In the world of gadgets, you can really immerse yourself. I love anything to do with technology. Smartwatches are a big part of that, whether it’s fitness trackers, watches, or anything else. After the arrival of the Apple Watch, things accelerated and really exploded.
Now there is something for all tastes, also suitable for the budget you have, you can go in all directions.
If you don’t have such deep pockets and want to enjoy technical gadgets, then there is Oppo Band 2. It immediately stands out in terms of price, appearance and features.
Let’s start with what we find in the package, obviously the Band 2, a charging cable and a booklet. Actually pretty standard and just what you need. The Oppo Band 2 features a 1.57-inch AMOLED screen, which offers beautiful vibrant colors, but also the brightness you need to be able to read things properly.
What is striking is that an elegant and minimalist design has been chosen, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t, but in this case it definitely does. The band is very light, weighing just 33g which means you can almost feel it. It’s cute, so you can always wear it without it irritating you. I now have quite large arms and wrists, but I also notice that it’s comfortable and non-pinch, and I really have moments where I don’t notice it’s on my wrist. You can wear it even while showering or swimming, because it has passed the waterproof test. You only notice here that you can wear it anywhere, comfort is key because you don’t notice it.
To get everything later, you need to download the HeyTap Health app, with which you can tweak things on your watch, like the notifications you get or the watch faces. As a smartwatch, you also get a good overview of your workouts and activities. The watch also has a stopwatch and alarm clock, so you don’t even have to reach for your phone for it.
If you have an iPhone now, I have to say that it doesn’t work completely. For example, Find my phone and music playback won’t work. I’ve had no problems with this on Android. Where you can also make phone calls with some watches, this is not possible here. You get a notification that he’s calling and you can hang up, my favorite options by the way. This is the same for notifications, you can also filter in the app which app has the ability to send you a notification.
Band 2 is actually intended for training and sports, for which it is perfectly suited. It gives you a good overview of the session you had, including calories, heart rate, etc. I had to indicate that I was going to practice, he doesn’t have the knack of realizing I’ve started. However, it will see that you are taking a walk or a run session, these will then be added automatically. So you will also see the route, distance and duration of the ride very conveniently. Of course there are all other watch faces to be found, including some specifically aimed at sports. So you have the information you want to know at a glance.
At the end of the day you get an overview of how your day has been, the number of steps taken and calories burned. This makes the watch look really nice and you always have an overview.
But how long can you keep it on? Well, quite some time. According to the Band 2, you can do fourteen days with normal use, you read that right, that’s two weeks. I went out a little less, but still quite a bit. I wore it mainly for sleeping and exercising. And about the day, but then I don’t do anything about it. It goes on like this for a long time and that really makes him a solid partner. Plus, the watch charges quickly, so you’ll never run out for long.
And if we then put it all together and look at the price of the Band 2, which, by the way, is 79 euros. So this is a very nice watch with good extra features for the money you pay. Do what you want and some things a little more.
If you are interested in the Band 2 keep an eye on our site as we will be giving one away.