If you are a Mi fan, then there is no better smartband rather than the Xiaomi Mi Band 2 or the Mi Band 1S. Regardless the fact how amazing these two models look and act, they have some actual rivals that will do their best to grab some market share. Probably, one of those products will be the Smartband F1 coming our way from No.1. It is still unclear how popular the No.1 Smartband F1 will become, but looks it will try to make Mi Band 2’s life tougher.
Commonly, smartbands are used when going in for sports. Therefore, they should come with appropriate features. As for the No.1 Smartband F1, this wrist bracelet is dustproof as well as waterproof. This smartband has an IP68 certificate, so it can be left under 50m water and nothing will happen to it. Of course, these are not the most important features of a smartband, but they are some products from this niche lucking them. Anyway, like other many handsets this one is not a stand-alone smartband and require other devices to implement some operations. Say, you can connect it to your phone to get notified when calling, a SMS is received or to capture photos. Moreover, you have nothing to worry about as it is compatible with iOS 8.0 and Android 4.0 and above via Bluetooth 4.0.
The No.1 Smartband F1 comes with a 0.91-inch HD OLED display, which is protected with a strength nano injection mask. The straps are made of silicon, so they will serve you long and won’t prevent when doing exercises. There is also a 230mAh battery, which is charged within an hour and will keep working for 100 days. The smartband comes in three colors you can choose from – gentleman black, charm purple and deep sea blue.
I guess you are interested in software – the No.1 Smartband F1 comes with Heart Rate monitor, Pedometer, Sleep monitoring, and Sedentary reminder apps pre-installed. Thus you can count every stem you take, monitor and improve the quality of your sleep, change the unhealthy life style by setting reminders to get up and move, and many more. Once you have used these apps for a certain time period, you can get detailed chart data analysis in a daily, weekly and monthly basis.
If watching the No.1 Smartband F1 vs Xiaomi Mi Band 2 video below, we can come to the following conclusion:
- The Smartband F1 comes with a larger battery of 230mAh than the Mi Band 2 with its 70mAh. So the latter is able to provide up to 20 days of standby mode, thus 20% of its competitor.
- The Smartband F1 comes with an IP68 certificate, while its rival owns only IP67.
- The Smartband F1 has two control points in comparison to Mi Band 2’s single control point.
- And finally, the Smartband F1 features a dynamic heart rate monitor, while the Mi Band 2 comes with a static one.
The rest you can find in the video.
Well, seems the No.1 Smartband F1 sports better features if ignoring the design elements. But we still don’t know the pricing. As you know, the Mi Band 2 and the original Mi Band are actively promoted currently, and the fresher version is available for only $25. We don’t know whether No.1 will set an affordable price tag, but if it won’t, there are many reasons why we have to buy the Mi Band 2. So let’s keep waiting for a price announcement by No.1.