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CMF Watch Pro (Review) – Setting the Bar for Budget Smartwatches

Besides Apple, Nothing is the only brand that’s taking its name literally. First, the brand proved it by introducing a smartphone with funky lights on its transparent back, and now they’ve launched a smartwatch under their sub-brand CMF, which stands for Color, Material, and Finish.

The first smartwatch from the CMF by Nothing stays true to its name, it has a vibrant appeal, sustainable material and stylish design. Let’s begin with the packaging because when everyone is going minimal and classy, CMF decided to go beyond and packed the watch in a kinderjoyish way.

The Watch Pro by CMF arrives in a neatly packed (without compromising on funkiness) DVD-shaped cover, which has 3 small sections inside to hold the body, strap and charging cable of the watch. The cover also shows the strap colour of the watch in a prominent way to avoid confusion.

Design

The Watch Pro has a sleek, boxy, yet rounded design with an aluminium body that shines in the light. The Watch Pro has a physical button on the right side to help you with easy access to its features, along with speakers that work smoothly even when you’re in a crowded place.

The smartwatch is offered in three strap colours – orange, dark grey and just grey. The one we received has an orange-coloured strap, making the watch an attention magnet. The strap features the logo of the CMF on a longer strap that has pin buckles.

The watch weighs only 47g and stays put on the wrist. However, it seems a little uncomfortable and sweaty during high humidity and when wearing tightly. The soft silicone strap is durable and skin-friendly but catches a lot of attention as well as dirt, at least in the case of the orange strap.

Set-up

Like most smartwatches, CMF Watch Pro is pretty straightforward and easy to set up. Download the CMF Watch app from the App Store or the Play Store, allow the app a few required permissions, turn on the Bluetooth for pairing with the smartphone, and you’re ready to go.

Display

The smartwatch boasts a hefty 1.96″ AMOLED (410x502p) display that supports up to 600 nits peak brightness. The quality of the display is incredible as it offers enough brightness to help you read messages, the name of the caller and view notifications from a distance. Even in bright sunlight, the display works fine and shows the content. 

The watch is also loaded with an Always-on display mode for a better user experience. The watch offers about 37 watch faces, and most of them are either monochromatic or dipped in orange-theme. The watch faces are divided into four categories – Multifunction, Analog, Digital, and Creative to show time and your activity stats.

Features

The watch offers a number of smart features such as sleep tracking, heart rate monitoring, blood oxygen and stress monitoring, activity tracking and several exercise modes, such as walking, running, cycling, basketball, soccer, yoga, hiking and boxing, to keep you posted about the details. 

Verdict

The watch looks fine on the wrist and offers almost every feature a person could ask for. At the starting price of ₹4,499, the Watch Pro is a great deal as it offers decent features and easily works for as many as 10 days on a single charge with an Always-on display. So, if you’re someone who likes to have products with minimalist design and maximum features, then CMF Watch Pro should be on your wrist.

Ratings

⭐⭐⭐⭐


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