Timex Helix Gusto HRM Review

The Timex Helix Gusto HRM is the new entrant to the competitive wearables. This fitness band with these features and prices directly competes with MI Band 4 and Honor Band 5 It It has all the features expected of fitness bands today - step count, distance tracking, sleep tracking, heart rate monitoring and several sports advanced calorie burns calculations. Modes for. This wearable cost Rs. 2,295 in India and there are vibrant options for band colors - blue, gray, purple and turquoise blue. There is also a variant that lacks heart rate monitoring, priced at Rs. 1,495.

Timex Helix Gusto HRM Review
Timex Helix Gusto HRM 


With so many options available around the same price point, does the Timex Helix Gusto HRM stick to being a winner? Is it better than Mi Band 4? We'll find out.
Timex Helix Gusto HRM Design and Interface

The Timex Helix Gusto HRM Fitness Band for our review has a turquoise blue band. The silicone band is wrapped around the wrist and is wide. Many fitness bands nowadays have a metal buckle to it rather than rubber peg processes. The strap is quite sturdy and holds the tracker module firmly in place.

This device has a 0.96-inch color OLED display that is quite large and allows for a large text that is bright on the outside but easy to read be There is only a capacitive touch button below the display for navigation. The tracker module itself has a box rectangular shape, but overall, the Timex Helix Gusto HRM looks quite appealing.

It is light and comfortable to wear on the wrist and the strap feels premium. This proved to be durable, despite a number of accidental falls during our review. After a few weeks of use, we did not wear any noticeable wear and tear on the straps or on the edges of the tracker module.

As you come into the UI, the capacitive button lets you navigate to different sections of the UI. There are three watch faces you can choose from - one that shows detailed information about your heart rate, steps, battery life, date and time; One that shows the covered distance but not the date; And the last one just shows the date, time and battery level.

Tapping the capacitive button lets you see your step count, distance covered, calories burned, heart rate, sleep pattern, sports mode selection, and message notifications. Long-tapping while in the Heart Rate section will activate the Heart Rate Monitor and the tracker will then display it on screen. Helix Gusto HRM supports real-time monitoring and also measures your heart rate while in sports mode.

The band allows you to choose from a number of activities including walking, racing, cycling, badminton, basketball, table tennis, climbing, and football. While doing any of these activities, you can turn on Sports Mode to track your calories burned, heart rate and other data. The Sleep Tracking section gives you details about sleep times, and the Messages section shows you all your notifications in one place. There is a Settings section that has options like 'Find Phone' which rings your paired phone so you can detect it.
Timex Helix Gusto HRM Battery Life

Timex Helix Gusto HRM Review
Timex Helix Gusto HRM 


The biggest talk about the Timex Helix Gusto HRM is its battery life and charging speed. The Timex Helix charges using the Gusto Flat USB Plug, which comes out of one end of the tracker module. This tab-like plug is hidden while the tracker is inside the band. Timex does not include a charging adapter in the box, so users must rely on any USB charger or USB port on a computer already. While this sounds simple enough, we've noticed that wearables don't always charge with some adapters. Plugged it in and then started charging a bit with some feed, but we didn't even have to leave with some adapters.

The battery took about two hours to fully charge and lasted five days on average. During this time, our notifications were off and the device was only used to track sleep and steps. We tested the Helix Gusto HRMO with heavy use of sports, badminton and running modes and it only lasted three days. However, our real-world experience has not even come close to claiming remote 15-day battery life resources. This is rather disappointing, given that competitors like Mi Band 4 (Review) offer about two weeks of use on a single charge.
Timex Helix Gusto HRM performance and tracking

To test the accuracy of the Helix Gusto HRM performance and tracking, we put it through several tests. First, we went 1 km to test the accuracy of its distance tracking. Wearables don't have built-in GPS, so it depends on the GPS of your paired phone to measure the distance covered. The wearable 1km stretch had a 1.18km login which we measured earlier using the bike's odometer. This is somewhat acceptable, And the accuracy of the phone's GPS has more to do with the accuracy of the fitness band.

In our step test, we manually counted them and walked for the correct 1000 steps, and at the end of it the Timex Fitness Band recorded 908 steps. It's off right now if we compare it to the Mi Band 4, which was almost perfectly accurate in its step tests. Also, we noticed that it was still recording steps when we were on a bike or riding a car.

The Helix Gusto HRM has been characterized as waterproof, and while we can't swim it, it was able to survive the rains significantly. Sleep tracking seemed accurate, but the data only shows the number of times you have slept and is not as detailed as what you get from other devices, which typically include indices for deep and light sleep, as well as accounting for time to wake up. In the middle of the cycle. Heart rate monitors offer acceptable results.
Timex Helix Gusto HRM Collaborative App

Helix Timex Helix Gusto HRM Paired with Helix Timex App on Google Play Store and Apple's App Store Users will need to log in at the beginning and fill in their weight, height, and other profile details. Pairing the watch with our Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro was a smooth topic and there was no hiccup in setting up the app. The homepage shows you your weight, steps taken, calories burned, and how many steps you have left for your daily goals. By scrolling down you will also see your BMI, your last heart rate measurement and your sleep and exercise data.

There is an Event tab that lets you add events that you need a reminder for. But it does not allow you to add a specific time period where you want to be careful. Only vague options such as "2 hours ago" or "1 day ago" are offered. The Devices tab has many options that you can set for the band. The Notification Alert section lets you decide what types of notifications you want to display on the Helix Gusto HRM. You can toggle them for calls, SMS messages, WhatsApp and Facebook. A DND option allows you to mute notifications all day or for a specified period of time. There are also camera options that allow you to use your fitness band as a remote shutter button to take photos. The Devices tab shows you if the band is connected via Bluetooth.

Above all, the Profile tab shows you your average steps and total distance covered, and lets you set different goals, such as losing fat, getting stronger, building muscle, increasing endurance or improving athletic ability.

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The app offers detailed step tracking with weekly and monthly statistics, but sleep and heart rate monitoring isn't as detailed as we would like. There is no weekly or monthly data available for both, other applications that provide extensive data. By default, the band notifications sound a bit louder and louder than us, and there's no way to soften or shorten it.

Also, we would like a wide range of options for customizing notifications. When you were warned that a message was received, there was no way for the band to read the entire text itself or send an answer from the band itself. These notifications are best kept off, as they are more annoying than useful.
Verdict

The Timex Helix Gusto HRM offers a colorful AMOLED display, a solid and durable design, comfort on the wrist and useful heart rate monitoring statistics. It also looks great but there are some limitations that we cannot ignore. Battery life is pretty bad, especially if you are a heavy user. This device is sometimes free to charge

The battery took about two hours to fully charge and lasted five days on average. During this time, our notifications were off and the device was only used to track sleep and steps. We tested the Helix Gusto HRMO with heavy use of sports, badminton and running modes and it only lasted three days. However, our real-world experience has not even come close to claiming remote 15-day battery life resources. This is rather disappointing, given that competitors like Mi Band 4 (Review) offer about two weeks of use on a single charge.
Timex Helix Gusto HRM performance and tracking

To test the accuracy of the Helix Gusto HRM performance and tracking, we put it through several tests. First, we went 1 km to test the accuracy of its distance tracking. Wearables don't have built-in GPS, so it depends on the GPS of your paired phone to measure the distance covered. The wearable 1km stretch had a 1.18km login which we measured earlier using the bike's odometer. This is somewhat acceptable, And the accuracy of the phone's GPS has more to do with the accuracy of the fitness band.

In our step test, we manually counted them and walked for the correct 1000 steps, and at the end of it the Timex Fitness Band recorded 908 steps. It's off right now if we compare it to the Mi Band 4, which was almost perfectly accurate in its step tests. Also, we noticed that it was still recording steps when we were on a bike or riding a car.

The Helix Gusto HRM has been characterized as waterproof, and while we can't swim it, it was able to survive the rains significantly. Sleep tracking seemed accurate, but the data only shows the number of times you have slept and is not as detailed as what you get from other devices, which typically include indices for deep and light sleep, as well as accounting for time to wake up. In the middle of the cycle. Heart rate monitors offer acceptable results.
Timex Helix Gusto HRM Collaborative App

Helix Timex Helix Gusto HRM Paired with Helix Timex App on Google Play Store and Apple's App Store Users will need to log in at the beginning and fill in their weight, height, and other profile details. Pairing the watch with our Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro was a smooth topic and there was no hiccup in setting up the app. The homepage shows you your weight, steps taken, calories burned, and how many steps you have left for your daily goals. By scrolling down you will also see your BMI, your last heart rate measurement and your sleep and exercise data.

There is an Event tab that lets you add events that you need a reminder for. But it does not allow you to add a specific time period where you want to be careful. Only vague options such as "2 hours ago" or "1 day ago" are offered. The Devices tab has many options that you can set for the band. The Notification Alert section lets you decide what types of notifications you want to display on the Helix Gusto HRM. You can toggle them for calls, SMS messages, WhatsApp and Facebook. A DND option allows you to mute notifications all day or for a specified period of time. There are also camera options that allow you to use your fitness band as a remote shutter button to take photos. The Devices tab shows you if the band is connected via Bluetooth.

Above all, the Profile tab shows you your average steps and total distance covered, and lets you set different goals, such as losing fat, getting stronger, building muscle, increasing endurance or improving athletic ability.
The app offers detailed step tracking with weekly and monthly statistics, but sleep and heart rate monitoring isn't as detailed as we would like. There is no weekly or monthly data available for both, other applications that provide extensive data. By default, the band notifications sound a bit louder and louder than us, and there's no way to soften or shorten it.

Also, we would like a wide range of options for customizing notifications. When you were warned that a message was received, there was no way for the band to read the entire text itself or send an answer from the band itself. These notifications are best kept off, as they are more annoying than useful.

Verdict

The Timex Helix Gusto HRM offers a colorful AMOLED display, a solid and durable design, comfort on the wrist and useful heart rate monitoring statistics. It also looks great but there are some limitations that we cannot ignore. Battery life is pretty bad, especially if you are a heavy user. Charging this device can sometimes be a task, depending on the strange adapter's choice. Also, the notification vibrations are too loud for our liking. You either have to deal with it or stop shaking completely. We also cannot ignore wrong step tracking. There are plenty of options in the market and you should consider the Mi Band 4 (review), which costs around Rs 2,299.

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