REVIEW: Star 49 a sports bracelet with electrocardiogram and blood pressure

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Star 49 is the sports bracelet that we will see today in our review, a model that has apart from the already classic measurement of heart rate, control for blood pressure and possibility of performing an electrocardiogram, some options that we do not have in the new Xiaomi Mi Band 3 or in the previous Xiaomi Mi Band 2. This bracelet features a classic OLED screen and a strap with a good locking system. This model has IP67 protection that defends well in sports uses, see in our review how it behaves and whether it is worth or not.

  • The smartband Star 49 can be purchased in Gearbest.com only for $39,13 (34,28€) with shipping cost included

 

SPECIFICATIONS

ModelStar 49
ScreenOLED 0,96″ / 128×64
Processor
CompatibilityAndroid 4.3 / iOS 8
ConectivityBluetooth 4.0V
Battery100 mAh Litio-Ion (7 days live)
Bracelet length11 inches (270 mm)
Weight0.7 oz (22 gr)
ProtecctionIP67 (sumergible)
SensorsElectrocardiogram – ECG (TI1291)
Blood preasure – PPG
Heart rate sensors
Touch sensor
Pedometer
3 axis gyro
VibrationSi
Google FitNo
Apple HealthNo
LanguagesEnglish, Español, French, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Chinese, Turkish
ContentPulsera silicona y manual en ingles

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Package content

The Star 49 model comes in a small cardboard box without any logo or specific brand, this product we will see under other names in many online stores. Inside the box we find the basic components that accompany this device, we have a very clear English manual and within this manual we have several QR codes to download the remote control app for Android or iOS, these app are found in English, Spanish, German, French and other Languages.

Product details

The Star 49 sports bracelet has a classic design and follows the lines of this type of products, simple shapes and a core where we have the screen and a touch button to control the system.

The strap completely made of silicone has a locking system with a double claw metal flange and two fixings with internal stops that give us an excellent grip, carrying it is quite comfortable and almost does not move.

If we disassemble the core of the bracelet we can see the USB connector integrated into the body’s own plastic mold, in this model we have IP67 certification and it works perfectly in our water tests.

The screen in this model is a 0.96″ OLED with 128 x 64 pixels resolution, it has a touch button that allows you to change between the functions of the menus, the screen is read in interiors perfectly, in exteriors it is where we have difficulties to read it.

DEVICE MANAGEMENT AND CONFIGURATION

Frontal screen

On the screen of the bracelet Star 49 we have basic information, in the watch we have battery indicator, date and a Bluetooth connection icon. The bracelet also gives incoming call alerts with the contact’s name, messages notices, alarm and alarm clock, all these functions have vibration.

If we press once, we go to the blood pressure and electrocardiogram measurement mode, sports mode, pedometer, heart rate monitor. distance traveled, off and calorie counter. By default the screen turns on automatically when it detects that we turn the hand to look at it since it has a gyroscope although it can be deactivated.

Control app

We can use the app in a simple way to control the Star 49 bracelet by installing the control app for Android or iOS from the official stores of each system. In the first screen Dashboard we have the basic information of the pedometer, sleep, heart rate and blood pressure. We can access the sport mode from Running to measure a session or perform an electrocardiogram.

  • This model is NOT compatible with Google Fit and Apple Health
  • It has support to unlock phones with Smart Lock

Within the shortcut Settings we can connect with the wristband, activate different reminders of apps like WhatsApp, screen control when raising your hand, modify the alarm clock and access the firmware update.

Integrated sensors

In the back of the Star 49 we have a heart meter sensor, two blood pressure measuring plates and on the side we have a plate for heart rate measurement, we also have a pedometer and distance meter.

  • Pulsometer: continuous measurement in Running mode, punctual programmable in normal mode
  • Electrocardiogram: spot measurement by placing the fingers on the side sensor
  • Blood pressure: spot measurement

In the manual of the device we are told how to perform the measurement, we must place a finger on the side plate of the bracelet for a few seconds to start the measurement process.

Battery

Inside the bracelet Star 49 we have a lithium battery of 100 mAh that gives us a correct autonomy, in a moderate use of the screen (we recommend to deactivate the automatic ignition when turning the wrist) it can last us perfectly more than 7 days with a single charge and recharge is about one hour using a PC. The control app does not involve problems in the battery of our mobile as we have checked.

CONCLUSIONS

Star 49

7.7

DESIGN AND CONNECTIVITY

8.0/10

HARDWARE

8.5/10

SOFTWARE

7.0/10

SUPPORT

7.5/10

PRICE

7.5/10

Pros

  • Blood pressure monitor
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Pulsometer continuous measurement in Running mode
  • Good belt system
  • Fair price

Cons

  • A little big

Opinion

Using the Star 49 bracelet for a few weeks we can say that it is an interesting product for the price integrates many functions in one device, some options that we do not have in the new Xiaomi Mi Band 3 or in the previous Xiaomi Mi Band 2. The autonomy It is very good thanks to its OLED screen, the control app on the mobile phone has not given us problems although as we have seen it is simple enough and maybe I would appreciate more controls.

Undoubtedly the most interesting point of the bracelet Star 49 is its number of sensors although we must highlight the bracelet’s good fixing system. The core of the bracelet with integrated USB makes the IP67 protection very resistant, but with so many sensors underwater, the measurements can be a little bit crazy. In general, a highly recommended product if we are looking for an economic bracelet with a large number of sensors.

WHERE TO BUY

  • The smartband Star 49 can be purchased in Gearbest.com only for $39,13 (34,28€) with shipping cost included

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