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THE VERYFITPRO APP PLACED HIDDEN ADWARE ON MY PHONE
October 31, 2018
So far so good. The English translation in the manual is terrible but after you read it 3 or 4 times you CAN figure it out. The heartrate monitor is not very accurate except for the first 2 or 3 seconds. The step counter seems reasonably accurate give or take a hundred or two steps. I checked it against 2 phones....one a Samsung, the other LG and it was close enough to be satisfactory. The alerts are pretty cool.....text, phone and messenger is all I turned on but they work well. The sleep monitor seems accurate but takes an hour or so after waking up for the data to show up in the app. Been 3 days and have not had to charge the battery yet and still showing over 1/2.
The coolest thing? Using it as the shutter button to take pictures! Just go into the app and select the camera mode to use it. Pretty cool.
All in all? For 35 bucks you just can't go wrong.
UPDATE Nov 8/18 : I have discovered that the app VeryFitPro, which you have to download from tbe Playstore, places adware messages in Chinese on the clipboard of my phone. It does this over and over, overwriting other stuff on the clipboard untIL it fills it up. Emptying the clipboard doesn't help.....it just fills it up again and again. It causes my phone to jam up, sometimes forcing a reboot. Here is the message in Chinese - "快来领支付宝红包！人人可领，天天可领！复制此消息，打开最新版支付宝就能领取！UTHAjt10Dw", and translated to English - "Come and get the Alipay red envelope! Everyone can be led, every day! Copy this message and open the latest version of Alipay to get it! UTHAjt10Dw". If you look it up in the Playstore, Alipay is a form of social media that incorporates money transfer, both sending and receiving.
This is in REALLY POOR TASTE in my opinion. If the app places forced hidden marketing ads on my phone WITHOUT MY KNOWLEDGE, what else is it doing?
I am currently looking for a different app that will work with this watch. If I can't find one I will be forced to return it and get something else.
This is why I have changed my rating to 1 star.