India being a price-conscious market, it is no surprise that low-priced smart gadgets manage to get quite popular with e-retailers. Just Corseca’s Ray K’anabis is a great-looking smartwatch among these.
The Ray K’anabis is well-designed watch with a rugged look and clean finish, unlike many other Chinese origin watches in the category, though it looks like a clone of the Amazfit Huami watch. The device offers IP68 water resistance and a 1.28-inch 240×240 pixel IPS display. You get a wide range of watch faces, which include a few decent classy ones too. Features include monitors for Blood Pressure, SpO2, Heart rate, and Menstrual cycle along with Sports and Sleep trackers. You can easily make calls from the watch and control music on your phone. The watch can be paired with an Android or iOS phone with Da Fit app, which seems to be the app of choice for a few brands in the same segment such as FireBoltt. However, we found these watches to be exactly the same under the hood, including the interface and features.
Coming to performance, the watch was easy to pair, and basic features performed as expected. The display was quite responsive to touch. We could control music and operate the camera on the phone via the watch. However, the sensors turned out to be far from being accurate. While the sleep tracker in our review unit had the tendency to add a few extra hours, the step counter would miss a large percentage of my daily steps. Heart rate was normal during workout and jumped up when I was at rest. Exercise tracker allows you to track walking, running, cycling, skipping, badminton, basketball, and football. We wonder why other sports modes are not included, especially swimming, considering that the device advertises an IP68 ingress protection rating even in saltwater.
The watch houses a 400 mAh battery that offers about 10 days of use with continuous heart rate switched on, but this is at the expense of an always-on display. Just Corseca Ray K’anabis is not a cheap smartwatch, especially when prices have come down recently. At just under ₹9,000 there are many smartwatches from established brands you can choose from.
WE’RE IMPRESSED Rugged looks, IP68 rating, good display, responsive interface
WE’D IMPROVE Accuracy of sensors, set of features, price
THE LAST WORD The Ray K’anabis sells at a segment where the final consideration is the price. Unfortunately for a basic smartwatch, the price brings it in direct competition with a few of the established and reputed brands.