Epson ProSense 57
The Epson ProSense 57 is a very basic activity tracker and GPS watch that is perfect for beginners. The GPS feature will allow you to track your long distance runs, showing your route, tracking your distance, and recording your pace. You will also be able to keep track of your daily steps taken and calories burned while wearing this device. The heart rate monitor is a fan favorite, as you can keep track of your heart rate while working out to ensure you are in your target range. This watch, however, is not water resistant so if you are looking for something to wear in the pool then you might want to consider a different option. If you are looking for a plain and basic tracker that is both affordable and durable then you have come to the right place.
- Affordable price tag
- Heart rate monitor
- Smartphone notifications
- Music control
- Not water resistant
- Short battery life
The Epson ProSense 57 watch is the next step up from the basic model of these watches and as such is perfect for beginners. This version has a heart rate monitor which many customers appreciate. If you are looking for something more advanced there are other options in the ProSense line that you can consider.
A fan favorite is the fact that you will have the ability to control your music right from your wrist. If you are in the middle of training or out on the run and you want to adjust the volume of your music or simply skip the track you will not have to deal with the hassle of taking your phone out, you can do so right from your watch quickly and easily.
When you have the connection established you will be able to control your music from your watch so you will not have to hassle with your phone if you want to adjust the volume or skip a track. You will also receive your smartphone notification to your wrist so you can see who is messaging or calling you without having to take your phone out of your pocket. However, you will not have the ability to respond to messages from your tracker so you will have to use your phone for that.
In addition to the Epson app, you will also have the ability to link with some of the other more popular apps on the market today like MapMyRun, Strave, and RunKeeper. When you link your Epson to one of the many other fitness apps you will have the ability to track and monitor your activities but you can also share your information with friends and fellow runners. If you are an iPhone user you also get the added bonus of being able to link this to your Apple Health app which many customers appreciate.
The biggest problem that customers have when it comes to the lifespan of this product comes from the duration and quality of the battery. After some time the battery life will start to significantly decrease, which is not abnormal for devices with rechargeable batteries. Some reviewers stated that it will eventually not even hold a charge at all and need to be replaced.
One of the biggest downfalls about the band of this watch, however, is that they are not interchangeable so you are stuck with the band you get when you purchase it. This does not seem to be too big of an issue but with most other watches on the market offering this feature, customers would like to have the option with this one.
Ease of Use
One thing that customers do not particularly like about the power source of this watch is that it does not use a standard charging cable. You have to use their proprietary cable which makes it more difficult to replace if you lose or break your charger, or you simply want to have a spare.
-Easy to use menus
-Basic activity tracking (steps, calories, and sleep)
-Automatically syncs to the Epson View app
-Supports popular fitness apps