BlitzWolf BW-HL1 review: smart watch or sports watch?

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BlitzWolf BW-HL1

In recent months we have witnessed a strong expansion of the smart watch market. Many users, in fact, are beginning to like these products more than normal watches, producing more intelligent. In fact, among the many features preferred by consumers, of course, we find the ability to sync smartphone With this device only in this way, therefore, it is possible to avoid taking your phone continuously. However, many different solutions are now available on the market, such as the very valid one proposed by Amazfit, who recently unveiled his Amazfit GTS. Among many, then, also of Blitzwolf, a brand that generally does not disappoint under a relationship for money. Specifically, it's about BlitzWolf BW-HL1, or smart watches that offer interesting features, that we will soon find full review.

  

BlitzWolf BW-HL1 review

unpacked

Looking at the sales package, we can see the very small dimensions. Because it is in it, it finds space:

  • BlitzWolf BW-HL1;
  • basic charging with USB;
  • Brief manual, also in Italian.

Design and material

Without disclosing an evaluation of actual function, this product is equipped with design very similar to the one proposed by Apple with their own Apple Watch. The entire main structure, in fact, is shown in a square shape reminiscent of Cupertino household products, although the dimensions are a bit more contained here. BlitzWolf BW-HL1 measure in fact 35mm x 10.6mmshow the weight of yourself 50 grams. In daily use, therefore, it is hardly felt on the wrist, offering truly exceptional comfort.

If you pay close attention to this case, you will see how it ends. the metal. Moving the radius on this surface is clear, so how this material works to get it right dark coloration. This monoblock, in fact, only accommodates the screen at the top and, at the back, shows heart rate sensor and me pin to load.

If you want to change the appearance of this product, you can use the others flip flops, with other designs and colors. As with many such products, in fact, these components interchangeable. Among other things, we had the opportunity to test the black variant and, after more than a week of use, we were able to observe the light. signs of wear right on the rope. We will talk about this product in a more general way, instead, I must say that from a constructive point of view I am satisfied, it does not show any particular criticism. However, you just need to pay close attention not to hit anything with your wrist. Seeing the remaining signs in our model, in fact, the glass the front really seems Gentile. The closure system and durability of the product, on the other hand, is definitely promoted, which does not look bad compared to accessories that are much more expensive than the same type.

Finally, the presence of certification must be considered. IP68, Which protects it completely against water and dust.

exposition

In BlitzWolf BW-HL1 find space exposition IPS color 1.3 inch diagonal, without a multi-touch system. Also, the resolution of this panel is unknown, because there is no trace on the official website. In fact, the entire interface is controlled by a soft touch button center, which allows you to interact with the screen. However, beyond these details, I must say that the color of this panel is very bright. However, more can be done in terms of brightness, because it is not easy to display information on the screen in direct sunlight. Since it is not equipped with special sensors in this case, it is necessary to manually operate in this configuration whenever necessary.

BlitzWolf BW-HL1

Whatever the quality the screen is pretty good and even the resolution doesn't disappoint too many expectations. However, it must be determined that the frame across the entire screen is quite large, perhaps even less content than the city Amazfit beep. However, as mentioned above, the windshield is quite smooth, so you should pay attention to this. So, because it doesn't have a touch pad, all the fingerprints are housed on the bottom, according to the soft touch button. After a few hours, you need to wipe the screen with a cloth to prevent the smart watches from getting too dirty.

BlitzWolf BW-HL1

the hardware

In this smart watch we do not know what a chipset is to drive the entire technical sector. BlitzWolf BW-HL1 However, it shows a series of very interesting features. It is not really easy to decide whether to consider a smart watch or not Sportwatch. However, I think it can be considered a hybrid, like many of its categories. Thanks to that, in fact, it will be possible to monitor 8 different activities: walking, running, cycling, jumping rope, badminton, basketball, soccer, swimming.

Trying to display the data as accurately as possible, he enjoyed the existence of some important the sensor. First of all, behind us we can see the existence of a heart rate monitor can work consistently, even duringphysical activity. Apart from that, however, there is also a detector blood pressure and a meter from the amount of oxygen in the blood. These two parameters, especially during physical activity, can be very useful. When testing this product, I tried to use it as much as possible, but I wasn't sure what the margin of error was for this hardware component. Among other things, then, we will also have that sleep quality detector, compared to the one that shows a Amazfit Verge Lite, in my opinion it is quite appropriate.

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If necessary, you can also enable notifications on this unit. Connect to a smartphone by the way Bluetooth 4.0In fact, this allows you to display incoming messages on the screen, even showing a short preview. However, you will not be able to hear voicemail through the smart watch. Also, if you ask at the beginning of the review, there is also nothing GPS andNFC, so from this point of view it can be considered, basically, more of a sports watch.

the software

Analyzing the software for a moment, we must say that perhaps this is the true weakness of this device. The touchscreen cannot be trusted, in fact BlitzWolf BW-HL1 must be trusted. soft touch button. This component has two basic movements: with one touch you can access the options and hold a button to start all the selected activities.

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Characterized by the presence of a round menu, which cannot be modified, you must click several times on the only available key, so that it accesses the element that we want to activate. If we do not choose an option, instead of another option, you must go the entire route to get to that point again. Therefore, this is a rather complicated and indirect system, which forces us to take the right moment to take even the most basic actions.

There is one on this interface main screen, which is the one that shows all the most important information. Aside from the hours, therefore, we find steps taken, heart rate, and date. By clicking the central button, instead, you can access the real menu, where we find the following elements: summary of the steps performed, kilometers and calories burned, sleep monitoring, heart rate, training, blood pressure detection, detection of the amount of oxygen found in blood, weather, messages, music player, remote shooting, other settings.

I have not found a big problem with this unit, because the detection of various parameters is always resolved successfully, without problems. Also from the point of view of acceptance. notification I am quite satisfied, despite the fact that its reading is complicated and incorrect. If a message is received, from an application, you can view the content. When an application, such as Telegram, receives more than one message, they are grouped together in a notification and cannot be viewed separately.

Android application

In my case, I had to prove relatives the application, called Da Fit, on an Android system. This is completely no fee and allows you to track all the activities recorded by smart watches. Looking more closely at this program, I must say that it was not bad. In fact, aside from some minor translation issues, the design is quite fun, following the many things we can already appreciate about Mi Fit. The full main screen groups several the dataDivided by category, it simplifies the task of users seeking certain activities. By entering each section, it is possible to access the depth of that category, with all the historical data always available. In fact, simply click on the symbol in the upper right corner of each section to access the calendar.

Thanks to Da Fit we can even change Watch faceYou can only choose between three different designs. However, beyond this function, we can configure the application to accept notificationto organize the alarm and to change, in general, the settings of the smart watch.

In this case, I wouldn't expect the app to be as complete and accurate. Even paired with a smartphone, in fact, even if only Bluetooth 4.0 is present, fast in any situation. So I want to underline, how do you really recommend the downloads if you buy a smart watch, remember Google Play Store It is completely free.

autonomy

I will see live BlitzWolf BW-HL1, we notice how well you use this product 8 day. When I started using this smart watch, the battery was at 100%, reaching after just over a week 22%. In my opinion, therefore, this device should be no more than 10 days with continuous use and notifications are always active.

Not being a real watch, lacking in GPS, NFC and other important features, I must say I would expect something else. Still, a unit is on board 180 mAh which, when refilled, takes approximately 2 hours to complete the full cycle.

Price and conclusions

BlitzWolf BW-HL1 in the end it can be considered as one Sportwatch. In fact, there are too many stray arrows on his bow to compare to other products that, unlike him, also have GPS and NFC. However, he tried to define himself as a sporty valid device, precisely because all activities were successfully monitored.

After all technical specifications, this product is sold. Banggood around 18 euro. Therefore, a very low price for this type of product that, however, offers nothing more than a common smart band. If we compare it, for example, with the oldest My band 2 Xiaomi, we see how in summary the differences are not so marked. More than one color screen and shapes inspired by Apple WatchWe did not find anything else. So it makes sense to go higher, looking at products like new My band 4 and the like Priced below twice the BlitzWolf BW-HL1, in fact, you're bringing home a product that's much more complete in many ways.