Last week, I was sent a Cel-Lab Pedometer and Activity Tracker Band to test out and review. The tracker is a small device that you charge by hooking to your computer via a USB charger. You can then slip it into the band once charged. It connects to your phone through Bluetooth and will work with Android and Apple devices. The device tracks steps and sleep, and also has an alarm function.
I was very interested in trying this out because I have been looking for an inexpensive alternative for my Jawbone UP24, which recently went the way of the Monty Python parrot. The device is pretty small and come with a special holder so you can charge it. I let it charge overnight and then slipped it into the band. My mom wanted to try it out first, so I installed the tracking app (J-Style Health) on her phone. To our dismay, it didn’t work and never even saw the band.
She wore the band for a day or so and I kept trying to sync it, but didn’t have any luck. Surprisingly, I was able to get it to work ono my phone without much difficulty. My phone is a Galaxy 4 and my mom has a Galaxy 6…so there should be any difference. The step tracker is working, but doesn’t seem to be all that accurate. I’m sitting still at my computer, and the steps keep ticking up.
Overall, I think this may be a bit of a dud. It seems to be hit or miss as far as connecting to phones. The step tracker doesn’t see to work all that well either. I haven’t been able to try the sleep tracker yet, but will see how that does tonight. It’s available on Amazon, but I do not recommend it.