Fitness Tracker Product Reviews

Wyze Fitness Tracker

So continuing my search for the perfect fitness tracker for my lifestyle I came across the Wyze Fitness Tracker. I first discovered Wyze while doing research in the Home Automation space as they make low cost Cameras and other devices. I only paid around $30 for the Fitness tracker which I felt was a pretty good deal.

From the moment you get the fitness tracker you will be able to tell that the Wyze device is in a different league. It is very light weight and I often forget I am wearing it and its display is vibrant and from what I can tell it works great. It also has some water resistance as I was able to pull the plug on my bathtub with it on and it kept working.

The Wyze app it something completely different. From the Wyze app you are able to not only control all your smart devices, but you are also able to manage your health information, integrations, and notifications. For integrations, I am able to send information from the Wyze app to Google Fit which is a definite plus for me, as I have been using it for years. You are also able to specify which apps you want to vibrate your Fitness Tracker when you get a notification. This affords me the ability to only allow apps I deem important to notify me such as SMS or Phone apps and not be spammed with Facebook notification.

One final thing that sets the Wyze Fitness tracker apart is that it has beep integrations with Alexa (which I don’t have…. yet). I can’t wait to explore the ability to control my home from my watch!!

As for the downsides for this device, I would have to say the weak point for the Wyze Fitness Tracker is that the battery only holds a charge for about a week. I have been using it for about 6 weeks now and that is really my biggest complaint.

So if you are good with having to charge your Fitness Tracker once a week, then this may be the fitness tracker for you.

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Fitness Tracker Product Reviews

Is the Xiaomi Mi Band 4 Fitness Tracker the BEST Value?!

Read this post to find out if this is the Fitness Tracker of your dreams.


Over the past 10 years or so I have owned 4 or 5 Fitness Tracker watches and most of them were from Samsung. Every couple of years or so I get the idea in my head that I need/want a fitness watch. I don’t know why, but if I had to guess, it probably coincides with my on again/off again relationship with the Gym.

Homer Simpson discovering the all night GYM
I couldn’t have said it better my self.

After being without a Smart Watch for a while I decided to take a look at what was out there. I eventually came across the Xiaomi Mi Band 4 Fitness Tracker on Amazon. Coming in at $35 USD I was shocked. I had seen some other reviews on this smart band that it could hold a charge for 4 to 5 weeks. That has to be too good to be true. It took me a few days to pull the trigger because I just could not believe it was real. Who knew what I was going to get when I placed that order with Amazon?

My Impressions

I really wish I had kept the box to show you how this thing made it to my house. There was not a whole lot to it, Just a cardboard sleeve with the fitness censor, a band, a Charging Cable, and a 2 inch book that had the same instructions written in 10 languages. There was no power button or anything telling me how to turn it on, so I decided to plug in the sensor and charge it up (usually that will turn on an electronic enough to figure out how to work the darn thing).

Xiaomi Mi Band 4 Fitness Tracker

After about 30 minutes or so the Sensor was charged, powered on and I was off to the races. I downloaded the Mi App from the Android App Store and began to pair it to my phone. I found the interface of the app to be very intuitive and the band had a very minimalist design and pleasing to the eye. The band itself is very light on the wrist, sometimes you forget that it is even there.

On to the good stuff!!

As for a step tracker it does a great job, and it even pairs with Google Fit which has been my app of choice for a few years now. It even uses location services to track your walks so you can share it on Social Media (if you are into that sort of thing). As for the battery life, I have owned it since March and I have only charged it 3 times. Seriously 3 Freaking times.

It also offers some protection from water, but I didn’t trust it half the time. It did survive a dip in my pool. I also had the opportunity to wear the the Fitness Tracker on the beach, and I have to say it was the best experience I have ever had with a fitness tracker. Due to the way the Xiaomi Mi Band 4 Fitness Tracker is designed there is no creases or crevices for sand (AKA the bane of my existence) to get into and plague you for months on end.

The Down side

During the course my my use of this watch, I somehow cracked the screen. In spite of that still works and the display is not messed up which means the LCD panel is fine, however it is not a durable as I would like. Also the sleep tracker stopped working completely, and the heart rate monitor and step tracker seemed to randomly stop sharing data with Google Fit. However if you are fine using the Mi App then it works great.

Final Thoughts…

Personally I think that this is a great budget option for a fitness tracker even with it’s faults listed above. If I didn’t move on to a different smart watch I would have continued to use this until it died. I think that this would be a great option for teenagers, beginners, or people who are prone to losing or breaking your device.

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