Recently No.1 introduced their first Smartband and marketed as an affordable alternative to the Mi Band 2. Compared to the competition, professional sportsmen and women found the message icon helpful. The great thing is you see the sender of the text. Another standout for runners is the incoming call with caller identification. But this is not the only features that athletes love there is more, let us find out what they think.
Pros / What Customers Like:
The first thing we noticed with the F1 feedback from different users is the app that automatically connects to the Smartband. However, it did have annoying messages appear stating you need to wear the band properly.
Another standout that many runners found helpful is the dedicated sports section for tracking distance, heart rate monitoring, and calories burned. In addition, the fact that it allows you to send your statistics to the Apple Health.
What athletes found outstanding is the strap design and uses a buckle clasp that is great for any type of upbeat sports.
Although it does not have the display wakeup feature by turning your wrist, most fitness enthusiasts and bodybuilders like the two touch keys on both sides of the wearable. They are responsive and it has a physical button to turn the screen on/off.
When it comes to the battery use, contestants have biased feelings. Some users found the battery life long, but depending on how you use it. If you are not using all the fitness tracking modes enabled, you can use it up to 20 days.
One, thing swimmers and other users found helpful is the waterproof and dustproof rating. They mentioned a demo video showing the wearable submerged for 30-minutes under. This proves that you can swim and shower with it and not just in the writing.
The next emphasis mentioned by most athletes is the dedicated app for updating the firmware as it helps make the process simpler.
Cons / What Customers Don't Like:
The main concern that triathletes and runners have is the reading of the OLED display in bright light. They actually need to stop and use their hands covered over the screen to see the information displayed.
Another sad note mentioned is the inaccurate reading of the pedometer leading to the calorie counter and distance counter not working effective – hopefully this problem’s sorted out with the updated firmware.
Although the No. 1 F1 Smartband has some positives and negatives, we are certain that a firmware update should sort it out. You get a basic UI and price wise it is perfect. The great thing is the notifications work well, the waterproof rating is true, it has a long battery use and the sports sections outstanding to use. The only downside that is big is the pedometer that is not accurate. We hope that No.1 sorts this out sooner than later.