Noise has now released a new smartwatch in the ColorFit lineup called the ColorFit Pulse 2 Max. It comes with a big display and Bluetooth calling feature which is always a welcome feature in smartwatches. The Noise ColorFit Pulse 2 Max is priced at Rs 2,999 and you can choose from five colors. Let’s put this watch to the test in our full review and see how well all the features perform in real life.
Noise ColorFit Pulse 2 Max Review
Noise ColorFit Pulse 2 Max is a good smartwatch for anyone who is looking for Bluetooth calling on a budget. However, there’s a fair share of compromises like no AMOLED or voice assistant. Despite that, it’s a value-for-money pick under Rs 2000.
The Noise ColorFit Pulse 2 Max is currently available for an introductory price of Rs. 1,999. Post that, the price will revert to Rs. 2,999 on Amazon and Gonoise online stores. Before diving into the review, let us see what you get inside the box of Noise ColorFit Pulse 2 Max.
- Noise ColorFit Pulse 2 Max
- Magnetic charger
- Quick start guide, warranty card, and stickers
Noise ColorFit Pulse 2 Max: Design and Build
The Noise ColorFit Pulse 2 Max comes with a square dial which you normally see on budget smartwatches. Noise has used a curved cover glass on the top to give the watch a premium look and smooth touch when using it. The case of the watch is made from polycarbonate material which makes the watch light and keeps it from moving around your wrist.
The ColorFit Pulse 2 Max comes with a black colored rear made from similar polycarbonate material as the watch case. Here, you will find all the sensors to measure your health along with the charging points. The right side is populated with a multi-function button and the primary microphone, the left side gets the loudspeaker.
The watch is very light and the thickness is also manageable for all wrist sizes. It comes with IP68 water and dust resistance rating so you can go swimming wearing this watch. The straps are made from silicon material and it feels really soft to the touch. The pin buckle mechanism on the straps is made of metal and it keeps the watch secure on the wrist.
The straps are easily replaceable using the quick-release pins and you can use any aftermarket 22mm strap on this watch. Overall the design and build of this smartwatch are satisfactory and you won’t find any problems in day-to-day use.
Noise ColorFit Pulse 2 Max: Display
Noise ColorFit Pulse 2 Max comes with a big 1.85 inches TFT touchscreen with 240 x 284 resolution. According to Noise, this display comes with a peak brightness of 550 nits which seems about right in my testing.
The display has an oleophobic coating to keep the smudges away from it. The outdoor visibility is also very good but you have to stay away from situations where light is directly hitting the screen.
Noise ColorFit Pulse 2 Max: Features
The Noise ColorFit Pulse 2 Max has the capability to pick up calls on your wrist and without reaching for your smartphone. You can pick calls, save contacts and even dial any number using the dial pad on the watch. It also shows you all the notifications and you can customize which ones you want on the watch and which ones you want to skip.
This smartwatch got all the basic health features you usually get on the latest smartwatches these days like HR monitoring, SpO2, and more. You also get the auto-detect feature for workouts but It didn’t work during my testing and prompted me about my workout right when I stopped.
Noise ColorFit Pulse 2 Max: Watch UI and NoiseFit App
The watch got a very simple user interface and you can get minimal customization features, you get to stay with whatever orientation is provided. Swiping across gives you the major health features and swiping down shows you the notifications.
The quick settings can be pulled up by swiping up on the watch screen. The notifications can be expanded for more details and you can reply to them with quick replies (quick replies only work for text messages, not for WhatsApp) from the watch.
The NoiseFit app is used to pair this watch to your smartphone and it shows you all your health measurements right on the main screen. Then you can do all sorts of customization for the watch including setting new watch faces from 150+ cloud-based faces.
You get to customize notifications, quick replies, add contacts, enable heath-related alerts, and even more using the app.
Noise ColorFit Pulse 2 Max: Battery and Charging
Noise ColorFit Pulse 2 Max comes with a big battery which can easily give you more than 10 days of usage if you don’t use the calling feature very often. Even with the calling feature, you will get about a week of usage easily but it majorly depends on how long or how often you use the Bluetooth calling feature.
A magnetic charger is provided in the box that can be used to charge the watch. The magnets on the charger are strong enough to stay on the watch during charging but you need to put the watch on a steady surface. It takes about an hour to completely charge the watch from 0 to 100 using a regular 10-watt charging brick.
Noise ColorFit Pulse 2 Max: Pros and Cons
- Decent design and build
- Bluetooth Calling
- IP68 water and dust resistant
- Comfortable straps
- Big display
Noise ColorFit Pulse 2 Max Review: Final Verdict
Noise ColorFit Pulse 2 Max is a good smartwatch for anyone who is looking for Bluetooth calling on a budget. Although there have been some compromises in the watch to provide this feature like LCD display instead of AMOLED. Overall, it’s a value for money watch for the introductory price of under Rs. 2000.