@erthian, or Heart Rate? It seems they would advertise d🩸 Blood Pressure feature, since all you have to do to check your HR is to properly hold your wrist, count your pulse for 30 sec & Xs 2!! Duh! Plus, why does an Oxygen Rate Monitor need to be fn affixed to your index finger if you can get the oxygen read by wearing a wrist device¿? Smoke That, or Not!!
@kuntzandrew Always has been every time I looked at it when these have come up.
I have a hobby of Googling the addresses and contact details that I find for items that come up on Meh. Many, many times, they resolve to a PO Box in a UPS Store in a strip mall, lol. Example: one brand – I forget which — of drones that Meh has sold.
My investigations — Googling on my phone, really — have found that a ‘goodly number of items on Meh seem to have come to the domestic U.S. market through the following process: sourcing a product—Yay Ali Express, etc!—coming up with a brand name to market it, setting up a (Shopify) store, registering a PO Box, etc.
To be fair though, you have to give credit to the people that do that because doing all that is actually a significant amount of work — more work than I’d put in to set up such a venture!
@guybrush01 first duty in morning… Click meh!.. Next see if they are selling anything remotely interesting… Next check number of days I clicked meh!.. They just cut my morning duties by a third.
Edit. No… wait the counter is secure and my morning routine continues.
@mehvid1 I’ll try to validate your feeling here. I’ve tried two of the cheaper smart watches, and only the defunct Martian had me convinced that they were worth anything. It was stylish and limited, but the customisations in vibration feedback for various notifications was fabulous before support completely died out.
Fast forward a few years and the happy middle ground for me was the FitBit Versa 2. I’d like the upgraded version with GPS, but it wasn’t yet available. The water proofing is solid, functionality is good enough for what I want, and app support is stellar. I wouldn’t recommend many pieces of hardware below this, or at least their Charge line. FitBit has their stuff fine tuned. Not as “smart” as Apple, but at a third the price, and with 4-6 days per charge, I’m happy.
@arosiriak@mehvid1 ditto, made the mistake of buying both Martian and Olio, now both are useless junk. Even had the Samsung Gear S3, didn’t think it was worth it or really ready for prime time running Tizen (OS)…
I’m actually thinking about getting one, but your comment stopped me, as it’s the first comment to address this actual watch, as opposed to smart watches in general. Can you give me some details please?
@jmhsrv@punkynpye I got one last time they were offered here. So far I’m pleased with the purchase. It was relatively simple to get it working and the BP and oxygen level readings have been close to what I get from a BP monitor and finger pulse oximeter. I like the notification feature as I don’t always have my phone in hand. The band is comfortable (I have a fairly small wrist) and stays put. I feel that even if it only works for a year or less I’ve gotten some value for the money spent.
oxygen level readings have been close to what I get from a finger pulse oximeter.
Really!? After the Fitbit debacle where Fitbit said a certain new model/model line would have SpO2 monitoring but it didn’t for years, I had decided for myself that it seemed like it just couldn’t be done accurately on the wrist, especially because of how SpO2 monitors usually are supposed to work: shining a laser through a finger.
But then Apple did it so it appeared to me that it perhaps could be done.
But then, some reviews said the Apple Watch SpO2 measurements were pretty far off.
Bought another brand of smart watch for my dad for Christmas (more expensive), wasn’t impressed. Bought this in January for myself and it was far better than his. Swore if this ever reappeared I would buy it again for him.
The website linked to if you click $125 is janky af. Nearly the only page on the site is the one linked to – clicking on almost anything results in a 404.
And to top it off, their sole product is the watch and it costs $19.95 – although I was just able to add it to a cart – I don’t think they actually have any type of functional store.
Take my advice. If you want a descent cheap smart watch go look at android wear – they have all the gee whiz features and look better than these square POS apple watch knockoffs.
If you want a good exercise device or sleep metrics device get a Fitbit Versa 2. They’re about $125 and the sensors and software are top notch. For sleep data there’s nothing better unless you pay 8x for an iPhone and an Apple Watch.
@isaiahisaiah Second you on this, but I’d go with a Garmin rather than a Versa. The Vivoactive 3 is still a very good watch and you can find it reconditioned for ~100$. And you don’t have to pay a monthly fee for “advanced” analytics as the FitBit!
Are there other, better, apps that work with this watch or are FitCloud and FitCloudPro the only options? *Also, I have an Olio sitting around too. I really want someone to figure out a way to raise that thing from the dead because it’s such a shame! All shiny and useless…
A shame one no longer sees remaindered Pebble Times on the discount sites as a $35 Pebble was the shit. Hell, you can pick up a good quality and sometimes even a new Pebble on eBay and it’s a million times better than this. For a defunct product, Pebble has a remarkably active and supportive user community which has been keeping its code up to date. It doesn’t come close to what an Apple Watch will do, but it’s got a great set of features (alas no blood pressure) and the price can’t be beat.
All I want to know is if it can take my heart rate while I’m exercising. I bought some other fitband from here about a year ago and the damn thing made you stay completely still before it would take the heart rate.
Hello, had this watch for about a month. It works decent. Time functions, timer work great. The b.p. measurements I am sure are not accurate, the steps counted seem to be close. For 25 bucks I am happy with my purchase. As mentioned before you can pay more and get more, but for basic stuff its ok in my book.
@chienfou 1. date, who from, whole text 2. no, mine comes on when I tap it and can be configured for wrist flip. 3. Stays on until I’m done with whatever function I’m using. 4. Mine lasts about 4 days on a charge but if I’m not wearing it to sleep it is sitting in the charger 5.yes, there are a couple analog faces w/second hand you can choose
@chienfou Not that I am aware of. The company website is down now so not sure what is going on. Hopefully they keep the app up. I ran into that with the Striiv. It was a great watch, support stopped and the watch became totally useless!!
Yeah. I loved my Martian watch but buggered it up trying to change the analog watch battery… Using a hand me down Tic watch from my son but still liked the Martian better.
Guess I’ll try to find a backup source once I get the watch and can see the interface…