ASUS VivoWatch BP smartwatch review

ByJoe Horner 2019-07-02 5726

Smartwatches have emerged one after another in recent years, but most of them focus on monitoring heart rate, sleep and exercise, and only a handful of people can support blood pressure measurements. In fact, it is necessary to know the blood pressure index in order to track health in a timely manner. The Asus VivoWatch BP is the first smart health watch released by Asustek on last year's computex that provides blood pressure measurements in the form of heart rate and pulse transmission time. Now let's take a look at this ASUS VivoWatch BP smartwatch.

ASUS VivoWatch BP smartwatch 


VivoWatch BP's packaging is relatively simple, the white square carton is printed with a rendered picture of the product, it is worth mentioning that it also won the 2019 iF German Design Award. The four main functions of VivoWatch BP are health management of heart rate and blood pressure monitoring, ASUS HealthAI, built-in GPS and sleep management.

ASUS VivoWatch BP smartwatch 

The design of the vertical charging base is relatively novel, the charging bin is equipped with four metal contact plates, and the watch is more firm after being buckled up. But also because this is the VivoWatch BP special charging base, so be sure to take good care of it.

ASUS VivoWatch BP smartwatch 

Appearance of ASUS VivoWatch BP smartwatch

VivoWatch BP in the design, has a high recognition, the dial is not round and non-square, but a little wider than up and down, the four corners add Radian treatment, and the fuselage is very thin, the whole looks full and meticulous. Give people a generous and simple sense of beauty. Be outspoken, when you first see it, you will feel that the border is too large, but for a while also feel quite harmonious.

ASUS VivoWatch BP smartwatch 

The front of the VivoWatch BP is equipped with a reflective colorful liquid crystal display screen, the size will not be very large, but it is still enough to display time and data, and its resolution is OK, the display is more delicate. You can see very clearly even in the sun.


On the left side of the screen are microelectric and optical sensors, which are used to determine heart rate, and optical sensors measure blood flow directly from the fingers to determine the current pulse.

ASUS VivoWatch BP smartwatch 

Functions of ASUS VivoWatch BP smartwatch

Unlike other wrist band sphygmomanometers, users don't have to sit down or lift their arms, just press their fingers on them, and within about 20 seconds VivoWatch BP uses data collected by both sensors. Accurate calculation of real-time activity, exercise and emotional stress information, including heart rate and diastolic pressure index and other values.

ASUS VivoWatch BP smartwatch 

In the middle of the back of the watch is the PPG optical heart rate sensor, which protrudes slightly, fits more closely to the wrist skin, improves the accuracy of heart rate measurement, and supports 24-hour continuous monitoring. In addition, VivoWatch BP also has built-in GPS sensing.

 ASUS VivoWatch BP smartwatch

The right side of the watch is provided with a solid key, which has a moderate range and is comfortable to press. The long button can realize the switch, and the short button can unlock the screen or return to the operation.

ASUS VivoWatch BP smartwatch 

On the left side of the watch are four metal dots corresponding to the charging electrode piece on the charging base. VivoWatch BP's battery life performance, officially given in turn off call reminders and GPS and other related functions, 24 hours to wear, every 30 minutes to measure the health index can be used for up to 28 days of reference, I think this kind of battery life is still effective.

ASUS VivoWatch BP smartwatch 

The width of the VivoWatch BP strap is about 20mm. It is made of medical grade TPU material, durable and skin-friendly, plus the whole watch is only 45g, it is very comfortable to wear. The strap is equipped with a number of adjustment holes, which is suitable for most people to wear on their wrists, and the metal clasps are highly polished.

ASUS VivoWatch BP smartwatch 

Although the black VivoWatch BP is not as colorful as some smartwatches on the market, the simple and neutral design is aesthetic for most people, suitable for both men and women, and easy to match with a variety of similar clothes.

ASUS VivoWatch BP smartwatch 

VivoWatch BP has IPX7 grade waterproof performance, daily wear bath, hand washing is no problem, outdoor sports sudden rainy weather do not have to worry about, but do not wear swimming or scuba diving.

ASUS VivoWatch BP smartwatch 

APP of ASUS VivoWatch BP smartwatch

ASUS HealthConnect is VivoWatch BP's official mobile phone, app, which uses Asus Health AI management technology to automatically score a variety of test data and provide intelligent health advice. The app interface is designed so intuitively that you can get started quickly even when you get in touch with it for the first time.

ASUS VivoWatch BP smartwatch 

With ASUS HealthConnect, you can easily look at steps, blood pressure, heart rate, sleep, calories, exercise, and so on. These monitoring data are very careful. For example, the number of steps is an interval of 20 minutes for statistics, the heart rate is an interval of 10 minutes for automatic monitoring, heat is analyzed in 1 hour, sleep and even the number of turns can be monitored. All monitoring data are analyzed daily or weekly, shown in the form of charts, and the data are clear at a glance.

ASUS VivoWatch BP smartwatch 

In the HealthAI directory, you can view professional health tips. For example, after I've been using it for a while, it uses personal health data to analyze and advise me to get more sleep. In fact, I do often stay up late, so it looks like I need to pay more attention. In addition, ASUS HealthConnect allows users to manually enter blood pressure, blood glucose and weight records, as well as set medication reminder times.

ASUS VivoWatch BP smartwatch 

Compared with ordinary smartwatches, VivoWatch BP is more focused on health, so those functions such as remote photography, music control, and finding mobile phones have been removed, but more practical features such as notifications and alarm clocks have been retained.

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