If you are waiting for Xiaomi Mi Band 3, then we have good news for you. In April 2017, Xiaomi released its new fitness tracker called Xiaomi AMAZFIT Heart Rate Smartband (Amazfit Health Band). Yes, you can say that it is not new Xiaomi Mi Band 3, and we agree with you.
Nevertheless, the design is very similar to the line of fitness trackers Mi Band, while the new smart band offers significantly more functions. In addition, a sub-brand Xiaomi called Huami produces both Xiaomi Mi Band 2 and Xiaomi AMAZFIT Heart Rate Smartband.
Today we have a review of Xiaomi AMAZFIT Heart Rate Smartband. We compare it with Xiaomi Mi Band 2, and also tell you how to install application on your phone (it’s not as simple as it might seem).
Thank you GearBest online store for providing new Xiaomi smartband for review.
If you already have Xiaomi Mi Band 2, then you know that the fitness tracker comes in a fairly compact box. As for Xiaomi AMAZFIT Heart Rate Smartband, the new device comes in a large enough and solid box.
As you can see on the box, we got the Chinese version, because all inscriptions are in Chinese. We must say that there is still no international version of smart band, including application. We’ll talk about app a little later.
On the back of the box, you can read the basic specifications.
Inside the box we see Xiaomi AMAZFIT Smartband with protective factory film. You have to remove it before using, otherwise you will not see anything on the screen.
Under the smartband is another smaller box with a magnetic charger. It is another difference Xiaomi AMAZFIT Heart Rate Smartband from Xiaomi Mi Band 2.
Also here you will find a user manual, but it will be useful only if you know Chinese.
As you understand, we will compare Xiaomi AMAZFIT Heart Rate Smartband with popular Xiaomi Mi Band 2 fitness tracker. We believe that the new device isn’t next generation of Mi Band 2, but it is a more improved version.
So, let’s first see what’s in common between AMAZFIT Health Band and Mi Band 2. First, both devices have 0.42-inch displays with a touch button. Bands uses straps of TPU material.
Perhaps, these are all similarities in terms of design. Devices have much more differences.
Touch button Amazfit Health Band has a rectangular shape and a larger size. In addition, the new device uses a completely different design: attached straps to the main computing module. In other words, it is simply impossible to lose the main module.
The back of AMAZFIT Heart Rate Smartband looks more impressive than Xiaomi Mi Band 2. This is logical, because the new smartband has magnetic charging, a heart rate sensor and ECG sensor.
In addition, the main module is made of Aluminium Alloy and Stainless Steel.
In short, Xiaomi AMAZFIT Heart Rate Smartband looks more solid and impressive. Looking at it, we immediately understand that it not just fitness tracker, but a really useful device for monitoring health.
As you can see, Xiaomi AMAZFIT Heart Rate Smartband has a battery capacity of 95 mAh. The manufacturer claims that Amazfit Health Band works for 7 days. This is a good result for a device that regularly monitors your heart rate and health.
Here we see the main differences between Xiaomi AMAZFIT Heart Rate Smartband and Xiaomi Mi Band 2. The new gadget offers much more useful functions, such as:
These are unique functions of smartband, but also you should not forget about basic functions of any fitness tracker, such as a pedometer, calories, alarm clock, anti-lost and others.
As we have said, Xiaomi AMAZFIT Heart Rate Smartband working with an application on your smartphone. Unfortunately, mobile app is only in Chinese. We believe it is the main drawback of Xiaomi AMAZFIT Health band. It looks really very useful, a lot of different modes, settings and functions, but it’s all in Chinese. The only solution is to look for how to translate the application into any language or use Google Translate on another smartphone to translate Chinese into English.
The application is called Amazfit Health. You can download it by scanning QR code in user manual.
Also you can use a Amazfit Health Band without application. The display has 4 main screens: time, steps, heart rate and battery charge. If you want to monitor HRV, you should press and hold the touch button below the display.
However, all settings and additional functions, such as history, recommendations, physical exercises, etc., are available only in application.
Xiaomi AMAZFIT Heart Rate Smartband is a very promising fitness device with one significant drawback – the application in Chinese. Amazfit Health Band offers an excellent display, a large set of sensors (heart rate, ECG, HRV), magnetic charging, high-quality materials.
It will be the perfect device to monitor health, if manufacturer released English version of application.