Indian consumers will remember the JUXT watch launched by domestic watch maker Titan earlier this year in partnership with HP Inc. Titan has now introduced its successor, the all-metal JUXT Pro, which is a complete touch-screen smartwatch with truly smart features, unlike JUXT, which was an analog watch with a small display for showing notifications and other information.
The JUXT Pro’s chunky three-piece stainless steel case measures 49.5 x 50.2 x 15.2 mm, and comes with two hard keys on the right side of the bezel, along with a black leather strap. The attempt here was to make it look like a Swiss watch, and its construction also appears really solid. It has a 1.3-inch (360 x 360 pixels) 278 PPI IPS touchscreen display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, and is powered by a 1GHz dal core processor, supported by 512 MB RAM and 4GB of storage. The JUXT Pro runs on Titan’s own OS, but is compatible with devices running both Android 4.4 and iOS 8 or higher.
The watch offers custom dials which can be used to create your personal one as per your mood and style. You can swipe left to see email, calls, SMS, WhatsApp, and Calendar notifications, or swipe up to access the menu showing different apps such as Calendar, Music, Weather, Phone Finder, Camera, Settings, Tutorial, Converter, Notifications, Stopwatch, Timer, Alarm, Safety, and Fitness.
You can use the Camera app on Android to control the camera and the Music app to control the music on your smartphone. Using Titan’s Safety app, you can allow a pre-selected group of relatives or friends to track your movement on their own smartphone via maps until you reach your destination. You can also see notifications from all third party apps in a small window within the dial and tap on them to interact with them further.
The JUXT Pro is water resistant up to 3 ATM or 30m, and tracks your daily activities, amount of calories burnt, the distance you’ve traveled, and trends all that data across months on the cloud. It packs a rechargeable 450 mAh lithium battery which offers a good 36-hour battery life and full charge from zero in just 70 minutes. That should be more than sufficient, but you can still conserve battery if you want to by going to the settings menu and selecting the ‘always on’ mode for the screen to use a dark watchface with minimal graphics. With just a simple flick of your wrist, the watch goes back to a full-color dial.
Titan had launched JUXT at a price tag of Rs 15,995 (~$240), but being a touchscreen smartwatch, the JUXT Pro is priced higher at Rs 22,995 (~$345). You can pick up the JUXT Pro either in Matte Black or Silver Grey at World of Titan and other stores across India, as well as online from Flipkart.
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