Blink Play moves fitness tracking from wrist to ear.
After health wearables what? Hearables , that's what! Just as you were getting used to strapping on a health tracker- music player, comes a device that is even more convenient. Almost a year after they developed their first writs wearable health tracker, Blink Go, Lifestyle brands Myntra and Jabong have teamed again to shrink its functions to fit into a snug pair of in-ear pieces: Blink Play is a new category of fitness devices: a smart hearable.
In other respects, Blink Play provides the usual functions we have come to expect from fitness trackers: calculation of steps, distance, calories burnt; syncing with mobile phone or music player and controlling stop-start of music using in-wire console of buttons; managing incoming calls on your phone. Blink Play is also voice assistant-ready: you can say either 'Ok Google' or 'Hey Siri', depending on whether your phone is iPhone or Android and then ask whatever you want. All this requires that you download the BlinkFit app on your phone. This also offers audio training guides you can listen to as you jog or exercise.
A small USB charging cable and 2 sizes of ear tips with hooks are provided. Other than the track/volume up/down buttons, a single multi user button performs all other functions and takes some getting used to: I'm guessing that's no hassle for today's young users. At Rs 2250, Blink Play is a sound ( pun intended!) value for those who look for a fitness device that doesn't sacrifice fashion.