boAt Wave Lite Review: A New Budget boAt Smartwatch

In this blog, I am going to share with you the boAt Wave Lite review which is a budget smartwatch.

There was a time when only fitness freaks used to wear smart bands so that they could track every movement of their body.

But with time there was a change and today we can see that the trend of the smartwatch has increased a lot among the people.

Meanwhile, sometime back I ordered a boAt Wave Lite smartwatch which I have been using for many days.

It is one of the most popular smartwatch under 2000 budget at the moment.

There will be many of you who are looking for a budget smartwatch.

In this particular blog post, I will give you the ins and outs of the boAt Wave Lite smartwatch and whether it lives up to the expectations in the budget segment.

Let’s get into it.

boAt Wave Lite Review

boat wave lite review

Pros

  • Great build quality with attractive design
  • 10 Sports modes
  • 24 Hours heart rate monitoring and real spO2 sensors
  • IP68 dust, sweat, splash resistant
  • Up to 7-day battery life
  • Over 140+ watch faces with customizing options
  • Call, text, and social media notifications on-the-go
  • Google and Apple Fit support

Cons

  • No quick reply feature
  • Faded color

boAt Wave Lite Specifications

BrandBoat
ModelWave Lite
Weight45 grams
TypeColor HD
Size1.69 inch
TouchYes
Wi-FiNo
GPSNo
ShapeSquare
Strap materialSilicone
Heart rate monitorYes
SpO2 monitorYes
Calorie countYes
Step countYes
Sleep monitorYes
Compatible OSAndroid, IOS
Battery backupUp to 7 days
Water resistantYes
Dust proofYes
Text notificationsYes
Call notificationsYes
Receive callNo
Quick replyNo
Alarm clockYes
WeatherYes
Goal settingYes
Camera controlYes
Find my phoneYes
Music controlYes

What’s in the Box

  • Watch
  • Magnetic charging cable
  • User manual
  • warranty card
  • Documentation
  • Sticker

Design & Build Quality

First of all, if I talk about my first impressions of the boAt Wave Lite smartwatch, I liked it.

This boAt smartwatch is available in three different colors (Active Black, Deep Blue, and Scarlet Red).

The watches I bought are in scarlet red color which I found a bit attractive

The watch I bought is in Scarlet Red color which I found a bit attractive, rest you can go for any of these three colors.

The price of the watch is the same across all colors.

Now let’s focus on the build quality a bit.

In the frame of the watch, we get to see metal which gives it a sturdy look while the rear part of the watch is made of plastic which helps in reducing the weight of the watch and gives a very comfortable feeling when wearing.

boat wave lite design build quality

To access the watch, a button has been given on its right side so that we can easily turn it on/off and go to the home page with a single click.

On the other hand, all kinds of sensors have been given at the bottom of the watch, which we will talk about in a dedicated section further, which will make it easier for you to understand.

boat wave lite back side

Apart from the watch, if I talk about its strap separately, here we get to see silicone straps that come with swappable functionality which allows us to use our favorite straps.

Overall, if I talk about the design and build quality of the boAt Wave Lite smartwatch, it is great.

According to the budget in which this watch is available, it is completely justified.

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Sensors

Since the boAt Wave Lite is a budget smartwatch, we do not get to see too many sensors in it.

Here are two sensors that are meant to track Heart Rate and SPO2.

I will explain both of these to you in detail further.

Display

The boAt Wave Lite smartwatch has a 1.69-inch HD display.

To turn on the watch, we have to press and hold the given button, which turns on the watch within a few seconds.

boat wave lite display

The display is quite sharp where we get to see the brightness of 500 nits which works smoothly even in daylight.

Though we do get to see slight bezels I did find the colors a bit faded which disappointed me a bit.

Swiping left on the Watch opens the settings where all its options can be accessed.

boat wave lite right to left swipe

On the other hand, swiping from top to bottom reveals some toggle buttons.

boat wave lite up to down swipe

For your convenience, I am mentioning all these toggle buttons below.

  • Sports mode
  • Brightness
  • Do not disturb
  • Find my phone
  • music control
  • QR code
  • Info
  • Settings

Apart from this, swiping from left to right on the watch opens the notification panel where all types of notifications will be visible.

boat wave lite left to right swipe

And finally, swiping up from the bottom will open shortcut cards showing options like Daily Activity, Heart Rate Monitoring, Sleep Tracking, etc.

boat wave lite down to up swipe

App Support

To access the boAt Wave Lite smartwatch, you need to download the boAt Wearables App from the Google Play Store on your Android phone.

To connect the watch to the app, you have to open the app, after selecting the watch and agreeing to some conditions, the watch will connect to the app.

With the help of this app, we can access our Health Monitoring very well.

boat wave lite app interface

The home page of the app shows us the steps count and total activity.

Whereas after going to the analysis option given below, complete information about Steps Count, Calories, Heart Rate, Blood Oxygen, and Sleep can be obtained.

After this, we have been given the option of My Activities, with the help of which we will be able to track all our activities.

The next option is given to us to customize the features or functions of the watch.

If you want to install cloud-based watch faces then here it can be done with the help of this option.

Also, there is an option for custom watch faces which is a good thing.

You can check out all the other options from here.

Overall, the app support is pretty good.

All options are useful and justify the price.

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Watch Faces

For any smartwatch to look beautiful, it is necessary to have the best watch faces.

I personally consider a smartwatch only when I am given more watch faces in it.

Let us tell you that in boAt Wave Lite smartwatch, we have been given more than 140 watch faces which provide us better flexibility.

To access the watch faces, you have to open the settings by swiping left, after which you can select any watch face of your choice by clicking on the watch faces option.

boat wave lite watch faces

Apart from this, with the help of its app, more watch faces can be installed.

Sports Modes

The specialty of the smartwatch is that we get to see different sports modes in it which attracts a lot of fitness enthusiasts.

Let me tell you that a total of 10 sports modes have been given in the boAt Wave Lite smartwatch.

  • Walking
  • Running
  • Cycling
  • Climbing
  • Yoga
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Badminton
  • Rope skipping
  • Swimming

And in this way, you will be able to track your body movements using these sports modes.

Other Features

We also get to see many different features in the boAt Wave Lite smartwatch, which we have to swipe from right to left to access.

The features which are given here, I am mentioning below.

  • Sports mode – In this, we have been given a total of 10 sports modes which we have already seen
  • Breath – With the help of this feature, we can track our breath, which proves to be a very useful feature for yoga practitioners
  • Camera – With the help of this option, we can control the camera of the phone, to click the photo, we have to shake the watch
  • SPO2 – With its help we can track the amount of oxygen in our blood
  • Stopwatch – In this option we get to access stopwatch mode
  • Find phone – If your phone is lost somewhere, with the help of this option you can make your phone ring
  • Screen timeout – The screen timeout of the watch can be controlled with the help of this option where we can increase or decrease it
  • Watch faces – We have already discussed this option
  • Reset – This option can be used to reset all the settings of the watch
  • Power off – This option will come in handy to turn off the watch
  • Download app – With the help of this option we will be able to download the app directly from here
  • Timer – This option is given to control the timer
  • More – In this option, we will get to see the feature with Rase To Wake which can be enabled / disabled; Apart from this, here we have also been given the option of the About section

So these are some of the features or options available in the boAt Wave Lite smartwatch, which we can use to make our daily life easier.

Well, looking at these features, it can be said that the boAt Wave Lite smartwatch has good features according to the price bracket.

Neither are any features extra nor can we say that the features are very less.

Overall, there are useful features to be seen.

But tell me, was there any feature that you expected from this watch and it was missing?

Health Tracking

Now let’s talk about some of those features which are related to our health.

However, we do not get to see many health-tracking features in the boAt Wave Lite smartwatch except heart rate and SPO2.

boat wave lite heart rate monitoring

I have already told you about these two features, so I will not repeat them here again.

boat wave lite spo2 monitoring

But I would like to say that both these features work quite well.

These features will work only when we are wearing the watch and let us tell you that the boAt Wave Lite smartwatch has 24 hours health monitoring which is a very good thing.

Wearing it, you can sleep comfortably and monitor your sleep.

Battery

For the boAt Wave Lite smartwatch, the company claims that its battery can be used for 7 days.

When I used it, I didn’t feel any problem with it.

Its battery lasts easily for 7 days.

However, if you use it aggressively, you will see a slight drop in the battery.

To charge the smartwatch, we are given a magnetic charging cable in the box which is attached to the back side of the watch.

Who Should Consider

So now let’s talk about which people should consider the boAt Wave Lite smartwatch.

Look, if you want a smartwatch that has a metal build quality and is available with all the basic features, then this is the one to consider.

Also, If you are just looking for a good quality smartwatch to wear then this is the one to go for.

You can also check out this stylish boAt Xtend smartwatch.

Keep in mind that if you are not expecting a lot of features nor do you need a watch for calling, then feel free to go for the boAt Wave Lite smartwatch.

This can also be considered when you are looking for a smartwatch with more watch faces.

Who Should Avoid

Those people who are looking for a smartwatch equipped with advanced features, please stay away from the boAt Wave Lite smartwatch.

If you are a huge fitness freak then this is not made for you because it is not made keeping fitness lovers in mind.

Those who are expecting a display without bezels should stay away from it as it has been given few bezels around the display.

Also, if you’re looking for a calling smartwatch, just stay away from it.

Instead, you can go for Fire-Boltt Ninja Calling.

boAt Wave Lite Review: Final Thoughts

I recommend it considering the design, build quality, and all the features of the boAt Wave Lite smartwatch, you can feel free to go for it.

Let us tell you that this watch comes with IP68 dust, sweat, and splash resistance feature so that we can use it in light rain or even in the gym.

Keep in mind that its price fluctuates, so if this watch is becoming available above 2000 price then there can be a little wait.

This is one of the most considerable smartwatches for a budget under Rs 2000 that comes from a trusted brand like boAt; Plus, with a 1-year warranty.

boAt Wave Lite Review: FAQs

Is boAt Wave Lite worth buying?

Of course, I have used it for almost a month, and considering its build quality and features, it is definitely a smartwatch worth buying.

How to connect boAt Wave Lite to an Android phone?

To connect this watch to any Android phone, an app is required which can be downloaded from the Play Store.

Which app is used for this smartwatch?

This watch can be used with the help of the boAt Wearables app, I have already provided its download link above.

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Amit Chopra

Amit is a tech enthusiast who created this blog to pursue his keen interest in Wearable Technology. This blog contains reviews and guides to help you shop for the best product for you. He uses Fire-Boltt Visionary and OnePlus Nord Buds.