Many of you didn’t have to wait for the next generation of smartwatches from Haylou. A couple of months ago I already tested Haylou LS01 and now a new generation with the next name Haylou LS02 appeared on my desk.
The new generation has received a similar design, but some of the features are much better. In this article, I will tell you my first impression of the build quality, the main functions, how to connect the watch to a smartphone, as well as the advantages and disadvantages.
The most interesting news for many users will be the price. Since at present the price tag for both models of smartwatches has remained the same. For example, now you can buy Haylou LS02 at a low price of about $25 at the company’s official store.
If you look at the technical features, our hero received a larger screen size – 1.4 inches, 12 different sport modes, and the watch also has IP68 water protection. In addition, an important feature is battery life up to 20 days with active use.
But is it worth buying the new generation of Haylou LS02 smartwatches if you already have the previous LS01 version? You can find out my opinion at the end of the review, namely in the conclusion. Now I want to start my test by unpacking and looking at the device.
Haylou LS02: Specifications
|Xiaomi Haylou LS02:||Specs|
|Screen:||1.4 inch IPS screen with 320 by 320 pixels|
|Sensor:||Heart-rate monitor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer|
|IP standart:||IP68 waterproof|
|Standby time:||up to 20 days|
|Size:||48 x 36 x 11.5 mm|
Unboxing and packaging
The first thing I noticed was a slightly different shape of the box when compared to the first generation of smartwatches. For example, the Haylou LS02 comes in a rectangular box in a combination of gray and blue.
On the front, you can see the picture of the smartwatch and its name. On the back, there is a list of technical features and specs. All inscriptions are in Chinese and English, so it will not be difficult to understand the main functions and features.
Inside the box, I was greeted by a smartwatch itself with a black silicone strap and a protective film on the device screen. Also included are instructions and a magnetic charging cable.
The package is pretty typical, as was the first generation LS01. But there is no point in expecting more configuration since the cost of the second generation LS02 does not exceed $25.
Design, build quality and workmanship
As I already mentioned, the appearance of the two generations has remained almost unchanged, except for the front.
Here you can see that the new generation has received a smaller frame around the screen. This is not surprising since the Haylou LS02 has a 1.4 inches screen, while the previous generation used a 1.3 inches screen.
It is also worth noting that the quality of the screen has grown slightly. For example, the screen brightness has become higher and in sunny and bright weather it will be much more comfortable for your eyes to look at the screen.
Also, the resolution has become larger, the LS02 smartwatch received 320 x 320 pixels, while the previous generation had only 240 x 240 pixels. But the question immediately arises about autonomous work. Each of us can know that the more pixels and the size of the screen, the less battery life. But I will tell you about the time of work a little later.
As for the build quality, the new generation smartwatch is almost indistinguishable from its predecessor. For example, the same materials are used here and it is matte black plastic.
They remained practically unchanged in size and I really liked it. But the weight of the smartwatch has become a little more by a couple of grams, namely 38 grams. But in real life, you won’t feel a big difference in weight.
I have no strong complaints about the wearing comfort. I could wear the watch all day and not feel any discomfort. Even while you sleep, you won’t have much trouble.
It is also worth noting that the silicone strap is very pleasant to the touch. Considering that the strap does not have any holes, my hand did not sweat from the strap even in hot weather. I will also say that the strap is removable and you can install any other strap by ordering it on the Internet or buying it in your city in a watch store. The strap width is 20 mm and the strap from the first generation will not fit since its width is larger – 22 mm.
Like the first generation of smartwatches, Haylou LS02 received IP68 water protection. Yes, you can swim or shower with your watch without any problems, but remember that this protection is still not 5ATM.
Therefore, I can say that the appearance and design have almost remained the same. The main changes include the increased screen size, resolution, and brightness. But let’s see how smartwatches have changed in terms of functionality.
Functions, features, and application
The first thing you will encounter when you turn on for the first time is the activation of the Haylou LS02 smartwatch. Like most smartwatches, you will see a QR code and after scanning you will be able to activate the device with all the functions and features.
The main screen displays a lot of useful information. For example, time, date, battery level, weather, steps, calories, and distance.
It is worth noting that the LS02 smartwatch only received 5 different watch faces. These are three analog options and two digital ones. Unfortunately, there is no way to install more and this is a small drawback for most inexpensive smartwatches.
If you swipe to the right, you get into the daily activity widget, another swipe – shows the heart rate widget, then sleep analysis, weather, and breathing training widget.
To get to the main menu of smartwatches, you need to swipe down. Here you will see features like status, heart rate, sport modes, weather, notifications, sleep, music player, more and settings.
The main differences between the two generations are the presence of 12 sports modes instead of 9, as well as the presence of music player control. Other features remain unchanged.
But it should also be said that the wireless connection has become an order of magnitude better thanks to Bluetooth with version 5.0. If you remember, the LS01 smartwatch only had Bluetooth 4.2.
HaylouFit app allows you to analyze your physical activity. Here I found sections such as steps, distance, notifications, alarm, and more. The application itself is fast and I didn’t find any problems.
Battery and battery life
A small change in the second generation Haylou LS02 was the battery capacity. It has been increased to 260 mAh from 210 mAh. The manufacturer guarantees more results in battery life than its predecessor.
The battery life on a single charge will be about 20 days. But I predict that with active use and receiving a large number of notifications, the battery life will be about two weeks.
The charging time using the magnetic power adapter is approximately 2 hours.
Conclusion, reviews, pros, and cons
Haylou LS02 is, first of all, a stylish and inexpensive watch that has a low weight and a comfortable fit on the wrist.
The main changes I can attribute are more screen size, resolution, and even the level of brightness. In terms of functionality, I liked the modern wireless Bluetooth 5.0 connection, the appearance of music player functions, and the increased number of sports modes.
My impression is that the battery life for both models will be identical at about 2 weeks, even with the increased battery capacity.
The disadvantages I can attribute are the lack of a swimming mode and the IP68 water protection is not as reliable as 5ATM.
Price and where to buy cheaper?
Now you can buy the second generation Haylou LS02 smartwatch at a low price of $ 25.43 with a 66% discount.
Considering that the price for the new generation has remained the same, and the functionality has increased, then I can definitely recommend the watch for purchase.