Fire-Boltt Epic Plus Review: Low Budget Non-Calling Smartwatch

In this blog, we will talk about the Fire-Boltt Epic Plus smartwatch.

It is an upgraded version of the popular Fire-Boltt Epic smartwatch. It features a larger display and includes many of the same features as its predecessor.

As the demand for smartwatches with large displays continues to rise, the Fire-Boltt Epic Plus offers a highly visible display and a variety of sports modes for fitness enthusiasts.

But what features does it offer and should you get it?

In this review of the Fire-Boltt Epic Plus, we will thoroughly discuss its features and capabilities.

Fire-Boltt Epic Plus Review

Fire-Boltt Epic Plus Smartwatch

Bottom Line

The Fire-Boltt Epic Plus boasts a large display and 120 sports modes, making it an appealing choice for fitness enthusiasts.

However, it should be noted that this smartwatch does not support Bluetooth calling.

If you are seeking a non-calling smartwatch, the Fire-Boltt Epic Plus may be a good option.

Pros

  • Large 1.83-inch HD display
  • 500 Nits brightness
  • Over 120 sports modes
  • IP68 water resistant
  • Camera & music controls

Cons

  • Plastic build
  • No quick reply


Fire-Boltt Epic Plus Specs

Display1.83-inch
Resolution240×286 px
AMOLED displayNo
Sports modes120
Watch faces100+
Voice assistantNo
Heart rate monitoringYes
Spo2 monitoringYes
Blood pressure monitoringYes
Step counterYes
Bluetooth callingNo
In-built GPSNo
DurabilityIP68
Quick replyNo
Emoji supportNo
Music StorageNo
Wake gestureYes
Always-on displayNo
In-built gamesYes
CalculatorNo
Camera controlYes
Music controlYes
Battery lifeUp to 5 days

Design & Build Quality

You will find the design of Fire-Boltt Epic Plus similar to the Fire-Boltt Epic.

The right side of the Fire-Boltt Epic Plus features a crown button, which unfortunately does not function beyond turning on the smartwatch and allowing you to go back. The back of the watch has a charging point and various sensors.

Fire-Boltt Epic Plus Design

The frame is made of plastic which doesn’t offer that great build quality, but the smartwatch feels light enough that it doesn’t feel uncomfortable when worn for long periods.

I’ve worn it at night for sleep monitoring and didn’t feel uncomfortable at all.

Apart from this, you get to see soft silicone straps, which you can replace with any other 20mm quick-release straps.

Their quality is also decent according to the budget, and you will not have any problems like skin irritation.

In short, the design and build quality of the Fire-Boltt Epic Plus is satisfactory, although the use of a metal body might have improved its overall durability.

Display & UI

The biggest upgrade in the Fire-Boltt Epic Plus smartwatch is its display.

Fire-Boltt Epic Plus Display

You can see a large 1.83-inch HD display in this, which was 1.69 inches in its predecessor.

It comes with a high resolution of 240×286 px, making the display great.

Along with this, it also offers 500 nits of brightness so that it will be easy for you to use it outdoors.

On the other hand, if we look at its UI, it keeps the typical Fire-Boltt UI we see in other Fire-Boltt smartwatches.

By swiping down, you can access its control panel, where some toggle buttons are visible, while by swiping up, you can see all the notifications.

Swipe left enables its widget section where you can access steps and other health features directly while swiping right can access its menu section.

Overall, the UI of the Fire-Boltt Epic Plus smartwatch is decent and offers a smooth user experience.

Watch Faces

In Fire-Boltt Epic Plus, you see around ten in-built watch faces which you can change by long tapping on the screen.

At the same time, this smartwatch allows you to use more than 100 watch faces; for this, you have to connect the smartwatch to its companion app Da Fit.

In this app, you get to see a dedicated watch face library; through this, you can customize watch faces.

Notifications

You do not get to see the call function in Fire-Boltt Epic Plus, but it allows you to receive notifications.

However, one of the standout features of this smartwatch is its ability to mute calls, a feature not commonly found in non-calling smartwatches.

In this, you can receive calls, texts or social media messages, but it does not allow you to reply to them, which disappoints somewhere.

In its app, you can also see the option to enable and disable social media apps, which is good.

Health Monitoring

Fire-Boltt Epic Plus performs quite well in terms of health monitoring.

In addition to heart rate tracking and SPO2 monitoring, it also offers blood pressure monitoring, a valuable feature.

On the other hand, the Fire-Boltt Epic Plus has shown impressive heart rate and SPO2 monitoring accuracy, with results that largely match those of medical equipment.

Fire-Boltt Epic Plus Health Monitoring

However, the sleep monitoring feature of this smartwatch was not as accurate, as it mistook a movie-watching session for sleep.

Apart from this, you also get to see the wear detection feature, which only takes readings of health parameters when the smartwatch is worn.

Sports Modes

In Fire-Boltt Epic Plus, you get to see 120 sports modes, making it a good option for fitness enthusiasts.

The interesting thing is that you see IP68 water resistance in it, making it one of the best budget IP68 smartwatches.

Overall, the Fire-Boltt Epic Plus may be a good choice for those looking for a companion in their workout routine due to its impressive selection of sports modes.

Battery Life & Charging

Fire-Boltt Epic Plus can provide about five days of battery life in typical usage, whereas if you use it heavily, it can last for 3 to 4 days.

In this, you will not see the support of fast charging, which takes about 2 hours to charge.

However, I have prepared a complete guide on improving the battery of smartwatches, which you can read.

App Functionalities

You will need the Da Fit app to connect the Fire-Boltt Epic Plus to your smartphone.

If you find its pairing process complicated, you can refer to how to connect the Fire-Boltt smartwatch to your phone.

Through this app, you will be able to analyze the health parameters’ data in one place.

In addition, the app allows you to use new watch faces and customize the smartwatch’s settings.

Other Features

Apart from all these, you can also see some other features in Fire-Boltt Epic Plus.

This smartwatch offers convenient music control, camera control, and two built-in games for added entertainment.

It should be noted that the Fire-Boltt Epic Plus does not include a calculator, although this may not be a significant missing feature for some users.

Who Should Consider And Who Shouldn’t

For those on a budget and seeking a non-calling smartwatch, the Fire-Boltt Epic Plus may be a suitable choice to consider.

If calling is a key feature, it may be best to avoid the Fire-Boltt Epic Plus and opt for an alternative (alt OG calling smartwatch) that offers this feature.


Fire-Boltt Epic Plus Best Alternative


Mivi Model E

Fire-Boltt Epic Plus Alternative Mivi Model E

The Mivi Model E and the Fire-Boltt Epic Plus offer similar features, but the Model E has a metallic frame that enhances its build quality.

It’s worth mentioning that the Mivi Model E has a smaller 1.69-inch display compared to the 1.83-inch display on the Fire-Boltt Epic Plus.

Some of its features are as follows.

  • 1.69-inch TFT display
  • 500 Nits brightness
  • Metallic body
  • Over 120 sports modes
  • IP68 water resistant
  • 7-Day battery life

Here is my in-depth Mivi Model E review.


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Amit Chopra

Amit Chopra is the founder of Gamingview, a team of experts in the field of wearable technology. Through Gamingview, Amit provides in-depth reviews and informative articles about the latest in smartwatches and other wearable tech. With a passion for all things tech, Amit helps readers stay up-to-date on the latest advancements and make informed buying decisions through his unbiased, honest reviews. In addition to his work with Gamingview, Amit is an avid reviewer of wearable technology products.