Nowadays, smartwatch is becoming more and more pervasive in our daily life. According to some reports, the market for smartwatches is expected to reach $32.9 billion globally by 2020, and China being one of the top smartwatch markets offers huge potential for brands. MGCOOL is Elephone’s newly-established sub-brand covering intelligent wearable devices, mobile electronics. They recently launched their latest smartband flagship MGCOOL Band 3 which is a decent cheap fitness band. What features will the Band 3 come with and is it worth buying? Just go ahead and read this review, you might have an answer.
Though the MGCOOL Band 3 is a cheap smartband, it is pretty decent with a fashion and luxurious design which gives you distinct features than ordinary watch. With a plastic casing and a soft silicon strap with stainless steel buckle, it has a sporty look. It is average in size, 24.80 x 2.42 x 1.10 cm and just weighs 0.0250 kg. It is also waterproof with the IP68 waterproof rating. Two color options including Black and Red are available for this device.
As for display, the most crucial part of the smartwatch, it comes with a very bright OLED display of 0.66 inch. The resolution is 64 × 64 pixels with 137 ppi as pixel density. Although comes with a limited screen size, the display is still crystal clear and perfect, and perfectly visible even under direct sunlight. The operation mode of the Band 3 is a touch key which works flawlessly.
MGCOOL Band 3 comes with lots of amazing features found in high-priced bands. Here are some of the most commonly used functions:
Heart Rate Monitor
As most fitness band, there is no doubt that it has the heart rate monitor. It tracks your heart rate with the help of an advanced optical sensor and unique algorithms. Just wear the band, it will automatically start monitoring your heart rate.
Motion Sensor: raise to wake
Just slightly raise your hand, the screen of the Band 3 will light up so you can view all your notifications.
If you want to know the exact number of steps you have taken in a day along with the amount calories you have burnt, the pedometer fuction is a good fitness companion of you. You just need to wear the Band 3, it will track all this information live and in real time.
The Band 3 has a waterproof and sweat-proof design which enables the watch to help you be on track even during sporting activities like swimming, diving, and so on.
This band’s features also include alarm calls, SMS notifications, and sedentary reminders. It also indicates new messages from Whatsapp, Twitter, Facebook etc.
You will never image that a smartwatch can help you improve your sleep pattern. But indeed, it does. Just wear this band even while you go to sleep and it will track your sleep pattern, record your light sleep and deep sleep.
Where to Buy
If you are thinking of buying a fitness band, and the MGCOOL Band 3 is your case, you should buy it from Gearbest at flash sale price $16.99 during Oct. 23 to 29. If you are fast and lucky, you’ll also have a chance to grab it at $9.99 during the promo days. But it’s only 10 units limited @9:00 UTC daily, so you have to be fast.
FAQ for MGCOOL Band 3 Smartband
To reduce errors, smart watch usually sets an initial value of 10, it will count steps when we walk more than 10 steps. The APP will show the real walking steps and start counting from step 10.
Usually pedometer, sleep monitor, alarm and heart rate monitor still can be used without connecting to Bluetooth. Calling reminder, remote camera, finding phone need Bluetooth connection.
The APP is designed by the supplier. You can scan the QR code on the package or manual to download it when you get the item.
Other watch interfaces or themes cannot be downloaded. It only supports its own interfaces. Long press the watch’s screen to switch interface.
- Make sure your phone Bluetooth and operative system are within the range that the smartwatch supports. Put it as close as possible to the phone, less than 10 meters.
- Check the phone Bluetooth connection recording, clear it if there are too many recordings, then reconnect it.
- Check whether the smartwatch has enough battery.
The smart watch comes with built-in lithium ion battery which is rechargeable.
Please charge your new device for at least 10 minutes or more before the first usage. This ensures normal device boot and optimal operation.
You can switch the language in the “settings”. Other language packs cannot be downloaded because it only supports the configured languages.