Don’t buy this smartwatch / fitness tracker !

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Just a quick post about another smartwatch / fitness tracker that I was miss-sold on eBay

Its title was
A16 Bluetooth Smart Watch Health Wrist Bracelet Heart Rate Monitor Sports New
Do NOT buy this watch

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/182341391730

 

It is listed as using the Nordic nRF52832 Bluetooth MCU, but when I opened the watch to see how to reprogram it, I found it contained a Dialog processor

 

Unfortunately as I had already accepted the item, and given feedback in eBay.
But as the item was delivered by registered post with a tracking code and I had to sign for it, the vendor knows I received it, so I couldn’t simply pretend it had never arrived (which is sometimes the best option with dodgy vendors as they have to resend or give a refund if you don’t receive the goods)

 

I have written to the vendor ( http://www.ebay.com.au/usr/rsp99998 )  to complain, I doubt they care, so I think I’ve just wasted $30 as I bought 2 of them.

 

But I doubt I will get a good resolution from this.

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