ID205L Smartwatch – Review of its Features
Value for less, this is the popular ID205L smartwatch. This smartwatch model is pretty popular, in fact it has been rebranded by several companies with just a few tweaks on its software to fit their company brand. If you are going to take a look at the popular smartwatches with price under $50 USD. There is a possibility that you might find the ID205L model under a new name.
What makes the ID205L smartwatch popular with others? Let’s check its features and its specs, and learn why the ID205 smartwatch a hot pick in the budget-friendly category.
Simple Design and Looks – I Guess this is What We Need
The ID205L smartwatch has a rectangular design, with a lightweight body. It is a pretty simple smartwatch in terms of design even the material is made from plastic. But durable enough to survive bumps and fall. It might look cheap due to the materials used. But its glossy finish rounder corners, slim bezel case gives the wearable still attractive look.
Based on its product page, the smartwatch comes with a silicone strap with stainless steel enclosure. It is available in different color options, but if you don’t like the strap that comes with the smartwatch. You can change it to other third party straps. Its a good thing that the strap comes with a quick-release pin making it easy to replace. Although the smartwatch looks bezeless or it has a slim bezel. There is still a black lining inside the protective case, sort of a frame to its actual screen display.
Under the 2.5D tempered glass is a 1.3” inch TFT LCD screen display, it has 240 x 240 pixel resolution. It is a full-color display screen with sharp and crisp colors, the display performs ok in a normal light set-up but we don’t know if it performs well in direct sunlight. Nevertheless, still the wearable has a good display screen compared to others, under $50 USD dollar range.
Compact body, lightweight design. The smartwatch is marketed as a sport, health and fitness smartwatch. Does it have what it takes to compete? Let’s check it out!
Health and Fitness Feature of ID205L Smartwatch
With the lightweight design of the wearable, we think it’s an ideal partner for sports and fitness. It’s a good thing that the smartwatch is equipped with all-day activity tracking. It automatically records your steps along with calories as well as distance.
Aside from activity monitoring, the ID205L is also equipped with at least 9 sports mode. Sports included are walking, running, treadmill, cycling, indoor cycling, hiking and more. Some of the sports mode is included with GPS support. It doesn’t have a built-in GPS but it supports connected GPS.
With the very affordable price tag, the ID205L sensor on its sports tracking might be questioned. Based on our experience with other smartwatches, it’s a hit and misses when it comes to pedometer. So far, there are only a few complaints on the accuracy of sports tracking. It is more of an issue with the Bluetooth connectivity with the support app. I guess this is more on the issue of compatibility.
Just like a regular smartwatch, the ID205L is able to provide smart notifications. You can receive call alerts as well as SMS messages in real-time. You have the option to read it or dismiss it. Aside from SMS, the wearable also supports social app messages, it supports popular social apps such as Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and similar applications. Check on the support app for more details on the app listed.
For its Health Functions, the wearable has 24/7 heart rate monitoring. It tracks your BPM with ease with its onboard sensors. Although it doesn’t provide much information on the results, more details are available such as weekly and graphs on the support app.
There are other functions included in the device, some of the functions in the wearable are breathing exercises, timers, alarm, there is also sedentary reminders. For entertainment, there is music control, you can control the music on your smartphone with your smartwatch.
Initial Verdict on the ID205L Smartwatch
The wearable is a sport and fitness function. It is equipped with several sports functions for your fitness exercises. It has all the basic features, but of course, you don’t expect a below $50 USD smartwatch to have an accuracy of a high end smartwatch. So far, the smartwatch performs ok for telling time, notifications with an ideal time for battery life. If you are looking for an affordable smartwatch, the ID205L smartwatch might a good contender.