Lintelek Fitness Tracker Review
Fitness is one of the most valuable things one can strive for. These days, life goes at a much faster pace than ever. It can be quite easy to take health and fitness for granted. Fitness trackers are a great way to track activity and make it easier to stay in shape.
What is even better is that you do not have to spend massive amounts of money on fitness trackers. In fact, the Lintelek fitness tracker is a budget-friendly option that gives you all the basic features you need to track your activities. It also comes with some additional creature comforts.
This article will take an in-depth look at the fitness tracker and see how it can make your life better. So, let’s get started.
The tracker comes in a very minimal box with no flashy designs. On the back of the box, there is a quick rundown of the features. Opening the box, you get the tracker wrapped safely in plastic along with some paperwork.
You might notice that something is missing. Where is the charger? Well, the charger is actually covered by the strap. Pulling it out reveals the charger connection. The unboxing experience is not much of a thrill with this one; can it redeem itself with its build quality, performance, and features? Let’s find out!
Design and Build Quality
The design of the tracker is unassuming. Lintelek kept things simple and straightforward with this one —a boxy but well-made fitness tracker. Although made of plastic, it does feel quite solid. You will not find any cheap-feeling plastic here.
For something that you will be wearing all the time on your wrist, this Lintelek fitness tracker is comfortable for the most part. The lightweight design does not feel burdensome and it is a joy to be wearing it around your wrist.
Lintelek Fitness Tracker Features
For its price, the tracker comes with quite a lot of features. All the basics of fitness trackers are covered here:
A key feature set of any fitness tracker is, of course, its tracking abilities. The Lintelek fitness tracker can keep tabs on your heart rate, sleep duration, and the number of steps you take.
If you are doing cardio or any high-intensity workout, you want to know your heart rate. For workouts like running and jogging, the heart rate sensor on this tracker does a decent job.
It keeps an accurate track of your heart rate most of the time. However, the accuracy unfortunately dips from time to time. Compared to more expensive trackers such as the ones from Fitbit, the tracking is a little lackluster.
The sleep-tracking functions are better than the heart rate sensor, but not too over-the-top. The tracking works most of the time and does a decent enough job of giving you the sleep information that you need. It can tell you the exact time you fell asleep and also when you woke up.
Lintelek’s step counter is the most accurate by far. It continually gives you accurate readings. A clever thing the tracker does, although this will be a matter of personal opinion, is that it will not track walks that are of less than 20 steps. We actually quite like this feature as it keeps the tracker from counting random arm movements as a step. It only starts the count when you are taking a long walk or so—quite a nifty feature if you ask us. Overall, the tracking features are decent—except for the heart sensor, perhaps.
Lintelek’s app is a well-designed, intuitive, easy-to-use piece of software that shines out as one of the tracker’s best features. It presents information in a very pleasing way too.
A small gripe we do have with the app is that it does not display your information front and center. Displaying the exercise and tracking data at the home page could have been a better design decision.
However, that is a minor issue that requires just a few taps to fix. The app can be connected to Google Fit. This was another pleasant surprise for us. This earns the tracker some serious brownie points and opens up a wide range of other possibilities.
The app also has 14 sport modes to choose from. However, out of the 14, the tracker lets you display only three on the home screen.
Whether you are rocking an iOS or an Android device, this tracker works seamlessly with both platforms. Keep in mind that you need a specific software version, though. For iOS users, you will need at least iOS 7.1 or above. As for Android users, any version above Android 4.4 will do just fine.
Caller ID and Remote Camera
The tracker alerts you about incoming calls! If you have your phone in your pocket and you are receiving a call, a glance will tell you who it is without having to take out your phone.
Another nifty little feature is the remote camera option. Connect the tracker to your device. Set up a remote camera. When you shake the tracker, your phone will snap a picture with a three-second timer.
Easy to Use
The general ease of use of the tracker is worth a mention. The UI is well laid out and easy to understand. This makes it easy for someone to just pick up and go. The tracker gets out of your way, and you can get on with your workout while it tracks your workout data.
The key takeaway here is that the Lintelek Fitness tracker is a well-rounded fitness tracker for its price. It may not be able to match the performance of the more expensive trackers, but it does get the job done pretty well. It is packed with smart features and comes with an intuitive, easy-to-use app. Unless you need a very accurate heart rate sensor, this tracker is definitely worth looking into.