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Fastrack is one of the most famous brands in terms of youth accessories. The company is known for its traditional and smartwatches. With Reflex smart band the company stepped into the smartwatch category, which has seen a good success. Now, today the company has unveiled its latest addition smart band the Reflex WAV which is also claimed to be the world's slimmest gesture control smart band. The company launch the fitness tracker at Rs 4,995 in India, and it is up for grabs on company's official website.
Here at Gizbot, we have received the unit of newly launched Fastrack Reflex Wav to play around with it and get you the first impression of the device.
The Fastrack Reflex WAV comes with very sleek design along with lots of gesture features packed in the small 9mm thick smart band. While talking about the looks, the device comes with an angular design and available in only charcoal black color option right now. However, the straps are detachable and it can be changed depending on you. Right now, the company has not introduced any additional color strap for the device.
The first thing I noticed about the Fastrack Reflex WAV is that the design has been significantly improved since the Fastrack Reflex, both in terms of the way it looks and the practicality.
Our review unit was the black model with the rubber finish strap, which I felt to be very comfortable wearing. The strap is easy to adjust, easy to put on and take off quickly, and comfortable to wear. There are no physical buttons on the smart band which makes the design very neat. It only comes with an OLED screen which displays all the important information.
I must say that the features with the Fastrack Reflex WAV are really very impressive, with just a twist of the wrist you can operate a lot of features on your smartphone. It comes with gesture control features which allow users to change music, click pictures, reject calls, and the most important one the scrolling notification.
The scrolling notification impressing me a lot, because it's very difficult for me to keep on looking at my phone to see notifications. With this feature now I can check the notification directly on my wrist and make a decision whether to respond to it or simply ignore it.
Apart from all the gesture control and scrolling notification, the smart band also comes with features like active tracker, 24-hour active sleep tracking, calendar alert, weather updates, IP67 certification. It also has a sedentary reminder, this feature will alert the user in case there's a lack of activity for a certain period of time.
I haven't used the device for too long because it has been today, but so far as per my usage, I can say that this band alerts you for all most everything. There is a little vibrator packed inside the tiny case which vibrates with every notification either it is phone notification or it's a normal alert.
The Fastrack Reflex WAV also comes with finding your phone feature which allows you to find your phone in case you misplaced it. During my use, I haven't felt any difficulty with the smart band. All of that information can be accessed from the touchscreen display, which I found to be pleasantly clear and responsive.
According to the company, it has tried making the smart band as slim as possible, in this process the company has added a custom made 3mm thick battery. Fastrack hasn't provided any details about the capacity but has claimed that the Reflex WAV is capable of delivering up to 5 days of battery life with regular gesture control use. But if you don't use the gesture control regularly then it might deliver more than 5 Days of battery life.
Fastrack claims that the device will be fully charged in one hour fifteen minutes from 0 to 100. For charging the device you need not have to detach it from the strap and put it on some other adaptor. It comes with a magnetic charger which gets attached at the rear side of the device.
Fastrack Reflex WAV is compatible with both Android and iOS devices. All you need to do is download the "reflex wav" app from Google Play or the App Store to begin the setup. The app is free on both the platforms, the dedicated app for the Reflex WAV is very simple to set up and easy to understand the interface.
Overall, the device looks good and decent and comes with a lot of new features when we talk about the smart band industry. The Fastrack Reflex WAV is a unique device with its gesture control feature, but it does have some downside. The company has totally ignored the heartbeat sensor on the device just to make it slimmer.
The company has also restricted the smart band till IP67, where other brands like Xiaomi and Honor are offering an IP68 offering in less than the cost of this device. There is no vibration alert while during an incoming call, the display only shows the name of the contact who is calling you. But if you are ready to ignore these downsides of the smart band and you feel these are not important for your usage then this is a perfect fitness tracker for you. This is just a first impress of the device and I will be back with a comprehensive review of the device soon.