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Letscom Fitness Tracker Review: Can it compete at such a low price?

Today we are reviewing the LETSCOM Fitness Tracker, a very affordable bluetooth tracking bracelet made rubber or silicone.

Now while the brand is not as popular, famous or recognized as Fitbit, Letscom says it has the same feature as most current activity trackers, at a fraction of the price.

different features chart on the letscom fitness tracker

LETSCOM Fitness Tracker Watch

Bluetooth 4.0 Heart Rate Monitor Bracelet, IP67 Waterproof Touch Screen Smart Bands with Activity Tracker for iPhone or Android Smartphones

It is made with a soft rubber band, and letscom also sells different color replacement bands (green, orange, black, purple) with the screen and electronics seemingly device fitted into it.

The fastening is a press fastening; as a short description, it is similar to a press stud but metal through the rubber.

How does it work and what are the main features?

The tracker device is removable from the rubber band and has its own USB connection on the device itself.

You just plug the device into a USB port and it will charge.

It takes roughly an hour to fully charge and lasts a week or so with no need to charge it again. It suggests you charge the device for a short while before using it for the first time.

letscom usb charging guide

The tracker has an OLED touch screen, which allows you to tap or swipe the device to view the different functions.

After charging your tracker, the next thing you must do is download the LETSFIT app from the Google Play Store or iTunes Store.

Don’t worry, it is a free app. Once downloaded, you have to turn your Bluetooth on and pair the device in the app.

It will sync all your details from your tracker to your app in a few seconds. If you also notice that the tracker’s date and time are wrong before you sync with the app, you don’t need to do anything as it updates it over Bluetooth.

You have to run the app set up and set your height, weight, age, gender and daily step and sleep targets.

What features can you get at this price?

The LETSCOM Fitness Tracker Watch  is waterproof (IP67) and worn on the wrist, just like a wristwatch.

This fitness tracker possesses a battery life of 10 days.

Daily fitness tracking - letscom ad featuring a woman and an IOS phone

This is very close to the average battery life among fitness trackers, which is 7 days. As far as charging time goes, letscom’s tracker will have a fully charged battery in 60 minutes.

Compared to the average charging time of 120 minutes, it has a shorter than average charge time.

This tracker sports an OLED screen, quite impressive at such a low price point.

While the display is basic, it is very crisp and clear, and you’ll have no problem reading your fitness stats on this tracker’s screen.

The pedometer, heart rate sensor, notifications and the sleep monitoring are the most useful functions, with the app syncing the data to provide useful graphs.

What we liked:

Pros:

  • Heart rate monitoring, pedometer, calories record, sleep quality monitoring, sync date and time, notifications, remote camera control, anti-lost alert, find Phone, sedentary alert, etc.
  • 24 hour Accurate Heart Rate Monitor (NOT for medical use) – newest HR sensor adopted for accurate and effective monitoring
  • Responsive OLED Touch Screen – by tapping/sliding
  • No daily Charging Needed; long battery life: about 7-10 days standby time/4 days operating time.
  • Bluetooth 4.0, IP67 water resistant. Supports IOS 7.1 or above; Android 4.4 or above

Online Customer Reviews and Scores

There were 270 reviews at the time of writing this post, and we cannot deny or ignore the large number of positive feedback comparing to the negative posts.

Overall we are dealing with happy customers, who voted with an average of 4 out of 5 stars, and there are certain opinions available for further references.

Sleep tracking with letscom - woman sleeping

LETSCOM Fitness Tracker Watch

Bluetooth 4.0 Heart Rate Monitor Bracelet, IP67 Waterproof Touch Screen Smart Bands with Activity Tracker for iPhone or Android Smartphones

We can see the customers’ honest opinions, taking into consideration many other criteria, such as the price, the availability, the seller’s, variety and of course the reviews.

Things people liked

It is a tracker that exceeded expectations for the price.

One of the most appreciated features is the discreet vibration you feel when you receive calls and texts.

Why? You can’t have the phone in your hand all the time, especially if you work or go to school. Plus, a mobile phone can disturb others, but the wristband is for your own notice.

The battery life is also impressive, people have worn it 4 days after being completely charged in 30 minutes.

The tracking and monitoring is very accurate, whether we talk about heart rate, counting steps or sleep monitoring. It simply makes you get up and move.

Things people did not like

If we have a quick look on the negative feedback, we can see it points to small faults such as difficulties in doing up the stripe, a basic app (which can be updated on a regular basis by the way).

Bad connection between devices (which can be solved as well with a regular update), poor design (which is definitely a matter of taste).

Several users and reviewers mentionned that the screen is not bright enough for outdoor / full sunlight situations.

This is definitely something to keep in mind depending on your usage. If you are buying this for the gym or don’t need real time monitoring and wrist-checking you’ll be fine.

Hence, all these customers were eventually happy with the products, as they decided to keep them and use them because it is about good quality at a fair price.

Frequently Asked Questions

“Do you need your phone to be with you all the time?”

No, you don’t have to take your phone with you, the app will catch up with activity data when you next sync with your phone.

“How do I change settings?”

You can do so through the app on your phone.

“Can I receive text messages?”

The LETSCOM fitness tracker watch can read/display partial text messages (limited up to 12 letters). However, the core focus of the function is still the notification, so it supports mainly the reading of SMS notification instead of the whole text message.

So should you buy a LETSCOM Fitness Tracker after all?

This fitness tracker is a good value, budget option and is perfect for those wanting a smart, connected fitness band whilst also not wanting to spend on a much pricier fitness tracker.

Firstly it has a nice sleek design and is a relatively simple design, the actual device is simply enclosed into a silicone band turning it into a watch. It is light, not thick and is comfortable to wear. The screen is nice and bright, clear to read and is not too bright that at night it hurts your eyes.

Youtube user rjguess1 made a good review video for the letscom fitness tracke:

LETSCOM Fitness Tracker Watch

Bluetooth 4.0 Heart Rate Monitor Bracelet, IP67 Waterproof Touch Screen Smart Bands with Activity Tracker for iPhone or Android Smartphones

It has a multitude of features (pedometer, calories record, sleep quality monitoring, HR (heart rate) monitoring, sync date and time, notifications, music control, Remote camera control, anti-lost alert, find Phone, sedentary alert) which whilst all do work, some are more effective than others.

It is very simple but has a lot for what you pay for. The replaceable bands are also a plus, making sure that the letscom tracker itself will outlive the wristbands.

 

6.5 Total Score
LETSCOM Fitness Tracker : Best Value for Money

A solid product, with a simple but effective design. At this price point, it competes with anything out there. In fact, activity tracker 2 times the price are not as well made as this one. Because letscom sold a lot of units, they were able to deliver a well rounded and finished product, and invest in good smartphone apps to go with it. We definitely recommend it if you are looking for basic heart rate monitoring and fitness tracking at an affordable price.

Ease of use
8.5
Design
9
Features
7
Build quality
6.5
PROS
  • Affordable
  • Replaceable bands with different colors
  • Crisp clear screen
  • Well made app
CONS
  • Not as accurate as double sensor (more expensive) trackers
  • It is hard to see the screen in sunlight
User Rating: 3.2 (141 votes)

20 Comments
  1. Reply
    Thomas Nickels June 3, 2017 at 11:17 pm

    I give it a nine in build quality. Tried a fitbit. Has just as much quality. Only feature fitbit has is flights of steps that’s it. I give it a nine in features. Price point is great at 40.00 and does not have to be connected to website in order to use your phone and the features. Fitbit lashes you to their website and is a data eater. I use a chest strap when I am working out. Have compared the heart rate to chest strap and it is right on the money. For fitness or whatever this is a great deal.

    • Reply
      Leo July 24, 2018 at 8:59 am

      I love the Fitbit Flex 2 is swim proof and now it’s at just $54

  2. Reply
    Val Wetmore July 11, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    I was egged on by my family members to get a fitbit.but couldn’t justify the price!!This one does all that I need.its great to be able see out doing my stepping goals every day! sync mine to a Android phone,now problems..I also bought 2 sets of bands,great to be able to interchange..Get one you won’t be dissapointed..

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    Helaina Cochran August 4, 2017 at 12:08 am

    I had a jawbone. I loved it. But the clasp and band were poorly made. I also did not receive any help from customer service after 3 times trying to contact them. I am getting used to this one and so far I really like it

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    Shsron St Brice September 24, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    I received this fitbit from my sister as a gift but is it has a problem with the charging area.(not sure of the name). It’s of very use to me. The few days I had it I fell in love with it until it was time to recharge. It’s now useless to me.

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    Shsron St Brice September 24, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    How can I get a replacement

  6. Reply
    Sue October 29, 2017 at 8:11 am

    Contact the company. L had same problem and received a new one

  7. Reply
    Arlita Davis November 22, 2017 at 6:55 am

    Can you swim with it on

  8. Reply
    C L January 4, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    I got this as a gift for my wife. The idea is great and it functions well as a pedometer, but the frustration level is sky high trying to get it to pair with the app on her phone and keep it sync’d. In two weeks we’ve had it work with the app for a total of 2 hours and have never been able to get the sleep monitor to work. Have a hard time recommending this to anyone.

  9. Reply
    Irene Westwood January 9, 2018 at 12:55 pm

    I’ve lost mine in the house is there a way of finding it thru app

  10. Reply
    Janet January 19, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    I am so frustrated with the app, if you pair Bluetooth with another device you have to then bind the bracelet so the app will pair with the bracelet for it to sync. This then resets your steps back to zero so you are not getting a true reading. Some days the app doesn’t register your steps even though it is paired.

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    Stacy February 13, 2018 at 3:08 am

    I have accomplished everything except getting it to count my steps. I press for 2s like it says and the step counter appears. The screen goes black and it never counts. Very frustrated and I’m wondering if I should send back and buy a fit bit.

    • Reply
      Devon March 1, 2018 at 2:38 am

      How did you get your sleep monitoring to work?

  12. Reply
    Alison M March 26, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    It appears you cannot set the time. This is very annoying, as I do not have a smartphone – just my Windows PC. And the app is not compatible with Microsoft operating systems.

    For the same reason it probably cannot show me the number of steps I’ve done (etc) either.
    So it looks to me like this will have to go back for a refund. What a bloody nuisance.

    Why don’t they warn up you front that the Letscom will only work properly if you have a smartphone?

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      Mariko M April 3, 2018 at 6:47 am

      Not sure where you got yours so perhaps it wasn’t made clear but the description on Amazon is very clear.. Right at the very beginning of the section called ‘from the manufacturor’, it clearly states in bold print..

      Letscom Fitness Tracker with Heart Rate Monitor
      This tracker requires iOS 7.1 & Android 4.4 above, Bluetooth 4.0 (Smartphone only, not for PC, iPad or Tablet)

  13. Reply
    Robert April 14, 2018 at 10:23 am

    Avoid – the Letscom i purchased in Feb 2017 is no longer supported. The app has been upgraded, and no longer works with my watch. I can’t even set the time for the recent end of daylight saving.
    Very frustrating – many emails later, and they can’t even send me the old apk file so I can re-install the previous version of the app. You will all find out how annoying this is in due course!
    AVOID AVOID AVOID!

  14. Reply
    Rita Vileisis April 15, 2018 at 6:25 pm

    Can you swim with this device

  15. Reply
    roger May 25, 2018 at 8:47 pm

    I recently bought the Letscom ID115P Plus HR fitness tracker, and for the overall performance, you get it is well worth it. However, I have been wearing my Fitbit Flex simultaneously with the Lexcom tracker and seeing how much difference in steps and mileage there is between the two. I have noticed the difference is somewhat substantial being about a 1000 steps on any given day when walking. Perhaps this could be the inability to set your stride and to have the app note what is the dominant wrist you wear the tracker on. These two features I feel a necessity to try to get a reasonably accurate reading. I also agree that it is impossible to visualize the screen during a bright sunny day. The brightness of the day will wash out the screen totally which is not good especially when you want to see the time or reading any of the functions on the fly.

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    Linda Mansfield June 4, 2018 at 9:46 am

    No you can’t. It says it is waterproof but I would say it is splashproof. I have got it wet while doing the washing up with no problems but I take it off when I have a bath.

  17. Reply
    Leo July 24, 2018 at 4:10 am

    Hi, Great review!

    Is true that this tracker doesn’t come along with a charger? Do you have to buy it separately?

    Thanks!

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