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Of all the watches in my collection, my favorite is a Sugess Panda. This medium-priced mechanical chronograph strongly performs compared to its exotic Swiss competition in terms of aesthetics, functionality, and accuracy.
Today I am examining a sports watch that has taken the same path. The Heyplus Watch is aimed at customers who demand a product free of the bugs and irritants common among lower-tier sports watches. Can this timepiece satisfy these requirements? Read on and find out.
This watch weighs 1.3 ounces. Its rectangular-shaped aluminum case is 10.3 millimeters thick, 35.8 millimeters wide, and 47.9 millimeters tall. A single pushbutton and the watch’s touch-enabled display are used to control this device.
Its 1.78-inch AMOLED display boasts a resolution ratio of 368 x 448 pixels and is protected by a layer of 2.5D tempered glass.
The Heyplus watch is fitted with a liquid silicone strap with a handy quick-release mechanism.
According to the manufacturer, this timepiece’s 305mAh lithium battery can support operation for up to 21 days between charges. A USB magnetic charger is included in the package.
A three-axis accelerometer, heart rate sensor, and blood oxygen sensor ensure physical activities and heart rate is continuously tracked and that the wearer’s blood oxygen level can be checked.
Six different watch faces can be stored in the memory of the Heyplus watch. These watch faces can be easily replaced using the companion application.
- Brand: Heyplus
- Model: W2100
- MCU: Apollo 3.5
- Strap: Liquid silicone with quick release
- Watch case material: Aluminum
- Display: 1.78-inch AMOLED Full Screen
- Resolution ratio: 368 x 448 pixels
- Dimensions: 47.9 x 35.8 x 10.3 millimeters (1.9 x 1.4 x 0.4 inches)
- Weight: 37 grams (1.3 ounces)
- Sensors: Three-axis accelerometer, heart rate sensor, blood oxygen sensor
- System support: Above Android 5.0 or IOS 10.0
- Companion application: Heyplus
- Touch screen: Yes
- Watch faces: 100 available
- Battery: Rechargeable 305mAh lithium
- Operating time: Up to 21 days
- Charge time: 2 hours
- Sports: 100 modes
- Water resistance: IP68
- Communication: BLE 5.0
- Heart rate monitor: Support
- Sleep monitor: Support
- Blood oxygen: Support
- Third party applications: Can be synchronized with Google fit and Healthkit
- Package contents: Heyplus Watch with strap, charger, and user’s guide
Bluetooth Low Energy 5.0
In coordination with the Heyplus application, this timepiece can establish a Bluetooth Low Energy connection with a phone. Bluetooth Low Energy consumes less battery power than Bluetooth and is useful when running applications that do not require the exchange of large amounts of data.
This watch features a 1.78-inch AMOLED display boasting a resolution of 368 x 448 pixels.
Display brightness may be dimmed to conserve power or increased to provide the illumination necessary during a sunny day.
One pushbutton and a smoothly reacting touchscreen provide a simple and convenient method of operating this watch. The companion application controls several aspects of its management.
When the wearer raises or twists their wrist, the display should light up, displaying the time. Unlike most of the other watches I’ve tested, the Heyplus watch performs this function well.
This watch monitors the wearer’s heartbeat continuously, and the information provided appears accurate.
The Heyplus watch can also measure blood oxygen. I, unfortunately, lack the resources to test the accuracy of this reading.
One of over 100 different exercise modes can be selected, collecting data in the form of exercise time, the number of steps, and estimated calories burned.
Notifications and weather reports may be accessed when linked to a phone via Bluetooth LE and the companion application. An onboard player may be used to control the music played over your phone. Additional functions include a sleep monitor and the ability to change the watch face.
This watch is fitted with a rechargeable 305mAh lithium battery capable of powering the timepiece for up to 21 days of regular use. It requires approximately 2 hours to recharge using the included USB magnetic charger.
The Heyplus Application
This program is required to set up the watch and provide a Bluetooth Low Energy connection between the timepiece and phone. It provides plenty of information and allows the operator to adjust the various features of the associated watch. The Heyplus application may also be linked to Google Fit and Healthkit.
The Heyplus Watch is a smooth operator. When I twist my wrist to view the screen, it automatically turns on, displaying the date and time as an impressive image of Earth slowly rotates in the background. And, if I want to substitute the Earth with a squirming squid, the watch face can be easily replaced.
Each morning, during my walkabout, the watch keeps track of my paces and time as it estimates the calories burned.
I probably won’t get 21 days on a charge; I’ve set the display to remain on for ten seconds, and because it is sometimes very sunny outside, I’ve adjusted the screen brightness to as high as 100 percent. A more accurate operating time estimate, considering my heavy usage, is two weeks.
Due to poor esthetics and displays that insist I shake my arm frantically before they wake up, I generally replace my sports watch with a traditional timepiece as soon as my morning walk is complete. The Heyplus Watch, however, works so well that I often keep it on all day.
During the Black Friday sales, this watch is discounted to $54.00.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2022 Walter Shillington