Fitness bracelet OnePlus Band Review

Electronics is good or degraded. If a teenager, barely tearing his eyes, freezes on the phone, such a lifestyle in the future can lead to health problems. Fitness bracelets are another matter .

Monitoring body performance during sports, smart alarm clock, pulse oximeter – all this is in OnePlus. And the cost is quite competitive.

OnePlus Band Fitness Bracelet Presentation

The device was presented in the middle of winter 2021, although information about the capabilities of the bracelet hit the Web at the end of December twentieth. Judging by the advertisements, the target audience of the gadget is athletic young people. The fitness tracker is available in 3 colors.

True, only a black strap is included in the package, the rest – tangerine gray and dark blue – can be purchased if desired. The design benefits also include a choice of 37 dials (5 preset). The tracker supports 12 kinds of sports exercises.

A good demand for a fitness bracelet will be facilitated by the presence of a pulse oximeter in it – a device that allows you to obtain information about blood oxygen saturation. A useful feature during a pandemic.

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Specifications

  • The 1.1-inch screen impresses with brightness and contrast. AMOLED technology is the standard solution for this type of device.
  • The bracelet is not afraid of dust and immersion in water. Protection degree – IP68. The water resistance of the device is indicated by an indicator of 5 ATM. You can safely swim in the fresh pool for about 10 minutes.
  • The battery lasts for 2 weeks in standby mode.

These are the main features of the Oneplus Band tracker.

Screen

The display is touch-sensitive, with a resolution of 126×294 pixels and adjustable brightness. It reflects time, weather, alerts. The display can also display the measured heart rate and number of steps. With the help of touch commands, it is sometimes convenient to control the content of the smartphone, for example, to play suitable music.

The design of the display in Band OnePlus resembles the engineering solution implemented in the Mi Band 4. Parallels can be drawn due to the bezel around the screen and rounded corners. The slightly curved display looks stylish and organic in a smart device. The manufacturer has experience in implementing high-strength imaging surfaces. Therefore, the impact resistance of the screen is certainly on top.

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Functional

The capabilities of the fitness bracelet are at the level of similar models from other manufacturers:

  1. Heart rate tracking with frequency setting and alerts.
  2. The pulse oximeter will sound an alarm if the oxygen level falls below 96%.
  3. The bracelet measures the duration of light and deep sleep.
  4. Music track playback control.
  5. Alarm clock, timer, stopwatch.
  6. Sensors responsible for the analysis of motor activity – accelerometer, gyroscope.
  7. Remote photography with a paired smartphone .
  8. Receive notifications.

The small display is poorly adapted for reading long messages, but it is not difficult to delve into the text of SMS. For control and configuration, it makes sense to use the OnePlus Health app.

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Autonomy

The manufacturer said the autonomy is 14 days. However, he clarifies the conditions under which this time was obtained experimentally:

  • at the start, the fitness bracelet is fully charged;
  • works at factory settings;
  • monitoring blood oxygen and heart rate – every 6 minutes;
  • the bracelet receives 100 messages a day;
  • time check – 5 times a day;
  • The alarm clock works 2 times a day.

If, for example, you increase the brightness of the display and measure the pulse more often, the battery will not be enough for 2 weeks. Real autonomy with custom settings – 1 week. To charge, the capsule must be detached from the strap. The battery capacity is 100 mAh.

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Health care

Many people monitor their body weight, since extra pounds often cause poor health and all kinds of diseases. The fitness tracker helps to understand how active a person is: it calculates the distance traveled, the number of steps, the calories burned. The bracelet can adapt to various activities. It is convenient to go jogging, cycling with him. It is safer for your health to exercise your muscles in the gym.

The second important point is controlling the duration of sleep. Not getting enough sleep can have a negative impact on your health. The tracker keeps track of the number of hours of night rest. A smart alarm clock will, if possible, wake up the owner in a REM sleep phase.

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Price and comparison with competitors

In the last week of January of the twenty-first year, the price of a fitness bracelet was about UAH 1000 in terms of Indian rupees. Tracker sales started in India. The gadget is mainly aimed at the residents of this country. In Ukraine, the first price tags are around UAH 1300. The cost of a strap of a different color (only one is included) is about 100 UAH in India. Accordingly, in Ukraine, apparently, it will be in the region of 130-200 UAH. Comparison table with closest competitors, which are sold at about the same price:

  VanPlus Band Mi Band 5 Galaxy Fit 2 Honor Band 5
Waterproof and dustproof + + + +
SpO2 sensor + +
NFC availability + +

VanPlus Band certainly has chances to compete with competitors. However, much will depend on the dynamics of the cost of gadgets.

Foreign users have already begun to share their first experience of using a fitness bracelet. Judging by the reviews, the first pancake did not come out lumpy. The first customers were satisfied with the performance, the tracker works flawlessly. Communication with the phone is carried out via bluetooth version 5. The bracelet is still able to communicate only with Android devices, adaptation for iOS is expected in the near future.

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