What our experts think...
I’m not an avid runner or a dedicated gym bunny, but I do enjoy a Zumba class and a yoga session from time to time, plus I’m pretty sure my shopping trips could reach the 5K mark. So I love the fact that this neat little tracker has a wide variety of activity modes to record accurate results, plus it won't break the bank. The heart rate monitor comes in pretty handy too when I’m in downward facing dog, letting me know if I’m pushing myself hard enough to burn fat.
What stands out
- All day activity tracking – steps, distance, routes and burnt calories
- 24 Hour real time heart rate monitoring
- Track multiple activities and sports, with alerts when you achieve your goals
- Up to 10 days battery life means less time spent charging
- Auto sleep monitoring, logging time and quality
- Get call alerts, text messages and app notifications straight to your wrist
The IQ PLUS Fitness tracker makes it easy to track your activity, no matter what your fitness level. Simply strap it on, sync it up to your phone via Bluetooth and you’re good to go, its compatible with both iOS and Android phones. Lasting up to ten days you’ll track plenty of activity before needing to unstrap and plug it in to charge via USB, charging only takes 60 minutes, so you won’t be without your fitness pal for long.
Whether you’re training for a 10K or simply walking around the shops, this nifty little band will track your steps, distance and burnt calories. GPS connected, the tracker will use your phones GPS to provide signal, tracking your route as you go, so you’ll be able to view your routes later on your phone. This band can track a whole host of activities from football and hiking to dancing and yoga, so no matter what you’re into there’s a mode to accurately track your activity and progress. All your daily activities will be logged in the app. The band will even congratulate you with an alert when you’ve achieved one of your goals. And if you come to a stop, the tracker alerts you to remind you to keep on moving.
Your heart is at the centre of everything you do, which is why it comes in handy having a 24 hour real time heart rate monitor built into this fitness tracker. See how workouts impact your heart rate, tracking your heart rate can help you maintain the right intensity for the results you’re striving for. And with the app tracking your cardiopulmonary fitness level, you’ll be able to see changes across your cardio fitness, whether your hard work is paying off and if your cardiovascular health is improving.
When you’ve reached the end of a hard day, leave your tracker on to discover how you sleep. The tracker will monitor just how many hours you get in the land of nod and the quality of your sleep. You can even set it to do not disturb so you won’t get any abrupt alerts during the night and it can also be put to use as an alarm clock for in the morning.
This fitness tracker isn’t just for activity, there’s tons more functionality packed in. Using the fitness app you can select which apps from your phone you’ll receive notifications from on your wrist, including Instagram, Twitter, Whatsapp and many more. Get phone call alerts and even decline calls with a tap on your wrist. See text messages on the screen and access your last five messages. Control your music without having to get your phone out, which comes in handy when you’re on a run. Keep an eye on the weather and temperature, so you know if it’s worth packing your running shoes to start with. Remotely control your phones camera shutter or just use it as a standard watch, although this one does have five displays to choose from, so you can customise it to suit you. And it can even help you find your phone if you ever lose track of it.
The app VeryFitPro is free and makes it easy for you to organise, store and view all your activities in more detail. You’ll start by setting up your own profile where you can set sport, weight and sleep targets. You can delve deeper in to your daily activity and results or view it all across the week, month or year. You can even share results on social media or link it to your apple health.
- Dimensions: 240 x 16 x 11 mm
- Weight: 80 g
- Battery life: up to 10 days
- Standby time: 15 days
- Sensor: Kionix gravity sensor
What’s in the box?
- x1 Fitness band
- x1 User manual
- Easy to read and use touch control 0.96” OLED display
- A single charge lasts 5-10 days depending on use, 15 days standby time
- Charges in just 60 minutes via USB
- Customise it with the 5 different clock face displays to choose from
- 24 Hour real time heart rate monitoring – helps you to keep your heart rate under control
- Guided breathing –band vibrates to remind you to change your breathing
- All day activity tracking – record steps, distance, calories and activity time
- Track multiple sport activity – 8 default modes and 6 more can be added via the app
- Sport modes: walking, running, riding, treadmill, hiking, fitness, basketball, badminton, tennis, football, climbing, cycling, yoga, dancing
- Connected GPS view your activity routes
- Alerts you as you complete your set goals
- Cardiopulmonary fitness level – set heart rate zones, keep track of your heart rate levels to improve fitness
- Auto-sleep tracking – records time and quality of sleep
- Do not disturb mode prevents the alert of any calls or msgs during the night
- Set an alarm for the band to wake you in the morning
- Call alert and end call – see who’s calling and cancel the call via your wrist
- Text message alert – View the last 5 messages on screen
- Weather alert – displays weather, temperature and humidity of the next two days
- Music control – Easily control your smartphones music without having to get your phone out
- Remote shoot – control your smartphones camera shutter via your wrist
- Phone finder – just in case you lose track of your phone
- Sedentary alert – reminds you to keep moving
- Detachable, silicon band with multiple adjustment positions
- ID67 waterproof rating - Sweat and shower resistant (not suitable for swimming or bathing)
- Colour: Black
- Sensor: G sensor 3d accelerator
- HR sensor: PPG heart rate sensor
- Battery: Polymer lithium - 65 mAh
- Compatibility: iOS 7.1 & above, Android 4.4 & above
- CPU chip: Nordic Bluetooth chip
- Bluetooth version: V4.0 BLE
- Case material: plastic
- Strap material: Silicon
- Working temperature: -10 - 45°C