@awk especially for geriatric old people, their sense of thirst is not accurate, so they may appreciate a timer for drinking water every few hours. I agree: for me who is not yet geriatric, I have seen that setting but never used it.
I got one of these in an IRK awhile back. It’s ok and is still working. I question the room temperature it gives. Also I don’t think the heart rate is spot on; I take multiple readings sometimes and get different results. Don’t expect an Apple Watch. It has to sync with your phone to get the correct time, and you have to do that each time the battery dies. I haven’t really checked to see how accurate anything is on it since I only use it occasionally.
I bought this watch the first time it was here on Meh! (I’ve seen it several times since that, which was maybe 18 months ago). I have to say I am pretty impressed a thirty dollar watch can pair with my iPhone and go many days on a charge! Sure, the software on the device is pretty clumsy and the iPhone app is poorly translated. But it does work! This is probably the last lot of them since I think they were all built some years ago and I think I’ve seen newer semi-smart watches even here on Meh in the meantime. But it’s a bargain!
This sounds like the functionality of my favorite cheap smart watch, the Virmee VT3+, which is on my wrist now. Love this watch, one charge goes 5 or more days. Might consider this one as a spare, as the VT3+ isn’t available as a Virmee anymore. Got this one for $29 from Walmart online a year ago.
Have one of these, and they’re honestly much better than they have any right to be for being so cheap. When my first one broke, I bought a second (yay Woot). Not a fan of silicone bands, so swapped it for a very nice leather one. Comes with a LOT of fun watch faces, or you can upload a picture and put the time/date stuff where you want.
Any of these that claim to measure blood pressure are shams and make any other reading they “measure” questionable (or more accurately, guess ) to the point that there is no point in strapping this data mining tool into your phone and onto your wrist.
@qazxto I just got mine a few days ago. Data was a little odd, decided to test it
Strapped it to a tin can today and ran vitals, it gave data within a normal range for everything. Meh should be ashamed they sold this.
I have one and it basically does what it says. I bought another one as a spare just in case and haven’t needed to use it yet. The bands are really cheaply made but they are easily replaced. Don’t expect a FitBit but for the price it’s fine.
@readnj I had a fitbit charge 3, and 3 months in, the screen died, had to call and FIGHT with fitbit to get a new one to replace it, and 5 months later, the screen died. Know 4 other people who had more than their fair share of problems with fitbits, and it took me calling fitbit out on it’s facebook page, detailing EVERYTHING. They deleted it. Original purchase was made at costco, and was not a refurb unit, I just think fitbits are crap now because of the experience I had, and the experiences others I know and don’t know have had…I’ll take a “disposable” <($30.00)> over $150.00 for less than a year of use, any day of the week!
I’m looking forward to receiving mine so I can take it on my next doctor visit and compare blood pressure readings. If they match, I’ll be impressed! If not, I could have stuck with my similarly cheap Wyze watch, which stops at heart rate and O2 levels but doesn’t attempt to do BP. Either way, the phone finder feature could come in handy. I currently use Google Voice to maintain a free landline that mostly gets used to ring and find my cellphone.
@brainmist@tarpaper it won’t work and it’s reckless to ascribe any veracity to anything it tells you. It’s a sham. This product is on the level of the sex pheromones you can buy in the back of popular science or the x-ray glasses.
Amazon halo band view is on sale for $20 right now. Seems to do a fair bit without their subscription and it’s returnable for 730 days. So even if halo gets the axe it’s not a paperweight.
I work in rough environments and wanted a cheap watch to record steps and give the time. If I bust it to pieces who cares. I don’t want to bust up my iWatch. I’m so happy I ordered another one. The sleep feature is nice to see how much down time I get; it seems accurate for the time I do sleep.