More recently, Xiaomi's Redmi sub-brand introduced a new smart bracelet. The device received a simple name - Redmi Band. In this review, compare the new bracelet with Xiaomi Mi Band 4.
The Redmi smart bracelet boasts a rather large 1.08 inch OLED screen and an optical heart rate sensor with 24-hour monitoring. Also, the device received an integrated USB-A port for charging and battery life for up to two weeks.
Let's find out if it's worth buying a new budget smart bracelet if you already have Xiaomi Mi Band 4.
Screen: 1.08 inch OLED color touch screen
Chipset: NFC chip
IP standard: 5ATM or 50m dive
Connection: Bluetooth 5.0
Battery: 130 mAh
Standby time: up to 14 days
Size: 248 x 145 x 11.5mm
Weight: 24.1 grams
The Redmi Band smart bracelet comes in a bright red box. On the front part is the name of the model and the drawing of the wearable device itself.
Side ends received icons with the main features. For example, heart rate, notification, sleep, and even AliPay. That is, the bracelet has support for the NFC chip.
Currently, the bracelet is presented only for the Chinese market and the global version is currently not available.
Inside the box is the smart bracelet itself and instructions in Chinese. There is no charging dock for the station or power cable, since the USB-A port is built into the bracelet case.
Externally, the new Redmi Band bracelet received a completely different design when compared with the popular Mi Band 4 model.
The case is made of matte plastic and on the front there is a large screen with a size of 1.08 inches. Comparing both bracelets from Xiaomi and Redmi, we can say with confidence that the Mi Band 4 with an AMOLED screen looks much better than the OLED screen of the Redmi Band.
Another difference with the Redmi bracelet is a flat glass without any rounding. The fourth-generation Xiaomi bracelet has rounded edges.
Also, due to its low price, Redmi's touch color screen is an order of magnitude reacts worse to touch than Mi Band 4. Therefore, even despite its large screen size on the Redmi Band, Xiaomi still has the best screen quality.
But the new budget smart bracelet has other benefits. Let's find out about them. Redmi Band received an integrated USB-A port for charging, which is hidden in the lower strap.
In this solution, you do not need to look for where you abandoned the charging cable or docking station, but simply connect the bracelet to a laptop or computer. In terms of practicality and convenience, the Redmi Band has a good advantage over the Mi Band 4.
There is only an optical heart rate sensor on the back of the bracelet. What about the strap? As you might have guessed, it is removable and made of a very pleasant silicone material to the touch. Also, the manufacturer offers four different colors - black, blue, red and green.
An important feature is the complete protection against water standard 5ATM. You can safely dive to a depth of 50 meters.
The Redmi Band smart bracelet looks pretty good on the hand, both male and female. In addition, the build quality of the new bracelet is in no way inferior to Mi Band 4.
To activate the screen on the Redmi Band, you need to touch the strip at the bottom of the screen. The same principle of operation can be seen in the model from Xiaomi.
The main screen shows a lot of useful information. For example, battery level, day of the week and date, time, and steps. In the settings of the bracelet, you can select various dials. The manufacturer promises up to 70 options, but only six are currently available.
Management is performed by ordinary swipe. For example, if you swipe from top to bottom, you will see information about the steps taken, distance and calories. Next, the heart rate, training modes, weather, notifications and settings.
In the settings section, there are the following icons - this is a sleep, alarm, dials, music player, stopwatch, timer, AliPay, and find a smartphone.
The number of sports modes is only five options, and the Mi Band 4 model has six modes. Naturally, the NFC module works only in China. Also, given its low cost, the global version of this module will not, as in the case of Xiaomi bracelet.
Very pleased with the built-in music player. Therefore, you can control the music without taking your smartphone out of your pocket.
In general, the main functions and features are the same for both models of smart bracelets Redmi Band and Mi Band 4.
Additionally, the new bracelet has a proprietary application from Redmi. In this application you can track your main activity, sleep, set additional dials and much more.
The Redmi Band smart bracelet received a 130 mAh built-in battery. The manufacturer guarantees up to two weeks of operation.
Charging is done without any wires or docking stations. You need to disconnect the bottom of the bracelet. A full charge will take about 1.5 hours.
If you already have a bracelet from Xiaomi, in my opinion, it makes no sense to change it to a bracelet from Redmi.
And if you plan to buy yourself the first smart bracelet, then the Redmi Band would be a good choice with a rather low initial cost. The main functions and features of Redmi Band remained the same as those of the popular Mi Band 4 bracelet.
Thus, the Redmi Band is a budget option from a well-known brand. Those who want more are waiting for the release of Mi Band 5 in June-July 2020.
Redmi Band Coupon: Y48D3E63025EB001
Expiry date: 00:00 May 31, 2020
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