Xiaomi has launched the Redmi Good Band Professional alongside the Redmi Word 11 and Redmi Word 11S. Based mostly on its identify, 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 can be in demand, resembling an AMOLED show, SpO2 and stress monitoring, and the flexibility to trace a number of forms of exercises. With the improved function record, the worth has gone up too, however solely by a bit. Does the Redmi Good Band Professional nonetheless supply good worth on 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 supply 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 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 routinely. The Good Band Professional has no buttons, and navigation is solely touch-based. You get TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane) straps that are curved, much like those on the Mi Band 6 (Evaluate). These straps have a proprietary connector, which makes it simple to take away them while not having extra instruments. Nevertheless, these searching for 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 simple 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 likewise wore it to mattress with none points. The Good Band Professional packs in a 200mAh battery and is 5ATM water-proof.
Redmi Good Band Professional software program and options
The Redmi Good Band Professional will 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 straightforward and requires a Mi Account. As soon as paired, both app will also be used to vary a number of the Good Band Professional’s settings. The apps assist 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. It’s also possible to change the watch faces on the Redmi Good Band Professional utilizing the app. There are over 50 watch faces to select from, and likewise you too can 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’ll be able to observe almost 110 various kinds of exercises together with 14 water health workouts on the Redmi Good Band Professional. Generally used ones resembling strolling, working, biking, HIIT, trekking, and swimming will be activated on the health band straight away. You’ll be able to edit the record of accessible ones based mostly in your exercise regime. The Redmi Good Band Professional can auto-detect some actions resembling working, strolling, and treadmill use. Aside from this, the Redmi Good Band Professional can even observe coronary heart fee, SpO2, sleep, stress, and menstrual cycles. The band is able to monitoring the wearer’s coronary heart fee repeatedly, and likewise SpO2 ranges when you sleep, however these options are disabled by default to preserve energy.
The Redmi Good Band Professional has a quite simple UI. You’ll be able to swipe proper from the homescreen to entry fast toggles, and swipe left to entry widgets for coronary heart fee, 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 exhibits you all of the capabilities 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 vibrant 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. Through the evaluate interval, a software program replace (1.1.127) fastened this difficulty. The Good Band Professional’s raise-to-wake function was properly 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 fee 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 fee at one-minute intervals and SpO2 each half-hour 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 proud of the accuracy of the Redmi Good Band Professional. I used an Apple Watch Collection 7 (Evaluate) for comparability and located coronary heart fee measurement to be in the identical vary. Periodic monitoring of my coronary heart fee had a unfavourable 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 gadget did so. I took readings manually throughout 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 fee is suitable given the worth of this health band.
Battery life was respectable given the small 200mAh battery, nevertheless it actually depends upon how you utilize your Redmi Good Band Professional, so your expertise will differ. I had enabled the always-on show, set the center fee monitoring interval to at least one 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 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 could be doable with gentle use. With some compromises, you need to simply be capable to go for over per week on a single cost. The equipped magnetic charger latched onto the band fairly simply and managed to high the battery up in lower than an hour and a half.
After I reviewed the Redmi Watch (Evaluate) final yr, I discovered it to be a succesful gadget however one main unfavourable 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. In case you are within the behavior of carrying your smartphone with you in your walks, the Redmi Good Band Professional ought to nonetheless be capable to precisely observe them.
The Redmi Good Band Professional packs in all of the options that one would count on from a health band, and has been launched at an excellent worth. It should enchantment to those that need a larger show than that of the Mi Band 6 (Evaluate) 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 Good Band Professional, and gives an identical function set on the similar worth stage.