Purple is an OEM brand in Nepal that retails various products such as Purple smartwatches, Purple earbuds, and other accessories. Furthermore, in this article, I will be sharing my experience with Purple’s recently launched premium smartwatch the Purple Crown along with a full review and in-depth discussion on specifications.
Purple Crown Smartwatch Specification:
|1.9” IPS Full-View Screen Bezel-less
|Dual Version 5.0
|Water & Dust Resistance
AI Voice Assitant
Purple Crown Smartwatch Overview
The Purple Crown smartwatch is a premium smartwatch from Purple which features Bluetooth calling and has a crown dial for navigation. Whereas at the same price range, I found smartwatches from other brands such as Amazfit Bip 3 Pro, Redmi Watch 2 Lite, and others but these smartwatches lack Bluetooth calling features.
Built and Design
First talking about my impression, the Purple Crown carries the look of the Apple Watches SE 2 which makes it feel and look premium. Moreover, on the build of the smartwatch, it has a square zinc alloy body with an adjustable silicon strap.
Moreover talking about the long-term review of the smartwatch the Purple Crown has a small dimension and is lightweight, therefore, the smartwatch feels light on the wrist but wearing the adjustable silicon strap for a few hours becomes uncomfortable to wear.
The Purple Crown smartwatch also features IP67 Water and dust resistance rating so it’s safe to wear in any condition such as in rain whereas the smartwatch also comes with water-draining software features in case water gets stuck inside the speaker grill.
Moving on to the display we can find a 1.9 inches IPS display that features 240*283 pixels with a bezel-less and centered screen design which is a plus point for the smartwatch as it makes the Purple Crown look premium whereas other smartwatches at the same price range such as Amazfit Bip 3 Pro come with a thick bezel at the bottom and an off-center screen making it look cheap.
Furthermore, as we don’t have an AMOLED display on the smartwatch so the colors look less vibrant therefore the Purple Crown doesn’t offer the most vibrant icons.
In addition, talking about other features of the Purple Crown Smartwatch it has a tilt to wake always on display but it’s not customizable whereas we can only customization on the screen-off duration. Moreover, I found the smartwatch lacks auto brightness features and a manual screen-off feature with a hand gesture.
Coming to the software I found the UI on the smartwatch and smartphone both clean and simple to navigate around. Furthermore, the smartwatch has very few customizable options but on the smartphone, we get a lot of options to customize for the smartwatch.
All though I had a decent experience with the software I have one criticism of the software on the smartwatch which is it doesn’t show a confirmation option therefore my workouts would get canceled multiple times with accident touches.
On the Purple Crown smartwatch, we can find a lot of health features such as heart rate, ECG, BP, O2 level, and sleep monitoring along with various sports modes whereas for me I mostly used running mode but the smartwatch only records calories, speed, steps, distance, and duration on the smartphones, therefore, the data such as heart rate is not shown in the history.
Furthermore, during the workout, the smartwatch displays only a few pieces of information along with a pause and stop button. Personally, I would want to see various information and customize it which the smartwatch lacks.
Battery and Charging
One of the most impressive factors about the Purple Crown smartwatch is its 280mAh battery which lasted more than a week of use with the Bluetooth calling feature turned on. Additionally the smartwatch chargers in around 2 hours with a magnetic cable.
Audio and other features
As this smartwatch features Bluetooth calling we can find a microphone and a speaker on the Purple crown. Likewise talking about the audio quality I was impressed by the loudness of the speaker whereas the microphone was also able to pick up my voice clearly.
Moreover, on the Purple Crown, we also get a dialer to call from the smartwatch whereas we can also add a favorite contact number from the smartphone app.
Coming to the main highlight of the Purple Crown smartwatch is its crown navigation dial which is specially offered only in premium smartwatches. So talking about the crown dial it works perfectly and has haptic feedback but I felt the dial is a bit difficult to scroll with a single finger while wearing the smartwatch.
Recommending this Purple Crown smartwatch becomes a bit tricky due to the competition in this price range category. Therefore I suggest this smartwatch for people who are looking to wear a smartwatch at a budget price range that offers Bluetooth calling features, multiple health features, and is a fan of crown navigation but I wouldn’t call it a premium smartwatch which Purple claims.
But if you are into fitness and look forward to tracking your health metrics I would suggest you to looking into Amazfit BIP 3 Pro which does a great job in tracking your health metrics but lacks other features such as Bluetooth calling and crown navigation.
|No Amoled Display
|No Internal Storage
|No Auto Brightness
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