calling feature|
|Good design with rotating crown|
CrossBeats is a “Make in India” brand that has leapfrogged into becoming one of the latest and trending smart device makers available in the Indian market right now. They have a wide range of smartwatches and audio devices. Recently, they launched the Ignite S5 Smartwatch which is an absolute game-changer in the Rs 5k smartwatch category.
Thanks to CrossBeats, we have got our hands on the Black version of the CrossBeats Ignite S5 Smartwatch. After using it for a few days, we are giving a comprehensive review of the CrossBeats Ignite S5 Smartwatch.
In the box
- 1 CrossBeats Ignite S5 Smartwatch
- 1 Charger
- 1 Manual Guide
- 1 Warranty card
Specifications of the CrossBeats Ignite S5 Smartwatch
- Benchmark Display on Smartwatch: Maximized for your comfort, this massive 1.96” Super AMOLED display on Ignite S5 is a supreme upgrade with excellent color corrections & 60Hz refresh to complete uncompromised viewing.
- Bluetooth Calling Redefined: Bluetooth calls now on your smartwatch, old news? Well, but there were no Bluetooth calling on smartwatches that had great connectivity via BT 5.3 low energy chipsets and a powerful technology like ClearCommTM to back it up.
- Pro Level Workouts: Get geared up and get ripped by working out with your smartest ally, the Crossbeats Ignite S5. Loaded with 100+ sports training, you have plenty of options to try every day to keep your fitness at peaks.
- What’s your style today: 500+ fresh watch faces along with customization is a true game changer for fashion enthusiasts who consider smartwatches to be a part of their everyday lifestyle.
- Wireless Charging: Charging made not only effortless but also wireless! The Ignite S5 comes with wireless charging backed by SnapChargeTM for faster reload and longer battery time.
CrossBeats has launched the “MActivePro” app for connecting the CrossBeats Ignite S5 Smartwatch with your smartphone. It is available for both Android and iOS. So, you’ll need to download the app and pair your smartwatch and smartphone via Bluetooth. It has great connectivity via BT 5.3 low energy chipsets which helps to highly reduce the power consumption of the watch and brings better stable and fast transmission to Android & IOS (compatible with iOS9 & above and Android 4.4 & above).
Once connected, you can personalize the CrossBeats Ignite S5 Smartwatch from your mobile device. Additionally, it can track all of your fitness activities in a single place. The app includes over 500+ watch faces that you can choose from or else you can also customize your own watch face which is pretty awesome. You can also select from recently added watch faces by rotating the crown on the side of the watch.
Design and build quality
The CrossBeats Ignite S5 Smartwatch will definitely remind you of the Apple Watch design. It comes with a square dial like the Apple Watch and also has a rotating crown in a very similar position. So, it does look like a lot similar to the Apple Watch which can be a big factor if you love the design of the Apple Watch but don’t want to spend big.
However, if you like a round dial, it can be a deal breaker for you. But, if you are flexible with the dial shape, then the CrossBeats Ignite S5 Smartwatch design will definitely catch your eye along with the rotating crown.
The CrossBeats Ignite S5 Smartwatch is made up of a full metal body which does give it a premium look. The red circle on the rotating crown also give it an extra touch of elegance. The silicon strap is also quite unique from other smartwatches as the strap doesn’t hang loose after wearing the smartwatch. The smartwatch is also quite lightweight, weighing just 45.7 gms, so it doesn’t feel heavy on the wrist.
The CrossBeats Ignite S5 smartwatch features a benchmark display that has been optimized for your comfort. The massive 1.96″ Super AMOLED screen is a significant upgrade, providing outstanding colour accuracy and uncompromised viewing with a 60Hz refresh rate.
|Screen||Super AMOLED Display|
|Size||1.96″ Edge to edge screen|
|Refresh rate||60 Hz|
The CrossBeats Ignite S5 smartwatch has a super bright display which can go up to 700 nits. It also has 99.9% RGB with real colour. It also has a 368*448 resolution, which makes it super easy to use outdoors in sunlight.
The smartwatch’s 60Hz refresh rate provides a fast and smooth experience. The refresh rate ensures that motion blur is minimized, resulting in smoother action and sharper visuals. As a result, the smartwatch feels more responsive and speedy. With one of the best displays available in the Rs 5k price range, this smartwatch is a great choice.
Charging and battery backup
One of the main highlights of the CrossBeats Ignite S5 smartwatch in the charging area is its wireless charging feature. The smartwatch is equipped with wireless charging supported by SnapCharge, enabling faster charging and longer battery life. It gives a hassle-free charging experience as you don’t have to fit in a magnetic charger, as found in other smartwatches.
Note – The CrossBeats Ignite S5 smartwatch can be charged only with the wireless charger provided with it in the box and doesn’t support other wireless chargers.
|Typical Use||Up to 3 days|
|Standby time||Up to 7 Days|
|Charging time||Up to 90 mins|
The CrossBeats Ignite S5 smartwatch comes with a 300mAh Lithium-Ion battery. I did a 0-100 battery charging test. And it took me a bit more than 1.5 hours but not greater than 2 hours, so it is almost close to the company-claimed charging time of 90 mins. However the smartwatch gets heated up during charging.
I have used the smartwatch for a full day (without the always on feature and Bluetooth calling) for around 17 hours and I was surprised to see that the battery was only reduced to 75%. With the always on feature, it does take a toll on the battery life and it got reduced to less than 50% after a day’s use.
The battery of the CrossBeats Ignite S5 smartwatch will last for more than 1 day under daily use along with the always on feature. In my opinion, this is actually a not-so-bad battery backup as it also houses a super bright and massive AMOLED display.
Features and functionalities
The CrossBeats Ignite S5 smartwatch is your ultimate workout buddy to help you get ripped and stay fit. With over 100 sports training options, you can try something new every day and keep your fitness at its peak. Also, if you’re a fashion enthusiast who considers smartwatches a part of your everyday lifestyle, then the Ignite S5 is a true game changer. With over 500 fresh watch faces to choose from and customization options, you can add a touch of personal style to your smartwatch.
The smartwatch also has multiple smart and health features which makes it a power-packed option for all your needs.
- Theatre & DND modes
- Sedentary reminder
- Dual theme
- Find my phone
- Music control
- Camera control
- Reminders & alerts
- Voice Assistants
- Password lock
- Heart Rate
- Blood Pressure
- Sleep Tracking
- Women’s health
- Breath training
One of the main highlights of the CrossBeats Ignite S5 smartwatch is its Bluetooth calling facility. It has great connectivity via BT 5.3 low energy chipsets for Bluetooth calling and a powerful technology like ClearComm to back it up. It also has a dial pad, contact storage for 100 contacts and a built-in 2W speaker.
I tried Bluetooth calling with the smartwatch and it works pretty well. The person on the other side of the call can hear your voice clearly and also the built-in 2W speaker is good enough for you to hear what the other person is telling. Just one piece of advice, bring your hand near your mouth and ear, to get the best quality Bluetooth calling.
If you are looking for a feature-packed smartwatch for Rs 5,000 then you don’t have to look further than the CrossBeats Ignite S5 smartwatch. The benchmark display along with wireless charging, always-on feature and Bluetooth calling, makes it worth every penny. If you don’t have a fascination for a particular brand, then you can definitely try this out and you won’t be disappointed.
Buy the CrossBeats Ignite S5 smartwatch from Amazon: https://amzn.to/3zELc0Q
Watch stopped working on second day of delivery. It is not charging and not turning on. And on top of that after so many email exchanges instead of offering refund or replacement, they are asking me to visit their service center which is more than 50 kms from my place.
Really poor product and customer service.
This was ordered directly from crossbeats.com with impression that delivery and after sales support will be better than re-sellers but reality is very bad.