Is Zeblaze THOR smartwatch worth its money?
Feb 8, 2018 3 min read
- Review of:
- Zeblaze THOR
- Brand name:
- THOR 3G
- Reviewed by:
- Michael Fisher
Published On: February 8, 2018
Edited On: September 21, 2018
Zeblaze Thor is a smartwatch that costs less than $120 but offers a lot of cool features. It supports GPS that shows a distance walked. The biggest downsides of the watch is its battery life. Smartwatch software is buggy. With nano SIM and Wi-Fi on the device work for about 10 hours which could be better. The Thor is basically a small smartphone that's located on your writs.
Smartwatches are not a new thing to the world and the market is not ending on the Apple Watch. Chinese manufacturers make a budget smart watches for those who are not ready to break their budget but wants a good-looking device that could become a fully-functional mini-smartphone. Zeblaze Thor is one of the smartwatches I've mentioned before. With a price under $100, it offers enough to get a closet look. It also was included in our list of the best budget smartwatches to buy in 2018. Let's see what Zeblaze THOR offers to know the watch better.
Update 06/06/2018 Unfortunately, Zeblaze Thor is out of stock. You can get a similar smartwatch Zeblaze THOR PRO
Pros of Zeblaze Thor
- Affordable price
- Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enabled
- Allows to insert a nano SIM card
- 2MP camera
- Built-in GPS
- Bright AMOLED display
- Big variations of standard watch faces
- Battery lasts not so long
|CPU||MTK6580M Quad Core 1.0GHz|
|Operation System||Android 5.1 (Lolipop)|
|Material||316L stainless steel|
|Display Size||1.4 inch|
|Screen resolution||400 X 400 with 336 PPI|
|Screen Glass||Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|Battery Capacity||350 mAh|
|Front Camera||2 MP|
|Dimensions||27.00 x 4.80 x 1.30|
|Extra Features||Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, nano SIM card slot, GPS|
What you get in the box with Zeblaze Thor
- Smartwatch itself
- Magnetic Charging Dock
- USB Cable
- 2 Screws
- English Manual
With Zeblaze Thor we get a nice-looking leather box which makes it a decent gift for someone to present. The first impression is nice considering a smartwatch's price tag. Inside the box under the lid, there is a small pocket which contains a user manual. There are magnetic charging dock, USB cable, two extra screws and a screwdriver hiding inside the box. The box gives the device an expensive look which is great.
Design & Appearance
Zeblaze gave the Thor a minimalist look inspired by Amazfit. Even the bicolor strap looks similar. The smartwatch is made of 316L stainless steel. Silicone strap is bicolor. The watch is equipped with 400*400 resolution 1.4 inches AMOLED screen. Zeblaze Thor offers the world’s best smartwatch display for the best price. It is visible in sunlight as well as inside a room. Corning Gorilla Glass protects the display from scratches. On the right side, there are a microphone, main button, and 2.0 MP camera. The speaker is placed on the left. At the back, there are Samsung heart rate chip, a slot for a nano-SIM, and charging pins.
Zeblaze Thor is operated by Android 5.1 (Lolipop). Compatible with IOS as well. The device offers a big variation of watch faces to wear a new one every day. Even though there are a lot of standard options available to choose you can download more faces. A 16GB ROM allows to store up to 3000 songs and 6000 pictures on the device. Listen to music is possible with Bluetooth earphones so you don't need to take your smartphone in case you want to run outdoors. By the way, thanks to GPS Navigation that's built-in the smartwatch you can track your jogging activities however when it's on the battery runs out very fast. The heart under the hood is MTK6580M Quad Core 1 GHz processor. The watch supports 3G all you need to get access to it is to insert a SIM.
The Thor supports Google Play Store so many of apps can be downloaded and installed. You can enjoy games, YouTube, and basically, every app that is available there. For sure maybe a small screen isn't a place you'd watch a movie through but the option is here in case you'd need it. It also comes with built-in apps like standard phone, message, contacts, browser, calendar, clock, camera, gallery, music, file manager, sound recorder, health (heart rate and pedometer), weather, voice search (Google Assistant), maps and Play Store.
No more needed to take a smartphone everywhere since Zeblaze Thor alerts when someone's calling or messaging. Also, app notifications show up when the watch connects to your phone.
Thor comes with a built-in 350 mAh battery. Heavy usage drains the battery very fast. With casual usage, the battery lasts for about 10-12 hours. The battery life could be better but considering Thor price it's not that bad.
To Wrap It Up
Zeblaze Thor is a smartwatch that costs less than 100 dollars but offers a lot of cool features. It supports GPS that shows a distance walked. The downside of the watch is its battery life. With nano SIM and Wi-Fi on the device work for about 10 hours which could be better but not all smartwatches offer the same specifications for a price under $100. Zeblaze Thor could be your personal trainer that helps to reach your sports goals with ease. It comes with a luxury-looking box that leaves nice first impression. The Thor is basically a small smartphone that's located on your writs. With a price around $100, I can't complain about the battery life because of the other features the smartwatch offers. If you're interested in buying you can get yours for the best price on Gearbest.
Update: if you are looking for a smartwatch with a decent battery life, training center and a lot of other useful features, have a look at Amazfit Pace. In our opinion, Amazfit is a better option to get for about the same price.
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