Based on specifications announced by Asus, VivoWatch is equipped with a touch screen that supports 128×128 pixel resolution which has low power consumption. The screen surface of this smart watch is also reinforced with Gorilla Glass 3 tempered glass to minimize scratches during daily use.
Asus VivoWatch also supports Bluetooth wireless connectivity, which is well-suited for Android and iOS mobile devices as the product no longer uses the Android Wear platform.
In order to meet the needs of monitoring and health care users, Asus equipped the smartwatch this heart rate sensor, 3-axis accelerometer, UV sensor to measure the radiance of sunlight.
With the above hardware components, besides the ability to count steps, heart rate, calorie consumption, Asus VivoWatch can also monitor the quality of sleep, Awake like a traditional watch. Users can also preview messages, messages from smartphones right on VivoWatch’s screen like any smartwatch on the market.
Thanks to its IP67-rated industrial design, the Asus VivoWatch is naturally waterproof and dust-proof, suited to the everyday needs of a tech enthusiast and sports enthusiast.
Aesthetically pleasing and comfortable
In terms of looks, the Asus VivoWatch is bulky and quite heavy, but still looks attractive by its shiny stainless steel frame design that contrasts with the color of the strap and the watch face.
From practical touches, Test Lab found that Asus VivoWatch feels pretty comfortable wearing all day long because of its soft, low-temperature cuffs when used outdoors thanks to the slimline design of the straps. Help escape the heat is quite large.
However, it will be a plus point for usability if Asus relocates the VivoWatch function button position to the steel frame of the watch because the current design can be difficult for the user to manipulate.
Display quality and features
Although only equipped with monochrome screen, but Asus VivoWatch deserve absolute score on the quality of the display of Test Lab. Simply because the device screen has the ability to reproduce character details quite well. Quality display is not only clear, easy to observe in dark environment (thanks to backlight), but also better when used in the sun.
In terms of touch sensitivity, throughout the Test Lab test, the Asus VivoWatch found no faults, even when interacting with the screen in the rain or when immersed in water.
Test Lab also appreciates the LED design on the front because during the exercise, users can just glance at the glimpse of whether they are trying too hard – because by default Asus VivoWatch will Green LED warning when the user’s heart rises or “red alert” if the user’s heart rate exceeds the safety value during training.
In terms of ease of use, even if you have not been familiar with smartwatch before, you can easily get used to Asus VivoWatch because simply press the button and perform touch operations such as horizontal / vertical scan / Down to choose between the modes that the device supports.
For example, after pressing the button on the watch body to unlock the screen, users can scan the finger on the screen surface vertically from the top down to see the Happy Index (HI) – A value designed by Asus to help users capture the performance of one day of sports practice.
Also from the lock screen above, after a successful unlock, the user performs a scan to the left to perform a heart rate measurement. If left scanned to the left, Asus VivoWatch will display the alarm clock interface, check the UV level or track the steps as well as the amount of calories consumed.
To connect and sync data from Asus VivoWatch with your smartphone, you first need to install the HiVivo application on the Android platform or HiVivo Lite on iOS, developed and provided by Asus.
Installing and connecting this smartwatch with the application is really simple. However, to use the service, users are required to sign up for an account and provide weight and height indicators for the smart meter to calculate and set goals for daily practice.
Actual usage shows that the connection speed from the first pairing between Asus VivoWatch and smartphone application quite fast. The Asus VivoWatch can also operate stably within a radius of more than 5 meters, with many obstacles from the watch to the smartphone.
The actual test shows that the lag in the reconnection task between VivoWatch and the Android smartphone is almost small and this advantage deserves to bring the Asus clock sample a plus from the Test Lab.
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After more than a week of practical experience with Asus VivoWatch, Test Lab found the product to be more of a health-wear form factor, though it was essentially a smartwatch. Although not integrated GPS, but Asus VivoWatch is still attractive because it has the ability to measure heart rate 24/24, step count and ability to help users control the quality of sleep.
However, the actual use also shows that due to the lack of GPS positioning, the ability to measure the distance and distance counts in running tests with Asus VivoWatch generally have some limitations. Fortunately, the error in the number of steps, the running distance is not too large. As far as cardiac rhythm is concerned, Test Lab values Asus VivoWatch’s 24-hour tracking design. However, the measurement time is still quite slow throughout the experience.
With sleep monitoring, Test Lab found that this watch can accurately distinguish between waking hours and waking hours. From the clock interface, users can take a preliminary snapshot of total sleep duration and sleep time. Particularly the parameters of heart rate, the number of turns during sleep are stored on the HiVivo application on the smartphone.
As mentioned, Asus VivoWatch can also quickly display message content (SMS, Facebook, Viber) or incoming call (with caller ID) from the smartphone right on the clock interface.
Throughout use, Test Lab found that the message sync speed between Asus VivoWatch and smartphone can not be beaten anywhere. Only thing with long message content, the user can only grasp a piece of content due to the limited screen area.
Asus VivoWatch is sometimes confused with some words, but it is fair to say that this is not a significant obstacle except for the fact that your friends speak the language. Specific language of chat people or teenagers.
About the HiVivo app, according to Test Lab, even a normal user will not have to spend too much time getting to know all the information about daily practice as well as battery capacity. Again, or choose the type of watch face interface provided.
However, it’s also because the design is so minimal that HiVivo will probably make some users feel a little disappointed as there are not many Asus VivoWatch customization options in their own style. Think of it, it would be even better if Asus integrates more face clock options and allows synchronization of VivoWatch user health data with a third party application.
In general, in terms of a health watch device, Asus VivoWatch is not as professional as Fibbit or Jawbone, but it is more attractive and the price is not too expensive. Not only that, Asus VivoWatch also has a good battery life, supports 24/24 heart rate monitoring, solar radiation measurement, smartphone message notification, and robust waterproof design ( IP67).
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