Smart watches are hot these days. Many of us already use wearables, and some also know the leading brands, like the FitBit, Jawbone and the Xiaomi Mi. However, as we already know from China wholesale web shops, they will have many other alternatives. And for today we will review one of them in-depth: the I5 Plus a worthy successor of the earlier I5 and comparable with the FitBit Flex. We would not call it a smartwatch, but more like a fitness/health band.
Pro’s and Con’s
I5 Plus App – Zeroner
Easy to download from the apple app store or android store. But be aware! This smartwatch and app combination is only compatible with:
I5 Plus – Options
I5 Plus – Experience
After wearing the smartwatch for two weeks, I’m positively surprised. It is lightweight, and you will probably never miss a call again, the vibration is subtle but very effective. The quality of the wristband is excellent, and the clasp works great. And eventually, through tracking your steps a day, it is confronting to see that the actual target of 10.000 steps was difficult to reach (I entered it only once by walking a whole day through London city, 17k).
I5 Plus – Positive
It’s amusing to notice a call or your alarm on your vibrating wrist, and it works very well, missing a call is challenging. Another thing to notice is that the watch does not need a mobile phone connection every single day to synchronize the data from former days. The watch itself keeps the data of earlier days and synchronizes when the Bluetooth connection is restoring. The new hype about selfies is far easier with the possibility to control the camera of your phone with your smartwatch.
I5 Plus – Negative
On the other hand, I encountered some small issues. It seems to be possible to read your SMS/WhatsApp messages, but eventually, I still don’t know how. I see who is sending the message, but not the actual text message itself. The statement about the water resistance is still not enough for me. But I don’t have the guts to test it out. Maybe in the future.
I5 Plus – Design
The design is plain and simple, inline with the price with no real fancy design. It’s a black (also available in RED (link) and Blue (link)) rubber wristband with an easy clasp. No fancy glitters. The led light is blue and not adjustable. It looks fine but makes the watch somewhat geekish.
I5 Plus – New Firmware
At the moment of writing this review, I upgraded the firmware (easy option within the app), and I noticed a big positive difference in touch reaction. The watch reacts more naturally and acts easily on finger swipes or the “I want to see the time” gesture.
Compare Imports Conclusion
According to price quality, we conclude a big: “YES.” If you like gadgets it’s fun to have; the statistics are marginal but fun (and more fun with more history). If we compare the functions on this smartwatch with other big brands, which cost five times more this one is certainly a good buy. If you want to buy your first wearable, the I5 Plus is perfect to try and find out if you like the concept.
See our newest review about the Xiaomi Mi Band 2, an affordable fitness tracker with more options than the I5 plus.
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