March 21, 2016: With so many health wearables on offer today, buyers have a problem of plenty. But most of them flaunt their pedigree and seem to say: 'We're the cool brand, so pay more to wear us!' But seriously, we're not taking something recognizable like Rolex. Health tracker bands look pretty much the same and I for one would balk at paying more just to sport a name no one can see anyway. Which is why the Intex FitRist will also seem like purse-fit for many of us whose dad is not our ATM.
Working with any version of OS that is Android 4.3 or iOS 7 -- or later and at least Bluetooth 4.0, FitRist offers all the standard fitness features -- step monitoring, distance log, calorie counter, sleep monitoring -- as well as syncing with your phone to alert you to incoming calls/ SMS and accessing the music you have in store. If you have misplaced your phone, you can locate it with FitRist. Within effective Bluetooth distance, the phone will ring at regular intervals till you find it..
One neat feature, is the ability to click pix on your mobile camera from your band: Long-press the camera icon to click the image. . The battery claims to last for 12 days. The OLED display is visible even in bright ambient light. At Rs 999, this is one of the most affordable health bands with this feature set. -- Anand Parthasarathy