Xiaomi Mi Band 1S
Xiaomi Mi Band 1S with heart rate sensor - REVIEW Techy Agent
Xiaomi Mi Band 1S with heart rate sensor - REVIEW
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Xiaomi Miband 1S Heart Rate Wristband review


Wristband sizes

Size Length
M 157 - 205 mm

Applications Xiaomi Mi Band 1S

Application Developer Rating
Mi Fit Anhui Huami Information Technology Co.,Ltd. 3.3
Mi Fit Anhui Huami Information Technology Co.,Ltd. 3.7
Bind Mi Band Ian Savchenko 4.3

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Xiaomi Mi Band 1S - Specification

RatingFunctionality2.8Sesors accuracy2.7
Operating systemProprietary OSSupport updates
ProductionManufacturerFoxconnCountry of productionChina
Available colorsBody Strap      
MaterialsSensorAluminum; polycarbonate
ProtectionWater ResistantIP67Dust resistantP6XTemperature-20/70
TypeBacklightConstantly workingN/A
TouchscreenTouchscreenSupport slides
ContrastAuto-BrightnessManual brightness
Primary cameraN/A
SynchronizationAndroid4.3iOS7Blackberry10Windows8.1Mac OSWeb
Memory cardCard slot
ApplicationsThird-Party applicationsRequired apps androidXiaomi Mi Band 1S (Android)Required apps iosXiaomi Mi Band 1S (iOS)
IntegrationAdd friendShare resultsCompatible appsGoogle FitMyFitnessPalUP by Jawbone
ConnectionNFCFM RadioInfrared port
NavigationConnected GPSGPSGLONASSCompassNavigatorGPS time
Cellular network
TechnologiesGSMGPRSEDGE2G3G4GLTEHands free modeHandset
SoundHeadphone input 3.5mmDictaphone
FeaturesPlay audioPhoto viewerPlay videoJavaBrowser
Charger2hoursMagnetic chargerWireless charger5volt25mA
Battery lifeBattery life - waiting480hoursBattery life - tested15hoursAverage time240hours
NotificationsLightVibrationIncoming callIncoming messageCall ID displayApps
WatchDigital facesAnalog-digital facesAnalog face
TimeAlarmSilence alarmStopwatchTimerWorld timeSmart alarmReminderCalendarPhases of the monthWeather
ConrolButtonsFind my phoneAbility to turn offN/AOk GoogleVoice controlFind my devicePassbook
Remote controlCamera shoot controlCall initializationRead SMSRead EmailIMMusic control
SecurityUnlock identity
ContentsManualsUSB cableChargerHeadphone модель
FitnessDynamic heart rateTraining modeReminder to moveGuided breathing sessionsCalorie consumptionDistance coveredActive minutes
DiaryFood logWater logWeight logScan barcode
SportRuningWorkoutTreadmillWalkingWeight trainingCyclingSoccerCricketTennisVolleyballTable tennisField hockeyBaseballGolfAmerican footballBasketballBadmintonRugbyBoxIce HockeySwimming Snooker EllipticalSkipping ropeIce skatingBowlingSkiDancingYogaAerobicsPlankMountaineeringRock climbingJumpsVirtual exercise partnerSnowboarding

Xiaomi Mi Band 1s Overview

Xiaomi Mi Band 1s is a fitness wristband that continues the Xiaomi Mi Band range of similar products. Overall, this wristband is one of the most optimal fitness wristbands of its price category, but it is behind the Xiaomi Mi Band 2 model due to the lack of a display. It is distinguished by an excellent battery life (up to 30 days) and a smart alarm clock function.
This wristband can attract a buyer with its low price because it is really very difficult to find a good alternative for such a price. Nevertheless, this device has very limited set of functions and low accuracy of sensors. In this regard, we recommend considering purchasing such equivalences as Xiaomi Mi Band 2 and Huawei Honor Band 3.
The updated version of the fitness tracker Xiaomi Mi Band was launched on July 22, 2014. Xiaomi Mi Band 1s differs from its predecessor Xiaomi Mi Band due to its ability to measure the pulse with an optical sensor. As for the rest, Xiaomi Mi Band 1s is similar in its technical characteristics to its predecessor and has not received any additional improvements.

Xiaomi Mi Band 1s functions

  • Regular pulse measurement;
  • Calculation of the steps taken and the calories burned;
  • Selecting the optimal time for waking with a smart alarm clock (the function was excluded at the firmware level);
  • The ability to lock and unlock gadgets based on Android and connected to the fitness wristband;
  • Transfering of vibrational notifications of incoming calls and SMS messages from devices connected to the wristband;
  • Sleep time and sleep phases automatic tracking.

Xiaomi Mi Band 1s design and construction

The fitness tracker Xiaomi Mi Band 1s is a capsule made of plastic. On the front side of the device body you can see a row of three LEDs, and the back side is equipped with an optical sensor for pulse measurements. To wear the Xiaomi Mi Band 1s a rubber strap with adjustable length is used. It is known that the strap Xiaomi Mi Band 1s is made of slightly thicker rubber than the straps of previous models.

It is possible to set goals for activity (the desired number of steps) in the Mi Fit application and to track the achievement of results by LED sensors. Just put the Xiaomi Mi Band 1s in front of the face and look at the number of sensors lighted up: the more sensors light up, the closer you have come to achieving your goal.

Pros of Xiaomi Mi Band 1s

  • High level of dust and water resistance of the device (IP67);
  • One of the most significant advantages of Xiaomi Mi Band 1s is it is easy of use. This wristband is suitable even for those who know very little about gadgets;
  • Xiaomi Mi Band 1s is light enough (13.5g) which allows you to wear it on your arm without any discomfort;
  • Despite its small battery capacity, Xiaomi Mi Band 1s can withstand up to 30 days without being recharged;
  • Wide choice of straps colors designed for Xiaomi Mi Band 1s;
  • Minimalist design.
  • Connecting Xiaomi Mi Band 1s to other devices via Bluetooth is required only during the first usage. Further synchronization is possible without turning on Bluetooth on your phone / tablet;
  • Equally good compatibility with both Apple Health and Google Fit.

Cons of Xiaomi Mi Band 1s

  • The set of functions of the wristband is very limited, the device becomes almost useless without a mobile phone;
  • Due to the lack of display, the wristband cannot replace even a watch;
  • Xiaomi Mi Band 1s can guarantee the accuracy of the heart rate monitor only if a user does not move, its figures during physical exercises do not correspond to what they really are;
  • The heart rate monitor sometimes makes very serious mistakes: during our measurements the maximum deviation reached 63 beats per minute (122 instead of 59);
  • This device is not suitable for those who plan to determine the sleep quality and its phases because the device makes very rough measurements based on how you move at night and not on the basis of the pulse biomarkers, as its equivalences do;
  • Accelerometer measures small steps very inaccurately and distinguishes simple waves of hands poorly;
  • The Xiaomi Mi Band 1s pedometer shows accurate results only during walking and running, not allowing you to track activity while cycling and strength training;
  • Xiaomi Mi Band 1s does not transmit notifications from applications and does not allow you to answer calls from the device;
  • The signal of the wristband search function works very quietly.
  • Despite the light weight of the device, its thickness is slightly larger than that of its predecessor Xiaomi Mi Band. This increases the risk of scratching the case and / or scratching other devices with the Xiaomi Mi Band 1s;
  • The Xiaomi Mi Band 1s case is made entirely of plastic which indicates that the device is not shock-resistant;
  • Applications Xiaomi Mi Band 1s have significant differences in functions of iOS and Android versions: iOS version allows you to use an exceptionally smart alarm clock and notifications of calls, while Android has additional functions of "smart" unlocking and notification of incoming messages using vibration;
  • The Xiaomi Mi Band 1s strap can be stretched during long time of wearing and does not hold tightly the capsule of the device, which creates a risk of its falling out.

Errors and bugs of Xiaomi Mi Band 1s

  • The Xiaomi Mi Band 1s pedometer tends to exaggerate the distance covered;
  • The Xiaomi Mi Band 1s pedometer can show inaccurate results, counting steps during sleep;
  • Possible errors in the Xiaomi Mi Band 1s software, and inaccuracies in synchronization between Notify & Fitness for Mi Band and Mi Fit apps;
  • Frequently there are problems of Xiaomi Mi Band 1s connection to other devices even when there is full technical compatibility of the wristband and the device. In such cases you should use the Mi Band Tools program or return the fitness wristband under warranty for replacement.

Recommendations for Xiaomi Mi Band 1s

  • To improve the measurement accuracy it is necessary to minimize the absence of a fitness tracker on the hand;
  • Users recommend choosing an optimal level of tightening the device strap on the hand because when the device fits you skin too loosely or too tightly, the figures shown by the heart rate monitor may be inaccurate;
  • It is recommended charging Xiaomi Mi Band 1s through the USB port of other devices, since charging from the grid negatively affects the battery work;
  • In order to prevent the stretching of the wristband strap and to make it serve longer, the capsule with the device Xiaomi Mi Band 1s should be pulled through the bottom of the strap;
  • Sometimes there are defective wristbands where charging does not work. Some internet users recommend putting the capsule with Xiaomi Mi Band 1s in the freezer, but we recommend that you avoid such radical methods and return the device under warranty for its replacement;
  • In order to get more accurate data on the heart rhythm, it is recommended to wear Xiaomi Mi Band 1s on the left hand.

Reviews of Xiaomi Mi Band 1s

  • Sometimes Xiaomi Mi Band 1s LED sensors can start working suddenly without a reason;
  • Dust and waterproof rating IP67 of Xiaomi Mi Band 1s perfectly copes with swimming and short-term immersion to a depth of 1 meter;
  • White color of Xiaomi Mi Band 1s LEDs is rather invisible and negatively affects their effectiveness;
  • The light weight of Xiaomi Mi Band 1s along with its long battery life make the wristband comfortable to wear and, despite the inaccuracy of some figures, it gives a more complete picture of the day and activity schedule;
  • Users find the Xiaomi Mi Band 1s application interface simple, but rather limited in its set of functions, in comparison with similar applications for other fitness wristbands (Fitbit);
  • Frequent usage of vibration reminders for SMS messages and calls reduces sensitivity to vibration and makes the notifications unnoticed.

List of applications for Xiaomi Mi Band 1s

It is recommended to use official software from Xiaomi when you use Xiaomi Mi Band 1s: Mi Fit and Notify & Fitness for Mi Band applications.
  • Mi Fit
  • Besides Xiaomi Mi Band 1s, Mi Fit is compatible with other Xiaomi gadgets (Smart Scale and Amazfit Watch). Mi Fit allows you to store activity statistics, personalize the sleep mode and send notifications to the fitness wristband. Mi Fit allows you to track weight changes graphs and warns the user about possible health risks. With the help of Mi Fit Xiaomi Mi Band 1s will inform you with vibration if you sit for too long without moving.
  • Notify & Fitness for Mi Band
  • Notify & Fitness for Mi Band gives an opportunity to set up to 8 vibro-alarms and to monitor the heart rate and draw its graphs. The application informs about too low or too high heart rate; when the phone / tablet which the device is connected to is not nearby, it activates the function of finding the device connected to Xiaomi Mi Band 1s and displays on the map the distance covered using GPS. In Notify & Fitness, you can also personalize notifications for each contact and block unwanted notifications from applications.
    In addition to Xiaomi applications, activity statistics can be synchronized with Apple Health and Google Fit.

    Xiaomi Mi Band 1S - Alternatives

    Showing 1-10 of 10 items.
    PhotoUSDTitle px. MPhoursGr.
    Xiaomi Mi Band 218Xiaomi Mi Band 2  0.42"7019.4
    Huawei Honor Band 332Huawei Honor Band 3 32×1280.91"10018
    Fitbit Charge 2140Fitbit Charge 2  1.5"36.8
    iWOWNfit i6 Pro26iWOWNfit i6 Pro 88×1280.73"58.218
    Amazfit Arc36Amazfit Arc 72×400.42"48020
    Fitbit Ionic230Fitbit Ionic  348×2501.42"96
    Xiaomi Mi Band 321Xiaomi Mi Band 3 128×801.5"11020
    Xiaomi  Amazfit Stratos174Xiaomi Amazfit Stratos 320×3001.34"12070
    Garmin  vivoactive 3314Garmin vivoactive 3 240×2401.2"16843
    Garmin  vivoactive HR185Garmin vivoactive HR 205×1481.38"150

    Xiaomi Mi Band 1S - Comparison

    Brand Xiaomi Xiaomi Huawei Honor Fitbit
    Model Mi Band 1S Mi Band 2 Band 3 Charge 2
    Min. price USD
    Official website mi.com mi.com huawei.com fitbit.com
    Release 2015.11.07 2016.06.07 2017 2016
    Manufacturer Foxconn Foxconn
    Country of production China China
    Total weight 15 gram 19.4 gram 18 gram 36.8 gram
    Body weight 14 gram 7 gram
    Dimensions 13.6×37×9.9 mm. 15.7×40.3×10.5 mm. 16.5×43×10.3 mm. 225×129×2506 mm.
    Available colors
    Sensor Aluminum; polycarbonate Plastic; aluminum Plastic Stainless steel
    Material Silicone Thermoplastic elastomer Polyurethane Elastomer
    Sizes S;L;XL
    Package weight 95 gram 90 gram 104 gram 300 gram
    Dimensions 96×31×96 mm. 10×3×10 mm. 100×40×160 mm. 112×53×200 mm.
    Water Resistant IP67 IP67 WR50 WR20
    Dust resistant P6X IP6X
    Temperature -20/70 °C -20/70 °C 14/113 °C
    Display colors 1 colors 1 colors 1 colors
    Size 0.42 inches 0.91 inches 1.5 inches
    Resolution 32×128 px.
    Pixel density 147 ppi
    Shape Rectangle Rectangle Rectangle Rectangle
    Type Li-pol Li-pol Li-pol Lithium Polymer
    Capacity 41 mAh 70 mAh 100 mAh
    Battery life
    Battery life - waiting 480 hours 480 hours 720 hours 720 hours
    Battery life - tested 15 hours 15 hours
    Average time 240 hours
    Low activity 480 hours 480 hours 120 hours
    Charging time 2 hours 2 hours 1.5 hours 1-2 hours
    Input voltage 5 volt 5 volt 5 volt 5 volt
    Input current 25 mA 45 mA
    Operating system
    Operating system Proprietary OS Proprietary OS Proprietary OS Proprietary OS
    Support updates
    Android 4.3 4.4 4.4 4.4
    iOS 7 7 8
    Blackberry 10
    Windows 8.1 8.1 10
    Mac OS 10.6
    Memory card
    ROM 1Mb
    Flash 16Mb
    RAM size 256Kb
    Model ARM Cortex-M4
    Required apps android Xiaomi Mi Band 1S (Android) Xiaomi Mi Band 2 (Android) Fitbit Charge 2 (Android)
    Required apps ios Xiaomi Mi Band 1S (iOS) Xiaomi Mi Band 2 (iOS) Fitbit Charge 2 (iOS)
    Unlock identity
    Silence alarm
    Smart alarm
    Digital faces 2 10
    Analog-digital faces 1
    Incoming call
    Incoming message
    Call ID display
    Buttons 1 1 1 2
    Rotate to switch
    Find my device
    Dynamic heart rate
    Training mode
    Reminder to move
    Guided breathing sessions
    Calorie consumption
    Distance covered
    Active minutes
    Food log
    Water log
    Weight log
    Scan barcode
    Weight training
    Add friend
    Share results
    Compatible apps 3 3 3 18
    Google Fit
    UP by Jawbone
    Connected GPS
    Version 4.0 4.0 LE 4.2 4.0 LE
    USB cable
    Accelerometer 2.8 4.3 2.7 4.4
    Sleep analysis 3.1 3.1 4.0 4.5
    Pulsometer 2.3 4.3 2.9 3.8
    Type of heart rate monitor Optical Optical Optical Optical
    Functionality 2.8 3.4 4.1 4.9
    Sesors accuracy 2.7 3.9 3.2 4.2