A new division from Xiaomi has presented another new smartwatch, which is called Mibro Air.
This is my first acquaintance with the Mibro brand and this is a newbie company. Since the Mibro Air smartwatch is the first device in their range.
There are a large number of inexpensive smart wearable watches available today. But will the new model from Mibro be able to demonstrate some uniqueness and originality? Let’s find out about all this in a detailed review, but above all about the price.
Now you can purchase and order the Mibro Air smartwatch at a low price for only $30. I draw your attention to the fact that from November 23 in Chinese stores the Black Friday sale is already starting. Therefore, from Monday, most products and devices will be with a minimum price tag.
Briefly about the technical features, the new Mibro Air watch has a 1.28 inch TFT screen. In addition, there is a modern wireless connection Bluetooth 5.0, 200 mAh battery capacity, full protection from water IP68, and many other useful chips.
Therefore, I propose to start my detailed and in-depth review with the bundle and check how the watch fits on the wrist.
Xiaomi Mibro Air: Specifications
|Xiaomi Mibro Air:||Specs|
|Screen:||1.29 inch TFT screen 240 x 240 pixels|
|Sensor:||Heart-rate monitor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer|
|IP standart:||IP68 waterproof|
|Standby time:||up to 10 days|
|Size:||42 x 42 x 9.2 mm|
Unboxing and packaging
The new smartwatch is delivered in a small rectangular package, which is made of white and orange. On the front, there is a drawing of a smartwatch and the name of the model.
There is a small list of technical features on the back of the box. On the side ends, you can see icons with the main functions and features. But I will note that the packaging itself received a fairly budget thin cardboard. Although this is not surprising when you consider the cost of the watch.
Inside the package, I found – this is the smart wearable watch itself, a two-pin magnetic cable for charging, and instructions for use. Like the packaging itself, the instructions received English designations. I found no Chinese characters here and this model was released for the global market.
Design, build quality and materials
Xiaomi Mibro Air is a typical round dial smartwatch, which is already abundant in the mobile device market. For example, I can lead a number of competitors with a similar design – everyone’s favorite Haylou Solar LS05, IMILAB KW66, and even NO.1 DT96.
But if you look at the performance materials, then Mibro Air received a body made of a metal alloy. But the back panel is made of matte durable plastic. According to my preference, it will even be a kind of a plus, since in cold weather, plastic will not cool your wrist, like metal.
At the same time, I have no complaints about the build quality at all. Every joint and gap are precise and free from extraneous sounds.
In addition, the dimensions of the smartwatch came to me. It is 42 mm in diameter and approximately 9.2 mm thick. The watch hangs without a strap about 23 grams, and with a strap – 40 grams.
Therefore, it was a pleasure to wear the Mibro Air. I didn’t feel any fatigue or discomfort. I can also note that due to its low weight and size, it will be comfortable even for teenagers or women to wear the watch. I also felt comfortable sleeping in a wearable watch and this is a very rare occurrence for many wearable devices.
The other side is IP68 water protection. Of course, the device is completely waterproof, but most competitors or fitness bands come with 5ATM protection. Thus, I do not advise you to dive to great depths and for a long time with Mibro Air.
As for the controls, the new model has one mechanical button on the right side of the case. It performs functions such as turning on the screen and moving backward.
On the back of the Mibro Air smartwatch, there are two charging contacts and a heart rate sensor.
The front of the watch received a small screen by modern standards – it is 1.28 inches. And the quality of the matrix itself is only TFT, not AMOLED. Of course, it makes no sense to expect a high-quality and rich screen for such a price.
A little more about the screen, the display resolution was 240 x 240 pixels. The viewing angles are not the best, but the brightness is sufficient for everyday use, even in sunny weather. Also, the bezels around the screen are very small and barely noticeable.
The last thing I want to tell you about is the strap. Out of the box, the strap comes with a width of 20 mm, and its total length is about 248 mm. Also, the strap itself is removable, and therefore changing to any other option will not be a problem for you. In addition, the strap is made of a pleasant silicone material, which can often be found on more expensive smartwatches.
Functions, features, and application
Before talking about the functionality of the new model of Mibro Air smartwatches, the device asks to install a proprietary application via a QR code. But you can also install the application from the Play Store, and the application itself is called Mibro Fit. It is available for both Android and iOS devices.
After installing the application, then you need to go through several registration steps and fill in your information about your height, weight, and date of birth. This is necessary in order for the smartwatch to accurately read your steps and heart rate.
Now about the user interface of the watch itself. The main screen of the watch received several types of watch faces. But through the mobile application, you can install any picture and I really like this function.
As I already mentioned, the watch received two sensors – PPG bio-pulse and G-sensor. But the G-sensor does not work in the fastest way, but the response accuracy has always been high.
The quick menu with most of the useful settings also has and you need to swipe down from the main screen to call it. Here I will mark such available icons as do not disturb mode, vibration mode, battery level, shutdown, find a smartphone, brightness level, and flashlight.
Of course, like most smartwatches, there are various widgets on the Mibro Air model. If you swipe to the right, you will see widgets such as activity throughout the day, weather, heart rate, sports training, sleep quality, and you can also add or remove the necessary widgets.
To go to the main menu with all functions and features you need to swipe to the left. Here I saw an interesting menu, where the icons are located around the dial. The main functions are standard – these are control of a music player, camera, stopwatch, timer, and others.
With regard to sports modes, the manufacturer has established 12 different types of training. But there is no swimming training, but you can find activities such as working out in the gym, running in the open air, yoga, and much more.
The quality of the heart rate was less believable. But the most important thing is that the watch does not read the air pulse, as is the case with cheaper smartwatches or fitness bracelets.
The Mibro Fit app itself on a smartphone has standard features. For example, you can analyze the results of your activity, steps, heart rate, and sleep quality.
Battery and run time
The new model of Xiaomi Mibro Air smartwatch has achieved a good indicator of battery life. The device uses a battery with a capacity of 200 mAh and the battery life was about 10 days with the heart rate measurement always on.
Standby time was up to 25 days. But the charging time for smartwatches remains the same, like most wearable devices – it’s about 1.5 hours.
Conclusion, reviews, pros, and cons
Xiaomi Mibro Air is a rather interesting smartwatch model, but I can’t call it unique and special.
There are most of the functions here, as on any latest fitness bracelet. But what I was hooked on was the quality materials for manufacturing.
For example, the device received an almost completely metal case, high-quality and pleasant to the touch strap, as well as a fast user interface.
On the negative side, I can attribute it to a TFT matrix with a low resolution of 240 x 240 pixels. It also lacks popular features such as Bluetooth calling.
Price and where to buy cheap
If you are interested in smartwatches from the new manufacturer – Xiaomi Mibro Air, then I advise you to buy them from November 23 during Black Friday. The price tag for the watch will be the most affordable around $29.99 with a discount of more than 50%.
Thus, I can easily recommend the next smart fitness watch, as I will know that everyone’s favorite Xiaomi brand will follow its work.