Kospet Tank M2 Review: A Rugged Smartwatch on a Budget
Kospet is not a famous smartwatch manufacturer, but they have been in the industry for quite a while. We have tested a couple of their android smartwatches, which were good. Kospet Tank M2 is another budget smartwatch. As the name suggests, it is a rugged smartwatch competing against the watches of Amazfit T-Rex, some sub-100$ Ticwatch smartwatches, and models from Garmin.
Tank M2 has passed several military tests and has impressive battery endurance at an unbelievable price of less than 100$. Let’s see if it has a smartwatch’s features or just a fitness tracker with a few innovative features.
- Super friendly price
- Supreme construction
- 70 sports modes
- Ability to make and receive phone calls
- Good HR tracking
- No GPS
- Inaccurate BP measuring
- Less screen resolution
- Non-ideal button configuration
Kospet Tank M2 – Price
The launching price of Kospet Tank M2 is 89$. It has an excellent price, but the watch may be late to the market as a number of products are competing in the sub-100 $ category.
Kospet Tank M2 – Unboxing
Let’s start with unboxing. There are a lot of positives. I was pretty surprised as it was way better than my expectations. The packing looks fantastic and has prominent features mentioned on the back and front. The smartwatch comes with a 22mm strap. A surprising thing was straps were not attached to the watch on arrival. It is not a bad thing, but it was a little unusual.
The box has a big magnetic charging base, the smartwatch, a tempered glass protector, and a user manual.
Appearance and Build Quality
Kospet Tank M2 is a beautiful smartwatch. It has a lovely color combination with rugged construction. After hearing the word Tank, I was expecting most of the metal construction. But most of the smartwatch is made of polycarbonate; the only metal part is the accent piece around the screen.
I have got the orange color which has a beautiful black and orange combination. The colors are exceptional; orange is used ideally, making it one of my favorite designs.
It has three buttons, two on the right and a button on the bottom left corner. They are easily accessible. We have the power and back buttons on the right with sport on the left side. The sensors cluster is in the usual place.
The screen is well-protected, thanks to the metal plate around the screen. Kospet Tank M2 also comes with tampered glass to add an extra layer of protection.
- Processor: RealTek 8763EW
- Screen: 1.85-inches with 320 x 385 pixel density
- Battery: 380mAh battery
- Sensors: SpO2, heart rate, and Gravity Sensor
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0
- GPS: No
- Waterproof: IP69K and 5ATM water resistant
- Smartphone App: Kospet Fit
Kospet Tank M2 – Features
Kospet Tank M2 is a nice smartwatch with valuable features that add value to its functionality and price.
The rugged smartwatch is IP69K water resistant, which means it can not only stand water pressure of up to 5ATM but can also withstand the shower from a pressure washer. The rugged smartwatch is super strong and can bear a lot of weight and pressure.
The smartwatch also has excellent sound quality, which allows it to make and receive phone calls. The watch is connected via Bluetooth, so the phone has to be in close proximity.
Moreover, receiving messages is another nice addition. It cannot accommodate a whole lot of characters, but still, it is a nice feature to have.
The only thing missing from the smartwatch is the GPS. It has 70 sports modes, and it would have been great to have GPS for better tracking.
Kospet Tank M2 can measure a whole lot of data. It has useful sensors paired with an excellent chipset that makes it good at its job.
Let’s start with HR tracking. It’s not superb, but rather good. It can also measure blood pressure using an algorithm based on a person’s heart rate. It is not the most reliable method, and the results are also inaccurate.
Sleep tracking is also satisfactory. It failed to detect moments when I woke up during the night. But overall detection of sleeping and waking up time is on par.
As mentioned above, sports mode detection could be better. The absence of GPS adds a lot of limitations to the smartwatch. If you want to detect routes and analyze your speed, you just can’t.
Kospet Tank M2 has a 380mAh battery lasting 7 to 15 days, which is pretty good for a smartwatch. The long battery life is due to the absence of many features, namely GPS, Always on Display, and an IPS display instead of AMOLED.
Kospet Fit is the official app for the smartwatch. It looks like a revamped version of the popular app DaFit which many companies have used in the past. Overall it has a nice interface, detailed charts, and a bunch of options to enhance the user experience. Watch faces in the watch are underwhelming, but all of them are free to use, which is appreciable.
- The display is not AMOLED
- No always-on display option
- Missing ambient light sensor
- Inaccurate Blood Pressure Measuring
- No built-in GPS
- Non-ideal button configuration
- Some build quality concerns
In the end, there are many corners cut to fit the price tag, and the absence of GPS is the biggest among them. Kospet has attempted to build an affordable alternative to Amazfit T-Rex with a key focus on longer battery life and super strong construction.