Timex had introduced the Helix brand back in 2011 for the Indian market. The sub-brand has now launched a new fitness band for the Indian market – the Gusto. The Helix Gusto comes in standard and HRM editions. The former is priced at Rs 1,495 while the latter retails at Rs 2,295. The smart fitness band will soon be available for purchase from Flipkart.
The Helix Gusto is a lightweight fitness band. The standard variant features a 0.42-inch OLED display, while the HRM version comes with a slightly larger 0.96-inch colour display, but with LCD panel. Both the fitness bands offer touch support and are water-resistant as well as shockproof. Buyers can choose from three straps colour options i.e. Black, Blue and Purple.
The Helix Gusto standard and HRM versions are equipped with a 3-axis accelerometer sensor. The latter also comes with a heart rate monitor and offers additional features like camera control, phone finder, incoming call reminder, and call disconnect. Other common features on both the fitness bands include daily step count, distance covered, calorie tracking and sleep monitor.
The Helix Gusto fitness bands are compatible with iOS and Android devices. They come with Bluetooth 4.0 with a connectivity range up to 10 meters. The standard Gusto version is powered by a 50mAh battery while the HRM variant packs 85mAh battery unit. Both are claimed to deliver a 7-day battery life. The Helix Gusto fitness bands are also capable of displaying smartphone notifications including social media updates.