Vidonn X6 Quick Review

Vidonn X6 Quick Review

Thanks to GearBest for the sample

Brief:  Looks like a Fitbit Flex but its actually useful!!!

Price:  US$27 which they convert to just under £18

Specifications:  Bluetooth version: Bluetooth 4.0, Waterproof: YES, Waterproof Rating: IP65, Screen: OLED, Battery type: Li-ion polymer batteries, Battery capacity: 45mAh, Standby time: About 15 days, People: Unisex watch, Charging interface : Four-contact charging connector, Functions: Sleep monitoring, SMS reminding, Incoming calls show, Calorie burns measurement, Distance measurement, Shape of the dial: Rectangle, Case material: PVC, Band material: TPU, Language: English, Available color: Black, The dial thickness: 1.0 cm / 0.39 inches, The dial diameter: 1.6 cm / 0.63 inches, The band width: 1.6 cm / 0.63 inches, Product size (L x W x H) : 24.2 x 1.6 x 0.95 cm / 9.51 x 0.63 x 0.37 inches, Package size (L x W x H): 13.1 x 9.5 x 1.4 cm / 5.15 x 3.73 x 0.55 inches, Product weight: 0.020 kg, Package weight: 0.140 kg

Accessories:  Well it comes with the charging thingy and that’s all you get.  That’s it really, it’s not something that you can accessorise.

Build Quality:  Okay.  It does feel a little plastic to the touch so you’re not going to touch it and go “oooooooh” but it’s perfectly adequate.

Comfort/Fit:  Easy peasy, went round wrist, snapped the clasping thing bit together and voilà.   It’s really narrow so wearing this and a Fitbit at the same time, on the same wrist was fine.  Tbh you just forget it’s there, it’s very easy on arm.

Aesthetics:  Hmm.  It’s okay but you’re not picking it because its super pretty.  Mostly it’s just bland and unobtrusive.

UI:  Easy peasy to use, the on device its couple of options were idiot proof easy and the phone app was really good too, which was a bit of a surprise.  Chinese companies often nail the hardware but less so the software.  Touch wood the software has been rather good too.  The screen is alright but is a little dim so you can’t see in sunlight.

Functionality:  First and foremost the X6 is a pedometer.  If you buy it that’s why you buy it.  It does it great.  The secondary bits then packed together are the watch, yes it can tell you the time!!! (Glares at stupid Flex) and then with the screen for telling the time will notify you of calls, texts, whatever you want.  It lights up, vibrates and shows you who’s calling / texting / whatever, awesome!!!  If you’re anything like me and your phone lives in a pocket it’s really easy to not notice it vibrate right?  It’s way less easy to not notice a thing on your wrist light up and vibrate.  I cannot in anyway overstate how useful this is.  The other things, like sleep tracking seem a bit added on, like the alarm clock, they are all a bit useless to me but that’s me.

Battery:  They say 14 days and mine easily got 14 and almost another week too.  It’s going to depend on how often you light up that screen and use that vibrate motor though.  In short it’s more charge once a week, not every single night like some.

Connectivity:  Bluetooth 4.0.  It didn’t love my P8 but worked great with the Moto G.  Connection was solid, quickly reconnected, just pretty much always worked anytime I looked at it.  Range was fine too though you can set its drop notification level to whatever you like in terms of signal strength.

Value:  So stupid cheap.  Aside from looks it’s nothing like the Flex.  It’s got so many functions and they are so useful for such a piddling sum.  I know some snob may balk at the thought of not getting the big brand name Fitbit but this is so much cheaper and it does so much more.  Great value.

Pro’s:  Huge feature set.  Stupidly cheap.  Superb battery life.

Con’s:  Feels bit platsticky.  Screen shape not conducive for reading info.

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