Intex has added a new product in its smart band lineup called the FitRist Cardio. Successor to the Intex FitRist, this smart band comes with heart-rate sensor aimed at fitness lovers. The Intex FitRist Cardio is priced at Rs 1,499 and is exclusively available on e-commerce site Amazon. It is available in black color and the smart band is water resistant as well.
Speaking about the features on the Intex FitRist Cardio, the heart sensor tracks one’s heart and heartbeats. The smart fitness band also measures the total number of steps and also the amount of calories burnt. With the Intex FitRist Cardio, users can schedule fitness activities and keep a track of the time and date. The smart fitness band also comes with notifications for commonly used apps like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and SMS as well. The notifications will pop up on the display once the messages arrive. In addition to message alerts, one can receive alerts for incoming calls as well. For those syncing the Intex FitRist with Android devices, will receive call alerts with Caller ID. For iOS devices, the contact icon will show only if it is saved on their device, otherwise, only the number will be displayed.
The Intex FitRist Cardio also comes with features to track one’s sleeping patterns. One can also set alarms for daily reminders like drinking water, gym sessions, running sessions and more. Users can tap on the display to control their music playlist. Users can use the fitness band to control the camera of their smartphone as well with the remote shutter feature. If the Intex FitRist Cardio goes to sleep, one can simply twist their wrist to turn it on. The smart fitness band also comes with an Anti-Lost feature which will alert the synced smartphone when the fitness band is out of its 10-meter range.
In terms of specifications, the Intex FitRist Cardio features a 2.18cm OLED display with the resolution of 96×32. The fitness band comes with 32 KB of RAM and 256 KB of storage with a period of three days to store data. The Intex FitRist Cardio is powered by an 80mAh battery with standby time of up to seven days. For connectivity, the fitness band comes with Bluetooth 4.0 and is compatible with Android 4.4 KitKat and above and iOS 7.0 to 9.2. ALSO READ: Xiaomi Mi Band 2: From OLED display to 20-day battery life, here are its 7 interesting features
At this price point, the Intex FitRist Cardio would compete against the likes of Fastrack Reflex priced at Rs 1,995 and the Mi Band 2 priced at Rs 1,999. The Intex FitRist Cardio has an upper hand over the Fastrack with a lower price and features like heart rate sensor. The Mi Band 2, on the other hand, stands strong in the entry-level smart fitness band with features like IP67 splash resistance, hypo-allergic bands fit for any skin type. However, the Intex FitRist Cardio comes with a bigger battery over the Mi Band 2’s 70mAh battery which interestingly promises 20 days of battery life. ALSO READ: The Fastrack Reflex looks good and gets the basics right, but falls short in some ways