Review: Maxima Max Pro X6 Smartwatch
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- Da Fit app keeps track of all of your step and sleeps statistics
- You can use it to answer calls, but you will not be able to respond to notifications.
- The Maxima Max Pro X6 is equipped with a SpO2 sensor.
Smartwatches and fitness wearables are becoming increasingly popular, particularly among the younger generation. Fitness and fashion enthusiasts alike enjoy wearing them for a variety of reasons.
In the Indian market, there are a plethora of options in each price range, but recently, we've noticed a lot of activity under Rs. 5,000 segment. Typically, Smartwatches under Rs. 5000 are limited to fitness trackers or notification alerts, rather than full-featured smartwatches.
Today, I'm wearing the Max Pro X6 from Indian watchmaker Maxima, which promises to be much more than a simple notifier when it comes to time. It includes capabilities such as SpO2 tracking and IP rating, but maybe most crucially, it can also be used to answer phone calls, which is something that is lacking in the majority of smartwatches under Rs. 5000 in this market.
Is it superior to well-established feature watches like the Redmi Smartwatch or the Realme Smartwatch 2 Pro, for example? Let's have a look.
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Maxima Max Pro 6 Review: Price
The Maxima Max Pro X6 may be purchased online for Rs. 3,999 via the company's own website or from online merchants like Amazon.com. It is only available in a single case size, which is 43mm.
The smartwatch is available in four colors: black, black and gold, peach and gold, and silver. It is also available in two sizes: small and large.
Maxima Max Pro 6 Review: Design
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The design of the Maxima Max Pro X6 is obviously influenced by the Apple Watch, as evidenced by its rectangular case and the presence of a crown on the right side. There is a metallic case with a glossy finish to it, which lends the Smartwatch a high-end appearance and tactile feel.
The Max Pro X6 boasts a 1.7-inch display with a brightness of 400nits, according to the manufacturer. If you want to go back to the home screen, you can press the crown. You can also rotate the crown, albeit there is no purpose associated with the rotation because it is just decorative.
Pressing the crown also allows you to wake or turn off the screen, navigate back to the home page, and terminate activities. A long press of the crown shuts off the device completely.
On the back, there are two magnetic contact points for charging, as well as a heart rate sensor and a saturation oxygen sensor which makes it the best budget smartwatch for fitness.
You'll also find the speaker and the microphone in this location, which is a weird location to put them in my opinion, because your wrist tends to cover them when you're wearing the device.
The Maxima Max Pro 6 is equipped with high-quality rubber straps that are simple to detach and replace when necessary. If you do not care for the black straps, you can replace them with any other 20mm watch straps that you want. The Smartwatch is extremely lightweight, weighing only 44g.
As an IP67-rated device, the Maxima Max Pro X6 is a waterproof Smartwatch and it shouldn't have any problems being submerged in water or having a shower. iOS devices running iOS 9.0 and above and Android smartphones running Android 5.0 and above are compatible with this app.
Maxima Max Pro X6 charger has a USB-A connector on one end and a proprietary magnetic charging pin on the other end is included in the box, along with user manuals and a warranty card, among other things.
Maxima Max Pro 6 Review: Software, interface, and application
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The Maxima Max Pro X6 operates on a bespoke user interface (UI) that is comparable to that of the Fire-Boltt Talk computer system. As previously stated, the Max Pro X6 draws a great deal of inspiration from the Apple Watch, and this impact can be seen in the software as well as the hardware.
The user interface appears to be functional, however, the display is not particularly vibrant due to poor color saturation. It's also evident that the icons and text are not particularly sharp, and that there is noticeable jaggedness along the edges of such user interface elements.
You have the option of configuring the app drawer in either list or honeycomb design, which is similar to the app drawer on the Apple Watch.
Toggle between the weather app and the brightness settings, as well as enable and disable power saver mode. You can also turn on the flashlight, which essentially increases the screen brightness to its highest setting, by sliding down from the home screen.
Sliding your finger down your screen will bring up the step counter, which will provide information such as the total number of steps you have taken in a day, the number of calories burned, as well as the maximum and lowest number of steps you have achieved in a day.
The Maxima Max Pro X6 also maintains a bar graph of the steps walked throughout the week, which allows you to get a good sense of your activity at a look.
Swiping further right displays The Max Pro X6 gathered information during your sleep, which includes your total sleep time, deep sleep, and light sleep. If you continue to scroll down, you will see a bar graph for the entire week, which is identical to the step counter.
Swiping to the right one more time will reveal all of the health-tracking features, starting with the heart-rate monitor and oxygen saturation tracker.
The Bluetooth phone calling capability is the very last option available. The Maxima Smartwatch will display your recent call history, as well as a dial pad and your contact list. On the Smartwatch itself, you can store up to eight contacts at a time.
This must be manually added to the watch with the help of the accompanying software. There is one restriction: you cannot customize or shift the menu pages around in any way.
Speaking of the software, the Maxima Max Pro X6 requires the Da Fit app in order to connect to your smartphone using NFC technology. The app is available for download on both Android and iOS smartphones and tablets.
Using Maxima Max Pro X6 with my Realme 6 Pro (Rs. 17,990) or even my iPhone 12 was a breeze, and I had no problems with it at all. Holding down the home screen allows you to switch between the several watch faces that have been pre-installed. On the watch, you can save up to five different watch faces at a time.
You can also select your preferred ones from the Da Fit app, which provides a plethora of selection alternatives. Swiping up will bring up a list of all of the alerts that you've received recently. Selecting which messaging or social networking apps are permitted to deliver notifications to your watch is accomplished through the app.
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The Maxima Max Pro X6 also allows you to use the watch as a remote shutter for the camera on your phone, which is really convenient. If the music playing on your phone is on, you can use it to control the volume of the music playing on your phone.
However, you cannot store any music on your watch and it cannot read any of the song's metadata, such as the song name or artist.
Maxima Max Pro 6 Review: Performance and battery life
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I've been wearing the Maxima Max Pro X6 for over a month now, and I've had no problems with it despite wearing it for long periods of time on a daily basis. The display quality is acceptable, and it becomes really bright, allowing for excellent sight outside as well.
I had no problems with it when I was using it in direct sunshine, either. It is necessary to manually adjust the brightness every time you go outside because there is no auto-brightness function.
The Max Pro X6 performs admirably as a notifier as well. Notifications can be received from your WhatsApp conversations, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, among other places. It has the capability of displaying up to 13 lines of text.
This Maxima Smartwatch may also display messages that are written in Hindi, albeit the formatting is a little strange and difficult to follow.
The only thing that prohibits the Max Pro X6 from being considered a true smartwatch is a fact that you are unable to respond to any of the message notifications received through the watch.
In addition, you can answer calls directly from the watch with the Maxima Max Pro X6. Once the call function has been activated in the watch's settings, you will be able to answer the call directly from the watch.
Despite the fact that the speaker may be extremely loud, the microphone quality is only decent at best. We can say that this is the best calling smartwatch Under Rs. 5000.
You will need to bring the watch a little closer to your mouth in order for the person on the other end of the line to hear what you are saying properly. Despite the strange positioning of the microphone and speaker, it performed admirably during my testing.
Once you've enabled the calling feature, the Smartwatch's speaker serves as a Bluetooth speaker, and any audio from your phone, whether it be from YouTube, Netflix, or any other app, is sent to the watch's speaker.
This is something we noticed with the Fire-Boltt Talk as well. - The only option to avoid this is to disable the call function on your Android device or to disable the 'Media audio' permission in the Bluetooth settings on your iPhone.
When compared to the Amazfit Verge Lite Smartwatch, the heart rate sensor was more accurate in the majority of cases. Additionally, you may use the app to continuously monitor your heart rate throughout the day if you so choose.
Keep in mind that this will cause your battery to deplete more quickly. I performed our regular testing, which included walking 1,000 steps to evaluate the step tracking software. The Maxima Max Pro X6 scored between 1,004 and 1,007 points on the two tests I conducted, which is a respectable result for a budget printer.
When tested in conjunction with a medical-grade oximeter, the SpO2 tracking proved to be extremely accurate. However, rather than relying on your smartwatch for these tests, I would recommend that you use dedicated gadgets designed specifically for this purpose.
The watch also features sleep monitoring capabilities, which I found to be fairly accurate throughout my testing.
Maxima says that the Max Pro X6's battery life can last up to 10 days when the calling feature is turned off, and around three days when the calling feature is turned on.
During my testing, the watch lasted for four days while Bluetooth calling was turned off and for two to three days when Bluetooth calling was turned on. Because the watch does not have a built-in GPS, I was expecting a significantly longer battery life.
During this period, the Smartwatch was always connected to the phone, and notifications for all social media apps, as well as phone calls and SMS messages, were enabled on the watch. As a test, I turned on the fast view feature, which allows me to switch on the display with a flick of the wrist.
The battery percentage remaining in the watch is not displayed on the Smartwatch. The Maxima Max Pro X6 simply displays a bar underneath the quick toggles. You'll need to check the battery % every now and then, so make sure you have the app open.
When it comes to charging, the Smartwatch took approximately two hours to fully recharge. The proprietary charger is a little difficult to work with. You must make certain that it is positioned at an angle so that it will fit in place and will not be mistakenly disconnected.
Smartwatches with calling capabilities under Rs. 5,000 are quite rare. Among the rare outliers in this market, the Maxima Max Pro X6 is one of the few that offers this capability. The ability to make calls from your watch while on the go is a very helpful function.
The Smartwatch also boasts a brilliant display and performs admirably when it comes to recording sleep data and your daily steps. I believe that the Max Pro X6 could have performed far better in terms of battery life and software, which could have benefited from a little more refinement to improve the user interface experience.
In addition to the Max Pro X6, you may read our evaluation of the Fire Boltt Talk, which features calling capabilities as well as is priced similarly to the Max Pro.
|Model||Max Pro X6|
|Dimensions||43 x 36 x 11 mm|
|Strap Length||95 x 120 mm|
|Weight||30 gm (Watch Head) 44gm (Watch Head + Strap)|
|Body Material||Premium Dual Coated Casing|
|Display||Ultra Bright Screen Topping 400 Nits|
|Touch Screen||1.7” HD Bigger screen|
|Calling Feature||Dial Pad, Recent Calls, Favourite Contacts|
|Chipset||Advanced Realtek Chipset RTL8762D|
|Charging Time||2 hours|
|Charging Method||Magnetic Pin Charger|
|Battery Life||8 - 10 days (With Calling Function OFF) 3 days (With Calling Function ON) in normal usage scenario; 5- 6 days (With Calling Function OFF) 2 Days ( With Calling Function ON) in heavy usage scenario.|
|Supported Devices||Compatible with iOS 9.0 / Android 5.0 & above.|
|In the box||Charger, Pairing Card, User Manual/ Warranty card|
|Warranty||1 year. Please make sure to activate your warranty|
|Supported App||Da Fit app|
|Colour Variants||Black, Silver, Gold with Peach Strap, Gold with Black Strap|