Microwear is the Chinese brand, which mainly produces wearable devices such as smartwatches, fitness bracelets and smart bands. Recently, the manufacturer introduced its new smart bracelet called Microwear L5. This device is perfect for all sports enthusiasts. However, the main feature of new fitness bracelet is design. It looks very similar to Xiaomi Amazfit Stratos.
Today we have the first review of this smart bracelet. Is it really good deal? Let’s find out.
By the way, Microwear L5 is a fitness bracelet, not a smartwatch. Although it has many functions, you can not use SIM card, and it doesn’t have its own operating system, like other smartwatches.
Microwear L5: Design
Microwear L5 has a classic sports design with a round dial. The case is covered by diamond-carbon, which makes it more resistant to damage. The strap is silicone, while its texture allows your wrist to breathe and not sweat. It is easy to remove and replace with another. The straps are available in three color options: green, red and black.
The watch case is made of carbon fiber, has a round shape and a diameter of 48 mm. The thickness of the case is 13 mm, and the weight is 52 grams. That is, the watch is light, comfortable and not felt on the wrist.
On the right side there are two physical buttons. The LED flashlight is between buttons. The top button is designed to turn on/off the watch, while the bottom one – to turn on the flashlight. Flashlight is really powerful, which means that you can not be afraid to stay in the darkness. On the back there are two magnetic connectors for charging and heart rate sensor. It is highlighted in green.
It seems that Microwear designers did not spend a lot of time on design of the sports bracelet. Microwear L5 looks very similar to Amazfit Stratos. However, we cannot say it is bad, because the smart bracelet looks very nice.
Microwear L5: Display
The watch comes with 1.3-inch TFT display. It is touch sensitive and has a resolution of 240 x 240 pixels. The screen is bright and quite clear.
Microwear L5: Performance
Microwear L5 is equipped with 64 KB of RAM and 512 KB of internal memory, which is not bad for budget fitness tracker. The processor is Nordic 52832. To connect with a smartphone, you need to have Bluetooth 4.0 or higher version. The watch is compatible with Android and iOS devices.
The fitness bracelet received 380mAh battery. According to the manufacturer, the battery life is about one week. Moreover, it has 100 days of battery life in standby time.
The device has IP68 water protection. You don’t need to take off your watch while washing your hands, bathing or walking in the rain. You can even swim with it.
Microwear L5: Functions
Microwear L5 has the same functions as most smart bracelets under $50. You can monitor the burned calories, the distance traveled, the steps. There is also a reminder about taking water, alarm clock, stopwatch, event, music control, notifications from apps and calls, etc.
You do not need to take the phone out of your pocket every time, but you can just look on the watch display. In addition, you can check the weather forecast.
The device measures heart rate. You can check your heart rate anytime, anywhere. The normal heart rate is 60-90 beats per minute. Exercising can increase it up to 200 beats per minute. If you have heart problems, the fitness bracelet will help you avoid actions that cause a high heart rate.
Also, you can measure SPO2H (percentage of blood oxygen). The normal level is 94-99%.
If you are sitting for a long time, you can set the sitting reminder. Just enter the maximum sitting duration, and when you will sit too much, the watch will alert you.
Microwear L5 also has sleep monitor. It tracks the different stages of your sleep, such as deep sleep, light sleep and waking time. The analysis allows figuring out the cause of poor sleep and improve it.
The watch has 10 sport modes, such as walking, running, cycling, climbing, swimming, football, basketball, table tennis, badminton.
Microwear has created a good fitness bracelet. Microwear L5 has many useful functions, a classic sporty design and a good battery life Its price is only $40. It will be difficult to find the similar smart band, which looks like Amazfit Stratos, and has so attractive price.