Empower Fit Pro Smartwatch
- It’ll track your steps, your heart rate, your exercise
- It’ll give you notifications on your wrist
- It’ll tell time
- It’s simple, and maybe that’s a good thing
- Includes 3 interchangeable bands in Blue, Black, and Pink
- Model: 3MP0W3R-T0-TH3-P30PL3
Good and Simple
This is a $25 smart watch. Or at least that’s what we’re selling it for. It’s got an MSRP of $129, which, if you ask us, seems a little… inflated. Still, even that would not come close to the latest and greatest Apple Watch.
But is there really a significant difference between this and a pricier alternative?
Now, there’s a reason we’ve added those enthusiastic exclamation points. It’s because, if you even have to ask that question–what’s the difference between this one that runs about the same as dinner at a not-so-fancy bar and grill, and a super-mega-premium smart watch from a brand that is synonymous with innovation–there’s a chance that this Empower’s simplicity isn’t a bug. It’s a feature.
After all, maybe you just want to make sure you meet your steps goal. Maybe you want to track your heart rate. Maybe you want to know how far you run or walk or bike. Maybe you want to get messages on your wrist when your phone is in your pocket.
This can do that!
So can an Apple Watch, but it can also do more.
And that’s the problem: how much more do you really need? Because as with all pieces of technology, it’s completely impossible to tell whether the expansive array of features will actually solve problems, or if they simply create the illusion of a problem existing that requires solving in order to build further reliance.
In most cases, it’s probably a little of column a, a little of column b. But that doesn’t matter. The point is, if you’re not a total gear head, then perhaps the smartest smart watch you can get is the one that’s not super smart. And this is that.
Also, apparently, it can even tell time!