I wrote about AMS AS7000 biosensor designed for heart rate monitors last fall, and one of my regular reader noticed the sensor, made his company evaluate it, and since the results were pretty good, designed a product with it. And here I am with a sample of Energympro EP-SH09 fitness tracker with an OLED display, HRM based on AS7000 sensor, and IP67 ingress protection rating.
Some of Energympro EP-SH09 technical specifications:
- MCU – Texas Instruments CC2640 ARM Cortex-M3 48 MHz
- Display – 0.86″ OLED display, 96×32 resolution
- Connectivity – Bluetooth 4.0 LE
- Input – Touch area at the bottom of the display
- Sensors – AMS AS7000 biosensor for HRM, motion sensors
- Battery – 45 mAh LiPo battery which looks good for 4 to 5 days.
- Dimensions – 40 x 18 x 12.9 mm
- Weight – 6 grams
- Ingress Protection Rating – IP67
The device can pair with smartphone using Smart Movement app for iOS or Android, and support features like time and data display, step count,burnt calories, estimated distance, heart rate monitor, sleep monitor, lost phone or bracelet, remote camera control, etc…
The tracker ships with a wristband, a USB charger, and a user’s manual in Chinese and English.
That’s a close up on the optical sensor which light a green LED when active.
The tracker needs to be place inside the opening in the wristband. It looks a little thin and fragile from my perspective, especially you’ll need to take it off every 3 to 4 days at a minimum to recharge the battery.
But once you’ve inserted the fitness tracker it’s firmly in place with no risk of dropping.The wristand itself is quite narrow, but it’s not really an issue.
The charger is quite nice with two pins using for charging and a short USB cable. It took around 2 hours to fully charge the device, which seems a little slow for that type of device. I have tested it a little, and the HRM seems much more accurate and reliable than the previous fitness trackers/smartwatches I’ve tested before, but I’ll test it about one more week before posting a review.
There’s very little information about this device on the Internet, except a few pictures on Facebook which also links to a non-working link to a shop in Taiwan. The product should probably eventually be listed on Energympro website. Beside selling direct to customers, the company (Sportcom HK) is also looking for partners reselling the device under their own brand.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.
Thanks for testing our product Jean-Luc.I don’t yet have the tracker myself, but as soon as I get it I’ll be doing some photo shooting and create its product page on energympro.com Hopefully in time for your review.
No price? Let’s place our bets:
– 20 USD
– 30 USD
– 40 USD
– 50 USD or more
My guess: 30 USD.
Go for a Xiaomi Mi band 1S for 15€ or wait for the new Mi band 2 instead of that…
XiaoMi Band 1S is without heart, XiaoMi Band Pulse is with hear rate but no display. I have bought one, but not accurate.
Will do our best to keep the price around 30$. Our accuracy on par with polar, wahoo, etc. chest strap. You can check it out here:wahoo strap comparaison But it’s a lot cheaper than those strap and do a lot more…
Mi band 1 or 2 don’t offer native continuous hear rate monitoring as we do. Moreover, and it’s why I like cnx blog, it’s fun to have others solutions than the mainstream ones.
Yes, we also like cnx blog. It is professional and detail.