boAt Xtend Review: A Low Budget Smartwatch with Alexa Built-in

In this blog, we will review the boAt Xtend smartwatch which is very popular among the people under 3000 budget.

Usually, the budget of 3000 is a cheap segment for any smartwatch.

For some time now, a lot of smartwatches have been launched in this budget due to which it is an affordable price bracket for the people.

The boAt is a well-known name in the wearable market and its Xtend smartwatch is one of the most popular smartwatches out there.

Let me tell you that this boAt smartwatch is available in 5 different colors (Charcoal Black, Deep Blue, Olive Green, Pitch Black, and Sandy Cream) which can be easily bought from Amazon.

The most important feature of this smartwatch is its Alexa support, which no other smartwatch offers in this budget.

But in this boAt Xtend review, we will talk about all its other features and know whether it is worth buying it?

But before that, you can also check out this top smartwatches under 2000 rupees guide.

boAt Xtend Review

boat xtend smartwatch review

What’s in the Box

  • Watch
  • Charging cable
  • User manual
  • Warranty card
  • Catalog
  • Sticker


Design & Build Quality

In terms of design, the boAt Xtend smartwatch has done a great job.

The metal and polycarbonate plastic has been used very well in the entire smartwatch, which gives it a premium look.

boat xtend design and build quality

Due to the use of metal, its total weight is around 54 grams which are justified and due to this it also gives a very comfortable feeling when wearing in the hand.

The crown button is visible on the right side of the smartwatch, which makes the smartwatch very easy to access.

Plus, a mic will also be seen which is given to talk to Alexa.

On the back side, there are sensors for health tracking and a charging point.

boat xtend back side

In this, we get to see swappable straps with metal buckles that can be easily replaced.

Check out these best metal buckle straps.

Regarding the quality of the straps, I would say that they are average.

Though looking at the budget can’t expect more but could have been a bit better.

In short, the boAt Xtend is great in terms of design and build quality where it looks quite attractive.

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Display & UI

In the boAt Xtend smartwatch, we get to see a large 1.69-inch square display that comes in a curved structure, which further enhances its look.

boat xtend display

So far I haven’t had any complaints about its touch response which is a good thing.

We also get to see some bezels in it, but you will find that all the watch faces given in this smartwatch are mostly based on the dark theme, due to which the bezels are not visible at all.

But if custom watch faces are used, you will see its bezels.

Now, let’s talk about the swipe functionalities.

In boAt Xtend smartwatch, the notification panel can be accessed by swiping down while swiping up gives quick navigation buttons like –

  • DND mode
  • Wake gesture
  • Brightness
  • Find phone

In addition, swiping left from the home screen opens all shortcut cards such as steps count, heart rate monitor, stress monitor, sports mode, and Alexa control.

We can also customize these shortcut cards, which I’ll talk about in the App Support section.

Overall, I liked its display and UI.

There is no problem in using it, all the options are easily accessible.

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Watch Faces

The boAt Xtend smartwatch has a total of 50 watch faces that can be used with the help of the app.

We will talk about app support in a separate section but I think we should have been given more watch faces here.

Watch faces can be changed by holding on the home screen of the smartwatch while accessing the entire library requires the app.

Here we are also allowed to customize watch faces which offer us to use custom watch faces even your own pictures.

Crown Button

The crown button can be used to access the menu view of the boAt Xtend smartwatch.

boat xtend crown button

As you press the crown button, all the smartwatch options are exposed to you like –

  • Health data
  • Sports
  • Amazon Alexa
  • Sports record
  • Heart rate
  • Blood oxygen
  • Stress
  • Breath training
  • Sleep
  • Weather
  • Music
  • Stopwatch
  • Alarm
  • Timer
  • Find phone
  • Settings

Here at the end, we get to see the option of settings, in which some other options are given like –

  • Wake gesture
  • Do not disturb
  • Watch faces
  • Brightness
  • Power off
  • Restart
  • Reset
  • About

Keep in mind that all these options are available in the Settings option of the menu.

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Alexa Support

The most highlighted feature of the boAt Xtend smartwatch is Alexa support, which is usually seen in premium smartwatches.

Here we get in-built Alexa support in this smartwatch, using which we can give a voice command.

boat xtend alexa support

In addition, they can also be accessed if you use products that support Alexa.

Here we get the answer from Alexa not through voice but the message on the screen because speakers are not provided in the smartwatch.

Notifications

The boAt Xtend smartwatch supports text and calls notifications.

For messages, we get to see the sender’s name and message, but unfortunately, we can’t reply to it, which disappointed me a lot.

On the other hand, if we talk about the call notification, we will be able to see the name or number of the caller, whereas the option of mute or quick reply is not available here except to decline the call.

You can only decline the call.

Overall, I am not satisfied with the notification feature of the boAt Xtend smartwatch as the quick reply feature is essential for me but they are missing in it.

Although, here is a good feature.

We are allowed to customize the notifications as per our requirements.

All those apps can be enabled by going to the smartwatch’s app from which you want to receive notifications.

Health Monitoring

In the boAt Xtend smartwatch, we have been given some sensors on the back side to monitor our heart rate, blood oxygen, stress, and so on.

These sensors work very well.

I compared this by monitoring health with the help of professional health tracking equipment and I got a difference of only a few points which is a good thing.

Health tracking proves to be very useful in this budget so well.

Sports Modes

Let’s talk about the sports modes.

A total of 14 sports modes are available in the boAt Xtend smartwatch such as –

  • Outdoor run
  • Indoor run
  • Outdoor walk
  • Indoor walk
  • Hiking
  • Outdoor cycle
  • Cricket
  • Yoga
  • Indoor cycle
  • Workout
  • Pool swim
  • Open water swim
  • Rower
  • Elliptical

Shortcut cards can also be used to access these sports modes.

Swiping left on the home screen opens the shortcut cards where the sports modes option is given.

Apart from this, sports modes can also be accessed by going to the menu view which is accessed by pressing the crown button.

The interesting thing is that we can also enable or disable these sports modes through the app.

For this, we have to go to its compatible app where the option of disabling non-essential modes has been given in the section on sports modes.

Battery

The boAt Xtend Smartwatch is powered by a 300 mAh battery that provides a life span of 5 to 6 days on normal use.

Whereas in heavy use we can use it only for 3 to 4 days.

To charge this watch fully, a magnetic charger has been given, which gives full charge to the watch in about 2 hours.

Comfortability

As I mentioned in the section on Design and Build Quality, it is made of metal along with the plastic, which makes it weigh a bit more than the lightweight smartwatch but gives it a premium feel.

And I personally like smartwatches with metal builds which are quite comfortable in the hand as well.

smartwatch comfortability

However, there may be some complaints due to its straps as they are not so soft that wearing them at night can cause trouble while sleeping.

Well, they come with swappable options which is a relieveable thing.

Overall, the boAt Xtend smartwatch is fine in terms of comfort but the quality of the straps needed improvement.

App Support

To connect the boAt Xtend smartwatch with the smartphone, you need to install the boAt Wave app.

The UI of the app is very simple and easy to use.

All tracking data is visible as soon as you open the app.

Data about health features such as training, sleep, heart rate, or SpO2 is divided into separate sections, making them easy to access.

boat xtend app support

I have checked the app quite a lot and I have come across a lot of useful features in it.

With the help of this app, we can customize our smartwatch to a great extent.

Also, with the help of the app, many options of the smartwatch can be enabled or disabled.

So if some features are of no use to you, you can avoid complications by disabling them from here.

There is an option of shortcut cards in this app, in which a maximum of 6 shortcut cards can be used which is a useful feature.

We have already talked about shortcut cards in the Display section.

Other Features

Apart from all this, the boAt Xtend smartwatch also comes with some additional features, in which we have also been given some useful reminders like-

  • Water drink
  • Sedentary alert
  • Menstrual cycle

Plus, 5 ATM water resistance support is also available, under which we can take the smartwatch to a depth of about 50 meters in water.

In addition to that, this watch also has an additional feature of automatic screen brightness, which we can customize with the help of the app.

Apart from all that, the feature of music control is also available but the feature which is missing is the camera control.

We cannot control the phone’s camera with this watch.

Overall, we get to see a lot of features in this smartwatch which makes it one of the best smartwatches under 3000.

Who Should Consider

Now let’s talk about those people who should consider this smartwatch.

First, if you have a budget of 3000 and you are looking for a smartwatch equipped with useful features, you should definitely go for the boAt Xtend smartwatch.

Second, if you need a smartwatch that supports Alexa, go for it as no other smartwatch offers this feature in this budget.

Third, if you want an affordable smartwatch for health monitoring, you should consider this watch as it offers good accuracy.

Who Should Avoid

First of all, if you are looking for a watch for calling then ignore it as it does not offer a calling feature.

Instead, you can go for the Fire-Bolt Ring Pro.

Second, if you want a smartwatch that has a fully plastic build and is very light, then it would be a good option to avoid it.

Third, if you are a sports lover and are looking for a smartwatch for sports activities, it would be better to look for another option instead as only 14 sports modes are given in it.

Pros

  • 1.69″ capacitive touch display with curved structure
  • 5 ATM water-rasistant design
  • 14 active sports modes
  • 50 watch faces
  • Alexa voice assistant
  • Automatic screen brightness
  • Real-time health monitoring
  • Daily activity tracker
  • Curated controls

Cons

  • No quick reply feature
  • No camera control


Specifications

Dimension26 x 5 x 1 cm
Weight54 grams
Display1.69-inch
Display typeSquare LCD display
Bluetoothv5.0
Bluetooth range10M
Operating temperature“-10°C” – “45°C”
Battery capacity300mAh
Working timeUp to 5-6 days
Charging timeAround 2 hours
Charging typeMagnetic charger
Sports mode14
Watch faces50
Color options5
Call alertYes
Music controlYes
Camera controlNo
GPSNo
Guided meditative breathingYes
Always-on displayNo
Waterproof5 ATM
Notification alertYes
Call notificationYes
Quick replyNo

boAt Xtend Review: Final Verdict

The boAt Xtend is definitely one of the best smartwatches under the Rs 3000 budget.

The Alexa support feature that comes with it makes it one of the most unique smartwatches in the segment, while its other features make it one of the most useful smartwatches out there.

In this, we get to see health monitoring features with good accuracy as well as stylish design with a great build.

I would highly recommend the boAt Xtend smartwatch in the budget of 3000.

Let me see, what do you think about this smartwatch?

Write your valuable thoughts in the comment section.

boAt Xtend Review: FAQs

Can I play music on boAt Xtend?

We cannot play music on this smartwatch but we can control the music player of our smartphone through the watch.

Can we receive calls on boAt Xtend?

No, we can only receive notifications of calls; Also, there is an option to decline the call but unfortunately, we are not allowed to reply.

Does boAt Xtend have GPS?

No, we were not given GPS facility in this smartwatch, but looking at the features that this smartwatch is providing in this budget, it cannot be complained about.

Does boAt Xtend have an always-on display?

No, the feature of always-on is not given in this watch but we can keep the display on for 20 seconds which is a good thing.

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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.