Fresh off its announcement, we have the new Poco Watch in for testing. This is Poco’s first foray into smart wearables and it’s in keeping with the company’s doctrine – nice features at aggressive price.
The Poco Watch is just €79 and is on sale from now. It comes in a simple box with the watch itself (ours is the Black but there are also Blue and Gold versions) as well as a proprietary pin charger.
Controls and features on the Poco Watch are on par with the rest of the market – there’s a single button that wakes the watch and then takes you to the app screen or back to the homescreen. On the inside, there’s a combined SpO2 and heart rate sensor that can track your pulse constantly.
One negative with the Poco Watch is the non-replaceable band. It attaches through a proprietary mechanism so you can’t attach your standard straps.
The Poco Watch is quite petite. It packs a very respectable 1.6-inch AMOLED display, but the watch itself is very small. Pictured here on an average male wrist, it looks a bit too tiny.
But that smaller size means that the watch is very light, just 31 grams. That makes it a better fit for a sleep tracker than your average 44 mm-sized watch.
The Poco Watch also has some must-have features out of the gate, like an always-on display, GPS, health tracking with more than 100 modes, notifications, and two-week battery life.
It’s a promising start. But you might want to stay tuned for our full review before you make a decision on the purchase of the the Poco Watch.