Xiaomi has launched the Redmi Sensible Band Professional alongside the Redmi Be aware 11 and Redmi Be aware 11S. Based mostly on its title, that is clearly positioned as extra succesful than the Redmi Sensible Band. The brand new Redmi Sensible Band Professional brings with it many options which are in demand, equivalent to an AMOLED show, SpO2 and stress monitoring, and the flexibility to trace a number of varieties of exercises. With the improved characteristic checklist, the value has gone up too, however solely by a bit. Does the Redmi Sensible Band Professional nonetheless supply good worth on your cash? I put this health tracker to the take a look at to seek out out.
Redmi Sensible Band Professional value in India
The Redmi Sensible Band Professional is priced at Rs. 3,999 in India however the firm has introduced a restricted interval supply value of Rs 3,499. The Redmi Sensible Band Professional will go on sale at 12pm on February 14.
Redmi Sensible Band Professional design
The Redmi Sensible Band Professional has an oblong polycarbonate physique that homes a 1.47-inch AMOLED show. This panel is massive sufficient to simply learn textual content on with out having to squint. It additionally has an always-on mode, and there is an ambient gentle sensor to regulate its brightness mechanically. The Sensible Band Professional has no buttons, and navigation is only touch-based. You get TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane) straps that are curved, just like those on the Mi Band 6 (Assessment). These straps have a proprietary connector, which makes it simple to take away them while not having further instruments. Nonetheless, these searching for different third-party ones may face issue discovering them out there.
The underside of the Redmi Sensible Band Professional has all of the well being sensors positioned in a pill-shaped bump. There are additionally contact pins that are used to cost the Sensible Band Professional. The provided charger has magnets, making it simple to plug this health band in for charging.
I discovered the Redmi Sensible Band Professional to be super-light at simply 25.5g. I barely observed it on my wrist, and likewise wore it to mattress with none points. The Sensible Band Professional packs in a 200mAh battery and is 5ATM water-proof.
Redmi Sensible Band Professional software program and options
The Redmi Sensible Band Professional might be paired with Android in addition to iOS smartphones utilizing the Xiaomi Put on and the Xiaomi Put on Lite apps, respectively. The pairing course of is easy and requires a Mi Account. As soon as paired, both app can be used to alter a few of the Sensible Band Professional’s settings. The apps help a number of Mi and Redmi wearables and are very simple to make use of. The band syncs with the app in your telephone, after which it is capable of show completely different parameters. You can too change the watch faces on the Redmi Sensible Band Professional utilizing the app. There are over 50 watch faces to select from, and likewise you can even set a photograph out of your telephone’s gallery as a face.
Powered by the Ambiq Apollo 3.5 SoC, the Redmi Sensible Band Professional runs on customized software program. It has Bluetooth 5 LE for connectivity. Sadly, GPS is lacking so it has to depend on your related smartphone for positioning. The Redmi Sensible Band Professional can pull notifications out of your smartphone and alerts you to incoming calls.
You possibly can observe practically 110 various kinds of exercises together with 14 water health workout routines on the Redmi Sensible Band Professional. Generally used ones equivalent to strolling, operating, biking, HIIT, trekking, and swimming might be activated on the health band instantly. You possibly can edit the checklist of accessible ones primarily based in your exercise regime. The Redmi Sensible Band Professional can auto-detect some actions equivalent to operating, strolling, and treadmill use. Aside from this, the Redmi Sensible Band Professional can even observe coronary heart price, SpO2, sleep, stress, and menstrual cycles. The band is able to monitoring the wearer’s coronary heart price constantly, and likewise SpO2 ranges when you sleep, however these options are disabled by default to preserve energy.
The Redmi Sensible Band Professional has a quite simple UI. You possibly can swipe proper from the homescreen to entry fast toggles, and swipe left to entry widgets for coronary heart price, SpO2, climate, exercises, and health stats. Swiping downwards from the highest helps you to see unread notifications out of your paired smartphone, and swiping up from the underside reveals you all of the capabilities of the Sensible Band Professional.
Redmi Sensible Band Professional efficiency and battery life
I used the Redmi Sensible Band Professional for every week and located it comfy to put on always. The show was viewable outdoor, however I discovered it to be too brilliant when sitting in a darkish room, even with auto brightness adjustment enabled. Whereas the interface was very simple to make use of, it did not really feel too fluid at first, particularly whereas scrolling. Throughout the assessment interval, a software program replace (1.1.127) mounted this subject. The Sensible Band Professional’s raise-to-wake characteristic was nicely calibrated and the show at all times lit up once I raised my wrist. It was equally fast to go off once I lowered my hand.
I needed to manually allow computerized coronary heart price and SpO2 monitoring, in addition to app notifications and superior sleep monitoring metrics, utilizing the app. I set the Redmi Sensible Band Professional to measure my coronary heart price at one-minute intervals and SpO2 each 30 minutes whereas I used to be asleep. I additionally enabled alerts for resting and energetic coronary heart charges, and set the band to vibrate for incoming notifications.
When it got here to health monitoring, I used to be pleased with the accuracy of the Redmi Sensible Band Professional. I used an Apple Watch Sequence 7 (Assessment) for comparability and located coronary heart price measurement to be in the identical vary. Periodic monitoring of my coronary heart price had a adverse affect on battery life (extra on that later) however resulted in additional helpful statistics. Sleep monitoring was correct and the band gave me a whole breakdown of my sleep sample. I enabled the monitoring of SpO2 whereas I used to be asleep, and the gadget did so. I took readings manually through the day and I observed it was in the identical vary as what a medical-grade pulse oximeter reported.
I used the Redmi Sensible Band Professional to trace my night walks. Because it doesn’t have in-built GPS, it depends on the paired smartphone for accuracy. With no GPS, the Redmi Sensible Band Professional under-reported distance, measuring 0.96km for the precise 1km that I walked. With a paired smartphone in my pocket, the band fared higher, measuring 1.02km for a similar distance.
It is usually able to computerized exercise detection for 3 particular exercises, as I discussed earlier than. The Redmi Sensible Band Professional prompted me to trace my stroll inside a minute of me beginning the exercise. It measured 1,002 steps for each 1,000 steps I counted, and this error price is appropriate given the value of this health band.
Battery life was respectable given the small 200mAh battery, nevertheless it actually relies on how you employ your Redmi Sensible Band Professional, so your expertise will range. I had enabled the always-on show, set the center price monitoring interval to at least one minute and SpO2 monitoring interval at 30 minutes throughout sleep, and I used the superior sleep monitoring possibility. App notifications have been additionally enabled, and the Sensible Band Professional was used to trace outside walks day-after-day.
With such heavy utilization, the health band lasted for 4 and a half days, fairly a bit wanting Xiaomi’s fourteen day battery declare, which may be attainable with gentle use. With some compromises, it’s best to simply be capable of go for over every week on a single cost. The provided magnetic charger latched onto the band fairly simply and managed to prime the battery up in lower than an hour and a half.
Once I reviewed the Redmi Watch (Assessment) final yr, I discovered it to be a succesful gadget however one main adverse was its lack of SpO2 monitoring. Xiaomi has addressed that shortcoming with the Redmi Sensible Band Professional. In comparison with the Redmi Watch, the Redmi Sensible Band Professional solely misses out on GPS performance. In case you are within the behavior of carrying your smartphone with you in your walks, the Redmi Sensible Band Professional ought to nonetheless be capable of precisely observe them.
The Redmi Sensible Band Professional packs in all of the options that one would count on from a health band, and has been launched at a superb value. It can enchantment to those that need a greater show than that of the Mi Band 6 (Assessment) which can also be a cheaper possibility and can go well with those that need a slimmer profile on their wrist. The Honor Band 6 is a direct competitor to the Sensible Band Professional, and provides an analogous characteristic set on the similar value degree.