Meizu unveils its first fitness tracker
Although wearables are no longer selling as they used to, there is still room for new products in this market. Fitbit has managed to lead this area of the market for a few years, but a lot of companies aim for a slice of their pie, including giants like Apple and Samsung. Meizu has no big plans yet, as they have just unveiled their first wearable, the basic Meizu Band.
Priced around $33 USD, the Meizu Band is a plastic fitness tracker that has a straightforward design, with a nicely concealed OLED screen. In addition to its basic watch functions, this wearable can track steps, calories, and heart rate, but it can also notify its user of incoming calls and text messages. At last, the Meizu Band can locate a lost phone as long as it has been connected to it via Bluetooth.
For more advanced information, the Meizu Band pairs with the Health smartphone app, a piece of code coming from Meizu as well. This app comes with a few social features included, allowing its users to "like" others' workouts and compete with buddies.
Meizu Band is rated IP67 for protection from dust and water. A full charge is expected to last an entire week. Unfortunately, we only know that this fitness tracker is scheduled to launch in China on December 8. We will get back to it as soon as we find out anything about its international availability, so stay tuned.