Kospet Rock

Kospet Rock

The Kospet Rock is a rugged smartwatch released in January 2021. Kospet is known for their full Android watches but also have numerous budget smartwatches under $50. The Kospet Rock is using a Nordic NRF52840 processor. This processor is found in numerous low end smartwatches. It is not the fastest processor and there are occasional lags but overall UI responsiveness is adequate.

The watch is using a proprietary operating system. There are only a limited number of apps on the watch and no app store is available to add any additional apps. What you see, is what you get for apps on this smartwatch.

Design

The Rock has a rectangular watch face design with a plastic case. The watch has a retro look and goes for a more chunky design. Not a sleek or stylish watch but there are fans for this look. The watch is available in black or green.

This smartwatch is medium sized at 43 x 20 x 12.7 mm and weighs 50g. The 12.7 mm thickness is on the larger size and could be uncomfortable for some to wear while sleeping.

Kospet Rock Dimensions
Kospet Rock Dimensions

The Rock comes with a 20mm silicone strap but it is a proprietary strap that is non-interchangeable. The silicone strap is quite thin and not the best quality. While the strap is comfortable, we suspect it will not be too durable.

You can interact with the watch using the touchscreen and 2 physical buttons. While there is a home and back button, both buttons actually perform the same function, sending you back to the previous screen. The touchscreen works OK but there are occasional lags.

The user interface is simple to navigate but some of the English phrases do not have the most professional translations.

Kospet Rock

Water Resistance

The Rock claims to have a 3ATM water resistance rating which allows for swimming. A swimming mode is included as well. While it seems to be water resistant, Kospet indicates not to wear the watch in a bath or shower.

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Kospet Rock – No Baths or Showers

Screen

The Kospet Rock comes with a 1.69″ TFT Touchscreen comes with 240 x 280 pixels. It is a large screen and looks good for a TFT screen but does not look as good as AMOLED screens. The colors are not as vibrant and you can see some pixelation in fonts and images.

Kospet does not indicate what screen protection is provided but the watch is quite durable. The bezel around the watch should also help prevent screen scratches. For the price, the build is quite good.

Unfortunately, the watch does not have an always on screen option. The watch allows for custom watchfaces which is a positive.

Battery

The Rock comes with a 350mAh battery. Kospet claims that typical usage battery life is 14 days and watch mode battery life is 50 days. Real world battery life hits ranges between 10 to 14 days which is quite good.

Connectivity Features

From a connectivity perspective, the Rock has quite limited and can only receive notifications. There is no ability to respond to notifications from the watch. Note that emojis are not supported for received notifications.

Unfortunately the Kospet Rock does not have any other connectivity features:

  • No speaker
  • No microphone
  • No ability to answer or place calls via bluetooth
  • No camera
  • No cellular connectivity
  • No GPS
  • No Near Field Communication (NFC) for payments

Health and Fitness Features

The Kospet Rock comes with 4 sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Heart Rate Monitor (HRM),  Pulse Oximeter (SpO2). These cover few fitness functions and even some health areas. These sensors allow you to track the following 8 metrics: Blood Oxygen Level, Blood Pressure, Calories, Distance, Heart Rate, Sleep, Steps, Swimming. Having blood pressure monitoring on such a low priced smartwatch is very surprising

Unfortunately the Kospet Rock does not have the most accurate tracking:

  • Heart rate tracking is generally lower on the Kospet Rock than actual heart rate
  • Step tracking is overly optimistic
  • Blood oxygen tracking does not appear to be accurate
  • Blood Pressure tracking is not accurate at all, appears to be a set of random numbers in the normal range

Also included are 20 different sports modes.

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Kospet Rock – 20 Sports Modes

Da Fit App

The Kospet Rock does not have a dedicated app, rather Kospet recommends using the Da Fit app. The app is not cluttered and easy to use but has limited functionality. An average overall app. You can see how the Da Fit app ranks on our Smartwatch Apps Page.

Known Issues

As this watch has just recently been released, there are no common known issues.

Verdict

The Kospet Rock is a cheap rugged watch that with basic functionality. Heart rate and SpO2 tracking are not great. Blood pressure tracking is completely fabricated. Consider it for basic features only.

Specifications

General

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Watch Type Rugged Smartwatch
Gender Unisex
Release Date January 2021
Operating System Proprietary - Other
App Da Fit
Supported Devices Android 5.1+, iOS 10.0+
Processor Nordic NRF52840

Design

Shape Rectangular
Case Size 43 x 20 x 12.7 mm
Case Material Plastic
Weight 45g
Strap Width 20 mm
Strap Material Silicone
Interchangeable Strap No
Watch Colors Black, Green
Input Touchscreen, 2 Buttons
Water Resistance 3 ATM

Screen

Screen Size 1.69"
Screen Type TFT Touchscreen
Resolution 240*280
Pixels per Inch Not disclosed
Always On No
Custom Faces Yes
Screen Protection None

Battery

Typical Usage Battery Life (Days) 14
Watch Mode Battery Life (Days) 50
GPS Mode Battery Life (Days) N/A
Charging System Magnetic
Capacity 350mAh

Features

Notifications Receive Only
Bluetooth v5.0
Bluetooth Calling No
Bluetooth Music No
Speaker No
Microphone No
Camera No
Cellular No
GPS No
Near Field Communication (NFC) No
Payments No
WiFi No
Voice Command No
Memory None
Sensors Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Heart Rate Monitor (HRM), Pulse Oximeter (SpO2)
Tracking Blood Oxygen Level, Blood Pressure, Calories, Distance, Heart Rate, Sleep, Steps, Swimming
Sport Modes 20
Automatic Workout Detection No
Warranty 12 Months

Summary

Unique Features None
Advantages Low price
Disadvantages Inaccurate heart rate & blood pressure monitoring monitoring
Cannot respond to notifications
No GPS
No third-party apps
Verdict A cheap rugged watch that with basic functionality. Heart rate and SpO2 tracking are not great. Blood pressure tracking is completely fabricated. Consider it for basic features only.

Published: May 02, 2021

Kospet Rock - WatchSmarty
Kospet Rock

The Kospet Rock is a cheap rugged watch that with basic functionality. Tracking is not the most reliable. Consider it for basic features only.

Product SKU: Kospet Rock

Product Brand: Kospet

Product Currency: USD

Product Price: 32

Price Valid Until: 2023-01-01

Product In-Stock: SoldOut

Editor's Rating:
4.8