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Review Xiaomi AMAZFIT Health Smart Band: fitness tracker with HRV and ECG monitor

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Review Xiaomi AMAZFIT Health Smart Band: fitness tracker with HRV and ECG monitor

In early 2017, Xiaomi’s sub-brand Huami released its new fitness band called Amazfit Health Smart Band. Earlier, you could hear about the smart watch Huami Amazfit Smart Watch. It has round dial and an attractive design, but the basic functions almost identical to the cheaper fitness tracker Xiaomi Mi Band 2. By the way, Huami also produces the second-generation Xiaomi Mi Band 2.

So, we received Xiaomi Huami Amazfit SmartBand for review. Also you can meet such names as Xiaomi AMAZFIT Heart Rate Smartband or Xiaomi Health Band. You should know that it is the same device.  In our review, we’ll call it Amazfit Health Smart Band.

So, what is the difference between Amazfit Health Smart Band and Xiaomi Mi Band 2? Design of both devices are quite similar to each other, but the first one is 5 times more expensive than the second ($110 vs $20). We’ll find out why Amazfit Health Smart Band costs more than Xiaomi MI Band 2, and which one is the best for you.

GearBest is the sponsor of this article. The online store provided us with Amazfit Health Smart Band for a detailed review.

Packaging

Review Xiaomi AMAZFIT Health Smart Band: fitness tracker with HRV and ECG monitor

Amazfit Health Smart Band comes in a white box. On the front panel is an image of the band. At the bottom, we see small icons with basic functions. Above is the inscription AMAZFIT.

All other inscriptions are in Chinese, like the application itself and smart band interface. But we’ll talk about this a little later.

Review Xiaomi AMAZFIT Health Smart Band: fitness tracker with HRV and ECG monitor

On the back panel of box, you can find basic functions of the device. And again, the inscriptions are only in Chinese. Below is a list of specifications. We understood only the battery capacity of 95 mAh, support for Bluetooth 4.0 LE, as well as Android and iOS. All other inscriptions are in Chinese, so we’ll take specifications from GearBest store.

Review Xiaomi AMAZFIT Health Smart Band: fitness tracker with HRV and ECG monitor

Review Xiaomi AMAZFIT Health Smart Band: fitness tracker with HRV and ECG monitor

Inside the box, we immediately see a smart band with slogan Move Beautifully. Is not it strange that all inscriptions on the box in Chinese, and the slogan in English?

Review Xiaomi AMAZFIT Health Smart Band: fitness tracker with HRV and ECG monitor

Under the bracelet is an envelope with user manual (also in Chinese), as well as a box with a charger.

Review Xiaomi AMAZFIT Health Smart Band: fitness tracker with HRV and ECG monitor

The charger is a USB port on one end and a magnetic connector on the other. The length of the cable is about 50 cm.

In general, the packaging Amazfit Health Smart Band is very good. A strong cardboard box, tabs to conveniently open the box, etc.

Design

Review Xiaomi AMAZFIT Health Smart Band: fitness tracker with HRV and ECG monitor

Amazfit Health Smart Band has a protective film and an image with time on it. Do not let yourself be fooled, it’s just an image. After you remove the film, you will see a real screen.

The fitness band has a similar screen and a touch button below it, like Xiaomi Mi Band 2. Also, Amazfit Health Smart Band uses a similar strap. However, if Mi Band 2 has a plastic capsule that was removed from the strap, Amazfit Health Smart Band received a larger computing device. Immediately note that the strap Xiaomi Mi Band 2 is not compatible with Amazfit Health Smart Band. Despite the fact that both devices are similar to each other, they have a completely different design and size.

Review Xiaomi AMAZFIT Health Smart Band: fitness tracker with HRV and ECG monitor

On the back of Amazfit Health Smart Band is an ECG sensor that allows you to monitor cardiovascular system. Here you can also find an optical heart rate sensor and magnetic connectors for charging the device.

On the front panel is located 0.42-inch display, and the touch button below it. The display has four main screens: time, steps, heart rate and battery power.

Review Xiaomi AMAZFIT Health Smart Band: fitness tracker with HRV and ECG monitor

If we compare Amazfit Health Smart Band with the same Xiaomi Mi Band 2, then it should be noted that our hero has completely different design, as well as a more impressive set of sensors on the rear panel.

Now let’s find out the basic functions of Amazfit Health Smart Band, and what it can offer special.

Features

So, what is the main feature of Amazfit Health Smart Band? First of all, it is an ECG sensor. Together with an optical heart rate sensor, the bracelet tracks HRV (Heart Rate Variability). The device collects statistics, and then system can suggest possible diseases of cardiovascular system for 10 years ahead.

Review Xiaomi AMAZFIT Health Smart Band: fitness tracker with HRV and ECG monitor

Of course, Xiaomi smart band also offers the basic functions of any fitness tracker, such as counting steps, calories, alarm clock and more.

How to install application

The mobile application allows you to choose a training program. Let’s see how to install the application, because it’s not as simple as it might seem.

As we said, Amazfit Health Smart Band interface and application on the phone are in Chinese. It is one of the main disadvantages of the device. We hope that the manufacturer will release the English version application in the near future.

So, let’s take a quick look at how to download and install Amazfit Health application.

  1. First you need to scan QR code in user manual (or click here to download APK file).
  2. Then install the application and open it. Please note: it this is not an Amazfit Health application. It is a Chinese online store, similar to Google Play Store. You should see the following screen.Review Xiaomi AMAZFIT Health Smart Band: fitness tracker with HRV and ECG monitor
  3. Then click on the scanner icon on the top of the screen.
  4. Next, scan QR code again in the user manual.
  5. The smartphone will start downloading Amazfit Health application.
  6. Next, install Amazfit Health application, and open it.Review Xiaomi AMAZFIT Health Smart Band: fitness tracker with HRV and ECG monitor
  7. Press left blue button to authorize in application.
  8. We used our MI account to authenticate in application. Click on MI at the bottom of the screen.Review Xiaomi AMAZFIT Health Smart Band: fitness tracker with HRV and ECG monitor
  9. Confirm the authorization by clicking “Sign In” button.

So, now you are in Amazfit Health application.

  1. Then click the blue button to synchronize the smartphone with Amazfit Health Smart Band.
  2. Select Amazfit Health.Review Xiaomi AMAZFIT Health Smart Band: fitness tracker with HRV and ECG monitor
  3. We are waiting for the application to find smart band. Make sure that Bluetooth is enabled on your smartphone.
  4. When fitness band is detected, you will feel a vibration. Press the touch button on the band once.
  5. You will be asked to make the first HRV measurement.
  6. Next, we all clicked on guess, because the interface is in Chinese.

Lifehack: you can use a second smartphone with Google Translate to translate Chinese labels into any other language.

In the end, you will receive the following interface with heart rate, HRV, steps and so on.

Review Xiaomi AMAZFIT Health Smart Band: fitness tracker with HRV and ECG monitor

In the second tab you can find recommendations on sports, physical activities or sleep.

In the third tab – information about your profile, for example, weight, height, connected devices and so on.

Using

The smart band can be used without application. Just press and hold the touch button below the display until you see the heart rate and HRV result. Also the display of Amazfit Health Smart Band shows passed steps for the day, time and battery charge.

The app is a very useful addition, but only if it is translated into English. It allows you to view the history, recommendations, advice and much more.

By the way, Amazfit Health Smart Band has 95 mAh battery. This is enough for 7 days of battery life, which is a good enough result.

Review Xiaomi AMAZFIT Health Smart Band: fitness tracker with HRV and ECG monitor

Conclusion

Amazfit Health Smart Band is really different from other fitness trackers due to its ECG sensor. The device monitors user heart rate during the day, and then offers various tips: less nervous, more physical activities or contact a doctor.

The application looks very interesting, but it is completely in Chinese, so we did not find it useful. We are sure that soon the English version will be released, and then we will be able to learn all the functions of the application.

Amazfit Health Smart Band looks very interesting and promising, but the lack of English localization does not allow us to use all functions of fitness band.

Advantages:

  • Excellent packaging
  • Nice design
  • Good screen
  • Water-resistance
  • ECG sensor
  • Useful application with recommendations (In theory)

Disadvantages:

  • Chinese app
  • Price