In this review, we will introduce in detail the smart watch, which is on sale under the name Haylou LS01.
The brand is also part of Xiaomi's broad ecosystem, although with its low price and focus, this watch competes directly with another popular product - a fitness bracelet. Xiaomi Mi Band 4. Which pair is the better choice for you?
A watch Haylou LS01 You can also buy them through the popular e-shop Geekbuying, which even offers them from a European warehouse with fast delivery.
The packaging is modest but practical
The watch arrives in a nice box of compact dimensions, with a picture of the watch itself and basic technical specifications. A paper box is ejected from the outer packaging, the contents of which are basic but practical.
On the watch itself, there is the watch itself with a black silicone strap, on the floor below there is a simple manual and a specific charging cable.
It is short, ideal for a laptop, for example, and contains charging pins corresponding to the back of the watch.
The charging cable, on the other hand, contains a standard USB-A connector. In addition to the mentioned laptop, you can connect it, for example, to the charger from your smartphone.
Due to the price, it is a modest package, but it is not harmful.
Processing: Excellent in terms of price
If you want a quality watch with good workmanship and a very low price, this is a suitable alternative. The manufacturer relied on metal elements, which, however, evoke rather aesthetically painted plastic elements connected to a silicone strap to the touch. Which is a combination ideal for athletes.
Replacement straps are not a problem to replace, it is a standard watch holder. For the review, we received the watch in a dark, black version, but the body of the watch itself is rather dull gray. We were satisfied with the processing, given the price, these are suitable materials that hold very firmly.
An important benefit of such cheap watches is durability. The manufacturer has even provided certification and so the cheap Haylou LS01 watches in their equipment offer IP68 certification, ie increased resistance to water and dust.
Increased durability cannot be missed
The dimensions of the Haylou LS01 watch stopped at 40,9 x 35,7 x 11,6 mm and also weighed a very pleasant weight of only 34 grams (data without strap).
So you can hardly feel them on your wrist and they will not be a burden even during sports activities.
The front of the watch features a 1,3 ″ color LCD display that shows the watch's smart features. The display has relatively wide frames and is square in shape.
On the right is the watch wake button. These can also be turned on with a wrist rotation gesture.
The other side edges are empty, the top and bottom contain the appropriate part to hold the strap. A little more interesting is the back, which contains four specific pins for charging and sensors for measuring heart rate.
This part protrudes gently, but does not press on the hand. There is also mandatory information about the product and its recycling.
The display has been saved
The manufacturer built on the use of a 1,3 ″ TFT touch LCD panel, which has a resolution of 240 x 240 pixels. This panel definitely does not rank among the best.
Whether it is a relatively coarse resolution or a color rendering and viewing angles, it is an imaginary average that we would no longer expect in 2020. Unfortunately, some savings had to be made and the price was reflected in the display in this case.
The minimum brightness of the watch display is OK, it does not blind at night. However, the manufacturer should work at maximum brightness, the watch was very difficult to read outdoors and especially in direct sunlight.
For comparison, the Mi Band 4 bracelet with its AMOLED panel also handles the situation better. On the other hand, if you are looking for a cheap watch to monitor fitness functions, the display may not be your number one priority in your case.
Meet: Haylou Sport application
The watch is connected to the smartphone via Bluetooth 4.2 technology. The data can then be synchronized using the Haylou Sport application.
It can be installed from the Play Store or Apple App Store. The condition is to have at least Android 4.4 or later on the phone, resp. iOS 8.0 or later.
The application is very similar to the Mi Fit or Amazfit applications in terms of control and layout of elements, which are also used to control products from the Xiaomi ecosystem.
There is basic information about current results, number of steps, heart rate measurements, etc. There is also a choice of sports such as walking, running, cycling, strength training, running on a treadmill, hiking, climbing, spinning or yoga.
In this case, detailed statistics with a calendar and individual results, which can be synchronized with your account, are a matter of course.
Clock settings are also available, including notifications, alarms and idle alerts.
When it comes to monitoring, watches are made for this job. The basic equipment is monitoring and analysis of movement, number of steps, distance traveled, calories burned, heart rate monitoring and its continuous measurement, sleep monitoring.
Monitoring of these functions is supplemented by the nine mentioned sports. Although the watch also contains increased resistance to water and dust, the manufacturer does not recommend swimming with the watch on your hand.
In this case, we would recommend looking at other watches. For example, it is the competing Mi Band 4 that manages swimming.
We tested the monitoring and it is necessary to admit that it worked quickly, but not so reliably. The watch could not recognize a break in running or walking and after the resumption of activity evaluated the average figure. In this case, it is better to choose to end and restart the activity.
It is also necessary to keep in mind that the GPS signal is drawn from a mobile phone. So you have to have a mobile phone with you during the activity.
Control good, no GPS
A great advantage is also a simple system and this is associated with a very good speed of response of the watch. Whether it's the watch menu itself, the start of monitoring functions or their progress, the watch reacted in a truly exemplary manner.
The watch is easy to operate, the basic screen shows the time, date and selected statistics. With simple swipe gestures, you can display a menu with applications to control music, weather, settings, and more.
There is a small notification center that groups the news and also offers similar statistics for walking or measuring your heart rate.
One of the other negative features of the Haylou LS01 watch is the absence of a built-in GPS. This can hinder selected users. However, due to the price, this is not exceptional, these devices simply draw the GPS signal via a connected mobile phone. So you can't leave your smartphone on the shelf at home while running.
Music playing and sports
Nine sports activities are standard in this price category, and sleep monitoring is also an excellent bonus. In addition to the mobile application, sports monitoring can also be started directly from the watch. Supported sports again include walking, running, cycling, strength training, treadmill running, hiking, climbing, spinning and yoga.
Do you like music when playing sports? No problem. The watch also includes music controls that you are currently playing through your smartphone as part of the supported software. We also tested this feature and it worked not only with a standard music player, but also with Spotify, for example.
The battery is a nice surprise
The manufacturer has equipped this watch with a 210 mAh battery, which you can charge with a specific connector with four charging pins.
According to the Chinese manufacturer, the watch should last up to 14 days on a single charge. However, with intensive and automatic heart rate measurement, endurance is reported at the level of 10 days.
We also verified these data in our editorial office and it is true that we used the watch actively. Also for notifications, heart rate measurement, number of steps and sports.
In our case, the endurance was approximately 10-11 days per charge. However, for this value, the watch, especially in the given price category, does not have to be ashamed at all.
Final rating: Watch for the price of a bracelet
If you are looking for a cheap smart watch with features that a fitness bracelet offers as standard, you are the right target group for this product.
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However, the Haylou LS01 watch can also be used by amateur athletes who want to record their activities, but also by users whose functionality wins over the quality of the display.