Now available: Lenovo Watch X (Plus) for $54.91
Smartwatches or fitness trackers are often more familiar in the design of the popular Xiaomi Mi Band (3). Some, however, go a different way in design and resemble a classic watch. Lenovo’s Watch 9 already aroused great interest here. Our test will follow soon, but now the (more expensive) Lenovo Watch X has already been released in China.
- Lenovo Watch X
Already very popular in China
In China, the smartwatch was sold via JD.com, among others, but there it was sold out after only a few seconds. So there is a lot of interest in China. (By the way: Also at GearBest the first batch seems to have gone away within a very short time). The price there is 300 RMB, which is about $45. With the usual surcharge for sales to North America & Europe, the watch should cost us about $60 in the end, which is also suggested by the first prices in the online shops.
Design of the Lenovo Watch X
The new watch comes in two versions, namely Lenovo Watch X and Watch X Plus. Both will receive a movement from the Swiss manufacturer Ronda. The housing is made of stainless steel and is waterproof up to 80 meters. The dial is covered with scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. Unlike its predecessor, the watch is also equipped with an OLED display. The luminescent hands and dial also glow in the dark.
The watch is available in black and silver with a metal bracelet. Later there will also be a version with a leather strap. We simply start from the classic colors brown and black, although it cannot be ruled out that there will be more bands.
In comparison with the Watch 9, the Watch X is equipped with all kinds of sensors that measure your pulse and blood pressure, but also air pressure and the distance you have run. Other functions include a notification function and a sleep tracker for monitoring sleep phases. The watch can be connected to the smartphone via Bluetooth 5.0, where you can view the values via an app. The Watch X Plus also comes with an altimeter and speedometer. The values are then also shown on the display.
The predecessor came without a display, which was the main reason for the extremely long battery life (for a Smartwatch or fitness tracker). It will be interesting to see how the display affects the runtime. Lenovo speaks of a runtime of 45 days – significantly less than the Watch 9.
The Watch X sounds like the logical upgrade of the Watch 9, but for twice the price you get the display in the watch and a few more functions. In addition, both watches differ in design, which is likely to be the deciding factor for many buyers. Taking the price into consideration, the Watch X is comparable with the Huami Amazfit Bip, but has a completely different design. The Amazfit Stratos 2 is more expensive, but also equipped with more functions.
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