Update May 2019: The Bakeey M30 IP67 Smart Watch is a nice watch – BUT unreadable in bright Spanish sunlight.. this watch is cheap but importantly, it looks nice and WORKS A TREAT – in the months I’ve been using it, the M30 is already my favourite inexpensive sports watch, unless of course it is sunny.
Bakeey M30 IP67 Waterproof Smart Watch — https://goo.gl/y1U2Lt
What makes this different to others? Well, given pricing, some have terrible charging facilities or poor battery life or limited features. Battery life is very good compared to other smart-watches I’ve tested… at the time of writing, I charged this watch back in the UK a week ago and the battery is currently sitting at around 80% – compare that with the (granted – technically superior) Apple watch. One annoyance: when cycling modes I can’t find a shortcut to get back to simply showing the time.
Up to now the M30 is scoring well. The plastic strap is good but could (and will be) improved – I ordered a leather one but when it turned up it was a couple of mm too narrow – I had no idea there were so many variations available. Limited watch faces but what you get looks good. Feature wise – the free “WearFit” app in the PlayStore is easy to use, pairing happened without me doing anything and the app logs my sleep. I’ve tested heart beat, blood pressure, blood oxygen level, I’ve used “shake to take a picture” on my Android phone – and more, all worked easily and smoothly.
Update March 2019: I still go to this watch from time to time – My Samsung Gear 2 Classic, lovely as it is, barely lasts 2 days on a charge now so I swap around. if not used for some weeks, the time on the M30 wanders off (I wonder why) and you need to sync with your phone, but this is a no-brainer, simply run the “Wearfit” app while the watch is nearby, no button pressing and you’re back in sync. Mind you, when I tried to add the watch to my Chinese tablet running the same app, either the M30 didn’t show up or it did with an unrecognisable name.
Probably too big for a slim female but looks just fine on my arm.
The watch body COULD pass for matt-black coated metal and has a standard fitting for a 19mm strap, handy if you fancy a strap change.
And real photos of my wrist – what more could you want… I guess I should show this nifty bracelet all boxed up (the box is nice), but sorry, it’s staying on my wrist. The “manual” that comes with this gadget is adequate, in English on one side, Chinese on the other and apart from telling you about the App, is not really needed. You get a USB charging lead with magnetic clamp in the box. Used it once when the watch arrived in the post from China.