The Titan Smart Talk is the watch manufacturer’s latest endeavour into the smartwatch segment and they have gone for simplified functionality. There’s a lot to look at in this sleek new model, but does it meet all the necessary criteria when it comes to a day-to-day wearable? Dive in to find out…
Titan Smart Talk Review
Hands-free to the next level
At first glance, you can’t miss that stunning display. Big and bold, the 1.3in AMOLED touchscreen display definitely stands out. It is reasonably bright, colourful and pretty large on the wrist. The device packs two buttons, one flushed button on the lower left side and one crown on the upper right. What tends to become frustrating on this model is the lack of functionality in the buttons because it can only do basic operations like waking up the watch. The buttons feel like salad dressing despite the sturdy feel of the body and the strap. The buckle quality and strap feel great and comfortable.
This watch is pretty purpose-built but focuses on Bluetooth calling as the central feature. You can use the watch to store contacts and make and answer your calls. The call clarity is commendable and conversations are very clear through the speakers on the watch. But, that’s not all it offers. You get a few amusing features like games and the watch even works as a shutter button for your phone camera. This feature can definitely be refined as it opens a new camera app to click the picture and the watch does not work as a view-finder which is disappointing given the screen’s real estate.
It has a decent speaker and gives you the option to download music onto the device, which isn’t as convenient as offline Spotify and Apple/Amazon Music but will work in a pinch. The device is compatible with both Android and iOS devices and works through the Titan Smart World app which is convenient and simple to use. It doesn’t offer insights of the likes of the Garmin app but manages to provide you with the data you need for day-to-day life in an easy-to-understand format.
Lastly, in the weeks we used the device, its touchscreen seemed temperamental. While the display worked smoothly most of the time, you do encounter lags and periods when the screen doesn’t register your touch accurately. The battery life is decent too, lasting about four days with heavy use.
While the UI may not be on par with the likes of Garmin and Samsung, you do get a reasonable amount of tracking, given the price of the watch. It was capable enough to track walks and runs with reasonable accuracy (about 300m to 500m off on average). The watch offers about 20 sports modes but you only end up using a few realistically. It is evident that the watch is more for general lifestyle tracking than activity focussed. It’s called Titan Smart Talk and not Titan go-for-a-run for that reason.
It tracks sleep, heart rate and spO2 accurately and provides features like a calculator and a few games to keep you busy. It also has a Cinema mode that reduces brightness and puts the notifications on silent. You also get an array of watch face options to match your aesthetic on the smooth screen.
With this watch, you get exactly what it promises — the ability to talk via your watch. Its clear Bluetooth calling is the central focus of the wearable and if a lifestyle watch that works as a tool for your 9-5 job is what you are looking for, this is the way to go. That said, don’t make this your go-to fitness tracker. It is a smart-looking device that gets the job done. Titan definitely still has room for improvement when it comes to the finer details and functions on the watch, but for the price and description, it’s fair to say it delivers on all fronts.
A good lifestyle watch that covers the basics, with room for subtle improvements