Top positive review
A lot of handy features for a great price
Reviewed in the United States on September 22, 2020
This is an uncommonly good smartwatch, with a lot of handy features for a great price. The watch is thin and fits close to the wrist. The band is a silicone rubber that’s very flexible but also seems sturdy enough. Plus, it uses standard pins, so it’s simple enough to change bands. It comes with a printed manual where there’s a QR code to download the “Heroband III” app. (Hint: download the app and let the app connect to the watch rather than using the phone’s Bluetooth settings to find the watch.) Also, I was relieved to see that the app only asked for the permissions it needed, so there’s not a security concern. Mine arrived charged up and ready to go and I’m really liking the little magnetic charger - there’s no fiddling about trying to plug things in or find the right pins, the magnets just guide the charger to the right spot.
The display is bright, even in sunlight and it turns on automatically whenever you move your wrist (or tap the button). The touch sensitive screen is responsive and the menus are well arranged, so it’s easy to get what you want with a single swipe. There’s a huge assortment of watchfaces that are simple to download and install, including one that you can edit to add your own picture and move around some of the elements like time/date and text colors. For tracking my steps and exercise, it seems to be more accurate than my other smartwatches. Also, the heart rate tracking seems spot on. Plus, all the measurements can be switched between metric and archaic/Imperial. For notifications, all it takes is a single switch for the basic set of apps like Phone, Messages, Twitter, Insta, etc. This makes it so convenient to be able to see a notification just by lifting my arm. It’s even got a handy “flashlight” function that turns the watch’s screen on full brightness - useful to find a keyhole or read a menu.