Smart watches seem to be multiplying like rabbits these days. One thing I have found in common with every single smart watch I have ever tested is that they are overly complicated and highly unreliable.
The Vybe, on the other hand, is magnificent in its simplicity of design and use. The Vybe essentially has a singular purpose: to vibrate when you receive phone calls, text messages, emails, social media, when it goes out of range of your iPhone, and various other notifications. This is all accomplished with a free app from the App Store. The app allows you to choose what types of notifications will make the Vybe vibrate. The app’s interface is well laid out and easy to use. The Vybe has a single button on its face that is used to turn it on and off as well as reject incoming phone calls if you so choose.
In my testing, I found the Vybe very effective at notifying me of activity on my iPhone when I had it in silent mode. I especially like the out of range feature that alerts you that you have left your iPhone behind. I found the rubber wristband comfortable and easy to put on and take off but not so easy that it could accidentally fall off. The Vibe is labeled as being water resistant to things such as washing your hands or rain. My recommendation is to try to avoid getting it even the least bit wet in any way since it is not well sealed from the elements.
Charging the Vybe requires that it be removed from the rubber wrist strap so that the micro USB port is accessible. Charge time depends on how depleted the Vybe’s battery is. When fully depleted, it will take 2 hours to recharge all the way. The Vybe’s battery can last up to 5 days before needing to be recharged depending on usage. You might wonder how to tell when the Vybes battery is getting low when it doesn’t have a battery indicator on it. Its as simple as launching the app and looking at the top of the screen.
The only minor improvements I felt the Vybe could benefit from would be better water resistance to survive taking a shower and at least 3-foot submergence underwater, the ability to quickly push the button on the Vybe 2-3 times to make your iPhone beep when you have misplaced it, and a way for your iPhone to notify you if the Vybe app is no longer active and needs to be launched so that it may reconnect with the Vybe.
Overall, I found the Vybe to be very effective at doing exactly what it was designed for, which is more than I can say for about half a dozen of the various other smart watches on the market. If you want a better way to easily and reliably be alerted of incoming phone calls, text messages, emails; then I highly recommend you check out the Vybe.
Designed and made in California
Available colors: Blue, Green, Red, White, Black, Pink, & Yellow
For more info, visit the following link: http://wearvybe.com