So the watchface says BMP instead of BPM. Is it measuring something other than Beats Per Minute? Bike Miles Performed, perhaps? Being Meh Philosophers, but with a ranking system? Or did I completely misread and make a FOOL of myself in front of the MEH audience?
I just want one which tells time and buzzes when I have other activity on my phone. Don’t need all the other stuff which drains the battery in 3 days. I sure do miss the Martian watches which were sold here a few years back. Those were great (well, until they broke, way too early).
@bigmeh@ColeSloth Agreed.Martian watches were awesome. Mine worked flawlessly until one day it looked like something inside exploded. Oily residue all over the inside of the crystal. Was hoping for radiation so I could play Hulk.
@bigmeh agreed, I miss my Martian Notifier watches. Went thru 2 in a little over 3 years.
I just got a Zeblaze GTS from Banggood. Currently $26 plus $3 shipping. Uses the DAfit app like so many of the cheap Chinese smart watches. So far so good. Does not have the broad compatibility with apps that Martian had, but works with my reminders, phone, camera. Has alarms (vibration not adjustable and not as strong as the Martian Notifier), heart rate (pretty accurate), BP (worthless), sleep (meh), steps, blood oxygen (giggle), more. Rechargeable battery lasts a solid 6 days, but the clamp thingy to connect the charger is stupidly designed. There are also a wide variety of watch faces you can download from within the DaFit app.
Big drawback for me is that it has a 17mm band, so I cannot use my metal watch band that I used with the Martian (19mm). Oh well, cheap watch, low expectations fulfilled.
Yes, I really liked my black Martian Notifier, which stopped functioning completely after 2 years. RIP.
Still have a Martian Voice, which works, but the battery discharges, even when off, within a week. So it has be charged every week, even when idle. In use, a charge lasts 12 hours or so.
@bigmeh That’s exactly what the Pebble I got from Meh years ago does. Shows me notifications and alerts, lets me control music playback, I can cancel incoming calls if I want to, it’s got a beautifully legible eink screen which is alway on, and the battery last for days and days, still. It’s also a pedometer and a sleep monitor. I keep on thinking about getting an Apple Watch, and probably will one of these days, but I’m pretty happy with my pebble. You can get ones in good shape for around thirty bucks on eBay.
@bigmeh@Jonas4321Fossil Fossil has got a sale right now. Some of the ‘hybrid’ smart watches are on sale for $79. If you’re okay with signing up for their email list, they’ll send you a coupon for $25 off of $75.
the app already doesn’t work according to google store 1 star reviews.
every ‘smart’ thing meh sells, apps go defunct within months. I wish these companies would open source the products they shut down support for
@manhattnik I came here to say this. Apple can’t measure blood pressure on their Watches. If they can’t manage that, there’s no way this will do it. And think about how you measure blood pressure. Need an air pump. Where’d they hide that?
@BethanyAnne I saw a watch which purported to take blood pressure, and it had a sort of inflatable bladder built into the band, so I guess it was something like using a wrist monitor (which aren’t too accurate to begin with – a watch could be near useless). Maybe the geniuses at Apple will come up with another way of measuring it, but I don’t see how. I sure don’t want an inflatable cuff built into my wrist strap!
@ColeSloth Look above Under Specs “App integration “ Fitcloud iOS if you have an iPhone reviews on App Store not good. Under the FitCloud Pro the positive iOs App Store reviews are in bad English and seem sketchy or refer to some app about reading stories.
@bigmeh When I abandoned my cart, they immediately sent me this email detailing their exorbitant shipping charges, but only accounting for $13.35, rather than the $16.80 their checkout page listed. Desperation…
Based on comments here, I’m ashamed that I paid ten dollars too much for it. That said, I am astonished that such a device as this can be sold so cheaply! It works a lot better than I expected. The companion app for iPhone works great. It does have kind of a slow/choppy screen, but jeezum crêpes it is cheap!