While the Soleus Thrive Activity Tracker has some of the features you might look for in a fitness watch, overall it falls short. But for those who haven’t enjoyed the Garmin or Fitbit ecosystems, Soleus might provide an interesting alternative. Still, the watch is heavily dependent on its app, so non-Smartphone users will find the watch severely limited in terms of functionality. If you want to find out more regarding what this tracker can and can’t do, keep reading.
The watch also features workout modes but without GPS tracking. Workout modes essentially trigger a stopwatch function. To see any kind of detailed information you’ll need the app, as well. To get calls displayed on the watch and receive text messages you’ll also need to connect to your Smartphone.
That’s the extent of the Soleus’ advanced features. Compared to Garmin and Fitbit’s tracker lineup, it’s clear the Soleus falls short in terms of functionality and its number of features.
At the time of release, some users mentioned having trouble with the watch because they could not access the app. Fast forward to 2018 and users report a dive in functionality for the Thrive because the app no longer appears in searches on the App Store (iOS). Without the app, the Thrive is fairly useless. If you want a watch that can provide you with basic headache free data, there’s certainly something else out there that can meet your needs at a lower price point.
- Daily fitness tracking includes: calorie burn info, step count, step goals
- Pace and distance (not GPS enabled)
- Sleep tracking
- Move alerts
- Phone notifications (requires connection with the Soleus app)
- Digital time and date display
- Bluetooth connectivity
- Rechargeable battery (7-day charge lifespan)
- Water resistant (10M)
- Available in black or pink styles