Everyone knows that the Apple Watch is the reference smartwatch worldwide. But it has a “serious problem.” And regardless of the version in question, it costs too expensive. This has motivated some manufacturers have decided to “copy” the American model, even if outside. This is the case of Haylou LS01, a smart watch as a result of Xiaomi’s collaboration with another Chinese company. As we will see next, the Xiaomi Haylou LS01 looks quite physically like the popular watch of the American firm based in Cupertino. What together with the cheap price it has, make it an aspiring “best seller” insurance.
Haylou LS01, very similar to the original
Upon seeing it, its design reminds us of the aesthetics of the Apple Watch, always saving the logical distances. But let’s go “hit” without any problem. The box has a size of 40.9 mm, with a square design and rounded profiles, which will make it fit perfectly to any doll. To this we must add a weight that is around 34 grams, so we are facing a fairly light wearable. Obviously, the materials with which it is manufactured are not premium, but for the price it has it is impossible to expect otherwise.
Color TFT LCD screen
On the other hand, the Haylou LS01 has a color TFT LCD screen that has a diagonal of 1.3 inches. This panel manages to reach a resolution of 240 x 240 pixels. It should also be noted that the bezels surrounding the screen are thinner than expected. The set is completed with a 26.3 mm wide silicone sports strap, which is easy to exchange with other models that can be purchased separately.
This Chinese clone of the Apple Watch is waterproof, since it has the IP68 certification, which is the highest degree of protection a device can have against water and dust. This includes dives at a specified depth of 1.5 meters, for at least 30 minutes. With these benefits, we can use this Xiaomi Haylou LS01 both for swimming in the pool, as in open water. It is also capable of operating at temperatures that can range between -20°C and 45°C.
Very complete at the level of functions
It must be said that this smartwatch is very complete in terms of functions. Apart from having a heart rate sensor that carries in the back and is responsible for collecting data of our heart rate 24 hours a day, the Haylou LS01 also has a sleep tracking system, which informs us Daily quality of our rest. It also comes prepared with step counter (pedometer) and a calculator that keeps track of calories burned.
Up to 9 sport modes
Nor could missing in this Chinese “copy” of the Apple Watch different tools to measure our sports activity. For this, it uses up to 9 sports modes (walking, running, hiking, elliptical, cycling, exercise bike, exercise and weight routines, mountaineering and yoga), so it is perfect for training and doing a lot of sports. You can automatically detect the intensity of each workout and make the appropriate adjustments to get the most out of it. Of course, also in this Xiaomi Haylou LS01 smartwatch we will be able to read notifications received on our mobile phone. Although it will not be possible to respond from the same clock.
Xiaomi Haylou LS01 battery and compatibility
To “power” this smart watch they have opted for a 210-mAh battery, which offers a range of approximately 14 days, although it will always depend on the use. In clock mode, it may be extended up to 24 days. As usual in this type of wearables, it has Bluetooth 4.2 technology to connect to any Android smartphone (from version 4.4) or iOS device (from version 8). Haylou Sport is the application that will allow us to interact with this Haylou LS01.
The battery of this Xiaomi Haylou LS01 smart watch offers an autonomy close to 14 days.
Technical specifications of Haylou LS01
|40.9 x 35.7 x 11.6 mm
|Black and silver
|1.3 inch color TFT LCD screen
|240 x 240 pixels
|Android 4.4 or higher, iOS 8.0 or higher
|Pedometer, Heart Rate Sensor
|Heart Rate Monitor, Sleep Monitor, Pedometer, Calorie Counter, Physical Activity Tracking (9 different sport modes)
Availability and price of Haylou LS01
At the moment, this Xiaomi smartwatch can only be purchased in China (in two colors, black and silver), through the YouPin crowdfunding platform and for a price of 99.9 yuan. That come to be about 14 dollars to change. Hopefully soon I can reach Europe and we have it in the main online stores. We will be informing you when we have new news. Meanwhile, what is available is the Huawei Watch GT 2, an elegant smartwatch that comes in two versions (42 and 46 mm) and with a generous 1.49-inch dial with AMOLED panel, which provides an excellent tactile response. And at the level of functions, it is quite close to perfection.
- Design very similar to Apple Watch
- Interchangeable straps
- It’s super cheap
- IP68 certification
- Bluetooth connectivity
- Very complete at the level of functions
- It comes with up to 9 sport modes
- Remember that we are facing a Chinese “copy” of the Apple Watch