Thursday, April 18, 2013

Review: Sports Bracelet Watch by ChinaBuye.com

As you'll probably remember, I bought some stuff on ChinaBuye, because I wanted to check out the gadgets they offer. After almost a month waiting for the items (it was my own fault, because I used the free but slower shipping method ;)), I finally received them.

Current time showing on the display
The first item I want to review is the silicone Sports Bracelet Watch which you can find here. As already mentioned, it is made out of silicone which is, according to the description and I have already worn it a couple of times, not harmful to your skin ;)

Thanks to the material it's really comfortable and should fit almost every regular sized wrist. They did not include a size, but it has a diameter of about 6.5 cm.
Even if the size is a bit too big for your wrist, it should not end up faced down on the "back side" of your wrist, because it's not a perfect circle but more or less egg-shaped. This will prevent it from changing position. In addition, the flat parts on the sides are ribbed (see picture right), which should also help.

The nice thing about the watch is, that as soon as you get it, you can use it. At first I was a little bit afraid that it would not come with batteries, but it did. Also, the friendly people from ChinaBuye's customer service already confirmed it before I ordered it. So, just rip open the packaging and you're ready to go.
Wait, there was one thing you have to do: set the time, which is again, really easy. There are two tiny buttons on the back side of the casing which are labeled A and M and with the help of a small, pointed object you will be able to set the date and time. And yes, it does not only show the time of the day, it even includes a date. As soon as you are finished setting the time, it will start cycling through the two and instead of two points blinking as a seconds indicator, the word Hello will blink, which is a pretty nice touch ;).

According to the item details, it's supposed to be 1ATM water resistant (which is about 10m) and I can verify that holding it under the running faucet didn't kill it. So don't worry if you actually use it for sports, get sweat all over it and wash it off again–or even wear it when taking a shower.

So there is only one thing left to mention: it's not only available in red, but you can choose from red, black, green, purple, white, blue, yellow and cyan. The price will probably vary (it even does for different colors), but you can get it for as little as around $1 with shipping already included!

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2 Comments:

At April 18, 2013 at 11:35 AM , Blogger Daniel said...

Not much of a gadget these days (maybe some 30-40 years ago it would have been), but for 1$ it's pretty cool.
I might take a second look at their site and maybe even order something from there.

 
At April 18, 2013 at 11:37 AM , Blogger Dustin Steiner said...

You're right. Maybe gadget is not the right word nowadays (the meaning of the word changed a bit), but it's still quite nice as an amateur sports watch.
Hope you find something you like :)

 

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