It’s predicted that more than 411 million wearable devices valued over $34 billion (Dh124.88 billion) will be sold in 2020. The CCS Insight report claims the industry will hit $14 billion this year itself, with wrist-based devices such as smartwatches and fitness trackers in the lead. The report also estimates a sale of 274 million wristbands and smartwatches in 2020, which makes more than 50 per cent of the wearable industry.
Vfit is a new brand looking to make its mark on this market. The product in question is the Vfit Pulse fitness tracker.
Features and specs
- Heart rate monitor
- Notifications for alerts, calls and messages
- Sleep monitor
- Bluetooth 4.0
- Battery: 60mAh
- Standby time: Up to 7 days
- Veryfit 2.0 app to log all fitness and sleep-related stats
So I’ve been using the Vfit Pulse for about 2 weeks now. It’s lightweight, easy to use and does exactly what it says. Using it was easy whether I was working out, idle or needed to check my notifications, etc.
Setting up the device is easy. The Veryfit 2.0 app is available on both iOS as well as Android. Once the app is downloaded you open it and begin filling in your personal information such as height, weight and targets. The app synchronises with Google Fit too.
You can set up various alerts for calls, social media apps and others. Sedentary alerts will remind you if you’ve been sitting idle for too long. Wrist sense can be toggled on and off if you need the device to show the time every time you twist your wrist. You can even use the tracker to locate your smartphone and as a remote for your camera.
The heart rate sensor on the back of the Vfit work efficiently enough but I did notice it needs to be strapped on quite tight during exercise for an efficient reading.
Battery and charging
The Vfit comes with this odd-looking but efficient charger. The company claims up to 7 days of battery life. In my usage I got between 4 and 5, which is still fine considering it takes about 45 mins to charge from 0-100%.
While using the device I didn’t face any issues except for the occasional wrong heart rate reading (due to me wearing the device loose). The app is very good and information is provided in a simple and easy-to-read manner.
Overall the Vfit Pulse fitness tracker is an easy-to-use, no-nonsense fitness tracker, which is value for money at Dh499 with the heart rate monitor and Dh399 without the monitor. The Vfit is available for purchase all leading retail stores in the UAE. Do you think such products can survive in the world of Fitbits or Jawbones?