Xiaomi smart band 7 - techbuzzireland

The Xiaomi Smart Band 7 comes with a larger display than its predecessor with a solid robust feel and IP water resistance rating for a wearable brand. The box lists the major features in a variety of languages, suitable throughout the world. The band comes with one strap (Strap buckle: aluminium alloy) that fits all hand sizes and fits left or right hand. The product was sent to us by Hekka and there is a link and discount code below.

 

Contents

  •       Band body ×1
  •       Band strap ×1
  •       Dedicated charging cable ×1
  •       User manual ×1

 

Specifications / Features

Display ——————-1.62″ AMOLED Display

Battery ——————180mAh battery compacity, Up to 14 days (Recharging time ~2 Hours)

Water resistance —— 5ATM water resistance up to 50m

Activity Tracking ——- Count steps, distance, calories burned, Female health monitor, Blood Oxygen

Healthy monitoring —-24/7 Heart rate monitoring

Motion Sensor———————3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope

Connective————– Bluetooth 5.2 BLE

System requirement—–Android 6.0, IOS 10 or above

 

Other Features:

1.Stopwatch

2.Alarm clock

3.Timer

4.Find my phone

5.Phone unlock

6.Event reminder

7.Do not disturb mode

8.lock screen

9.music control on band

10.Easily charged with magnetic charging pins

11.Remote control the photo camera

  1. Female health monitor

13.Blood Oxygen

And More

Health options

 

Battery charging

The battery charging typical 14 days but as suggested when major features were turned on and the default light was turned to max time, the usage time was reduced to about 9 days in line with the manufactures data during this review.

The biggest niggle of this tracker is the proprietary magnetic charger. This is required while supplied this unique charger has to be fitted to the tracker to charge. This additional charger in techbuzz view (as with all smartwatches/trackers) should be replaced with a standardised approach of a wireless charger option or UBC C charger cable for android users.

App:  Mi Fitness (Xiaomi Wear)

The setup of the app was easy with a QR code on the tracker allowing for easy finding and downloading. The App has over 10 million downloads with a 3.9-star rating from over 261 thousand reviews.  On the rating, I possible would rate the app a little bit higher, as from the setup to the use, this was fast, fluent in transactions, and worked as required. The developers have their act together with experience gained in the range on their previous products, The only slight niggle on occasions I had to manually sync to the android phone on few occasions when the phone was separated out of Bluetooth range of the phone. This would have auto-sync over time but on occasion when I want instant updates.

The app allows for tracking workouts and monitoring your fitness. Not limited to tracking your progress. Track your walks, runs, and bike rides right from your phone. Check your heart rate, blood oxygen, stress, and energy level.

Overall:

The Tracker is solid, and has over 110+ fitness modes, with a battery life quoted as 14 days which exceeds most other trackers. (Albeit reduced to about 9 days with most of the features enables) The tracker can be used in most water sports which is less than 50 meters (5ATM). The design of the strap allows for the tracker to be used on all hand sizes and

With the option to replace this with a variety of colours e.g., elegant Ivory, lively Orange, tranquil Olive, stretched Blue, sakura Pink or mystery, Black. The Mi Fitness (Xiaomi Wear) App works as expected leisurely, the screen is logical with the options to enable, or disable features.  The key features are visible on the watch or via the app.

The Motion Sensor 3-axis accelerometer, during my comparisons with 2 other well know branded devices provide similar results in terms of step counts.  The 110 fitness modes should suffice for most amateur or semi-pro athletes or just trying to encourage their fitness. There are various reminders to get up and move or set targets for workouts.  This is a solid kit with a great history of making trackers that work well, have numerous features, and won’t break the bank.

Note:

Whether using the most basic tracker or the most expensive, “willpower” is required to achieve results whereas the tracker allows the ability to set goals, monitor these and flag potential health issues in real-time.

Use code Jim10 to get an extra $10 off on orders over $29.99 at Hekka.com

By brendanlahert

20 years’ experience in the commercial technical industry. Interested in technology. Certified ITIL v3 Service Management, Project Management Prince 2, Six Sigma.

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