Diesel’s latest offering to the smartwatch world has been widely seen as a positive, with a smaller design and price tag on offer; it now seems that more people will be able to enjoy this beautifully designed watch. Check out all the details in our latest review.
Why Is The Design So Impressive?
The new Diesel On Fadelite offers something brand new to Diesel fans; the Fadelite has no metal and is smaller than previous watch offerings, making it more accessible to a broader audience. The body of the watch comes in at 43mm. This makes it big enough to read, but not so big that it takes over your entire wrist. You navigate the watch using the crown and simply rotate it to access the menus.
The name Fadelite is reflected in the watch strap. It fades as it reaches from one end to the other, setting it apart from the more generic smartwatches that look the same. There are three strap color choices, so you can get the watch that best reflects your personality. The only issue is that the strap is pretty thick. That makes it hard to shape when you first start wearing it. It is worth the effort, though. In no time at all, you will have the perfect fit around your wrist.
How Expensive Is the Diesel On Fadelite?
It is affordable for most markets and most pockets that want to invest in a quality smartwatch. This means that the number of consumers that can now access a piece of designer wear is more expansive than ever before. We think that makes it even more special. With such a reasonable price, this watch is proving to be popular across a wider market range. Furthermore, younger audiences are certainly enjoying this tech’s price tag.
What Can I Expect the Diesel On Fadelite To Do?
This watch is absolutely packed full of great features that will make your life easier than ever before! GPS tracking so you can track all your exercise journeys, contactless payment capabilities, and a heart rate monitor to help you keep an eye on your performance. While you can’t look forward to an in-built speaker, you can connect your Bluetooth headphones to listen to all your favorite tunes when you are working out. It is also swim-proof, so you don’t need to worry about storing it safely when you are at the beach.
The watch is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 3100 and makes use of Google Wear OS, making it simple to transition from another Wear OS watch. You can download a range of apps to personalize your watch and can look forward to exclusive watch faces to give it that all-over Diesel look.
How Long Is the Battery Life?
The major downside to this watch is that the battery life is not great. It comes with claims of a 48-hour battery, but we found it to be far less when in use. You can opt for the extended mode to push your battery over into the second day of use, but you need to be prepared for minimal smart features to be in use. If you are looking to have all your smart features enabled throughout the day, then you are more likely to notice your battery waning after around 20 hours.
To fully charge the watch, you need just over an hour and a half, but it does well when plugged in for short 15-minute bursts, making it easy to plug in when you have some desk time to work through. Ultimately, If you want to enjoy the great features this watch offers, you may need to compromise on the battery life.
The Pros and Cons Of the Diesel On Fadelite
Before you make a final decision on whether to buy this watch or not, it is important to understand the pros and cons. We have summarised the main points below for your consideration:
- The design is striking and is sure to get you noticed.
- The display is crisp and clear so that you can always see what is going on.
- The fundamental elements are all there, including GPS and contactless payments.
- You can take the watch in the water and enjoy swimming without worrying about it getting damaged with water ingress.
- The new design is smaller than the older Diesel watches.
- It is easy to navigate with the rotating crown.
- The watch comes at an affordable price, making it accessible for all.
- The battery life is poor, and you will need to organize regular charging times to get the most from the watch.
- There have been reported stutters in the performance of the watch that right themselves but can disrupt your usage.
- There is no speaker available, so you will need to invest in Bluetooth headphones.
- You are unable to take phone calls from the watch, meaning that you will need to take your phone with you when you need to be in contact with the world.
Should You Buy a Diesel On Fadelite?
If you are keen to buy a Fadelite, then you will not be disappointed. This watch offers lots of great features as well as a sense of exclusivity, all for a mid-range price. Once you have molded the strap to fit your wrist, you will find it comfortable to wear, and as it is smaller than previous Diesel models, you can expect not to notice it when it is in use.
The big downside to this watch is the poor battery life, meaning that you will have to plan out times where you can charge to maximize the amount of use you get. If frequent charging is not too much of a problem for you, then you can look forward to owning a well-designed watch that is sure to be a talking point wherever you go.
Last Updated on December 13, 2020
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