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Zebronics ZEB-FIT100 review: Affordable fitness tracking

Zebronics ZEB-FIT100 review: Affordable fitness tracking

2 years ago

In our country people have woken up to the health and fitness culture. The digital revolution has brought many health devices to our shores including a fitness band. This fitness band is called Zebronics ZEB-FIT100, which has Bluetooth syncing feature along with a Upto 15 Days battery, Charging via USB battery.The display type is OLED.


MARKET STATUS:
AVAILABLE MRP:Rs. 950/-

If there’s one thing common between almost all domestic and Chinese smartphone/consumer electronics brands, it’s that all their offerings are priced much more competitively as compared to more established names. Due to this, everything from smartphones to TVs to air conditioners has become quite affordable.

One such home-grown brand is Zebronics. The IT peripherals maker recently launched its ZEB-FIT100 fitness band. On the face of it, the ZEB-FIT100 seems like a pretty well-rounded wearable. But should you prefer it over the Xiaomi Mi Band 2, even with its lower price of Rs 950?

Let’s find out, in our review of the Zebronics ZEB FIT-100.

Design and build quality

The ZEB FIT-100 has a fairly straightforward design. The tracker module is essentially a rectangular piece of plastic that’s held securely in a silicone wrist strap. The tracker can be easily taken out of the strap and charged using the provided clip-on charger. It has a 1.24-cm OLED screen and a button on the left which we can be used to cycle between different information display modes such as steps walked, distance travelled and calories burnt. By default, the display always shows the clock, day and date, and a battery status bar.

Overall, I found the design and build quality of the Zebronics ZEB FIT-100 to be pretty okay. The band is not exactly the sturdiest and takes a while to fasten around the wrist too, but it’s comfortable. The small screen is also quite alright, although it’s almost unreadable under direct sunlight.

Tracking performance and companion app

Just like all fitness bands, the ZEB FIT-100 syncs to iOS/Android smartphones using Bluetooth. All of its recorded fitness data is synchronized to your account, via the ZEB-FIT companion app.

To get started, all you have to do is install the app and pair the ZEB FIT-100 to it over Bluetooth. Once this is done, every piece of logged fitness data, from hours slept to steps walked to calories burnt, can be viewed in the app. It has four subsections, as explained below:

Mainpage: This screen displays a summarized view of fitness data such as daily step goal progress and distance walked. It can be swiped to the side to see sleep-related data.

Details: As the name suggests, it shows a comprehensive view of the fitness data, complete with graphs and averages. The data can be viewed for different time periods – week, month and year.

Device: This is where information regarding the fitness tracker such as firmware version and battery status can be checked. Here, you can also configure settings like SMS/call notifications and sedentary alerts.

User: On this screen, user profile details and information such as daily step goal can be configured.

I played around with the ZEB FIT-100 for a little over a week, logging everything from sleep to high-intensity activities like running with it. During my testing, I found Zebronics’ fitness tracker to be a pretty decent overall package.

The ZEB FIT-100 logs standard parameters like sleep and steps walked quite accurately. As for the distance travelled, it could have surely been a little better.

There are some aspects of the FIT-100 that I found to be really impressive, and one of these is Bluetooth connectivity and synchronization. Once paired, this thing synchronizes with the companion app in a snap. During my testing, not even once did I encounter any problems with this functionality.

Then there’s the battery life, which is absolutely great. With continuous fitness tracking, the battery lasts around 8-10 days. The ZEB FIT-100 is definitely one of those fitness trackers that you won’t have to worry about having to charge every now and then.

The Zebronics ZEB FIT-100 is water resistant and in my testing, easily survived the occasional splash that it was subjected to.
Other features like sedentary alerts (the tracker vibrates every few minutes to remind the wearer to get up and move around a little) and smartphone notifications too, work as they should.

Verdict

 The Zebronics ZEB FIT-100 is a fairly good fitness band. Sure, thing like outdoor visibility of the OLED screen and the wristband quality could be improved, but these are not deal breakers. For a nominal Rs 950, I’d say that the Zebronics ZEB FIT-100 is a value-for-money proposition.

ZEBRONICS ZEB-FIT100 SPECIFICATIONS

SUMMARY
features Alarm
syncing Bluetooth
activity tracking Steps, Hours Slept
battery Upto 15 Days battery, Charging via USB
GENERAL
box contents Smartband, Warranty Card, User Manual
model ZEB-FIT100
brand Zebronics
ACTIVITY TRACKER
calories intake burned Yes
sleep quality Yes
steps Yes
hours slept Yes
SENSORS
pedometer Yes
SYNCING
bluetooth Yes, v4.0
usb connectivity No
SMARTPHONE REMOTE FEATURES
find my phone Yes
music control Yes
camera shutter control Yes
DESIGN
strap material Silicon
clock face Digital
shape surface Rectangular, Curved
colours Black, Blue, Gray, Orange
DISPLAY
display technology OLED
screen size 0.42 Inch
BATTERY
charging mode via USB
battery life Up to 15 Days
COMPATIBILITY
compatible os Android,iOS
ADDITIONAL FEATURES
alarm clock Yes
reminders Yes
NOTIFICATIONS
text message Yes
other notifications Whats app

 

Source: www.gadgetsnow.com

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