What makes the Pivotal Living Band and Scale so appealing for many is its absolute low price tag. The Living Band alone costs less than two Tall-sized lattes along with a pair of bagels at Starbucks. And for a bump up in price, you will get the scale which will measure your BMI, body mass, and weight. Combined these two devices together and you got yourself a complete digital health management system that’s less than half the price when opting to purchase a Fitbit Charge HR or a Jawbone Up 3.
The Pivotal Living Band and Scale is Cheap for a Reason
First of all, the Pivotal Living Band and Scale is unapologetically cheap in terms of design. In other words, you won’t find anyone staring at it for long, nor is it a good conversation starter (sans the low-cost part). This is not a beautiful piece of technologically-inclined jewelry. What it does have is a black body with a black strap. To add to the slight “bling,” you will get a matte silver effect clip. In fact, no one will buy these devices just to show them off.
As a piece of wearable tech, the device looks just like any other similar gadgets on the market, but in a more unappealing and bland fashion. But when it comes to functionality, the Living Band and Scale is identical to those that cost approximately ten times as much. This is where these devices shine the most.
The information is displayed horizontally on its tiny screen, but it can be easily read when worn on the wrist. Aside from the different modes it has, it also tells the time (thank goodness). The display itself is not touch capacitive, but you can cycle through the modes with the use of a single button. When you double-press said button, it will then activate its sleep mode. Hidden underneath the main body and you will find the charging pins which will connect to the proprietary charger. There’s no micro-USB connection on this one, apparently.
Even though the Pivotal Living Band and Scale doesn’t shine when it comes to its looks, performance is more than decent enough. For instance, movement tracking doesn’t seem to be a problem, in fact, it does a pretty decent job at it. However, it is quite a different story with regards to tracking sleep. This is because the device needs a slight manual alteration from day to night mode. It’s not much of a deal-breaker, but there might be times when you have to set that setting and you will receive the wrong data for it. Nevertheless, this is low-cost goodness for a fitness band with smartwatch capabilities at its best.
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