The Masx Aurora One smartwatch offers an affordable option for those looking for a companion device. Nonetheless, it is not just a bracelet but a stylish watch that perfectly combines a circular display and digital/analog dials for an excellent visual experience.
The main uses of this smartwatch include real-time on-screen notifications and support for receiving and making calls through the built-in speaker. Of course, it also offers a wealth of sports and health features, as well as a range of utilities for your daily needs that have become industry standards.
One of the highlights of the Masx Aurora One is its cosmetic versatility, with the kit including a variety of front panels in a range of colors, allowing you to readily adjust the look for different occasions. Additionally, it comes with a bright AMOLED display and supports the "Always On Display" feature, ensuring that information is always visible. More impressively, a single charge is enough to support up to 15 days of battery life. Although feature-rich, the price is affordable, well below the triple-digit sticker price.
Packaging and equipment
The watch comes in a beautiful box. The main parameters of the AMOLED display and call functionality are outlined prominently.
More information can be found on the bottom of the box.
Includes: charging cable, instructions and replacement panel. There’s also a small Torx screwdriver;
Appearance, straps and controls
In terms of appearance, strap, and controls, this watch is relatively large in size, making it ideal for those who prefer a solid case. Despite this, it is very lightweight, weighing in at just 72 grams. First, I tried changing the bezel. The olive color choice made the watch look more dignified. The orange panel is more suitable for sporty styles, while the model with gray accents is a classic choice, perfect for formal attire.
So, before us is a classic watch with the control buttons on the right side. Rubber strap, replaceable. It's 22mm wide, so it won't be difficult to choose something of better quality.
In terms of material, the main body is made of durable zinc alloy. The border above the screen will not rotate and protects it. I applied it to the furniture several times, for several hours, and thanks to it the display was not damaged. But it's immediately noticeable that the colorful overlay is plastic.
There are sensors on the back and magnetic contacts for charging. No charger included, but you can use a standard smartphone charger or laptop USB port.
There’s no skimping on this front and a cool AMOLED screen is used. This makes the black dial look really cool. The display itself has tiny frames that actually fit into the body. It looks impressive, but even very expensive watches don't necessarily have that.
There are quite a few watch faces in the app, and I particularly like the mix of digital and analog, as well as the ones that contain a lot of information.
This is the readability of the screen on a sunny day. According to subjective feelings, the brightness of the watch is even higher than the claimed 1000 nits.
What does the Masx Aurora One watch do?
In fact, this is a very simple watch that is an additional accessory and companion to your smartphone. Notifications and messages from specified apps and messengers appear on the watch. However, if the message is very long, it will be truncated. Approximately 80 characters are displayed on the screen, supporting the Cyrillic alphabet in regular fonts. The messages section is located below the home screen with the clock. Above is a screen that provides quick access to basic functions. Here you can: adjust the brightness, activate Do Not Disturb and power-saving modes, enable or disable the ability to answer or make calls using your watch.
There are cards on the right side of the home screen that provide quick access to certain features: daily activity card, heart rate monitor, last night's sleep tracker report, weather, and music player. The music player is not autonomous as the watch does not have its own memory. It allows you to switch tracks and adjust the volume on your smartphone. You can change the order of the cards and delete unnecessary cards.
A separate card is dedicated to sports programming. There are a lot of them, about a hundred in total. However, apart from the name, there is no difference between them. You should not carry the watch with you for exercise as the watch does not have its own GPS module and in order to record your jogging you will need to carry your smartphone with you. And if you run an exercise program autonomously, you will only get the most basic indicators, such as time and current heart rate.
This is a great alternative to cheap bracelets and watches with fitness features. And the price is quite affordable too. Some people just want notifications and calls on their watch, and the Masx Aurora One delivers that. Plus, there's a very cool and bright AMOLED display, and a battery life of 1 - 2 weeks (depending on the intensity of usage). The massive, sporty design is sure to find its fans, and the ability to replace the cover panels is an interesting solution.