At a time when smartwatches are competing with each other for consumer attention, watchmaker Titan is trying to simplify the user experience. Its first attempt was the smartwatch Juxt, launched early this year. The company followed this up with the Juxt Pro watch, which is an improvement in some ways.
While the Juxt remained more of an analogue watch, with a small screen that could show notifications from your phone, the Juxt Pro is a complete smartwatch. It has a 1.3-inch fully circular IPS (360x360 resolution) display. What stands out is the 15.2mm thickness of the stainless-steel dial, which isn’t uncomfortable to wear despite being bulky.
The Juxt Pro is powered by a 1 GHz processor, and is paired with 512 MB RAM, 4 GB internal storage for your music library and a 450 mAh battery. The menu and apps open quickly enough, but what disappoints is the battery life—you will need to charge the watch every night.
When paired with the free Juxt Pro smartphone app (Android and iOS), it can push the phone’s notifications to your wrist. There are 20 pre-loaded watch-face styles as well. The Juxt Pro can also act as a remote control for the phone’s camera through Bluetooth connectivity.
No smartwatch is complete without some basic fitness functions, and the Juxt Pro comes with features such as step count, calorie meter and data on the distance travelled.
There’s no debating Titan’s prowess at making conventional watches, but a smartwatch is a different ball game altogether. The Juxt Pro is certainly a simpler smartwatch, but it isn’t a master in any particular aspect, and is still priced at Rs.22,995—the same price as the accomplished Apple Watch and the Android Wear-based Huawei Watch. This is where the Juxt Pro falls short.