No doubt smart bands are considered as perfect health partners for mankind. People says that there’s no comprise when it comes to health and buy expensive smart bands which sadly don’t contain many options. Some lack a promising long lasting battery or a heart rate sensor, even some lack a sleep monitor. You see price matters, but if we are satisfied with the features of that very smart band. But what if you can get every feature that you ever dreamt in a smart band? Well, our today’s protagonist “Xiaomi Mi Band 1S” is the only Chinese smart band to offer every trait that is meant to be inside a perfect smart band. Moreover, it is the:
Most affordable and long-lasting smart band on the planet
Let’s just look into what Xiaomi Mi Band 1S has to offer:
Xiaomi Mi Band 1S Review – A Complete Health Partner
Design & Appearance
It is interesting to know that all the tremendous performance and numerous functions are packed inside an 8mm narrow cell. It’s a small oval shaped module just like it’s predecessor Xiaomi Mi Band with a neat matte touch.
Only 0.5 gram is added when compared to the previous generation which is understandable with the addition of heart rate sensor, making it 14.5g weight in total. It’s good that we don’t have to see those hefty smartwatches with annoying wearing experience. It’s is tightly sealed and IP 67 certified (water and dustproof).
It molds from Magnesium-aluminum alloy allowing it to be an unimaginable robust device that we can use it and put to test in any condition and it will not even perforate. On the front, we can see the three LED lights stating the device is active and synchronized.
Meanwhile, on the back, heart rate sensor is situated and ready to count our pulse.
The charging terminals are present on the left and a special USB charger comes along Xiaomi Mi 1S in the package.
When the band which is made of TPSiV and is anti-allergic and wear resistant, comes in many colors and design. Even we can find leather and steel bands for Xiaomi Mi Band 1S. The customization options are unlimited.
In short, the design is so unique and we won’t even notice that or health partner is with us but it will be there every time for 10 to 30 days of single charge.
Features & Battery
At the beginning, we stated that Mi Band 1S Pulse had some incredible and diverse features, well it’s the time to mention them. First, 1S Plus has improved in many ways from its ancestor. Under the hood, we find a military-grade motion sensor making the pedometer much accurate in calculating distance and steps . Another highlighting aspect is the presence of heart/pulse rate sensor which monitors every heartbeat / pulse. Other features includes:
- Sleep monitor – Monitors the hours of light and deep sleep
- Wake Up Alarm – Vibrates when it’s time to wake
- Call Reminder – The LED lights notifies during a call on the phone
- Calories monitor – measure how much calories the user has burned
- Unlock Phone – The smart band is a way to unlock Xiaomi Smartphones automatically (range 1.5 meters)
On the other hand, it is powered by 45mAh Lithium polymer battery and a promising 10 days battery life on average use. We did a battery test and it lasted more than 10 days (21 days with 33% still left).
Obviously, we can’t find a 4500 mAh battery inside such a compact device. However, the battery time is nothing in front of the previous generation which was able to last for a month. The sole reason for the depression in battery life is probably the heart rate sensor. we did a battery test and it lasted more than 10 days (21 days with 33% still left).
Here are some easy steps to install Xiaomi Mi Fit App:
Step 1: Open Play Store and search for Xiaomi Mi Fit.
Step 2: Install and Open the App.
Step 3: Make sure that your smartphone’s Bluetooth and Xiaomi the Mi Band 1S is active.
Step 4: Find and pair with Mi Band device. Select Gender. All done.
Here you can find all the statistics including steps, calorie count, heart rate of the very day, week and even month.
It should be noted that Xiaomi Mi Band 1S is totally dependent on the smartphone as it doesn’t have a display. However, the new generation known as Mi Band 2 has a display.
- Long battery life
- Heart rate / Pulse sensor
- Water, Dust and Shock Proof
- Elegant Design
- No Display
There’s no doubt that Xiaomi Mi Band 1S is perfect health partner. With a price under $11, lots of features and customization, we recommend you to buy this smart band. It’s more than what we get for that price tag.