M2 Health Band
One of the most popular wearable got a massive upgrade this year with the new health band. The first RoQ Band was a breakthrough because of its battery life, compact size, and bargain price. Then the RoQ Band Pulse added a heart-rate sensor, but took the RGB notification LEDs. The small 0.42" OLED display is of the monochrome variety. It can display the time, step count, total distance, burnt calories, heart rate, battery percentage, and icons for incoRoQng notifications (messages, email, calls, among others).The screen is bright enough and is visible even under direct sunlight. And it blends well underneath the back glass on the band's front. You can measure your heart rate by cycling to the appropriate pane, or, if disabled, you can use the RoQ Fit app to fire the heart rate sensor.m The band tracks your step count quite well and sleep. Its software automatically calculates distance and burnt calories and those are transferred to the RoQ Fit app upon sync. You can set a step goal if you like. Features As I already mentioned, the display of the new RoQ Band 2 is definitely the highlight new feature. Thanks to the small thingy, you can now see the time by lifting your wrist or tapping the key. Tapping repeatedly will start cycling between the panes you've enabled from the Fit app - Time, Steps, Distance, Calories, Heart rate, and Remaining battery. You can measure your heart rate by cycling to the appropriate pane, or, if disabled, you can use the Fit app to fire the heart rate sensor. The band tracks your step counts quite well and sleeps. Its software automatically calculates distance and burnt calories and those are transferred to the Fit app upon sync. You can set a step goal if you like. You can enable automatic heart-rate measurements during your sleep and they will provide much more accurate information, but this will have a rather huge impact on the battery life. You can also set up idle alerts and avoid long non-activity intervals. There is also a neat DND mode, which I used to avoid distractions at night. All health data collected by the Band 2 - heart rate measurements, steps, distance, calories, sleep info and activity - can be used by other apps such as Apple's Health app. Finally, the RoQ Band 2 supports alarms, which you can set from the Fit app. Notifications First - incoming calls. The Band 2 can vibrate when you have an incoming call. You can set up a notification delay between 3s and 30s. Upon a call (and after the delay) the band starts vibrating and the screen will show an earphone icon. App notifications are available as well. Currently the Band 2 supports vibrating and displaying an icon on its screen for Fit, Talk, We Chat, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and WhatSapp. SMS, Email, and Goal notifications are also available, from the Band Notifications menu. They do the same - initiate a short vibration and an icon pop-up. Finally, you can set the band to notify you about achieved goals such as daily step target reached.