Slightly inspired by the better-known Apple Watch, KOSPET MAGIC 3 is the latest smartwatch from the homonymous brand, which for some time now has invested in the production of numerous wearables, all dedicated to fitness, but with an increasingly interesting look, to show off even in everyday life. Here’s what we think of this really low cost smartwatch (only 26 euros).
Let’s start with the design. As already mentioned, this KOSPET MAGIC 3 employs a square design, which is slightly inspired by Apple Watch, although absolutely distinguishable. It has small measurements, with a width of about 38 mm, a thickness of 11.5 mm and a length, including the strap, of 255 mm.
The weight is equally low, and the total 50 grams don’t make themselves felt in everyday life. We also wore it for an entire day without any problem, the strap is comfortable, although certainly the silicone material could make you sweat on hot days.
The body of the smartwatch is, however, metal, well assembled. Despite the square design and the thickness of 1.15 cm, it does not bother the wrist. KOSPET MAGIC 3 features a large 1.71-inch TFT touch display, with slightly curved glass at the edges, which has a resolution of 280 x 320 pixels.
Overall the screen is good, certainly not an impressive resolution, but considering the price it’s actually enjoyable. Even the brightness is not very high, so during our use we always preferred to use it at maximum brightness. This turns out to be good, although the display is not maximally readable in direct sunlight.
On the left side there is a single button, which serves to go back in the menu, as well as to turn on and off the display. There is also a “lift wrist to activate” option, which works well enough and almost always allows you to turn on the display as soon as you lift your wrist.
Overall via app you can download 50 Watch Faces, many of which are actually good, contrary to what happens with other Chinese smartwatches, where the enjoyable faces are counted on the fingers of one hand.
Among the most valuable features, we start by saying that KOSPET MAGIC 3 enjoys IP68 certification, so you can also wear it while washing your hands, on rainy days, and even in the shower.
It allows you to monitor your heart rate even 24 hours a day, and obviously does not give up that sequence of features typical of a sports watch: step count, calories burned, distance traveled, sleep monitoring, SpO2, and even blood pressure.
You can also monitor up to 20 sports activities including walking, running, cycling, badminton, basketball, soccer, swimming, mountaineering, tennis, rugby, golf, baseball, elliptical machine, free workout, and more.
The measurements always seemed plausible to us. In particular, the step count is good, at least when compared to that of more emblazoned smartbands. The data are comparable, with a gap at the end of the day really negligible.
Even the measurement of heartbeats was in line with that of more expensive competitors, as well as that of blood oxygenation. Obviously this is not a medical instrument, as it is not even the most expensive Apple Watch.
Overall, then, it seemed to us a good companion for fitness and daily life, with measurements that are likely to correspond to reality. In addition to sport, however, you can also receive messages and notifications on your wrist, so you can read SMS, WhatsApp and other notifications from the most important apps, including social, without having to pull the smartphone out of your pocket.
In terms of autonomy enjoys a 220 mAh battery, which ensure about 7 days of use. We can confirm that it actually reaches that use, although the autonomy may vary slightly depending on the use.
The support application for this KOSPET MAGIC 3 is called Da Fit. Leaving aside some inaccuracies in the Italian translation, it is really well made. The first screen, in fact, immediately provides a report of your day, showing on a white background large tabs for each measurement: sleep steps, heart rate, blood pressure, blood oxygenation and data on outdoor running.
From the same app you can set your daily step goal, but also download new watch faces from those available in the integrated store (they’re all free), as well as decide which notifications to receive on your smartphone. Overall, the app is really complete and comprehensive, with a neat graphical interface for such a cheap price range.
Among the Chinese smartwatches in this really low price range, Kospet magic 3 seemed to us one of the most interesting exponents. The watch’s interface is simple, but effective, showing all the tracked data in an orderly fashion. The measurements are realistic, and the display is sufficient. Aesthetically it is also good. For less than 30 euros is really a good buy.