When I heard about the WellBe bracelet, I was so excited to check it out since this seems to be a great idea and many people support it. The campaigns on Kickstarter and Indiegogo were also successfully funded and the product started shipping to backers in late 2016. Is the product any good? Let’s find out in the review.
Features & Performance
Taking the bracelet out of the box, I was a little disappointed because the design and build quality don’t look as good as seen on press images. In real life, the WellBe looks cheap and I even see a plastic surface on the back. This is unacceptable for such an expensive bracelet.
On the front, we don’t have any display at all. Instead, you can just have a flow symbol or a blank face. Obviously, it is not designed to replace a smartwatch. All it can do is using the built-in heart rate monitor to determine your stress level. The bracelet needs access to your location, contacts, and calendar to know what is making you stressful. Then it would offer you some exercises to calm down, such as meditations, focused breathing, guided imagination, or a playlist.
The features are no longer unique today since I’ve seen many apps for Apple Watch and Android smartwatches do the same thing. They take advantage of the heart rate monitor to measure and keep track of your stress level. Moreover, the smartwatches can do a lot more things, other than tracking your stress level.
Besides, the real problem is that I couldn’t calibrate the WellBe bracelet. I’ve tried many times and kept my body still but it always ended up with this message.
The WellBe bracelet is not something that I would spend more than $100 to buy. The offerings are not unique and it even doesn’t work with my Android phone. Therefore, I don’t recommend the product at the moment.