When it comes to smartwatches, people are always looking for more features, a premium looking watch for not so premium price. The companies that have understood this wish of the customers are doing well in the market today. “What can a smartwatch do that costs around $20?” Well, pretty much everything that a much expensive one would do. That is the new trend when it comes to technology, and it is thriving as well.
A new budget-friendly smartwatch!
A Chinese company called Haylou has released a smartwatch, Haylou Solar(LS5). Previously unknown, the company gained some popularity when it released its first smartwatch. Furthermore, now they are back with what hit the market very well. Following the user demand, they have come up with a product that does well on the budget, as well as on the features department.
First things first, the device is not solar-powered, as the name might suggest. Nevertheless, the company brags a battery backup of up to 30 days on a single charge. The dial houses a 1.28 LCD screen (240 x 240 pixels), which is circular. The smartwatch comes with a 45mm metal fame body and a 22mm wide silicone strap, which should feel comfortable. You also get an IP68 rating, so you can take it for a swim, or to the shower as well.
Has all the necessary trackers and even more!
Going inside the watch, the company does not provide a GPS module or a sim card support. Well, for this price, no complaints. The metal body houses the heart monitor, which can also detect multiple physical activities. Running, cycling, walking, playing some sport, the watch can detect all. You get the usual calorie counts, a sleep tracker, a sedentary reminder, and Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity. The watch works both with Android and iOS devices.
You can use the Haylou Fit app to sync the watch, which runs on custom software. It supports all the usual stuff; notifications, weather information, music playback, find your phone, and more. Just a heads-up for the customers, turning on the 24-hour heart rate tracking, might reduce the battery life of the watch. The watch would start shipping in May third week, though there is no word on the global availability.
The company is a subdivision of the much popular name Xiaomi, and they are the experts in the value for money aspect. The watch is priced at CNY 150, roughly equal to $20.