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Currently a huge waste of money, a useless piece of tech
Manual states to download an app to your phone called HitFit Pro. On downloading, I found that unless you give it access to a bunch of your personal stuff, including the ability to both send and read phone calls and SMS messages, the app hits a lock screen and won't load. Really uncomfortable with an app that requires this much access. Currently looking for another app which will work with this product that doesn't feel like it's a bit of ASIO or AFP spyware.
I can't even get it to sync with any phone or computer in the house to update the cor...rect date and time, so it can't even be used as a basic watch. Oh, and whoever thought supplying the product with a full sized USB type A input instead of a smaller one, meaning you'll need a converter to connect it to the phone it's supposed to work with, is an idiot.
Don’t buy it!
Purchased this product because it was cheap so I thought I’d give it a go. I’m an athlete and wanted something I could use when running. I hate wearing any devices but because the price I decided to give it a go.
Well for one, I can’t set time. There are no instructions. The steps are incorrect, the heart rate is pathetic. My resting hr is around 40 bpm yet it reads 65 +. Blood pressure is off the planet.
So really I have purchased this item for nothing because I can’t even get the time!
Don’t buy it!!
Purchased in May 2019.
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It should not be legal to sell this product
I recently purchased the Pulse+ Wellbeing Tracker.
I know that these wrist worn devices and not always very accurate, but this device spits out numbers which have absolutely no correlation with reality. I bought the device pretty much just to measure my heart rate. While wrist worn devices are not as accurate as say a chest strap at measuring heart rate I didn't need something accurate, just an approximation. For the price I thought I'd give it a go, particularly since "Pulse+" was in the name so I thought that perhaps it would at least meas...ure my pulse somewhat accurately. Interestingly enough there were no disclaimers about situations where the device *wouldn't* work, such as while exercising. I was really suspicious about the ability for the device to measure blood pressure, but that would be very useful for me if it did work. Once I received the Kogan Pulse+ Wellbeing Tracker, the manual didn't really enlighten me any further. It pretty much just tells you how to sync the tracker with your phone. That part works great. If all you want is a handheld device that tells the time and sends you the occasional notification, this is the device for you. However if you actually want to track an meaningful numbers about your "wellbeing" look somewhere else. The reason there's no guidance about cases where the tracker doesn't work, is that I couldn't find any case where it does. Just sitting down in a chair will repeatedly give you wildly different heart rates anywhere between 60bpm to 90bpm. Try walking slowing on a treadmill and I just saw my heart rate go down to 55bpm! Don't even try jogging with the thing taking a measurement as you'll get anywhere from 50bpm to 120bpm measurements right after each other. The blood pressure also appears to be completely made up. I tried it on myself and other people and compared the results to a proper blood pressure cuff and saw no sense in the numbers the tracker gave. At this point I gave up and I'm not even going to attempt to see how any of the other measurements on the device work.
Questions & Answers
I have been given the KOGAN PULSE+ WELLBEING TRACKER (KAPLPSWBTRA) as a gift because I need to track my heart rate. Bit concerned now having read these reviews, but will certainly persevere....
But first, the instructions to set up are very poor. having worked out how to remove both bands and plug in to charge I would like to know HOW AND WHERE TO INSTALL THE BATTERY? this doesn't get a mention
Watch works fine, is paired and synced. Have checked readings with sphygmomanometer and they are correct BUT blood pressure readings on watch wont come up in app. although heartrate and oxygen sats do.
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