Xiaomi has launched the Redmi Good 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 Good Band. The brand new Redmi Good Band Professional brings with it many options which are in demand, equivalent to an AMOLED show, SpO2 and stress monitoring, and the power to trace a number of kinds of exercises. With the improved function checklist, the value has gone up too, however solely by a bit. Does the Redmi Good Band Professional nonetheless provide good worth in your cash? I put this health tracker to the check to search out out.
Redmi Good Band Professional worth in India
The Redmi Good Band Professional is priced at Rs. 3,999 in India however the firm has introduced a restricted interval provide worth of Rs 3,499. The Redmi Good Band Professional will go on sale at 12pm on February 14.
Redmi Good Band Professional design
The Redmi Good Band Professional has an oblong polycarbonate physique that homes a 1.47-inch AMOLED show. This panel is giant 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 routinely. The Good 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 (Overview). These straps have a proprietary connector, which makes it straightforward to take away them with no need further instruments. Nonetheless, these in search of various third-party ones might face problem discovering them available in the market.
The underside of the Redmi Good 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 Good Band Professional. The equipped charger has magnets, making it straightforward to plug this health band in for charging.
I discovered the Redmi Good Band Professional to be super-light at simply 25.5g. I barely observed it on my wrist, and in addition wore it to mattress with none points. The Good Band Professional packs in a 200mAh battery and is 5ATM waterproof.
Redmi Good Band Professional software program and options
The Redmi Good Band Professional could 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 among the Good Band Professional’s settings. The apps assist a number of Mi and Redmi wearables and are very straightforward to make use of. The band syncs with the app in your telephone, after which it is capable of show totally different parameters. You too can change the watch faces on the Redmi Good Band Professional utilizing the app. There are over 50 watch faces to select from, and in addition 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 Good 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 Good Band Professional can pull notifications out of your smartphone and alerts you to incoming calls.
You possibly can observe practically 110 several types of exercises together with 14 water health workouts on the Redmi Good Band Professional. Generally used ones equivalent to strolling, operating, biking, HIIT, trekking, and swimming could be activated on the health band immediately. You possibly can edit the checklist of accessible ones based mostly in your exercise regime. The Redmi Good Band Professional can auto-detect some actions equivalent to operating, strolling, and treadmill use. Aside from this, the Redmi Good Band Professional may also observe coronary heart price, SpO2, sleep, stress, and menstrual cycles. The band is able to monitoring the wearer’s coronary heart price repeatedly, and in addition SpO2 ranges whilst you sleep, however these options are disabled by default to preserve energy.
The Redmi Good 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 allows you to see unread notifications out of your paired smartphone, and swiping up from the underside reveals you all of the features of the Good Band Professional.
Redmi Good Band Professional efficiency and battery life
I used the Redmi Good Band Professional for per week and located it snug to put on always. The show was viewable outside, 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 straightforward to make use of, it did not really feel too fluid at first, particularly whereas scrolling. In the course of the assessment interval, a software program replace (1.1.127) mounted this challenge. The Good Band Professional’s raise-to-wake function was nicely calibrated and the show all the time 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 Good Band Professional to measure my coronary heart price at one-minute intervals and SpO2 each half-hour whereas I used to be asleep. I additionally enabled alerts for resting and lively coronary heart charges, and set the band to vibrate for incoming notifications.
When it got here to health monitoring, I used to be proud of the accuracy of the Redmi Good Band Professional. I used an Apple Watch Sequence 7 (Overview) for comparability and located coronary heart price measurement to be in the identical vary. Periodic monitoring of my coronary heart price had a destructive impression 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 machine 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 Good 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 Good 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.
Additionally it is able to computerized exercise detection for 3 particular exercises, as I discussed earlier than. The Redmi Good 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 is dependent upon how you utilize your Redmi Good Band Professional, so your expertise will fluctuate. I had enabled the always-on show, set the center price monitoring interval to 1 minute and SpO2 monitoring interval at half-hour throughout sleep, and I used the superior sleep monitoring possibility. App notifications had been additionally enabled, and the Good Band Professional was used to trace out of doors walks every single 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 could be doable with gentle use. With some compromises, it is best to simply have the ability to go for over per week on a single cost. The equipped magnetic charger latched onto the band fairly simply and managed to prime the battery up in lower than an hour and a half.
After I reviewed the Redmi Watch (Overview) final yr, I discovered it to be a succesful machine however one main destructive was its lack of SpO2 monitoring. Xiaomi has addressed that shortcoming with the Redmi Good Band Professional. In comparison with the Redmi Watch, the Redmi Good Band Professional solely misses out on GPS performance. If you’re within the behavior of carrying your smartphone with you in your walks, the Redmi Good Band Professional ought to nonetheless have the ability to precisely observe them.
The Redmi Good Band Professional packs in all of the options that one would anticipate from a health band, and has been launched at a great worth. It can enchantment to those that need a larger show than that of the Mi Band 6 (Overview) which can also be a cheaper possibility and can swimsuit those that need a slimmer profile on their wrist. The Honor Band 6 is a direct competitor to the Good Band Professional, and affords an identical function set on the identical worth degree.