NEW WYZE BAND [$25 Fitness Band - Too Good To Be True?]

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Mike O'Brien

Year ago

Is the Wyze Band the best fitness tracker deal on the market, or is this too good to be true?
ADDITIONAL REVIEW NOTES:
Alexa often shows my most recent request
Battery has said 89% for 24 hrs so far
Received: Thursday, April 9
Monday, April 13, 8AM: 64% (Projected to last 16 days)
April 14, 2PM: 54%
Run workout does not show much
Sleep tracking was off by
Wyze app will run in the background on your phone
Notifications do not work yet… at all?
There is no “allow all notifications” option in the app
No water mode or night mode (or any other quick settings)
Alexa timer does not notify watch (maybe because no notifs work)
Screen lock is nice
No music controls
Frequently disconnects from phone
PHYSICAL -
Comfortable to put on and wear
May pop off if I take my coat off, but normally very secure
Does the screen have adaptive brightness?
.95” touch display
Dual mics
5ATM water resistance
BT LE 5.0
120mAh battery

Fitness tracking abilities:
HR test -
1000 step test -
Sleep test -
Calorie tracking - On average, I eat 3000-3500 calories per day


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Comments
Mike O'Brien
Mike O'Brien 11 months ago
What do you think? Worth $25?
JJ Plays
JJ Plays 2 months ago
Ye
Rajendran SG
Rajendran SG 4 months ago
No.its not worth.😆
dmsaigbah
dmsaigbah 11 months ago
Just to let you know, you actually have to setup your notifications on the wyze app for it to start working plus there's a lot more features that you didnt mentioned that you could set up on the app.
Rafid Shahriar Pranto
Rafid Shahriar Pranto 11 months ago
Yes it is
Scott C
Scott C 11 months ago
@Mike O'Brien That's good news. I am also excited for the future of how Google will be integrating with FitBit.
Mosfett
Mosfett 8 days ago
It's basically a polar a370
Carnivore Dwayne
Carnivore Dwayne 3 months ago
I got mine when they first came out. I l love it! It may not have all the bells and whistles, but it has about everything that I want!
THE Y I K E GIVER
THE Y I K E GIVER 3 months ago
isn't this water proof
John Scheppler
John Scheppler 3 months ago
How would you compare this to the Amazfit Band 5?
Tim Nardoni
Tim Nardoni 3 months ago
Awesome to put a summary in the comments!
Fufu Blade
Fufu Blade 4 months ago
Isn't this just a dropshipped band?
RichHodlerGod
RichHodlerGod 5 months ago
Can you disable Alexa?
Friendly Insurance
Friendly Insurance 6 months ago
Wyzeband not connect to cellphone
Patricia Portillo
Patricia Portillo 6 months ago
How does the alarm work if there's no speaker????
ViralCompile
ViralCompile Month ago
Patricia Portillo it vibrates
David Luxem
David Luxem 6 months ago
Oops, typo in the app; "Avg Page". I think they meant to say Avg Pace.
Freddie Najera
Freddie Najera 7 months ago
Nice review, thks... really, you can sleep a 10pm? lol I can't do that, I'd been several years sleeping 6 or 7 hrs..
teo long
teo long 8 months ago
Apple products should be packaged with a small tube of KY lube to at least let us know they're really giving it to us all.
Mick Quinn
Mick Quinn 8 months ago
Hi. Thanks for the video. A question, does it display in metric measurements? Thanks.
abc
abc 8 months ago
When I set a 2-minute time through Alexa (one of the very few times the Alexa function would actually work), it did vibrate on the band and did not notify my Echo Dot when the two minutes were up. Maybe that has changed?
abc
abc 8 months ago
This would be a great band for the cost IF the functions worked better. On mine the heart rate is all over the place before eventually settling down, sleep time is VERY inaccurate, and the Alexa function works about 1 time out of 20, making Alexa almost unusable. Also, the screens in the phone app are hard to read. Fitbit app is much better. The band is very comfortable and the display is bright although words are tiny. Maybe a software upgrade will improve its reliability soon. I like my other Wyze products but this one isn't working well for me at present.
Brian Sh
Brian Sh 9 months ago
The only thing on this Band is good is Alexa, but it works if my phone is close else it won't work, I wish this band was capable to connect to internet on it's own, I hope the provider will update the firmware to be more capable, I like it anyways, because I have a bunch of wyze cameras and switches around the house, I can control without looking on my phone, well... No cameras will not work, but just switches per Alexa. If this device could pair with an headset bluetooth device, it will be awesome.
Aravinda P
Aravinda P 9 months ago
how's pixel 4 for you?
Steve W
Steve W 9 months ago
Great, helpful review, thanks.
Joseph Ayala
Joseph Ayala 9 months ago
I dont care much for fitness trackers, but my fiance uses them for basic step count and such. She is so sick of fitbit products because they essentially crap out after a year and they cost 5× as much as this. I have a gift card for 20 dollars to Amazon so I have one on the way as of 10 minutes ago! Hopefully its a good buy. Even if it isn't, its less than 30 bucks.
Jay Harvey
Jay Harvey 9 months ago
I received my Band today. This video is very helpful. Thanks!
Martin Weinstein
Martin Weinstein 9 months ago
Interested in the smart home control features. Is this through Alexa? And does it only control Wyze smart home devices or any that have an Alexa skill?
Colin
Colin 9 months ago
I imagine this will be a popular 2020 Xmas gift.
wedbomb bumbum
wedbomb bumbum 10 months ago
Great video
Jose del Pino
Jose del Pino 10 months ago
I own Wyze products and will try this watch based on your review; as you say, its low risk for $25 and does sound like a fun toy, thank you!
Ata Tursucu
Ata Tursucu 10 months ago
Don't keep saying "As I said before" It is annoying and insulting.
Talha Yuksel
Talha Yuksel 7 months ago
Knk nabıyon la türk buldum ilk kez bi vidyoda
Gary Kazanjian
Gary Kazanjian 10 months ago
How long does the screen stay one when it is activated?
Patrick Greany
Patrick Greany 10 months ago
Is there any possibility of calling 911 using this device, either alone or in combination with Alexa?
Alan Caye
Alan Caye 10 months ago
Not for me yet. Working Alexa is a must. This device sounds like trash for now.
Adam G
Adam G 10 months ago
Just shows us how badly we have been getting scammed by other smart watch makers
N B
N B 8 months ago
Other smart watch makers have faster processors and more features. But if all you need are the basics, this is the perfect smart band.
Peggy Bidwell
Peggy Bidwell 11 months ago
I bought the band as soon as they announced pre-sales to support their company. I finally took the time to learn how to do a little more with it and your video helped. I hadn't set a timer until just now and it vibrated when the time was up. Cool! I also hadn't used the alexa feature. I discovered that by holding down the dash for alexa to listen I could tell her to turn off and on a light that is set up through alexa and it worked like a charm. I've already had a couple updates with the band and I know they'll keep updating because they are always updating their wyze cams, which I love. And they are very open to people sending in suggestions for improvements. They are a hard working, honest company.
Old Guy Grows
Old Guy Grows 11 months ago
Quality video review. One of the better I’ve seen. Thank you.
Bret Whitney
Bret Whitney 11 months ago
Not too happy with its step counter. Way off, sometimes it doesn't count.
redHulk ultra
redHulk ultra 11 months ago
Good video I have it and I receive all notifications, and it doesn't matter if your tight on money or not I'm not tight on money but I got it cuz it's neat and I wanted to see what wyze brings to the table. I do wish you could control music with it I got 3 weeks and it was and 20 percent so it does a really good job on 🔋
Ganesan G
Ganesan G 11 months ago
Mike's $25 fitness smarty band can tell who Canada's PM is, but my $40 mega toaster can't do doodley squat other than toast. Boggles my puny mind.
Mike O'Brien
Mike O'Brien 11 months ago
It is a strange world we live in
Loveoldies50
Loveoldies50 11 months ago
I love mine! What a terrific band! I haven't found ANY WYZE product that I don't like! Well done. AMAZING price!
Q. Tech
Q. Tech 11 months ago
I committed to the WYZE system in my home so this is a perfect addition. I don’t even use the fitness function at all only smart home. I missed pre-sell so I paid $40 on eBay and I’m happy with the product. Hello it controls your home no brainer
Dangrousdave20
Dangrousdave20 11 months ago
Same. Definitely bought this for the smart home aspect of it. I own at least one of every Wyze product on the market right now except the scale, and this was an awesome addition to that system that kinda ties everything together.
Mike O'Brien
Mike O'Brien 11 months ago
Yeah for that price, it's a really good deal!
Kaitlyn Cho
Kaitlyn Cho 11 months ago
You can change the brightness on the band by going to settings
Phillip Lawson
Phillip Lawson 11 months ago
200 bps is nt normal even running, go see your doctor please
GoulouMalouku
GoulouMalouku 11 months ago
It shouldn't stay at 200 for long but for a young healthy human pushing it at 200 bpm isn't really worrying, that should be about max though.
NeuKids
NeuKids 11 months ago
Sleep of 2 hr 52 seconds ONLY! Dude sleep better....see @2:52
NeuKids
NeuKids 11 months ago
@Mike O'Brien I was just kidding friend. Also shows how closely I followed your excellent review.
Mike O'Brien
Mike O'Brien 11 months ago
That was a dumb mistake. I promise I slept for 7 hours that night. What happened was I started a workout the day before but forgot to end it, so the watch thought I was running for like 9 hours. I woke up in the middle of the night and went to the bathroom and realized that the watch was still in run mode. Then I went back to bed and slept for another 2 hours and 52 minutes!
Dennis Cash
Dennis Cash 11 months ago
You can change the brightness on this band. I did it to mine today. You may well know how to do so by now but if not, let me know and I'll be happy to tell ya.
Joe Plett
Joe Plett 11 months ago
Thanks for posting this. I forgot I pre-ordered this until it and the Wyze scale both showed up on my doorstep. I was also an early(ish) adopter of their cameras and noticed over time and firmware updates, how those got more useful. I avoided smart bands for years. I didn't want to drop good money on something that likely would mature and drop in price over time. Wyze hit the sweet spot for me. Even if it's not the most accurate, I can live with that for the really low price. I'm curious to see how the product grows as software and firmware get refined over time. I won't really get a chance to see what it can do until our current self-quarantine phase ends, but by then maybe I'll be more familiar with its capabilities and better able to give it a good test. Your review made me feel better about my impulse buy. (Though at that low price, it would be really hard to regret the purchase.) Is there a "right" way to wear it? I know with watches some folks wear the face side on the top of the wrist, others on the inside. Does that make a difference in its readings or accuracy?
Brian Sh
Brian Sh 9 months ago
@SpaceMan626 the Microsoft band is awesome product, wyze band is not accurate, and doesn't work if you don't have it in range of bluetooth, unfortunately the bluetooth on wyze band is too short 🤔😌
Vin Hennessy
Vin Hennessy 9 months ago
Joe Plett, I wear the Wyze Band on my left wrist because most heart rate reading are done on the left. I would like to have blood pressure reading in future updates.
SpaceMan626
SpaceMan626 10 months ago
@Mike O'Brien I had an original Microsoft Band. (on sale $129.00) they recommend the face (pulse detector) be on the under side of the wrist for the most accurate pulse reading. Not on the top the way you showed it being worn. Cheers. Good review other than that👍 But should of shown how to attach charger. For new users.
Mike O'Brien
Mike O'Brien 11 months ago
Yeah they really eliminated the "buyers remorse" effect with this band! I recommend wearing the watch face on the top of your wrist. I am not sure if it makes a difference with accuracy, but I have never seen a smartwatch or smart band manufacturer release an image or ad with the face on the other side. You bring up an interesting point though, and I have never thought about that. I think I'll read into that more
Aagna Arun
Aagna Arun 11 months ago
Wow pretty decent
Mike O'Brien
Mike O'Brien 11 months ago
For $25, it is hard for me to not give it a good review!
Oppman 29
Oppman 29 11 months ago
Wyze is an amazing company, I'm sure they will work out the bugs and probably release a better one with GPS.. M fitbit better watch out
Mike O'Brien
Mike O'Brien 11 months ago
A GPS version would be interesting, but would probably either decimate the battery life or else cost a lot more. I am excited to see how they improve and compete with the Mi bands!
Rafid Shahriar Pranto
Rafid Shahriar Pranto 11 months ago
This watch isn't as smooth as mi band 4 . ( display )
Alyssa Rodriguez
Alyssa Rodriguez 4 months ago
@Rafid Shahriar Pranto ok thank you for replying. I really appreciate it.
Rafid Shahriar Pranto
Rafid Shahriar Pranto 4 months ago
@Alyssa Rodriguez no. But when your ui lags then it's feel cheap and annoying. Mi band 4 has amoled display which is decently Bright.
Alyssa Rodriguez
Alyssa Rodriguez 4 months ago
Rafid does your mi band 4 have metal on the watch piece?
Obi Dean
Obi Dean 11 months ago
But it has Alexa, something usually found on smartwatch ...
William Fugere
William Fugere 11 months ago
Much better to spend $150 on the FitBit charge 4 if you want a fitness tracker because it needs to be accurate and work perfectly
Dangrousdave20
Dangrousdave20 11 months ago
@Mike O'Brien And now for $25 you could almost buy this for anyone who is even remotely interested in fitness or even just knowing how many steps they've walked.
Mike O'Brien
Mike O'Brien 11 months ago
This is a good point. Having a fitness tracker on your wrist is normally the small motivation boost needed to create healthy lifestyle habits
Obi Dean
Obi Dean 11 months ago
If you're serious about fitness, sure. But for most avg Joe this is amazing. Totally fine if it's not super accurate as long as it's not far off. This cheap wearable will give people actual motivation to get up and running like Mi Band which is good ...
Mike O'Brien
Mike O'Brien 11 months ago
More on that subject coming soon 😏
Maxwellmark
Maxwellmark 11 months ago
In the App settings, the Night Mode feature allows you to set a time frame for the display to be dimmed.
Mike O'Brien
Mike O'Brien 11 months ago
Thanks for pointing that out!
Ryan Dickerson
Ryan Dickerson 11 months ago
Do you know if the Alexa on the Fitbit Versa 2 is better or faster than on the Wyze Band, as the Versa is about 8 times the price?
YazN810
YazN810 11 months ago
Great video 👍🏽 is it available in the UK?
Mike O'Brien
Mike O'Brien 11 months ago
Thanks! Hmm I'm not sure if it's available in the UK
Jim G
Jim G 11 months ago
Does not work with Google assistant. It will not work with my Wyze products. Hopefully they will upgrade to Google soon, otherwise it's just a fit band
GoudenDynamietHD
GoudenDynamietHD 11 months ago
That thing can NOT be 25 bucks dude haha
Mike O'Brien
Mike O'Brien 11 months ago
🤷‍♂️ I don't know how they did it
Ryan Dickerson
Ryan Dickerson 11 months ago
Awesome and detailed as usual 👍
Mike O'Brien
Mike O'Brien 11 months ago
Thanks!
ilovepizzandnb
ilovepizzandnb 11 months ago
great video as always, for $25 can't complain.
Mike O'Brien
Mike O'Brien 11 months ago
Thanks! And yeah it's hard to believe it's the price of a large specialty pizza 🍕
Carmen Dewa
Carmen Dewa 11 months ago
Cool little watch, great video 😉 can you review Fitbit Charge 4 please 😀👌
ilovepizzandnb
ilovepizzandnb 11 months ago
really interested in the Fitbit Charge 4!
Carmen Dewa
Carmen Dewa 11 months ago
@Mike O'Brien Ty Great Stuff ;-)
Mike O'Brien
Mike O'Brien 11 months ago
Releasing that tomorrow!!
Brian M
Brian M 11 months ago
I'm very impressed. I seriously wouldn't expect anything for $25. If they added all the things we would expect it wouldn't be 25 bucks. Definitely good for people who are tight on cash and maybe just casual fitness app users. Excellent and honest review. I'll still stick with my Samsung Watch Active 2 though. Lol
Brian M
Brian M 11 months ago
@Mike O'Brien 😂😂😂
Mike O'Brien
Mike O'Brien 11 months ago
Thanks! Yeah it is hard to complain when the device is the price of a few big Macs. But yeah, If I were you, I would keep the Active 2 😂 - unless you wanted to trade it in for 10 of these
Mīćhæł Pīņəß
Mīćhæł Pīņəß 11 months ago
Whats important for me is music control + sleep tracking + water proofing. Also, that strap on mi band 4 (I have one) is a pain.... samsungs strap is just done right.
Mīćhæł Pīņəß
Mīćhæł Pīņəß 11 months ago
@Mike O'Brien looking forward to it!
Mike O'Brien
Mike O'Brien 11 months ago
The samsung Fit is pretty nice! I am excited to release my review of the Fitbit Charge 4 tomorrow!
Ron M
Ron M 11 months ago
Thanks Mike. Looks like a pretty good band for the price. Unfortunately I can't get it shipped to Canada.
Steven S
Steven S 10 months ago
So then you knew the answer to the question (who is the PM of Canada) before Alexa?
Ron M
Ron M 11 months ago
@Mike O'Brien Sounds good Mike, thanks.
Mike O'Brien
Mike O'Brien 11 months ago
That is a bummer :( Hopefully the fitness tracker I am reviewing tomorrow will ship to Canada!
monwar jahan mufad
monwar jahan mufad 11 months ago
Hey Mike, I heard that there is an update for Fossil hybrid HR Make an video on that please?
Mike O'Brien
Mike O'Brien 11 months ago
Yeah the Hybrid HR changed a lot since my review back in November/December! I may make a video on it if I can fit it in my schedule
usman abdulkadir
usman abdulkadir 11 months ago
Great video as always stay safe 👍
Mike O'Brien
Mike O'Brien 11 months ago
Thanks!
Panos M
Panos M 11 months ago
Seems decent, especially if you don't need much from a fitness tracker, have a small budget and want to avoid similar products from Chinese ecosystems like Xiaomi or Huawei.
Mike O'Brien
Mike O'Brien 11 months ago
Yeah I agree with you. It has some quirks, but if Wyze releases a few software/firmware updates, this could easily be a very capable fitness band to compete with the Mi Band 4 and possibly the Galaxy Fit. We'll see what Wyze does...
Colleen Norris
Colleen Norris 11 months ago
I have been checking your reviews for fitness trackers. I have Samsung phone (I use Samsung Health) and currently have a dying Fitbit Charge 2. I love using Map My Walk app. I think I am leaning towards Galaxy Fit with your reviews.
Mike O'Brien
Mike O'Brien 11 months ago
I recommend waiting until tomorrows video before making a decision. Its currently my favorite fitness band
Abidrgp3
Abidrgp3 11 months ago
Epic
Mike O'Brien
Mike O'Brien 11 months ago
^First comment. Nice!
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