Lenovo Cardio Plus HX03W Smartband review

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Lenovo Cardio Plus HX03W Smartband

Is this smartband a good alternative wearable for my current smartwatch? Or my Xiaomi Fitband One and is it accurate? Lets find out if a brand like Lenovo is able to build good wearables besides notebooks and computers.

Check out our one-minute-review :

Specifications

Brand: Lenovo
Bluetooth Version: Bluetooth 4.2
Built-in chip type: Nordic 52832
IP rating: IP68
RAM: 64K
ROM: 512K
Waterproof: Yes

Alert type: Vibration
Bluetooth calling: Phone call reminder
Groups of alarm: 5
Health tracker: Heart rate monitor,Pedometer,Sedentary reminder,Sleep monitor
Locking screen : 5
Messaging: Message reminder
Notification: Yes
Other Function: Alarm,Bluetooth,Calendar,Waterproof
Notification type: Facebook,G-mail,Line,Skype,Twitter,Wechat,WhatsApp

Screen:

OLED with a resolution of 128 x 64
The screen size: 0.96 inch
Operating mode: Touch Key

Battery:

Battery Capacity: 85mAh
Charging Time: About 60mins
Standby time: 7 days

Compatability: Compatible for iOS 8.0 and above, Android 4.4 and above
Compatible OS: Android,IOS

Dial size: 4.2 x 1.8 x 0.8cm
Product size (L x W x H): 28.00 x 1.80 x 0.80 cm / 11.02 x 0.71 x 0.31 inches
Product weight: 0.0200 kg
Band size: 28 x 1.8cm

Expectations

Besides my Motorola smartwatch, I want a lightweight smart band to monitor my sleep and my heart rate. I expect a longer battery life than my watch and more details that my first fit band.

Test

Turn on the watch, download the Lenovo app on the telephone and connect with Bluetooth. Bluetooth can’t be turned off at the band so it’s always on, and the phone finds the band automatically.

The main features of the app are divided into activity, sleep and heart rate.

  • activity displays the steps, distance and burned kcal (calculation based on your profile info)
  • sleep is divided into deep sleep, light sleep and wake up.
  • every 15 minutes your heart rate pulse is monitored.

I went to Copenhagen for a city trip of three days and took the band with me.
The band was on every day, it was warm but the band wasn’t sweating or irritating at all.
I took some showers with the band on and of course, I slept with it.

During the day I was looking at my arm, but outside you see nothing on the display. So when I was inside I checked the statistics. But the statistics are not as nice as possible. It shows only the last stats, so you can’t make an export or compare it to another day because you can’t go back in days.
Steps, heart rate and sleep statistics seems to be accurate, I can’t professional test it but I have checked it multiple times a day.

Unboxing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJ9XQknKMbQ

Packaging

Does it fit your mailbox?

Yes!

Package size (L x W x H): 8.70 x 7.70 x 2.50 cm / 3.43 x 3.03 x 0.98 inches
Package weight: 0.0500 kg

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What’s in the box

The small box contains:

  • Smart Bracelet,
  • English User Manual

Build Quality & Design

The design is simple but effective and it even fits my small arm.
The way you can charge the band is clever, but taking off the strap isn’t that easy.

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Usability

Battery life is an enormous plus. And the fact you don’t need a converter to charge is great.
OLED display only can display two colors, which is fine but it’s only visible when you are inside. When you walk outside the display is not readable.

Take a shower or a swim and you don’t have to think about taking off the band.

Customizability

My screen had some scratches after 3 days walking in the city. The strap is still fine, but when your strap is damaged you can’t replace it easily.

Alternatives

When you are looking a wearable that supports apps, lets you view messages and you want to use the wearable as an extension of your phone, you should choose a smartwatch. If your primary goal is monitoring your health than you should choose a smart band.

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pro / cons

pros

  • The price.
  • The app is smooth and simple.
  • Charging is brilliant, don’t need a converter or cable.

cons

  • Screen is not bright enough: it is very difficult to read it outdoors.
  • Straps are not replaceable
  • Screen scratches easily
  • No historical data in the app (maybe it will become possible after an update)

Price quality

For the price that Lenovo asks for this band you can’t complain about the cons.

Where to buy?

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Summary

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