Are you a fitness fanatic? Perhaps you are looking at ways to improve your health in a positive and productive way. Are you looking for something that can give results, be accurate and fun as well? Well, I think that this is the product for you. Introducing the newest product in the fitness tracking world, the JW86 fitness activity tracker with heart rate function. Don’t pay over $100 for something just because it has a name. Get the same results that you are looking for for a fraction of the cost.
The fitness and health world is awash with products that promise this and that, but fail on a regular basis to deliver a single promise. From diet fads through to the latest gym equipment that apparently makes weight loss a simple task, there are many products on the market offer so much, but rarely deliver. The JW86 fitness tracker with heart rate monitor is not one of them. It makes a single promise. To track your daily activity and measure your heart rate.
So what is the point of the JW86 fitness tracker with heart rate monitor? As with our other product, the popular TW64, it measures your daily steps, calories burnt, distance travelled and sleep quality. But it has one more thing that our other tracker doesn’t. That’s the heart rate monitor.
Now sure, recording those metrics may seem cool and useful to some extent, but what can you do with them? Well, you can set goals. By setting daily activity goals you can actively and slowly improve your physical health. And with the heart rate function you can monitor your cardio vascular workout as well. By increasing your heart rate you are increasing energy used, which helps burn fat and strengthen muscles. The JW86 actively helps you get fit, without you even knowing it.
The JW86 measures the following:
- Step counts
- Distance walked
- KCalories burnt (Please note there is a difference between KCal and KJ. Some trackers show kJ, some show KCal. The average sized male burns about 1000 Kcal (4184 kilojoules) for every 20,000 steps. Smaller people will burn fewer Kcal per step than larger people. That’s why it’s important to set up the app correctly to get an accurate result. Please note that the results are not a scientific measure, they are a guide only. Read more about calories here http://faostat3.fao.org/browse/FB/*/E).
- Sleep quality
- Heart rate
Some functions ate not available for IOS users such as SMS and call alerts.
The Android app needs work and improvement. It is recommended to download the app using the QR code that comes with the watch, register and then update. I have noticed that the Android version can have an incorrect time at times (1 hour behind), and the letter “J” will not enter (very frustrating for someone with a J in their name). These issues were encountered in the current version of the app. Hopefully the developer will shortly address these problems.
Please do not buy if you are not willing to accept the above.
What’s in the box?
- JW86 tracker
- USB charging cable
- Instruction manual in English (the only fully readable English translation in Australia and possibly the world. How do we know? We did it)