Hello all you budget-minded fitness fans! Welcome to my first product review!
After writing my article on how to walk for exercise, especially the part about how to check your own heart rate, I got to wondering, “What is the best budget fitness tracker that could help out?” In my research, I found such a wide range of possibilities.
You’re darn right you better be giving me free shipping on that one!
Hey, if you’ve got the money to spend on it and you are into tech like that, they are most likely really great products that certainly come from reputable companies. Feel free to check them out at the links provided.
However, if you are like me, some of these things just don’t fit in to what people want to spend. Therefore, if you are looking for a more budget-friendly, yet quality product, this Letscom fitness tracker review might be for you!
The Overview – What, How Much, And Where To Buy
The Product: Letscom Fitness Tracker ID115 Plus HR
Retail Price: $29.98
Where to Buy: Amazon.com (Price is $29.98 but with free shipping!)
Amazon Star-Rating: 4 out of 5 ( with 2,315 Reviews!)
The Specifications – What We Are Looking At
According to their website, the Letscom has a pretty nice set of features. It is able to support 4.0 or later versions of Bluetooth with a transmission range of about 32.8 feet. It is also compatible with iOS 7.1 and Android 4.4 or later, but only on Smartphones (Sorry, tablets and computers!)
The tracker weighs about 0.84 ounces and is able to fit wrist sizes ranging from 5.4 to 7.6 inches in circumference, so you really shouldn’t have a problem with getting it on. Additionally, the OLED screen is nicely sized at just shy of an inch (0.96) displaying clear and large numbers and symbols!
Now of course, one of the most important specs to look for in a fitness watch is the battery life. With something many will want to wear 24/7, it’s important to not have to charge too often. The good news is that the Letscom is easy to charge, as it has a built-in USB that can plug into any USB block or computer. It fully charges quickly in about 1-2 hours which can last a whole 5-10 days, with an average of 7 depending on the amount of use!
Want to track yourself on a run while it’s raining or go extra hard with your workout? The Letscom has you covered as the band is both water-resistant (to a certain degree) and sweat proof! The band also comes with a stainless steel buckle and band fastener, so you don’t have to worry about it slipping off.
For those who like to customize, it comes in six different band colors to choose from including:
Though they are made of sturdy silicone, should a band break or you just prefer to have some variety, the actual tracker can be removed and placed in a different band. Replacement bands can be found HERE and come in at three different price points, depending on how many extra bands you want:
- 2 for $9.99 (Pink and Blue)
- 3 for $14.99 (Black, Purple, and Blue
- 5 for $19.99 (Green, Red, Blue, Purple, and Black)
The Features – What The Letscom Fitness Tracker Can Do
Thankfully, this fitness tracker is not a one-trick pony. Some features that you can expect include:
- Intuitive Heart Rate Monitoring
- Including resting, average, and maximum heart rate achieved during a workout
- Automatic Sleep Tracking:
- Including the various parts of the sleep cycle
- Automatic Activity Tracking:
- Including calories, steps, and distance walked
- The ability to receive calls, messages, and social media notifications
- GPS phone connectivity so you are able to record your pace as well as map your run/walk
- Alarms and calendar reminders (as well as the ability to set reminders to move)
- Remote phone camera control
- 14 different exercise modes including:
A Review Of The Reviews
In my research, I tried to look not only for how many stars the products received, but how many reviews there were altogether. Additionally, I looked at the star breakdown.
As I have already noted, the Letscom Fitness Tracker ID115 Plus HR, has a whopping 2,315 reviews on Amazon with an overall 4 out of 5 star rating. Looking a little deeper though, things get more encouraging as 1,289 (56%!) of those reviews are 5 star ratings! When over half of the ratings on your product are full marks, you know you’re doing something right.
The rest of the breakdown is as follows:
- 373 4-Star reviews (16%)
- 195 3-Star reviews (8%)
- 144 2-Star reviews (6%)
- 316 1-Star reviews (14%)
That last number was interesting to me, so let’s look at some of the most mentioned complaints about the product. It appears that some people have had trouble with the accuracy of the pedometer as well as the heart rate monitor, though that seems to vary. Additionally, the app was confusing so more than a few people and some were disappointed that out of the 14 possible exercise modes, you can only load 3 onto the watch at a time. Lastly, there were a few complaints that it only records nighttime sleep, not naps.
One thing most everyone who had a problem mentioned was that after they wrote a negative review, the company was really good about contacting them, even offering a refund or a replacement watch. Customer service is big, and it seems like Letscom is really on the ball with theirs.
The last thing was the claim of being water proof is not entirely accurate. While you can certainly sweat, go out in the rain, and wash your hands, there is a fine-print disclaimer that you should not shower, swim, or dive with it on.
It really seems that the overall opinion of the Letscom Fitness Tracker ID115 Plus HR is one that is enthusiastically positive. Everyone’s experience may vary, but with the sheer amount of positive reviews, it seems that for the price, this is a really great product! Let me know what you think in the comments below, as well as if you have any experience with Letscom. Please feel free to ask any questions as well.
If you are convinced and want to purchase one, or if you just want to do read some of the reviews for yourself, check them out HERE or below!