The Xiaomi Smart Band 7 does not show major novelties in terms of design. The center case can be removed and repositioned to your liking, and the thermoplastic polyurethane strap is comfortable to the touch. It does not have a buckle like normal watches, but it comes with a pressure system that, personally, does not give me as much confidence if you enter the sea. Be careful with this, because it has 5ATM water resistance. At least the safety tip is aluminum.
About the screen, we talk about a 1.62-inch AMOLED touch panel with 192 x 490 pixel resolution and a density of 326 dpi. The maximum brightness is 500 nits, but it is not automatic. In the field of customization, you can only change the covers and there are more than 100 that you can install from the Mi Fitness application. You can also add widgets to have the information more at hand.
Something that I personally don’t like is reading on such small and elongated devices. I don’t think it’s the best experience to have to wait for the animation to just know what you’re getting into. To this we must add that the notifications arrive in order and are not grouped by application. Be careful with this because you can read the messages and reply with pre-designed messages. In the case of WhatsApp you can only read them. At least the size of the letters is adequate.
Another thing you can do with the equipment is to control the music of the cell phone. You can change songs, turn the volume up or down, and stop playback. The gadget does not have a speaker, so it will be impossible to hear music from the wrist, as well as answer calls. The system only allows you to see who is calling, hang up and send a pre-designed message or create an original one through the application.
On the back we have the high-precision six-axis sensor, three for the accelerometer and another three for the gyroscope, as well as a PPG heart rate sensor.
In terms of autonomy, magnetic charging gets you from 0 to 100 in less than two hours and the autonomy is 14 days depending on the use you give it. The battery capacity is 180 mAh.
On health records, the watch monitors heart rate, SpO2 monitoring, sleep quality, stress levels, breathing exercises, PAI (Personal Activity Intelligence) and Women’s Health that is used to calculate the period menstrual.
Now let’s go to our thing which are the exercises. The system has more than 110 sports modes, some of which are repeated and it is not that each one is specialized in each discipline. In addition, there are five automatic detection modes for the system to save you the time of activating the registry. Reports include VO2 Max (oxygen consumption), training effect and load, and recovery duration. Something negative is that it does not come with integrated GPS, so you will have to take your phone with you to record the route. At least the final report is well detailed and you can review it from the app.
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