The wearables sector, though already pretty saturated, is getting a new heavy hitter. Haylou, one of Xiaomi’s subsidiaries, just announced a new smartwatch for sale dubbed the Haylou Solar Smart Watch on Youpin.
The company is quite famous amongst the youth for its TWS earbuds and its extremely popular Haylou LS01 smartwatch. This new smartwatch is also focused on bringing high-end features to the Gen-Z at a very low price.
Let’s take a look.
Design and Display
With a total weight of 54 grams, the Haylou Solar Smart Watch comes with a minimalistic design. It features a circular metallic dial trapped between plain black silicone straps. These straps, according to the company, are comfortable, breathable, and pleasant to the touch.
On the display front, it features a 1.28-inch full-color TFT LCD screen with 240 × 240 pixels resolution. The display is topped with a protective glass layer that is claimed to have high transparency.
First things first, unlike the name suggest, the smartwatch does not come with solar charging, which wouldn’t make much sense anyway since it is a wearable. Like all the other competing smartwatches, it has to be charged via a regular charging lead and adaptor.
The battery, according to the manufacturer, boasts an impressive 30 days life; however, that is reduced to 15 days if automatic heartrate tracking is turned on.
The Haylou Solar Smartwatch comes with an IP68 rating. It has features like sleep tracking, pedometer, calorie counter, heart rate sensor, sedentary reminder, stopwatch, phone finder, support for music, and breathing training.
Moreover, it can track a total of 12 different physical activities, including Outdoor running, Walking, Mountain Climbing, Cycling, Elliptical training, Yoga, Treadmill running, Free training, Gymnastics, Basketball, Soccer, and Rowing.
The smartwatch also comes with support for app notification alerts. It connects to the smartphone via Bluetooth 5.0 and can be set up using the Haylou Fit app. It works with both Android (Android 4.4+) and iOS (iOS 8.0+) devices.
Pricing and Availability
The Haylou Solar Smartwatch is currently being crowdfunded at $21 and will start shipping by 18th May 2020.