The new sportwatch Xiaomi Miband 1S (E-491546) with Heart Rate monitor is more than HOT and might be the best Christmas Present! It is the successor of the MiBand which was one of the best sportwatches with overall great reviews and additional support by users and Xiaomi. The MiBand 1S was introduced in November 2015 with its new functionality heart rate sensor! The 1S directly become popular and on several Chinese webshops you could pre-order them at rates starting from $26,-. There is still a huge run on these sportwatches and still no one can tell which website is going to deliver them the fastest.
Off course you just want to know what can I do with this sportwatch and what are the highlights
1. Heart rate monitor – (Optical heart rate sensor done by Photoplethysmography method)
2. A great standby time of 30 days due to a premium bluetooth chip and military gravity sensor
3. Sleep monitoring – It detects your deep and shallow sleep
4. Vibrates on incoming calls
5. Track your sports, record steps, distance and calories
6. Alarm function – Vibrates when you alarm is set
7. Waterproof – IP67 means protected from immersion between 15 centimeters and 1 meter in depth
A disappointment is that the heart rate is not continuously measured, we hoped that we could see the heart rate when actively running. Although if you think about it simply cannot work since more advance heart rate measurement won’t certainly not fit in such a small device. The heart rate measurement method used is an optical where you should place your hand on chest level. Also unfortunately the manual is in Chinese but with the application it becomes straight forward. And otherwise you can find the English manual here E-491546_Instruction.zip
MiFit application (iPhone & Android)
Xiaomi worked hard on the development of the application and its all works like a charm on the iPhone as well on a Android phone. With the register function you can see the steps/motions, speeds, estimate km, calories, heart beat, deep and swallow sleep. On the iPhone you can also syn it with your standard Health app. When installing the app you need to register. To create an account simple go to https://account.xiaomi.com/pass/register and register (don’t forget to look in your spam when not receiving the confirmation).
Standard version & accessories
If you don’t like the standard black wrist strap or just want to upgrade the style there is enough chose between materials and colors has you can see below.
And if you don’t want to have the heart functionality just buy the basic version which is also available on most websites.
Look on the following sites and find the best price since it may diver very much!