MyKronoz ZeSport 2 offers a full line of sports smartwatches all share a price in low prices
compared to the smartwatch market in its current form and its designs
that seem at first sight attractive in terms of quality,
which is explained by the fact that the company designs its products with Swiss experience.
In this article, we test the ZeSport 2 sports smartwatch from MyKronoz,
which I can sum up my experience with as possibly having the ingredients to be a very competitive smartwatch.
MyKronoz ZeSport 2 Design and product quality
the watch comes with an excellent design for a smart sports watch,
the bracelet is rubber and the watch has sports lines and in its black color it looks like an elegant sport watch,
if you add to this mix the weight of the watch that does not exceed 80 grams
then you will actually get a watch that is very suitable for those who want it when doing sports.
But the weight and materials are fairly good quality. Despite the good design,
the watch itself is mostly made of plastic and the side buttons do not carry a luxurious feel.
MyKronoz ZeSport 2 Functions and operating system
MyKronoz ZeSport 2 operates a company-specific operating system
that provides a full suite of sporting features, including tracking of all vital signs,
sporting activity, and mileage,
including the ability to track running and walking tracks through the integrated GPS system.
The system also includes monitoring vital signs during sleep and recording the number of hours of sleep.
It also carries a set of weather and weather characteristics and sensors,
including altitude, temperature, atmospheric pressure, and other data.
The system supports synchronization with smartphones, iPhone and Android phones,
and the company has provided the watch with features including alerts for calls, messages,
applications, as well as reminders of meetings and tasks by synchronizing with the phone.
The watch also supports acting as a remote control to take pictures with the camera on the phone,
and you can also control the playing of music clips on the phone and switch between them.
ZeSport 2 carries a circular 1.3-inch screen with very good lighting
and includes three side buttons The middle acts as a control frame to navigate the options on the screen,
and supports charging through the built-in magnetic charger that the watch adheres to for charging.
The user can choose between 20 different formats to display the time on the home screen.
In addition to some other data on the same main screen.
All of this sounds great, but unfortunately
as you mentioned earlier, you get a closed operating system and not at the same level of design
and tightness as the most famous systems in this field,
such as the Apple watch and the Google-powered watches,
for example. Another weakness lies in the responsiveness of the user interface,
and here it is a little slow if you compare it to the aforementioned smartwatches,
it does not look terrible, but the difference is noticeable if you use any of the aforementioned products.
Good ingredients but not enough difference
MyKronoz ZeSport 2 is sold at a suggested retail price of approximately $ 150.
It is hard to put this sport smart watch in comparison with the Apple watch for example,
which is several times more expensive,
which would have made the ZeSport 2 a really good option considering its set of specifications and the fact that it has a built-in GPS.
The actual competition here is in comparison with watches in the same class as Fitbit Versa
which we have previously tested here, the latter here offers intense competition
in terms of design quality and industry as well as the operating system.
This watch remains a good product but it only lacks the finishing touches
to the operating system and the quality of the materials.
The MyKronoz ZeSport 2 keeps basic activity stats,
which include steps, distance, calories burned, and activity minutes. Similar to the Apple Watch 2,
the device tracks your goal progress within colorful activity rings.
Unfortunately, the ZeSport doesn’t offer the same level of accuracy as Apple’s latest smartwatch.
MyKronoz’s multi-sport device provides real-time feedback on steps and has built-in GPS to support its distance measurements,
but those are the only readings users should take at face value.
Activity minutes and calories burned seemed off most of the time. On more than one occasion,
the ZeSport recorded activity minutes while I sat calmly at my desk at work.
As much as I wish to do nothing counted as exercise, that’s just not reality.
MyKronoz doesn’t offer insight into how the ZeSport tracks activity minutes
but if it’s anything like Fitbit’s active minutes, the lack of continuous heart rate technology really hurts the ZeSport’s accuracy.
Heart rate data often factors into calories burned estimates as well,
so the watch lags behind its competitors in terms of measuring overall activity.
These days, pretty much every good fitness wearable includes automatic sleep tracking,
but I had a few misgivings about the results I got from the ZeSport.
The watch recorded sleep when I was still awake —
which other devices have done — but there’s no way to delete these false recordings from your sleep log.
Instead, the app only lets you change when you fell asleep or woke up.
As you can see from the app breakdown, the watch organizes your sleep into three phases:
how much time you spent awake, in light sleep, and in deep sleep.
Devices like the Fitbit Alta HR and Fitbit Blaze estimate your sleep stages based on movement and heart rate data,
but since the ZeSport doesn’t measure heart rate at intervals throughout the day,
it’s safe to assume that its sleep tracking isn’t as accurate as other devices.
Calls From The Wrist
The ZeSport offers plenty of cool extras like music control, a camera remote,
and a phone locator, but I got the most use out of its built-in microphone and speaker.
These tools allow users to answer and make phone calls right on their wrist.
The watch doesn’t have its own cellular connection like the LG Watch Sport, though,
so your phone still needs to be in Bluetooth range.
People on the other end of my calls said I sounded a bit muffled,
but the sound coming out of the ZeSport was surprisingly sharp.
I’d argue that the quality was as clear as a call on my phone.
Unfortunately, you can’t use the microphone for voice-to-text in the same fashion.