What's the cheapest band that contains nfc for making payments?
Firstly thank you so much for the info. I had no idea. I have to admit I've never done much research prior to purchasing a band apart from reading the reviews and seeing what HUKDers have to say. My Mi band 5 cost £10.50 from Xiaomi and my Amazfit cost £25.60. I wear a Honor watch Magic on my right hand and the Amazfit on my left. I never notice much difference between the step counts, sleep and heart info with both devices performing well from what I can see.Thats about as much as I need them for The main thing they tell me is that I am still not doing enough exercise lol. I am sure most people use much more of the features than me. I also bought a couple of Amazfit Neo's for peanuts but they will have to wait until wrist space becomes available .
The thing is, if you dig deep you'll see that the Huawei band as well as their other products are supported by an inordinate amount of R&D behind it. Huawei spent more than USD15 billion on R&D in 2019 (more than Apple!). For instance, the Huawei Band 5 onwards introduced a highly accurate sleep tracker that uses a technique referred to as 'cardiopulmonary coupling' to accurately assess the very elusive phase of REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep using the highly accurate HR tracker in the band. Huawei validated this technique in a clinical study operationalised at a specialist Medical Centre affiliated to Harvard University. Essentially, this publication established the accuracy of the REM sleep phase determination by the Huawei band to be at the same level as standard ECG-based methods. Unfortunately, sites such as wearables.com do not always employ editors with the depth of knowledge and background needed to deep-dive into the R&D and provenance of the products they review. I certainly haven't seen any publications validating the accuracy of Xiaomi bands' sleep tracking or HR sensors vs established hospital based/ lab methods. Don't get me wrong, I like Xiaomi products and have just picked up a Redmi Note 10 Pro as my daily driver. However, for health tracking, I'll stick to Huawei products.
I had a series 1 Apple Watch that died around 2 years ago. Never got round to getting a new one. I almost went for the series 6 Currys deal form the other day and then I seen this. Thought to myself £299 or £19. I went for this and thought even if it’s rubbish it’s only £19. 24 hours in and I have to say I’m impressed. Can’t see any negatives yet. In fact it seems really good so far. Time will tell but so far I reckon I’ve just saved myself £280 from what I was about to spend