The Fastrack Revoltt FS1 is one of the few smartwatches to offer a large touchscreen, one-time-sync Bluetooth calling, multiple sports modes, over 200 clocks and more, while still being easy to carry. However, the question remains: is it a good choice for those looking for a cheap smartwatch? I will try to answer this question in this Fastrack Revoltt FS1 review. Read it.
- The Fastrack Revoltt FS1 has a traditional design with a square dial and crown on the right. The watch comes with a 22mm silicone strap which I think could be soft and smooth as it is uncomfortable with prolonged use. However, the tires have a quick release pin which makes it easy to swap tires of the same size. The watch is made of plastic and has IP67 waterproof and dustproof certification, which makes it safe to use, rain or shine. In a short time, it can stay in water up to 1 meter deep. Although the green variant was sent to me for review, other color options are available including teal, blue, and black. The watch has a built-in speaker on the left side of the watch and a microphone on the opposite side for Bluetooth calls. Finally, the laptop is lightweight and weighs only 41.9 grams.
- The Fastrack Revoltt FS1 also features a 1.83-inch UltraVu display with 240 x 284p resolution, 500 nits of brightness, and 2.5D curved glass on top. While the screen might not be the sharpest or clearest, it does look good considering the price. The large screen size ensures easy-to-read text and recognizable icons. The panel is also responsive to the touch and has good brightness, making it easy to read outdoors in bright sunlight. However, it should be noted that the watch does not have an automatic brightness function, so the brightness must be adjusted manually. The 2.5D curved glass provides a smooth browsing experience but is prone to scratches. If you plan to use this watch at the gym or for other adventurous activities, be aware that the glass may suffer some short-term scratches.
- The Fastrack Revoltt FS1 actively monitors the wearer's vital signs such as steps, sleep and heart rate. The watch can track SpO2, stress levels, and even movement. The device supports over 110 sport modes, 16 of which are already installed on the watch and the rest can be added via the Fastrack Reflex World app, which is compatible with Android and iOS mobile devices. I am using version 3.0.5 of the application on my iPhone, which does not work well on the connection side. The watch automatically disconnects between uses and does not reconnect to the phone until I forget the device and pair it again. The app has bugs and crashes for me.
- However, the app is easy to use and has a variety of features, including a community and a clock that lets users see their status based on their activity. Revoltt FS1 supports a variety of clocks, including custom clocks. The Fastrack Reflex World app already provides all activity information on the home screen. The data is presented as a graph which can be further expanded to show daily, weekly and monthly performance. The app has built-in playlists and articles on health tips. Future versions of the app will allow you to earn badges and rewards for staying fit.
- Although the Fastrack Revoltt FS1 software has a learning curve, it's easy to use once you get the hang of it. Basically, all the built-in apps are on the left side of the home screen, step count, heart rate, sleep, weather and other widgets are on the right side. Swiping down offers control settings to adjust brightness, enable battery saver mode, access settings menu, and more. On the other hand, swiping brings up the notification panel. As with many other budget smartwatches, the notifications are read-only, so you can't interact with them. Swiping right takes you to the previous menu, while the buttons on the watch face are the power and home buttons.
- The Revoltt FS1 comes with several built-in apps designed to enhance the user experience. The list includes an AI voice using the phone's voice assistant, music playback, stopwatch, timer, alarm, camera controls and games. This watch contains four games of 2048, puzzle, racing and coloring. The game might not be very appealing due to the small screen, but it's handy for those times when it's time to kill. The watch also offers apps to promote relaxation and reduce stress.
- In terms of performance, the Fastrack Revoltt FS1 does a lot of good. It doesn't stutter or freeze, but like other budget smartwatches, you may experience a slight lag when performing tasks. The wake-up gestures work flawlessly and the step tracking is pretty accurate, with minimal accidental steps while sleeping or driving. The heart rate sensor works on time and measures quite accurately. It also warns the owner of an elevated heart rate. I screamed several times during practice. I mainly use the free exercise multisport mode to track my workouts, although there are many other modes on the smartwatch such as: like outdoor running, cycling, walking, yoga and more . The multisport mode is pretty straightforward, and locks the smartwatch into a workout screen that shows real-time duration, calories burned, and heart rate information. Everything works well and there is also a summary of the activities after the training. The Revoltt FS1 also has automatic sleep detection, but it has a few issues. For example, it shows that I fall asleep even while working at my desk. However, the tracker neatly divides sleep into deep sleep, light sleep, REM, and sleep phases. The Fastrac Reflex World app provides a sleep level based on data collected by the watch. Unfortunately, the data is so inaccurate that it's hard to trust the app's analysis.
- The Fastrack Revoltt FS1 features one-time sync Bluetooth (BT) calling, which allows users to access voice call features without having to pair their smartwatch with their smartphone twice. The portable device can make and receive calls as long as the smartphone is within range. FS1 has a separate phone application for dialing numbers, accessing call logs and recent contacts. For the latter to work, users must first select their preferred address using the Fastrack World Reflex app on their smartphone. The call experience works best when there is little or no background noise for the caller and recipient. Although the quality of the speakers is acceptable, the microphone struggles to pick up sound clearly.
- The Fastrack Revoltt FS1 is designed to last up to seven days on a single charge. However, in my hands-on experience with the watch, which included tracking my steps, my sleep, an hour-long workout at the gym, and mirroring my smartphone notifications, the watch fell short of sixth day before loading. By the way, the Juice laptop uses a proprietary charger that takes about an hour to fully charge. The company claims that the watch supports NitroFast charging, which can account for a full day's charge in just 10 minutes of charging.
In short, Fastrack Revoltt FS1 is a feature-rich smartwatch that can compete with similar products like Fire-Bolt Phoenix and Noise Pulse 2 Max. The Revoltt FS1 has a sleek design, large screen, and reliable tracking. The Bluetooth calling feature might not be the best, but it's a useful addition that sets it apart from some competitors. But the watch has some weaknesses when it comes to its apps, sleep tracking, and connectivity. If OEMs address this issue in a future software update, the Fastrack Revoltt FS1 will be a good choice for those on a budget. The affordable price of Rs 1,995 for Flipkart makes it an attractive option for consumers looking for a budget-conscious smartwatch.
Editor's rating: 3.5/5
- Strong and light
- Sports fashion series
- A polite speaker
- Tracking Correct Actions
To fall over
- Microphone could be better
- The app has bugs and connectivity issues
- Sleep monitoring needs improvement