Amazon.com.au:Customer reviews: Fingerprint Padlock, Bluetooth Lock, APP, IP65 Waterproof, MEGAFEIS Smart Padlock with Keyless Biometric Suitable for Gym, Sports, Bike, School, Cabinet, Garage and Storage
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As a bio-metric "smart" lock, this has done the job quite well for a few months of regular gym use. The fingerprint reader can be fussy if you have wet or dirty fingers, however that seems like a common theme for most fingerprint readers.
The battery has lasted well with dozens of lock/unlock cycles and so far have not experienced any incorrect unlock attempts - it has only unlocked with known registered fingerprints.
The lock itself isn't going to survive an even moderately determined thief, however for simple uses like a gym locker it does the job.
The bad news... - The Android application needs FAR too many permissions with no reasonable justification for most of them. - The registration process requires sharing personal information (ie personal mobile number), but that registration doesn't give you any additional functionality. - You can only use that same, highly intrusive application to do a bluetooth unlock. Considering the questionable trustworthiness of that application and that there are no alternatives, the bluetooth unlock feature is useless. - The interface for the application isn't very nice either.
Because you need to use a mobile app with the lock, two stars off for the dodgy app/permissions and the bluetooth unlock subsequently being unavailable. Improve the application and remove the outrageous permissions and perhaps it gets to 4 or 5 stars.
Comme pas mal tout les lecteur d empreinte c est parfois un peu dificile de faire reconaitre ses empreintes. L application android est super. Facile de savoir a quel moment le cadena a été dévérouillé. Le bluetooth fonctionne bien quoi qu il faut etre vraiment proche. J adore ce cadenas puisque j ai la certitude d etre le seul a pouvoir le deverouiller de mon vivant
J'en suis pas déçu du produit ! Il relie parfaitement Mes empreintes. Parfois quelques petits bugs mais rien de grave. Avant rédiger une avis j'ai voulu l'essayer au travail et j'en dis que ça vaut la peine. Certain mes collègues de travail sont jaloux 😂 En tout cas aucun problème technique ! L'application même lui j'en suis pas déçu Tout va à la perfection ! Le manuel qui rédigeait avec le cadenas et anglais mais rassurez-vous l'application est en français 😉 En tout cas je vous le montre un petit vidéo 😄
Ok...I have read almost all the reviews on this BT padlock. The most common complaints is about giving it certain complaints and nobody knows the PIN to connect to BT on their phone. That being said, here are my responses: Only allow certain setting when you are using the App. If you are not willing to do that, then most modern day BT enabled devices are not for you. No PIN is required. If you were doing that you probably did as I did...when the App said to connect via BT, you went to your phone's settings, BT, Pair a device, chose ****FPL, mine specifically said BlueFPL I am sure because I ordered the blue lock. THIS STEP IS NOT NECESSARY.
Once you added the lock in the App it will be recognized via BT from within the App. Another review stated this but not in a very clear way, so let me clarify here:
This is assuming you set up your lock in the App. Open the App and choose your lock. The screen will put your lock name at the top, a lock icon with a fingerprint inside and "Disconnected" below and a black dot with a blue ring (yours might be a different color) with "Unlock" beneath the dot. ***If you tap the "Unlock" dot it will run an animated icon saying "Connecting", at the end of which it will display a Notification the device connection failed, please make sure that BT and device broadcast are activated". This is where everyone gets frustrated. Your phone is all set up perfect so long as BT is enabled and broadcast is activated. The problem is your lock is not. The lock does not broadcast its BT signal all the time. Only for a few seconds when the fingerprint pad is touched. So, touch the fingerprint pad on the lock with any finger to 'wake up' the lock. It will then broadcast its BT information. Then touch the 'Unlock' icon again. Your lock will almost immediately unlock without using the stored fingerprint.
I did not give it a 5* rating for the following reasons:
It can be cantankerous when trying to use the stored fingerprint after getting out of the shower and your hands have been wet. The instructions are not well written. I personally feel I should not have to read reviews to figure out how a product works.
I hope this review helps someone out to be able to use this lock with BT without the frustration.
I would give this lock 5 stars. The lock is well made and sturdy, and it reads a fingerprint well. But the setup instructions are poorly written and difficult to understand. They are basically a jumble of misspelled English words resembling sentences. I figured out the instructions by "picture reading." I also tried searching for better instructions online - there aren't any. Here is another concern - you must download an app onto your phone. It asks for a lot of information. The required password for this app is also complex and they want you to change them after a period of time. You are sending all of this information to a foreign country with a known track record of hacking. With this app, they will know all of your passwords. I ordered 3 of these locks and will return them. Unfortunately, most of these biometric locks are all made in the same country. That's not a big deal, except they want you to download their app on your phone. I don't mind buying quality products from this or any other country, but this is not a good purchase for me. If privacy is not a huge concern for you, and you are the only person using this lock, and you have the patience to decipher the cryptic instructions, I recommend it.