There are several fitness bands in the market right now. Brands like Xiaomi, FitBit, Jawbone and local players like GoQi are among the many brands dominating the fitness wearable space. Intex is the brand on the fitness bandwagon with its FitRist band which can be bought for Rs 999.
The band is similar to what the Xiaomi Mi Band offers, the only difference being the addition of a display unit on the band. But, as we’ve seen with the YuFit, people these days expect more out of fitness bands, even the ones which cost less than a grand.
- LED display unit
- Decent battery life
- Inaccurate tracking of steps
- Inconsistent pairing with the phone
- Clunky to use
The Intex FitRist has borrowed its features and design style from various fitness bands available right now. Unlike the Xiaomi Mi Band, FitRist comes with a display unit, therefore allowing you to receive notifications – calls as well as messages. The band has been given a rubber finish and can be worn for long hours without any discomfort.
For Rs 999, the FitRist is worth considering for those looking for a budget-friendly fitness wearable. The Intex FitRist lets you count steps, track and monitor sleep and notifies you when you get a call or a message.
The other thing that we like about the FitRist is the long battery life. Unlike most smartwatches right now, the FitRist will last you for over 5 days (or even more) on a single charge. The band works with Android (4.3 Jelly Bean or above) and iOS (7.0 or later).
The Intex FitRist tries to be the jack of all trades but fails miserably. We had a hard time pairing the FitRist with our phone, with Android as well as iOS.
The other worrying part about the FitRist is that it isn’t very accurate when to comes to counting steps, monitoring calories or even tracking sleep.
We know it’s a bit unfair to expect everything for just Rs 999, but as Xiaomi has shown us that it can be done, our expectations from the FitRist were high.
Why Buy It?
Intex FitRist is much like the Mi Band but with a display and costs Rs 999. But that’s where the similarities end. The company offers a fitness wearable that fails to excite us due to its incompetent app and inaccurate fitness reading.
You get a display that helps you with notification but that’s not why you buy a fitness product. We suggest that you buy Xiaomi’s Mi Band – it’s cheaper and much better.