696 WL21 smartwatch with alleged blood pressure sensor and Bluetooth smartphone controls available globally
The 696 WL21 smartwatch is now available globally via AliExpress. The wearable has a 1.92-in (~49 mm) display with a 320 x 380 px resolution and a 178 degree viewing angle. A thin 2.6 mm (~0.1-in) bezel surrounds the rectangular screen. You can connect the gadget to your smartphone via Bluetooth 5.0 to enable features like calling, app notifications, remote camera and music controls; it’s worth noting that your phone must be running iOS 9.1 or Android 5.0 and above to enable these tools.
The product listing suggests that the device has a high precision PPG sensor to monitor your heart rate, as well as blood oxygen and blood pressure. However, there is no evidence to prove the accuracy of this tool. You can also use the watch to track your sleep, log your exercise using various sports modes and track your steps via a built-in pedometer. The gadget supposedly has a 260 mAh cobalt battery with up to seven days of life on a single charge with typical use. In standby mode, the device is slated to last for up to 20 days, and you can recharge the smartwatch wirelessly.
You can control the device with a rotary dial and receive feedback via vibrations. You can buy the 696 WL21 smartwatch for the discounted price of US$22.96; the gadget is expected to retail for US$45.92 in the future. The device ships from China, with delivery to the US presently estimated for early January.