Design and display
The Timex Helix Gusto fitness band looks like many other fitness bands that are available in the market currently. It comes with a detachable soft rubber strap that is comfortable on the skin. The fitness band offers a 0.96-inch colour screen display in a Black case colour. The display of the fitness band offers a single point touch, which means that you can interact with the watch through that button only.
As mentioned, the fitness band comes with a detachable cable, which is quite a simple process and mandatory for you to charge your fitness tracker. Once you remove then band, you will see that the capsule comes with the USB Type-A port that can be plugged into almost all of the charging plugs. Also, because of this, you also do not have to carry any additional cables to charge the device, which makes it easy for you to use it.
Overall, the design and display of the Timex Helix Gusto fitness band is quite good. We didn’t find any complaints with the fit of the fitness band.
The fitness band from Timex is quite simple to use. The one touch button can be used to switch between different functions. First tap shows the step count, second tap shows the distance, third tap shows the calories burnt, fourth tap health, fifth tap sleep tracker, sixth tap messages and the last one offers more options such as power off and reset. If you have to access any of these, you will have to long press on the button to open it.
Under sports, the Timex Helix Gusto fitness band offers support for walking, running, cycling, basketball, table tennis, badminton, climbing and football. The fitness band also includes a heart rate monitor.
Additional functions offered by the fitness band include ‘find my phone’ and enabling camera of the phone it is connected to. The fitness band has to be connected to the Helix app — available on the Google Play Store. Using this app, users can set alarm, enable notifications for calls, SMS, WhatsApp and Facebook notifications. They can also set the fitness band to Do-not-Disturb mode. This can be set to all day or a scheduled time as per users’ convenience.
What we think
Overall, we can easily say that the Helix Gusto fitness band is for those who are looking to buy a simple and no-nonsense fitness band. It comes for support for only basic app notifications which may be appreciated those who do not want all apps buzzing on their fitness tracker. At the price of Rs 2,295, the fitness band competes with Xiaomi Mi Band 3 that comes at Rs 1,999.