Smartwatches have gotten popular in the last 3 years and many have tried to come out with their own versions, but with lackluster battery life and hard to navigate operating systems – most people found themselves switching back to the reliable analogue watches. ASUS is trying something different though by offering the VivoWatch BP, calling it an intelligent companion for easier health management.
Does it truly do what it was set out to do? We take a quick look!
The ASUS VivoWatch BP is the world’s first smartwatch to integrate ECG and PPG sensors. Paired with ASUS Health Artificial Intelligence tech, the watch is supposed to give you round the clock health tracking and data analysis aside from the usual fitness tracking functionality you’d find in most other smartwatches.
With the ConnectApp on your mobile, you can even track your blood pressure and heart-rate data, giving the watch it’s name – VivoWatch BP.
The best part of it all – It is rated to last for 28 days!
Now, before we go to the unboxing, here’s a quick look at the specifications:
|Display||High-reflective color LCD|
|ECG (electricalgraphy) sensors|
|Built-in GPS sensor|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 4.2 or Later (connect to android and iOS phone)|
|Sync||Android 4.4 or Later|
|iOS 11.0 or Later.|
|Strap Size||20mm (medical grade silicone)|
|Battery||28-day battery life|
|Features||Wellness: (1) step (2) calories burned (3) sleep quality (sleep time, flips times, average heart rate, comfort sleep index)|
|Health management.: (1) Heart rate (2) De-stress level (3) PTT index|
|Activity & exercise: (1) Exercise and background heart rate (2) Exercising speed and distance|
UNBOXING and FIRST IMPRESSIONS
The companion APP is available for both iOS and Android users.
The VivoWatch BP retails for $249 or PHP13,000.
Availability has not yet been announced for the Philippines.