I’ve updated this blog entry about the Bakeey E70 IP68 Waterproof Wristband ECG+PPG Heart Rate Blood Oxygen Monitor Smart Watch (which looks lovely) as I think it deserves a second glance because it has now been on my wrist for 7 solid days and the battery is still at 68%.
When I opened the package I was pleasantly surprised to see a better than average package (for the price range) and high quality watch finish – the steel strap looks a cut above some other inexpensive smart watches – no rough edges – you can also choose to buy this watch with steel or leather strap (replaceable). Everything works – but as always the next thing to check was the free “Da Fit” APP to see how well that worked. I’ve used that APP before without any problems and this was no exception. Oh, the watch came complete with screwdriver – a nice touch though I didn’t need it.
Other points to note – (ignoring the triangular QC PASS “qualified certificate”) – included is a sheet (in English and Chinese) including a description of the ECG test conditions and test method (you don’t get that in most of the watches and bands I’ve checked in the last couple of years) – suggesting resting for 5 minutes before taking the first test and not eating, drinking or smoking for 2 hours before testing. There is more detail but I have to leave you something to discover if you go for this model.
The link at the top of this page has Banggood’s price – £28 – $36 or equivalent where you are – but way more importantly a complete list of features, photos etc so I won’t replicate them all here. Of course you’ve seen this stuff before – but up to now, yes I do recommend this one especially now I know I can change the faces.
The manual has information in several languages including English – 5 pages each and it tells you that the watch steel ring is the front ECG electrode whereas the back has the other electrode as well as charging contact points (magnetic USB lead supplied).
On initial opening, I found I had to charge the watch for a couple of hours. That’s pretty normal as it came all the way from China to the UK. After 24 hours testing, the battery had only dropped to 93%, suggesting 14 days of use on a charge but as you can see from above, I expect it will manage more than that.
In common with other watches of this type, the E70 has a good range of features and the included faces are not bad at all. The BIG DEAL with this watch is that like Samsung and XIAOMI (and unlike MANY others) – you can download new watchfaces. Wheeee.
Here are some specs:
Multi-sports inc pedometer
Call and message reminder
Notifications for Facebook, Twitter, WeChat, WhatsApp and more
Stopwatch, alarm, calendar, sedentary reminder, camera remote
G-sensor, heart rate sensor
1.2″ TFT – 240x240px
200ma battery, 30 days standby, 10 days use, 4 hours magnetic charge