I have the new rugged smartwatches from Zeblaze Company called Vibe 7 and Vibe 7 Pro. The Pro version is the latest 2023 model with some improvements, in particular, the display.
For comparison, Zeblaze Vibe 7 has IPS display with 360 x 360 pixels resolution.
Let’s do a full comparison of the new Zeblaze smartwatches side by side.
So, the boxes of the new smartwatches have similar design.
You know, at first glance, Zeblaze Vibe 7 and Vibe 7 Pro look similar, but they have many differences.
The new smartwatches also have different waterproof ratings. Zeblaze Vibe 7 has IP68 water protection, but Zeblaze Vibe 7 Pro has 3ATM and IP69K water resistance.
It means that you can dive in water to a depth of up to 30 meters with Zeblaze Vibe 7 Pro. As for the Zeblaze Vibe 7, it is better not to immerse the watch in deep water, but it is still not afraid of shower, rain or sweat.
The manufacturer says that the smartwatches are shock resistant.
By the way, the straps from the package are silicone, and they are very comfortable.
You can press the Open button on Zeblaze Vibe 7 to turn on/off the screen, and Down button to change the widgets, such as daily activity, phone calls, health measurements, weather forecast, remote camera, music player and breathe.
The Back button just turns the screen on and off, and returns to the main watch face when you have used any function.
To be honest, I like the physical buttons control of Zeblaze Vibe 7 more, because you can quickly switch between the main functions.
So, if we look at the watches next to each other, we can see that Zeblaze Vibe 7 Pro has a larger dial. This is because it has a display diagonal of 1.41-inches, while Zeblaze Vibe 7 has 1.39-inch screen. The bezel thickness is about the same.
We can really see that the screen of Zeblaze Vibe 7 Pro is much brighter than Zeblaze Vibe 7. Moreover, I think Zeblaze Vibe 7 Pro has the best screen among the budget watches that I tested. It is amazing for $40 smartwatch.
So far, the Pro version of the new Zeblaze smartwatch looks much better.
Now, let’s talk about the functions.
You know, Zeblaze Vibe 7 and Vibe 7 Pro have not only different design and display, but also interface.
Looking at the quick settings menus, which one do you like more? I think you will agree with me that Zeblaze Vibe 7 Pro looks much better.
Zeblaze Vibe 7 Pro also has flashlight and battery saving mode.
Then, you can swipe up from the main dial to see the new notifications.
Zeblaze Vibe 7 Pro also has widgets, such as daily activity, heart rate and sleep monitor, weather, music player, and sport modes. You can also edit the functions, for example, remove some of them or change their order.
In the main menu of Zeblaze Vibe 7, we can find steps, sleep, measure heart rate, exercise, phone, blood pressure, weather, shutter, player, breathe and settings.
The menu of Zeblaze Vibe 7 Pro has telephone, contact person, call records, voice assistant, data, workout, workout records, heart rate sleep, blood oxygen, messages, weather, female, music, breathe training, stopwatch, timer, alarm clock, set time, find phone and settings.
In the display settings, we can choose a watch face, change brightness, screen time, raise to wake, and always-on display.
So, I don’t know about you, but the look and the functions of Zeblaze Vibe 7 Pro are better for me. I think it is because of the amazing AMOLED display.
Talking about battery, Zeblaze Vibe 7 Pro is a little bigger than Zeblaze Vibe 7, but they both have 400mAh capacity.
Heart rate, Blood pressure
Now I want to do an experiment and measure the heart rate and blood oxygen on both smartwatches.
So, the smartwatches have about the same health measurement results.
Another important function of the new smartwatches is Bluetooth calling. You can make and receive the phone calls on the smartwatches.
However, before using this function, you need to connect a smartwatch to the smartphone through the app.
Zeblaze Vibe 7 and Vibe 7 Pro have different companion apps.
On the Home page of the apps, we can see the steps, calories, and distance for the day, as well as sleep information, heart rate, spO2, blood pressure.
In the app of Zeblaze Vibe 7 Pro, there is also connected status and battery level, but no image of smartwatch.
So, Zeblaze Vibe 7 and Vibe 7 Pro are very different smartwatches.
Zeblaze Vibe 7 and Vibe 7 Pro are both rugged watches, but the Pro version has 3ATM and IP69K waterproof ratings.
Overall, the interface of the Pro model looks much better.
However, as for the functions, battery and mobile apps, they are very similar. The smartwatches have up to 30 days of battery life, Bluetooth calling, many sport modes and watch faces, heart rate, blood pressure, sleep monitors, and other useful functions.
So, if you choose from Zeblaze Vibe 7 and Vibe 7 Pro, then the Pro version is definitely better. In fact, it is the best smartwatch under $50 that I have tested. I really like it.