This Smart bracelet Xiaomi Mi Band 1S (Original Xiaomi Mi Band 1S Pulse Heart Rate IP67 Bluetooth Wristband 4.0 Smartband Fitness Tracker with LED Light for Android & IOS – Black) was acquired in GeekBuying. It was my first purchase in this Chinese store and choose if given on account of it having the lowest price for the MI Band 1S at the time of purchase, and be the lowest pre-sale period to start posting.
A MI Band 1S It's a smart bracelet, also called smart bracelet, Smart band, fitness bracelet, fitness band, Fitness tracker, Smart bracelet, and so many other names. She makes Bluetooth connection 4.0 with mobile phones with Android and iOS operating system. She relies on sensors to monitor sleep and physical activities. For notifications, She has 3 Led and vibration motor. And the big news from version 1S is the sensor to measure the rate of heartbeat.
I already knew the Xiaomi Mi Band for a long time, Since the previous models, and I've always been interested in it. However my previous cell, at Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos, don't have Bluetooth 4.0 and, therefore, is not compatible with the Mi Band. With the recent acquisition of Motorola Moto X Play XT1563 32GB, that has Bluetooth support 4.0, I was able to finally acquire a Mi Band.
With so many smart bracelet options on the market, the option for MI Band 1S If given by low cost. It is true that there are options with more features, but they are a lot more guys, well more expensive even! Especially here in the country of taxes, and with Dilma each day creating a new. For a first smart bracelet MI Band 1S It seemed the best option, If I don't fit and it's over in a drawer either, at least the injury was low. The same also applies if I like it and decide to leave soon for something more advanced.
The low price of Mi Band is due in part to the fact of Xiaomi to be a Chinese company, you already have a good market in China and is trying to break into the Western market to compete with the big brands on the market of cell phones. But also weighs the fact of Mi Band have only the essentials, There is a display as in more advanced models, so that it is limited to notify via LEDs and vibrations. This apparent disadvantage also brings some benefits in return: Besides the low cost already mentioned, a Mi Band can be very light and discreet, In addition to having a long battery life, reaching 30 days of continuous use moderated. In use that I've been doing, exploring more features, She should probably last from 10 a 15 days.
When I made my purchase MI Band 1S was still in pre-order, while previous model was widely available and somewhat cheaper. The difference from version 1S, as already mentioned, is the sensor to measure the rate of heartbeat. I concluded it was worth paying a few dollars more and wait a few days and get the new version, After all the delay the greater the internal revenue service of Brazil, anyway. If I lived in civilization where a package arrives from China in a week, that would make any difference. The rate of heartbeat can be checked at any time using the application E Fit, Xiaomi's own. You can also configure the E Fit to make periodic measurements automatically while the user is sleeping, to improve the accuracy of the monitor of sleep, the cost of a higher consumption of battery.
A MI Band 1S comes in a cardboard box well reinforced and resisted well to the transport. Inside the box we have right in front of the small sensor that weighs only 5,5 grams, with the outside is made of polycarbonate and an alloy of aluminium and magnesium. Has 37 mm long, 13,6 mm wide and 9,9 mm thick. Within it are included: a military sensor of gravity, an optical sensor heartbeat, Bluetooth chip 4.0, Led and vibration motor.
At the bottom of the box have the black silicone bracelet, the USB adapter to recharge and the user manual in Chinese. The bracelets can also be purchased separately, in several different colors.
Put the bracelet on her arm to see how it looked and found that to use it comfortably I have to leave you stuck by the last hole. For me alright, but this can be a problem for people who have the pulse wider than my. At first I found strange a little wear the wristband, especially when you get home because, on the few occasions when I still wear a watch, the first impulse to get home is to get it. But the idea of Mi Band keep the user all the time. In the old days, before cell phones, I used to watch virtually the whole time that I was away from home. Nowadays I rarely use, as for hours the phone is always there in your pocket and at work the computer always has the timing in the corner. So it's going to take a while for me to get used to again have something on the wrist all the time, but every day it's getting less weird.
A MI Band 1S came with the dead battery, so soon after taking it and see how it looked on the wrist, put the sensor into the adapter and connected it to a USB port on my PC to charge the battery. The full charge took about 2 hours. The battery is lithium polymer, not removable, tim e 45 mAh capacity. The typical current input is of only 25mA and voltage of 5V, so that any USB port can handle loading it.
A MI Band 1S is independent enough. Has internal memory for recording the information of physical activity and sleep for several days without having to report to the mobile phone. The intelligent alarm also works without needing a cell phone. So the application E Fit serves mainly to set it up and to collect the information and show the user. The impact on cellular battery consumption is minimal, probably negligible to who ever leaves the Bluetooth turned on all the time. Communication is done in standard Bluetooth LE (of Low Energy), also called Bluetooth Smart, specially designed to reduce energy consumption in this type of application.
All I will say about the E Fit in this article applies to the version 1.8.441 para o Android, running on my Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos with the Android version 6.0 (Marshmallow). I can't say how the functioning on iPhone. The synchronization of the MI Band 1S with Android is made through the E Fit. As soon as the synchronization was made, the E Fit already tried to upgrade the firmware of the MI Band 1S and the heart rate monitor.
Curiously MI Band 1S does not appear in the list of Bluetooth devices connected, even though synchronized with the E Fit. In practice it makes no difference, except that you cannot add the MI Band 1S as reliable Bluetooth device to keep the phone unlocked when she's around. From what I read on the net, looks like there's a turbocharged version of the E Fit you have an option to enable the visibility of Mi Band allowing her to be paired with the mobile phone from the viewpoint of the Android even. As I do not wish to use this function to unlock the screen or been behind more details. Use the lock to prevent accidental drives with the phone in my Pocket, Therefore this functionality has no use to me.
On the main screen, the E Fit shows the amount of steps that we have taken on the day, and the equivalent in kilometers and calories burned. A circular bar shows how much this represents in relation to the goal that was established. At log also shows the activities that have been registered. It's all automatic, you do not need to tell MI Band 1S It's going to work out. By their movements, measured by gravity sensor, a Mi Band can infer if you are stopped or if and how much you are moving. And so she can register any movement, It is a fact that is just a walk to get to work or the halls of a supermarket. Of course they are only estimates, I tend to be somewhat exaggerated. Don't be fooled, a Mi Band is optimistic. You will always be more sedentary than she says you're :). But the imprecision in absolute values does not mean that you can compare the activities of overnight, a week for another, etc. Therefore, There's a real value in these statistics.
The distance to the goal can also be accompanied by the LEDs MI Band 1S. When we are in business they sometimes manifest themselves and the pattern indicates how far the goal in the following order: 1 Flashing led, 2 deleted; 1 Led on, 1 Flashing, 1 deleted; 2 LEDs on, 1 Flashing; and 3 Access LEDs when the goal was completed.
Still on the main screen you can access the data of sleep. She records the total time slept and the time when the user was in a deep sleep. Here the MI Band 1S can rely on the gravity sensor, or you can also use the heart sensor periodically. Use the heart rate sensor is optional, because the battery consumption is greater with him. I chose to leave this option enabled. I found the records in the E Fit pretty accurate. The hours he recorded were the times when I sleep and when I woke up. As for the deep sleep, I actually woke up a few times on those nights recorded.
By clicking on the icon in the upper left corner you can access bar charts to compare the everyday physical activities, week to week, month after month. You can check the records of days, weeks, or individual months. The activities are also separated into walking and running.
There are also graphics to accompany sleep. You can also compare day to day, week to week, month to month and verify the records of days, weeks, or individual months. The application logs the total time in bed, the time in a light sleeper and the time in deep sleep.
It is possible, also, check out a bar chart of activities or sleep over time throughout the day.
In the upper-right corner of the main screen E Fit We have access to the settings of the MI Band 1S. There you can check the battery charge, There is a feature to locate the Mi Band causing it to vibrate, There is a setting to unlock the phone with the bracelet, among other options. There is an option to configure notifications of applications through the bracelet. You can choose to 3 applications where the bracelet will vibrate when there are notifications.
The alarm is one of the most interesting functions MI Band 1S. You can set up to 3 alarms, with options of repetitions every day or on specific days of the week. The alarm of the Mi Band you don't wake up with noise, but with vibrations on your wrist, What is far less unpleasant.
Furthermore, the alarm can be smart. That means he will wake you up 30 minutes before the scheduled time. By monitoring of sleep, He will try to find the best time to wake you up, in other words, He will try to avoid having to wake up in the middle of a deep sleep. In these 30 minutes he will wait for the time when you're a light sleeper to start to vibrate, so you wake up in a manner closer to the natural.
From what I observed, It vibrates 5 times, If you don't wake up, He waits a few minutes and vibrates more 5 times, until you lift. Touch the metal part of the bracelet is equivalent to a “nap”. Just in case it's good to let also the traditional alarm clock as collateral. I have left the Timely adjusted as before, for the case of Mi Band Unable to wake me up, but so far I haven't needed him. As I said earlier, the alarms are programmed on own Mi Band and once programmed work without the phone need to be around.
In the profile screen you can set the goal. The default is 8000 daily steps, but you can increase or decrease this value setting is changed by 1000 steps. Unfortunately there is no way to define the line in kilometres or time, which are more easy to imagine. The profile also supports a photo, gender, date of birthday, height and weight.
Another interesting feature of the E Fit is it possible to sync it with the Google Fit. In this way the data of activity and sleep will be exported automatically to the Google application. It is also possible to synchronize with the WeChat, Instant Messaging application very used in China, but little known in Brazil. On my phone it not work.
Before the release of the MI Band 1S There was no doubt what the functioning of heart rate monitor. He would work continuously as dedicated devices? The answer is no. Through the E Fit You can measure the heart rate at any time. He starts the measurement and result in few seconds. A history of the last measurements can also be viewed. But that's all. The integration of the heart rate monitor is exploited in the monitoring of sleep, but it is not explored directly in the monitoring of activities.
You can share the information of activities and sleep on social networks and instant messengers. The applications supported are WeChat, Google , Line, Facebook, and Twitter. Apparently you need to have these applications installed on your phone to be able to share through them.
A MI Band 1S vibrates and blinks the LEDs when we got a call on my cell phone. Is a nice feature to avoid losing calls even in meetings and places where the cell phone needs to be on silent, and also in very noisy locations where you don't hear the Bell cell phone. This feature should please mainly women who like to hang out with the phone in her purse and often lose calls for not hearing the doorbell didn't even feel them vibrate. I usually walk with the phone in my Pocket, so often I see it vibrating, but there are exceptions. When I'm at home also happen to be away from the phone and didn't hear it, especially if you have sound or TV on or if I'm on the outside of the House. With MI Band 1S I hope I don't have this problem.
Note that it is possible to explore a little more MI Band 1S using third-party applications, that work in conjunction with the E Fit, but everyone ends up bumping into some limitations of the firmware itself MI Band 1S. And many customization options, as with different colors in LEDs, limited to the first version of Mi Band, that is no longer marketed. In the new versions, including 1S, the LEDs are white.
A third party application that I liked was the Mi Band Tools, It costs R$ 7,99. With it you can explore better the application notification option. You can choose more than 3 applications for notifications, create filters to vibrate only with notifications with specific words, or ignore notifications with certain words, what allows, for example, filter messages of groups and/or specific people in software like Whatsapp and Telegram. You can also create specific vibration patterns for different applications, groups, people, etc. but note that this is one of the features that collide in firmware limitation. It works, but vibrations nonstandard (What is 500ms vibrating and 200ms intervals) may not work exactly as they should. For example, I set up a vibration of 200ms with 100ms intervals to notify me of new posts in Telegram. Because it is nonstandard, Sometimes I get something a bit different this.
The Mi Band Tools also lets you customize notifications to contacts or groups of specific contacts. You can also configure more than 3 alarms, but note that only 3 can be smart and can be stored in the memory MI Band 1S. Others are configured in the application and will only work with the cell phone around the bracelet. This alarm also incorporates an alarm safety sleep, that is I do manually with the Timely, but note that the security alarm only works for external alarms, in other words, does not work for the 3 that are in memory of Mi Band 1.
Another interesting option of Mi Band Tools is in relation to the heart rate monitor. You can configure it to do automatic measurements at specific intervals of time. The default is 5 minutes, but you can download it for 1 minute or upload it for many minutes. The application does graphics with frequencies measured, notifies you if the frequency is too low or too high, among other features. Note, however, the greater the frequency of measurements, less the battery will last. Furthermore, the measurements shall be made when the phone is around, because this program is not in memory of MI Band 1S, and she also has no memory to store measurements. The stored data can be exported to CSV, making it easier for those who want to keep a spreadsheet of measurements.
Por fim, the Mi Band Tools It has a Widget that shows the amount of steps of the day in the Center, and in a circular bar that indicates how far to reach the goal. A second bar shows the battery charge. I like this feature, because E Fit has Widget.
A Smart bracelet Xiaomi Mi Band 1S waterproof IP67 certified, which means she has total protection against dust and protection against effects of immersion between 15 cm and 1 metro. I've showered with her five times without major problems. By specifying she also could be used for swimming, but I do not know if I would risk.
Today is the fourth day I'm using the Smart bracelet Xiaomi Mi Band 1S. So far I can say that I'm satisfied with it. I'm getting used to it to keep it on his arm all the time. Sleep with it's quiet, She doesn't bother. What else I missed was actually a display to show the time. Despite not wearing a watch with frequency for at least a decade, my brain is still conditioned to interpret something in my left wrist as a watch. Several times I wanted to know the time and found myself looking at the MI Band 1S. I do not intend to change the Mi Band so early, but the next I wish it had a clock. It is a pity that the Xiaomi didn't do a template with clock, Since the competing brands like Fitbit are much more expensive, and the Chinese of known brands has a number of bugs and limitations.
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And the purchase summary table:
|Product Name:||Smart bracelet Xiaomi Mi Band 1S|
|Name Original:||Original Xiaomi Mi Band 1S Pulse Heart Rate IP67 Bluetooth Wristband 4.0 Smartband Fitness Tracker with LED Light for Android & IOS – Black|
|Current value:||US$ 19,79|
|Shipping Type:||Registered Airmail|
|Package Home Country:||China|
|Time in Transit:||57 days|
|Declared content:||Adapter (146929*1)|
|Type Marked Content:||Other|
|Declared Value:||US$ 20,00|
|Taxable Value:||US$ 20,00 (R$ 80,60)|
|Tax Value:||R$ 48,36|
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