Zeblaze Thor 5 Pro
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- At aliexpress.com you can purchase ZeBlaze THOR 5 PRO for only $139.86, which is 10% less than the cost in Banggood ($155.99).
- The lowest price of Zeblaze Thor 5 Pro was obtained on November 18, 2019 6:00 pm.
Zeblaze has released its new flagship Zeblaze Thor 5 Pro smartwatch and it looks fantastic. The Thor 5 Pro is the successor to the Thor 4 Pro, which is a full android smartwatch with 4G LTE connectivity, a front-facing camera, and a large 800mAH battery.
Zeblaze Thor 5 Pro
Zeblaze has gone with the dual-camera setup again, but this time they’ve placed the front-facing camera where it should be, on the top of the watch. This is in addition to the side-facing camera that I feel should be removed to save space. Regardless, both cameras are 5MP, take decent pictures, and work with video calling.
The display is a 1.6′ LTPS display running a resolution of 320*320 with Gorilla Glass 3 and a ceramic bezel. Those are basically the same specs as the Thor 4 Pro.
On the right side, there are two physical stainless steel buttons that flank the side-facing 5MP camera. On the back, you’ll find the 4 pin connection for charging and data transfer, and an always-on heart-rate monitor. Finally, Thor 5 Pro has 22mm removable straps that are made of a mixture of Italian leather on the top, and silicone on the bottom. The biggest design difference in the Zeblaze Thor 5 Pro is the front-facing camera, everything else is under the hood.
The Zeblaze Thor 5 Pro uses the MediaTek 6739 processor running at 1.25Ghz with an upgraded 800mAH battery. This processor isn’t the dual MTK6739 processor that offers the two operating modes, but you can find the MTK6739 in all of the latest full Android smartwatches.
800mAH is an upgrade from the Thor 4 Pro which had a 600mAH battery. Zeblaze claims 48 hours of standby time and a 75% charge in just 1 hour. You should expect a full day of usage, but getting more than that will depend on how many applications you install and how much data is used. If you install a lot of applications that use push notifications, the battery can drain very fast.
Zeblaze claims the 800mAH is the first and largest capacity battery in any smartwatch; however, this isn’t true. The Janus smartwatch also has an 800mAH battery.
The Thor 5 Pro also gets an upgrade of its resources and comes with 3GB of ram and 32GB of storage. The navigation is quite fluid but it will take some time to become familiar with menus, and since this Android version is a customized version, you cannot change the widgets or menus.
Swiping up will take you to health data, left goes notifications, down goes to quick toggles, right goes to the app drawer, and right again to health applications. It’s not that different from a phone but it takes some time to get used to it.
Some applications don’t take advantage of the full display and this usually happens with apps installed from the Play Store. You’ll often need to use the built-in application adapter by holding down the “power button” and selecting the icon at the top of the screen. It changes the orientation of the app from a circle to a square, allowing you to see more of the application’s content. See the Janus & Lokmat X360 review for pictures of what this looks like.
The Thor 5 Pro has no waterproof rating list yet but I suspect it’ll be IP67 which is suitable for light rain and sweat.
The Zeblaze Thor 5 Pro has a 4G LTE radio unlocked for any GSM carrier. Check the product page to see if your area supports the bands. In the United States, T-mobile, AT&T, Cricket, and MetroPCS work fine but depending on the area, you might get LTE or 3G.
Bluetooth 4.0 is available for using headphones or sending and receiving files, however, there is no Bluetooth calling with any Android 7.1.1 devices due to Google’s restrictions. Maybe that will change when devices with newer Android versions are released. Right now, only devices with Android 5.0 have Bluetooth calling.
GPS works excellent with Google Maps, Uber, Yelp, etc, but not with the built-in fitness applications provided by Zeblaze. You’ll have to install Google Fit or wait until they push out an update. Most Android smartwatches have this issue so this isn’t a Zeblaze specific issue.
Android smartwatches come with their own fitness applications with activities such as Outdoor Running, Walking, Indoor Running, Bike Riding, and a few others. If you want to track your distance using GPS, the watch doesn’t use the pedometer instead of the GPS module. Again, you’ll need to install Google Fit to use GPS for your fitness apps or wait until Zeblaze pushes out an update. By the time you read this article, they may have already done so.
The Thor 5 Pro uses the WiiWatch 2 companion app to pair with your smartwatch; however, pairing it restricts some of the smartwatch’s capabilities. You can receive notifications but can’t reply. The app is really only good for changing watch faces and viewing health data. There is an IOS version in case you have an iPhone, but the experience is worse than the Android version.
There is a 1-year warranty for manufacturer defects and you should check the product pages for all of the specs. You might also find the Full Android Watch forum helpful for tweaks, tricks, and to see what others in the community are doing with their full android smartwatches. Also, xda-developers also a great source for information for Android devices.
Price History for ZeBlaze THOR 5 PRO
|Current Price||$139.86||November 18, 2019|
|Highest Price||$139.86||October 30, 2019|
|Lowest Price||$128.52||November 11, 2019|
Last price changes
|$139.86||November 13, 2019|
|$128.52||November 11, 2019|
|$139.86||October 30, 2019|