We purchased the Letsfit Fitness Tracker so our expert reviewer could thoroughly test and assess it. Keep reading for our full product review.
The Letsfit Fitness Tracker takes fitness watches back to the basics. It tracks steps, sleep, heart rate, and exercise, and it notifies you of calls and messages. It also comes in at an incredibly low price. But does the cost of the Letsfit Fitness Tracker compromise its quality? I tested it to find out.
Setup Process: Simple, after a charge
The Letsfit Fitness Tracker didn’t immediately turn on when I removed it from the package, and various tries never lit up the screen. After I plugged it in to charge, the screen illuminated and I saw the battery was already a quarter full. After an hour, it was fully charged—you’ll know it’s ready when the red light dims.
Compatibility: One app only
The Letsfit Fitness Tracker pairs with the VeryFitPro app to chart your data. Unfortunately, it’s rated a mere three stars in the Apple App Store, and it shows . Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be a way to connect to third-party apps so users will have to settle.
Design: A Fitbit dupe
Initially, I was surprised at how much the Letsfit resembled my Fitbit, with the same comfortable silicone strap. I do wish it had a more breathable, perforated sports band option to make it less prone to sweat buildup during exercise. The screen is similar to Fitbit’s, too, though the Letsfit is controlled via only a small area below the screen. Using the screen is easy, and the Letsfit responds quickly to my touch.
Step Count: Doesn’t count all steps
Since the Letsfit Fitness Tracker easily passes for the Fitbit, I was looking forward to an affordable alternative that does many of the same things. But after a few hours of wear, I already encountered an issue. I had clocked only 40 steps—a number I knew was way below my actual step count. Because of this concern, I wore another fitness tracker along with it to compare the data and found the Letsfit tracked almost 1,000 fewer steps.
Activity Tracker: Multiple modes
The tracker comes loaded with three activity modes: walking, running, and biking. Within the app, you can add others like yoga, “fitness” and even badminton, though you may only have three modes on the watch at a time. Starting an exercise is easy: Just tap through the watch screens until you find the activity you’re looking for and press and hold to select.
Heart Rate Monitoring: Inaccurate
The Letsfit Fitness Tracker tracks heart rate throughout the day and during exercise, and while you can only view your current heart rate on the watch, you can view your resting heart rate, max, and average HR within the app. It measures using optical sensor technology, which uses an LED light to sense blood volume changes and detect heart rate.Unfortunately, the data doesn’t seem entirely accurate. While standing still, I watched my heart rate rise from 70 and count up to 128 within seconds. I was also wearing another heart rate monitor, which stayed at a cool 68 the entire time. This happened multiple times when I checked on my heart rate, which leads me to believe that the heart rate monitor of the Letsfit Fitness Tracker cannot be trusted.
Sleep Tracking: Acceptable, but erroneous
Letsfit automatically knows when you fall asleep and then begins tracking your sleep stages and time asleep, all of which can be viewed in the app the next morning. In general, I felt it gave me a good overall summary of my sleep, with correct wake-up times. However, I found that it didn’t track the extra half an hour snooze I took after the alarm went off.
Battery: Rechargeable via USB
The Letsfit charges via USB, which is conveniently built into the device. You need to remove the bands in order to charge, and then you can put the tracker directly into a USB port. I found the process of removing the bands mildly annoying, but I also appreciated that I didn’t need to add yet another charging cord to my collection.Be sure that the battery symbol comes on the screen when you plug it in. I found that I plugged it in upside down at first and didn’t realize that it wasn’t charging.The battery is supposed to last five to 10 days, and I feel this is accurate. After wearing on and off for more than a week, the battery was still almost half full, so I think most users will get plenty of wear time before needing to recharge it.
Waterproofing: Fine in the rain, but not the pool
While it’s water-resistant, this fitness tracker is not waterproof. Don’t worry if you get caught out in the rain on a run, soak it with sweat after a hard workout, or even forget about taking it off before you wash your hands. But you should take it off before immersing it, like before swimming or showering.
Price: Low, but still not worth it
This fitness tracker is one of the most affordable on the market, going for around $30. Similar name brand options go for at least double and then some. When it comes down to it, though, the low price is due to a cheaply made product. When the data is inaccurate and the experience less than great, even $30 is too much.