The Wyze Band is official and the $24 health monitoring band with Alexa inbuilt has already gone on sale within the US.
It’s obtained a zero.95-inch AMOLED contact display screen has a 120 x 240 decision with a 282ppi pixel density, so it ought to look fairly punchy. It will also be customised to have shortcuts, widgets and watch faces.
It’s 5ATM water-proof (50m) though there’s no phrase on whether or not swim monitoring shall be part of the combination.
There’s additionally a coronary heart charge monitor too – however once more, we’re unsure what metrics are tracked, and the way they’re introduced.
The Wyze Band additionally has a run monitoring mode – though there’s no GPS and it’s not clear how precisely this might be recorded. We assume from a paired smartphone, nevertheless it might be an estimation of distance from the accelerometer.
One of many options Wyze is shouting about is the flexibility to regulate Wyze gadgets from the wrist. Meaning you probably have a bulb or digicam you’ll be able to flip them on and off straight from the wrist – utilizing shortcuts on the homescreen. Area of interest we really feel – however certain it’ll enchantment to some.
For the uninitiated, Wyze has been churning out price range good dwelling gadgets since 2017, and has launched cameras, bulbs and door locks from as little as $37. The corporate was based by former Amazon product folks.
As you’d count on from an organization so near Amazon, there’s Alexa inbuilt. Nevertheless, we nonetheless don’t actually have particulars on what degree of integration there may be. It’s push to wake by holding the house button, and you’ll ask issues just like the climate, or set alarms and reminders. Nevertheless, there doesn’t look to be a speaker inside, so Alexa can’t reply questions or reply to you with info. That is very a lot alongside the traces of the Fitbit Versa 2.
Battery life seems nice, with 10-14 days promised. And that value is even higher – $24 is a steal.
The corporate additionally launched a wise scale – the Wyze Scale is a physique composition scale that may observe weight, physique fats, coronary heart charge and different metrics. It really works with Apple Well being, Google Match and even Fitbit, so you need to use your weight knowledge with different (higher) providers. And it’s simply $19.99.
We’re ready for evaluation models earlier than making any calls – nevertheless it’s laborious to argue with the value right here. The worth of the dimensions and the way it connects to different providers looks as if a no brainer – however the health tracker is extra advanced.
It’s not simply obtained to show snug and reliable by way of accuracy – but additionally in how private knowledge is saved and introduced. Between 2012 and 2018 scores of health trackers got here and went – why ought to somebody say $25 for a Wyze with no confirmed ecosystem when the Samsung Galaxy Fit e is simply $10 extra? Watch this house.