Review: 30 Days with the @Healbe GoBe2 Health/Fitness Tracker

Last month I was given an opportunity to test and review the Healbe GoBe2. It’s an interesting take on a fitness/health/activity tracker and I’ve said this a few times before but I’m a huge fan of tech that helps in this area of one’s life.

I’ve used every Fitbit tracker, a few Garmin devices, the Basis/Basis Peak, the entire Gear series by Samsung, and even a newcomer called Biostrap.

For the last two years, you’d be hard pressed to find me without a Gear S3 strapped to my left wrist. It’s not a dedicated fitness watch but it hits most of the bases that matter to me, and its been my goto device for the last two years.

Recently I’ve been seeing more and more information about the GoBe2  online. I was intrigued and when the opportunity to review one came along, I was excited to check it out.



For those of you just wanting to get to the pros and cons of the device, I’ll begin with those.

Pros:

  • Comfortable and fastens securely
  • Doesn’t irritate my skin like every single Fitbit has
  • User-friendly magnetic charger
  • Eerily accurate automatic calorie count (I’ll explain more in a bit)
  • Completely charges in under an hour
  • Hydration tracking feels accurate (I’ll explain more in a bit)
  • Magnetic charging adapter
  • Very lightweight for its size, I forget I’m wearing it
  • Seemingly accurate stress tracking
  • Heart rate tracking during non-exercise activity is very accurate
  • Waterproof

Cons:

  • It’s pretty big, especially for smaller wrists
  • Battery life is disappointing but average
  • Heart rate tracking during exercise is not accurate at all
  • The display is pretty useless in sunlight
  • Annoying Bluetooth connectivity issues
  • The app only stores six days of data
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