Xiaomi Mi Band 3
I. purpose of purchase
This time buy the glory bracelet 4 should be considered as a running table consumption downgrade bar. Originally planned to take advantage of the National Day period to buy a Garmin fr645+ running beans / heart rate belt, running training plans to use, I hope that one day can run a marathon and so on. The result of the National Day to buy the last to find that the budget is not enough. Having seen Glory Bracelet 4 running posture monitoring, I decided to buy Glory Bracelet 4 Standard Edition + running version combination. Anyway, the usual running is with a mobile phone out, this combination can be the heart rate, running form together to solve the problem. And the price added up to less than the price of Garmin running beans.
As for why not to buy Xiaomi, black and so on, the main focus on the running version of the running form monitoring. The standard version of the emphasis on the color screen, continuous heart rate and scientific sleep these highlights, in fact, before getting the bracelet is no sense.
II. Introduction to appearance and functions
(2) characteristic functions
The Standard Edition emphasizes the four functions of color touch screen, heart rate, sleep and motion detection.
Color touch screens greatly enhance the user experience. Users from Xiaomi bracelet 2 say the screen has greatly improved the user experience. . Millet bracelet 2 has only one key setting destined to have only one layer of menu. The touch screen provides more interactive possibilities, such as the actual use of stopwatches, timers and other functions in the secondary menu is repeatedly used. The second is that the screen is really bright and works well in the sun, providing a good user experience for outdoor sports (the brightness of the Xiaomi bracelet 2 has been criticized a lot). .
heart rate. And millet bracelet 2 generation slightly different, millet bracelet 2 is a click wait about 5 seconds, there is a heart rate value. Honor bracelet 4 if the 24-hour continuous monitoring is seconds, if this function is not turned on, also have to wait about 5 seconds, and then will continue to display the heartbeat for a period of time (45 seconds. ). As for accuracy, it’s hard to say which is more accurate without a device such as a heart rate band, but I’ve tested it several times at the same time, and the result is slightly higher in glory than Xiaomi. Overall 24-hour heart rate monitoring I think is a very good function, through app can see heart rate range and resting heart rate and other information, for exercise control heart rate interval provides good basic data.
Sleep monitoring. I’m directly opening the science of sleep, which is relatively data-rich, with more eye movement time and breathing in continuous deep sleep. And detailed recommendations are made for each of the data. And millet bracelet 2 wear 3 days at the same time for comparison. One day glory was nearly an hour longer than Mi’s deep sleep. For two days it was pretty much the same. As for accuracy, there is no objective data to compare, can not be evaluated.
. And you can set specific goals and reminders.
I then focused on trying it, using both the Standard and Running versions (in the case where the running version had been activated and connected to app).
The Running version is placed on the buckle, and the running screen is prompted to confirm on the running version. The phone will prompt you to connect to the running version. This time to check the standard version of the connection status, I connected to the running version of the standard version after the break, and then I connected to the standard version, the two bracelets connected at the same time.
Follow the instructions to start running on a mobile phone (I don’t know if I can start running directly on a bracelet). That’s when the anklet vibrates.
The bracelet shows the heart rate all the way through the run. It can end with the bracelet. I ended up on my phone. The anklet also vibrates at the end.
Then you can see the data on the phone, the first page is the common track, time, distance, pace and heat.
Detailed data on heart rate stride, touchdown time, and impact can then be seen in the chart. A good bit of data can be superimposed on each chart, up to a maximum of 3 charts can be seen on top of each other.
In the details you can see the speed, the number of steps, the stride. There is also a special running posture showing touchdown time, landing impact, valgus amplitude, swing angle, and landing style. Click on it to see the detailed suggestions.
I haven’t been swimming lately. But very worried about the impact of water on the touch screen, after all, sports watches have keys, for the sweat, gloves and other touch screen impact, I do not know how the wristband in this performance.
Endurance: on scientific sleep, off 24 hours heart rate, not open notice and raise wrist bright screen, 7 days still 30%. Basically consistent with publicity.
Weather information. It really started out as an enigmatic renewal mechanism for me. Follow the guidelines to give exercise Health gps permissions, but I still find the weather to be extremely slow after I follow the guidelines. It has obviously cooled down, showing that it is in the twenties, which is really. Later research found that Huawei’s phone data should be read the default weather that APP, weather APP is not updated, the data is not updated. After the weather APP is updated, exercise health should be synchronized once in a while, so the bracelet will not be updated immediately. The weather source of other brands of mobile phones is not clear, and it is not very clear whether sports health should be kept in the background. In short, this is a question that many people also respond to on the Huawei forum.
The running interface logic is a bit confusing in linkage mode after entering the run, the bracelet just shows the heart rate. Pace, distance can’t see anything (I feel maybe I’m not right, plan to try again) but starting straight from the bracelet has distance, calories and so on. Second, the exercise health APP has a reminder of high heart rate, but I run to set the heart rate bracelet did not remind.
III. Some personal ideas
(I) NFC version.
This depends on the individual needs, like I buy bracelets mainly for running, in fact, NFC demand is not particularly strong. And because the bracelet does not have the GPS, to go out to have to carry the handset. The mobile phone apple pay, Samsung pay, Huawei pa, Mi pay can solve the needs of nfc. Of course, if you’re running somewhere close to home, or if you don’t have an nfc on your phone, consider including a nfc version for bank and traffic cards.
(2) can the table be replaced by a running table? the conclusion is that it is not possible.
1. There’s no exercise coach. For those who can tangle the alternative relationship between a bracelet and a running table, the number of events is not the key. Like the suunto 80 movement mode, the average person is not used a few. What really matters are the differences in exercise guidance, maximal oxygen uptake, recovery time, virtual partners, training programs, and so on. The bracelet may be able to achieve some of this as the functionality evolves, but at least for now there is a gap.
2. No gps. Although the running version can record distances based on a six-axis sensor, having a GPS is a bit more reassuring (a path is more suitable for sending out moments). But look at the Huawei bracelet 3pro support GPS, can still adhere to 7 hours, this is very impressive, can reach the closing time of the whole horse.
3. Extensibility. Sports watches generally support heart rate bands, and there are even special accessories for biking, swimming, and apps, which I find hard to achieve when bracelets are limited to screen size.
4. At present, it seems that the data displayed in running is very limited, and it is difficult to get a visual reference.
IV. A few suggestions:
1.running version evolves to Sensor Mode.
. But I personally think to buy the running version of the words, the bracelet is a bit of a lack of functionality, the appeal is not great. More realistic is the running version of the sensor to continue to develop, like the addition of a running bean like Carmine pinned on the waist, you can get around the balance and other data, for the junior runner is still attractive. Recently, the watch GT and Huawei bracelet 3 professional version, I think the running version and these two devices are more suitable for running (only bought a week out of the two new products, the feeling is not worth it! ! ! ).
I see on the forum somebody says shoe buckle is broken easily, mine still hasn’t touched, but it seems that is not alone. This is still very troublesome, a gadget, if it needs to be replaced frequently, the cost is a little high.
2. Make a charger for general use.
It’s really troublesome to carry so many chargers. This millet bracelet also allows me to complain, so many generations, looks like the same charger is not universal, but also often take it wrong.
3.App needs a little more thought.
This is probably the biggest gap Huawei has at the moment. Many of the bad experiences are actually due to the logic of the interaction between the app and the bracelet. Huawei also needs to accumulate the functions of sports guidance or health guidance. In addition to the equipment itself, the professional function provided by the software is the core competence.
1. Color touch screen, user experience has significantly improved.
2. Heart rate, sleep, exercise and other functions are blessed by hospitals or professional institutions, more attractive.
3.running version of the running form detection function is very practical for runners, and watches and other combination can develop a new way to play.
1. Exercise health APP still needs to be optimized. Weather synchronization and other features are not very good experience, two-hand ring linkage pairing logic is not very clear. Running on a mobile phone and running on a bracelet do not appear to show the same data.