By many accounts, when it comes to tracking activity / movement, such as steps taken and distance completed, the Lintelek i3 HR Smart Band seems to be pretty accurate for such a low-cost device. It has many cool features and modes (Running, Rope Jump, Mountain, Table Tennis, Basketball, etc), but most people who buy this smart watch are interested in two things. Those are, the heart rate monitor, and is the watch fully water-resistant. Well, the heart rate monitor appears to be an area where there are no complaints from buyers, and most praise it as being widely on point. There is an update on this product which you can read below.
The IP67 standard should be carefully considered, though, as that standard alone does not mean the tracker is 100% water-resistant in all settings and conditions. Yes, it will be just fine in wet weather, running in the rain and wearing it while taking a shower. It will not, however, be suitable for swimming at any depth deeper than one meter. There are several newer models of this watch, some of which are listed as being kitted out with IP68. You can read the reviews and full specification for one of those models here – Lintelek IP68 Pedometer Watch.
Simple and straight forward to use, the i3 also has a built-in sleep monitor. And like mentioned above, the tracker itself is detachable from the wristband. It can be easily removed from the strap and charged via USB port. The overall build quality of this bracelet appears to be good for the price. Now, the one weak point of many activity watches is no doubt their battery life. This one lasts anywhere between 2 – 5 days depending on how much you use it.
It’s also compatible with most up-to-date Apple iOS and Android based Smartphones. Cheap to buy, and with great reviews, this model is certainly worth looking at if you’re on a tight budget and want good value for money. The Lintelek i3 Smart Bracelet can also be used as either a standalone device (Without a Smartphone) or with a Smartphone. Using it with an App compatible phone is recommended if you want to make full use of all the functions and features it has to offer.
Update on this model: While it still has some genuinely good reviews coming in, there are many reviewers reporting considerable quality / reliability issues with not just the i3, but other Lintelek fitness trackers. Some of those include the strap and buckle being very cheap quality and not lasting long, touch screen and App connectivity issues, to problems with inaccuracy when counting steps.
However, what’s more disturbing is some statements made by certain customers, where they claim that the seller is offering vouchers in return for five-star reviews. While I, personally can not 100% confirm this is the case (because I wasn’t offered anything myself), I do trust that genuine buyers have no reason to lie about this. And this claim of bribery has been said by more than one customer. I’m surprised Amazon has not taken action over this, as offering vouchers in return for glowing reviews is surely against their terms of service.
Most people are aware of fake reviews on Amazon, and in all honesty a lot of the 5-star reviews for this product do seem suspicious. It looks as though some “buyers” were given the product for free in return for a positive review. A tell-tale sign of this is the sheer amount of reviewers that post either many pictures of the item, which they have taken themselves once they received the activity tracker, or a video recording of the product (not as common). My opinion: I would be hesitant to buy this product. If a company has to try to bribe people into leaving positive reviews, the device is, more than likely, not up to standard.