The MymonX Original smartwatch claims to be the ultimate health monitoring solution, offering a combination of smart features and advanced medical sensors. In this review, I will test the watch to see if it lives up to these claims.
The design of the MymonX Original is reminiscent of a traditional watch, with a matte black finish and a matching TPU strap. While it may not be the most stylish option on the market, it is functional and comfortable to wear. The watch features a dial on the right side, although it only functions as a button and does not rotate. There is also a long metal section that serves as a contact point for the ECG and blood pressure monitoring.
The display of the MymonX Original is a 1.3-inch IPS TFT circular display with a resolution of 240 x 240px. While it is adequate, it lacks the contrast and vibrant colors found in smartwatches with OLED displays. This is disappointing considering the price point of the watch. On the back of the watch, there are two large metal contacts, optical sensors, and two metal pins for the proprietary magnetic charger.
One of the standout features of the MymonX Original is its range of health tracking capabilities. It offers non-invasive glucose monitoring, which is useful for managing blood sugar levels. The watch also includes an electrocardiogram (ECG) sensor, providing real-time measurements of your heart’s electrical activity. These features appear to work well during testing, but it’s important to note that the MymonX is not a medical device and the accuracy of its readings cannot be verified by someone without medical qualifications.
The MymonX Original also includes blood pressure and heart rate monitoring. The blood pressure function measures the force of blood flow, although the watch recorded higher values compared to a traditional blood pressure cuff. The heart rate monitor provides insights into cardiovascular performance, helping users stay attuned to their heart’s rhythms and responses. However, there is no calibration option available for the watch.
In addition to these features, the MymonX Original includes an oxygenation monitor (SpO2) to track oxygen transfer to cells, a respiration rate measurement to monitor respiratory wellness, and a body temperature sensor to provide data about thermoregulation. These features offer a comprehensive overview of one’s health and well-being.
The MymonX Original also offers sleep tracking functionality, which goes beyond simply monitoring sleep duration. It provides insights into sleep quality, allowing users to make informed decisions to improve their sleep habits. The watch also offers notifications for calls, messages, and app notifications, allowing users to stay connected while on the move. However, it does not have a microphone, so you cannot answer calls or respond to messages directly from the watch.
In terms of activity tracking, the MymonX Original can log workouts such as jogging, cycling, fitness activities, and various sports. It also tracks daily steps, although it is not suitable for serious fitness tracking.
The MymonX app is available through a subscription model, with full access to all features priced at £9.99 (€11.69) per month. After six months, users receive a complimentary personalized health report reviewed by a doctor. Additionally, if users stay with MymonX for 12 months, they receive a 20% discount on a new wearable.
In conclusion, the MymonX Original impressively combines diverse health monitoring features with limited smart functionality. While the health insights provided are notable, the style and display quality fall short compared to other watches in a similar price range. It is best suited for health-conscious individuals who are looking for insights beyond basic fitness tracking.
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