The smartwatch market is showing no signs of slowing down, with almost every major tech company releasing a version.
Whether it’s phone companies creating a device to pair with their smartphones or fitness-focused brands releasing the latest in exercise tracking, there’s something for everyone.
However, one trend that seems to have persisted is the proliferation of off brand smartwatches, such as the Maxfit G3.
These companies are trying to break into the low end of this market, offering budget watches that claim to offer an abundance of features for a discount watch price.
But is the Maxfit G3 legit? We’ll break it all down in this review.
How Does the Maxfit G3 Work?
The promotions for the Maxfit G3 make many incredible claims regarding its countless features. The creators state that it has the capabilities of a fitness tracker, health monitor, and smart device in one.
They claim that it can:
- make phone calls
- count steps
- monitor sleep
- relay message alerts
- measure blood pressure, heart rate, blood oxygen, and BPM
- take photos
- pair with iPhone and Android
- be submerged in one meter of water up to 30 minutes
That’s quite the impressive list that would contend with top of the market offerings from the likes of Apple and Samsung. The creators claim they can do all this at an entry level price point because the Maxfit G3 is a direct to consumer brand.
This means they can eliminate many of the traditional costs that bigger companies incur.
While you can use the Maxfit G3 without having your phone on, the features are controlled through the smartphone app.
You will have to carefully read the instruction manual to learn how to use all the functions and the USB quick release wireless charging connector.
Cost And Price Plans
Currently the Maxfit G3 retails for $59.95. You will also gain marginal discounts if you purchase more than one device.
If you need assistance you can contact a representative at their phone number 1-844-329-1300 or by email at [email protected]
They claim to offer a 30 day window for returns, their policy states that you will need to contact them to obtain an RMA number to initiate the return. You will then have to ship the smartwatch at your own expense to the following address:
FDC RETURNS, P.O. Box 61553 Savannah, GA 31420
There is also a restocking fee for opened or damaged goods up to 25% of the original purchase price.
The company's terms and conditions also mention enrollment into a video subscription service for a monthly charge of $8.95. So be very cautious when making your purchase to ensure you don’t sign up for something extra.
Competitors and Alternatives
There’s no shortage of smartwatches on the market, starting with the big names previously mentioned to staples like the Fitbit and Garmin watches. Before deciding on a product, it is advisable to narrow down what you want out of the watch first.
After you’ve made your list of priorities, go with a product that addresses your main needs best. For instance, a lot of the watches are geared towards sports performance. So, if that’s what you’re after, go with an athletic brand that specializes in biometrics.
The Bottom Line
At this time, it’s hard to recommend this product as there are too many red flags. You probably came across an ad for this watch on a popular news site.
What you haven’t seen is that these ads have been around for years with little changing except the product name.
All have nearly identical sales pages and all have a plethora of customer complaints. It appears these companies purchase their watches overseas and continually rebrand to stay ahead of the bad reviews.
While some customers have had decent experiences with these types of products, the majority complain about the products simply not working, having battery issues, difficulty pairing, or just never arriving after the order was placed.
It doesn’t help that there isn’t much information about Maxfit G3 online, aside from the positive reviews on their own website.
We know it’s hard to pass up a good deal, but in this case it might just be worth it to buy a name brand and, despite paying more, have the peace of mind that goes along with it.
If you have any experience with the Maxfit G3 SmartWatch, please leave your reviews below.
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