Discovery Vitality members can earn a Huawei Band 2 Pro

Apogee

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Unfortunately I would recommend to give this one a miss.

A relative got three of these for us as Christmas gifts last year, but after testing them for a while, they all wound up in a cupboard because of the following reasons:

1.) The step counter is not anywhere remotely accurate.
2.) The sleep monitor is basically just guessing how long you slept.
3.) The display is not visible in direct sunlight at all.
4.) The notifications from your phone get irritating very quickly, although it can be disabled. Strangely enough you can select the notifications on a per-app basis on Android, but not on iOS. It is all or nothing.
5.) It is a laborious task to scroll through messages on the band because of the limited display area.
5.) Raise-to-wake does not work in most instances.
6.) The display turns on while you are sleeping at night and sometimes wakes you.

What does work as advertised is the following:

1.) Heart-rate monitor.
2.) GPS-tracking, although it is very battery-intensive.
3.) Keeping the correct time.
 
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WireFree

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Other than the comments from Apogee, Discovery does not take into account the reliability of these devices. On some of these devices that heart rate monitors do not work properly after a while.
The "Up to 50% cash back for achieving weekly Vitality Active Rewards goals over 24 consecutive months." goal is not achievable if the problem is the device itself.

The cash back should also be based on the reliability of the device.
 

Apogee

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"The cash back should also be based on the reliability of the device.
Yes, that is true.

The Band 2 Pro also has been superseded in October last year by the Band 3 Pro, which may be more reliable.

Have not tested that one as yet.

It comes with a colour AMOLED screen, which is an upgrade over the mono PMOLED screen from the Band 2 Pro, but this has an impact on the battery life.
 
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Budza

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Yes, that is true.

The Band 2 Pro also has been superseded in October last year by the Band 3 Pro, which may be more reliable.

Have not tested that one as yet.

It comes with a colour AMOLED screen, which is an upgrade over the mono PMOLED screen from the Band 2 Pro, but this has an impact on the battery life.
I've got the 3 Pro.

Similar experience to the 2 Pro listed above.

Visible in sunlight but too often need a tap to wake. Wrist raising sensor is more miss than hit :(
 
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