Huami has got a towering reputation for releasing smartwatches and fitness tracking bands that are not only affordably priced but are durable and efficient in performing the functions they serve to perform. The Chinese company that shot to limelight with the manufacture of Xiaomi Mi Band series, today held its 2018 product launch conference and the main highlight was the Amazfit Verge smartwatch. That wasn’t the only product the company released as the Amazfit Health Band 1S also made its grand entrance during the launch.
The Amazfit Health Band 1S is a successor to the Amazfit Health Band which was launched in April last year. The new model comes with exactly the same design as its predecessor but the features are upgraded with the addition of a couple of new ones. Despite the improved features, the Amazfit Health Band 1S packs the same 699 yuan ($101) price tag.
The wearable gadget uses a black wristband with a pure black screen to maintain a well-integrated design. The display is a 0.42-inch OLED screen. The design of the wristband includes an anti-lost buckle. The straps is made from skin-friendly, thermoplastic elastomer material.
One of the major features of the first-gen Amazfit Health Band is the built-in ECG sensor which can track data and display it on its own display or on a connected smartphone. Huami disclosed that after the launch of the first-generation health band, the company’s cloud platform collected more than 5 million ECG data, and the symptoms of atrial fibrillation confirmed by doctors exceeded 14,000. On the basis of retaining the classic ECG chip, the Amazfit Band 1S joins Huami’s new generation of high-precision optical sensors, and the accuracy is increased to 98%. At the same time, Huami also upgraded the Band to include the new AI neural network which ensures the band delivers continuous active monitoring rather than a passive one.
Other features on the Huami Health Band 1S includes a PPG photoelectric sensor that monitors the heart rate and sleep pattern. The health band detects variation in heart rate and notifies the wearer promptly. It also features a low energy-Bluetooth 4.0 through which it is paired with a smartphone via an app and the fitness data can then be accessed on the phone. Furthermore, it features an IP67 dust and waterproof certification and is kept on by a 95mAH battery. The battery can be charged from zero to 100% in just 2.5 hours and can last up to 7 days on a full charge. The fitness band is ultra-light, weighing just 10g
The Huami smart band is available from today (September 17) on the three major e-commerce platforms of Jingdong, Tmall and Fighting.