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Zeblaze Ares Review: Budget Retro Smartwatch

We are after testing the smartwatch in the currently popular retro design called Zeblaze Ares. Therefore, we encourage you to read the Zeblaze Ares review.

Compared to the Kospet Rock, the Zeblaze Ares smartwatch has a more “retro design”. But is it better? below we have important information to help you make a decision. However, we can already tell you that it is a good, stylish, and budget sports smartwatch, but you can find more of our impressions below.

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Availability and price

I want to say thanks to the Zeblaze brand for sending us a Zeblaze Ares Smartwatch to review

You can buy the Zeblaze Ares at Aliexpress via Zeblaze Official Store for $23.99. Alternatively, the smartwatch is available at Bangood store for $24.99, and other online stores.

Zeblaze Ares Review: Product details

Zeblaze Ares Specification:

  • Bluetooth version: Bluetooth 5.1
  • Chip: RTL8762C
  • Memory: 384K(ROM) + 160K(RAM) 64M(Flash)
  • Waterproof: 3ATM Waterproof(Non-professional diving equipment)
  • Display: 1.3 inch screen, resolution 240 * 240
  • Battery: 170 mAh
  • Battery life: up to 15 days of daily use
  • Connect Phone APP Name: GloryFit
  • Support compatible connection mobile phone version: Android 4.4 or iOS 9.0 and above
Zeblaze Ares review

Package Includes:

  • Ares Smartwatch
  • Charging Cable
  • User’s Manual
Zeblaze Ares review unboxing

The following video from our YouTube channel where you can take a look at more details Zeblaze Ares Smartwatch and bundled accessories.

Zeblaze Ares Review: First impressions and overview of features

Zebalze Ares is a very well-made and budget smartwatch at the same time. As we mentioned, it has a retro design and additionally looks very aesthetic. Besides, it is quite light (33g). Not too big 1.3″ touch display is easy to read. 

In the upper right corner of the smartwatch, there is a Power button (ON/OFF), below, there is the Mode button. On the underside (typically) there is a heart rate monitor and pins for charging. Below pictures.

The user has a choice of 4 default clock faces, while through the application (Gloryfit) you can change watch faces, just download one of the 28 available dial faces, but also you can make and customize your own dial face.

The following dial face fits very well with the retro design.

The Zeblaze Ares Smartwatch has most of the features found in other smartwatches: Heart Rate Monitor, 24-Hour Heart Rate Monitoring, Blood Pressure, Sleep Monitoring, and also 13 Sports Modes (Outdoor running, cycling, swimming, etc).

Besides, there is also Sleep Quality Monitoring, Steps Tracking, Calorie Burn Tracking, Daily Steps Goal, Real-time Pace & Distance, Goal Celebrations, Reminders To Move, Smartphone Notifications, Weather Forecast, Stopwatch, Alarm Clock, Find Phone, Flashlight, Turn Wrist Detection, Music Control.  Notifications for incoming calls, notifications from various applications (Twitter, Gmail etc) work without any problems. Additionally (and typically) for this type of smartwatches, Ares supports 3ATM (water resistance is limited to splashing with water, sweat, and, at most, immersion in a glass. 3ATM does not mean you can dive to 30M with your watch) . Below are photos of some of the features and settings.

Ares Retro Smartwatch Other Features

Zeblaze Ares smartwatch has a 170mAh battery that lasts up to about 6-7 days. Besides, according to the manufacturer, the standby time is up to 15 days. The charging over 1.5 hours. The received Ares has firmware version V002327. The firmware on the day of publication of the review has not changed.

Smartwatch works with a dedicated application called GloryFit (downloadable on Google Play and App Store).  The application works very well, and the presented data is well legible. However, marking on the map does not work properly. Many times, despite long walks, marking the route ended during the walk and it did not cover the length of the traveled route. It’s hard to say if it’s a problem with the GloryFit App or the smartwatch firmware. The problem is mentioned below.

Zeblaze Ares retro smartwatch

Below are several screenshots from the GloryFit application (settings and health data). 

Zeblaze Ares Review: Conclusions

Zeblaze Ares Review

Zeblaze Ares is a budget smartwatch, while its retro design is very aesthetic, it looks nice on the wrist. Additionally, it is thin and light. It will undoubtedly help you take care of your health by monitoring vital functions and, through the application, you can control them and keep statistics. In addition, it has many other features that are useful on a daily basis, such as notifications from various applications and incoming calls. Unfortunately, as we wrote, it does not indicate the traveled route well on the map. However, if you are looking for an inexpensive sports smartwatch in retro style, Zeblaze Ares should satisfy you with most of its features.

Zeblaze Ares Retro Smartwatch

$23.99
8.9

USABILITY

8.5/10

FEATURES

8.5/10

DESIGN

9.5/10

VALUE

9.0/10

Pros

  • Retro design and Good workmanship
  • Multi-sport Modes
  • Great value for money
  • Good app

Cons

  • Marking on the map does not work properly

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