Today market is flooded with standalone wearables as they make our life so easy. Many high-end brands have come up with amazing smartwatches but they are not under everyone’s budget. The Chinese market has found a solution to this problem and introduced many budget-friendly options. One such brand is Zeblaze which offers reasonable wearables without compromising on quality.
About the Brand
Zeblaze is a Chinese brand founded in 2014 and has expertise in manufacturing quality smartwatches at competitive prices. Within just 5 years the company is giving tough competition to smartwatch industry giants. Its users are in almost 100 countries of the world and they have smartwatches for all budgets. Many of its smartwatches like Zeblaze Thor Pro, Zeblaze Thor 4, Zeblaze Vibe and Zeblaze Crystal became bestsellers and are still in demand. Now Zeblaze has launched one more sporty smartwatch called Zeblaze Thor 5, it mainly focuses on healthcare but at the same time, it provides you a fully functional smartphone on your wrist. It changes the way how people connect to the internet and each other by means of smart wearable technology.
Design & Display
The design of Thor 5 is not much different from Thor 4, it has the same sporty look and is available in Black color. It has a thick built for outdoor activities and has got a PC & TPU body. This round-dial smartwatch has one power and one switch button on the side as well as an 8MP camera between them. The back of the watch has a heart-rate sensor and it is IP67 waterproof. Its TPU straps are non-removable and have a stainless steel buckle.
It has got a sharp and clear 1.39 inch AMOLED display just like Thor 4 but with a better resolution of 454 x 454 pixels. The display is very responsive and is protected by Fourth Generation Corning Gorilla glass. The display is quite good and provides high definition graphics with vivid colors.
Under The Hood
Zeblaze Thor 5 has an upgraded hardware part as compared to Thor 4. It has got two processors, one for its smooth operation and second for the standby mode. Both of them work together for providing a longer battery backup. It runs on MT6739 quadcore processor with a clocking speed of 1.2GHz. The second processor is NRF52840 which is activated when the user switches to standby mode via the physical switch button or from the settings menu. It disables the touch screen interface and the user has to use a physical button for navigation and selection.
It boasts Android 7.1.1 operating system opening a world of Android apps on your wrist. The smartwatch has a fast and smooth operation with its 2GB RAM and also a huge storage space of 16GB.
Connectivity & Sensors
Thor 5 has got a nano-SIM slot which is compatible with 2G/3G/4G connectivity. The network bands are compatible with most of the networks worldwide so you don’t have to face any issue while traveling to other countries. Apart from this, it has Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi GLONASS and GPS connectivity.
Like most of the smartwatches, Thor 5 comes with Heart rate sensor, Pedometer and Gyro sensor for health monitoring and the built-in GPS and GLONASS provides a precise location for sports mode.
Thor 5 comes with an 8MP camera which can be used to capture good quality pictures and videos. You can also use it for video conferencing as it has 4G SIM connectivity.
As we have mentioned before the wearable is focused on health care, the watch comes with multi-sport mode. You can enjoy different outdoor and sports activity and with its built-in GPS, it will precisely track all the data.
The 4G SIM connectivity on Thor 5 makes it a great standalone device. It can receive calls and messages independently and also comes preloaded with Google Play, Google Maps, Email, and many more apps. It has got a camera, fitness tracking and a nice battery too.
Also once this standalone smartwatch is paired with your smartphone you can remotely manage your calls and notifications as well as control camera and music player of your phone.
Thor 5 comes with a 580mAh Lithium Polymer battery. It offers up to 7 days of standby time and 2 days backup in fully functional mode.
Price & Availability
Zeblaze Thor 5 has a very reasonable price of $159.99 and is available on many e-commerce platforms like Gearbest.
Zeblaze Thor 5 is overall a perfect fit for you if you like sporty smartwatches. The SIM card connectivity gives you the freedom to ditch your smartphone for a while and go for a run or do any activity without carrying it. It has great performance and precise sensors. The built quality is good too and the price is, of course, a big plus point. Some of you may have issues with battery backup but considering the price and other features it is not bad at all.