I was sent the ic10 smart watch (£39.99) to review.
The app was easy to install, then you simply add a few details (gender, height, weight and date of birth) before pairing up your watch.
The watch paired up with the app without any problems. I was encouraged to do 10,000 steps to be healthy. I think it’s a great motivational tool, seeing how many steps you have done so far in a day does encourage you to keep going and walk further until you meet your target. The app stated that 10,000 steps equates to 104 minutes walking or 40 minutes cycling so you get some idea about what you need to do to achieve your aim. You can quickly see how many calories you have burnt too.
The watch was very lightweight and comfortable to wear. The colours are very bright and vibrant or you can choose grey or black if you want something more neutral. If you buy the light grey pink ribbon watch £5 goes to the Pink Ribbon Foundation, this charity helps raise breast cancer awareness. With 1/8 women being diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime it’s an important charity to support.
I wore my new watch on my left hand as the watch works best on your light hand (the hand you use less). It did seem very accurate when we were driving the steps did not go up. The display on the watch is good; you can clearly see the time, date and battery indicator.
Then can click for the number of steps achieved and then again for the distanced travelled.
It has some very useful features; I really liked that when your phone rings the watch vibrates. I have missed important calls before but with the watch vibrating that shouldn’t be a problem in the future.
You can also record your sleep activity, this is quite revealing seeing how well you have slept. You can see the length of your deep and light sleep. I had a bad nights sleep - I had chosen not to wear my ionCURVE wristband that night which might have been a mistake as I had been sleeping much better!
The battery lasts 7-10 days but you can charge it in less than 2 hours so can be done in the evening before you go to bed when your not active (watching TV) so you don’t have to miss out recording your steps or monitoring your sleep.
This is a useful product and a great way to encourage a healthier lifestyle.