The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.
The device automatically detects when you start an activity such as jogging, saving you from entering it manually at a later time.
It tracks how far you travel.
Measuring pace shows how much time it takes to travel one kilometer or one mile. For example, in running, a 4 minute kilometer would be a very good pace.
It can track your sleep, such as how long you sleep for and the quality.
Your activity data is analysed to give you reports, available to view through the app or website. This allows you to see how active you have been and to help you make improvements.
This is useful if you are on a strict training diet or if you are trying to lose weight. It can also help to boost your motivation.
The device syncs all of your data wirelessly, without the need for cables.
It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.
The device automatically syncs your data when in range of your computer or smartphone.
Xiaomi Mi Band 4
It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.
NFC (near field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
With a longer battery life, you don’t have to worry about charging the device as often.
Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
The device can wake you using vibration, so as not to disturb anyone else sleeping in the room.
It determines when you are in a light state of sleep and wakes you up within a set period of time before your alarm. This can allow you to wake up feeling fresher and more alert.
If you get a notification such as a call or message, the device will vibrate on your wrist or make a noise to alert you.
You can download the app for free, from platforms such as Google Play or the App Store.
It has an exercise diary, allowing you to easily keep track of your previous workouts.
You are awarded achievements for reaching goals, helping to encourage you and keep you motivated.