Analysis and handling of the Mi Band 4C from Xiaomi.

In presentation

Nowadays, there are several hundred watches connected.Does it seem complicated to you to find your way through all the possible choices?

Several weak points on this watch :
– The size of his screen
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Its daily use
– Few sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications

Because it’s important to think twice before buying this type of product, this article will help you see things more clearly.

A watch connected for health

Connected watches have become excellent tools for health analysis, which you would not normally expect from a product like this.They allow you to carry out real health and fitness programs.Our tests have shown that the Mi Band 4C is one of the least interesting models if we want to have a healthy follow-up.That doesn’t in any way prevent you from buying it for aesthetic reasons.

The operating system remains the weak point of the watches produced by Fossil; and this Mi Band 4C is no exception.It is still slow and not very intuitive to use.We are far from the smooth navigation of models with PropriƩtaire or Apple Watchs.
After a few weeks, you will be more comfortable with its handling.
This model does not have a sleep measurement.
The accelerometer built into the watch provides accurate information about your fitness and health.The movements will then be analysed and compared on a daily basis.That is to say that the gestures of the hand or arms will be translated into movement, synchronized to your health application and will give rise to health advice.
It can monitor your heart rate, movements and then transmit this data to the associated application.
For those who need to analyze their heartbeat curve, you will have to choose another watch, as this model does not have one.

Is this watch useful in everyday life?

Do you need a smart watch?Knowing that high-performance models are usually expensive to buy.Here are a few examples of what a smart watch like the Mi Band 4C could do for you.
This model is not well placed when compared to other smartwatches at the same price.It gives the illusion of a high-end product, but is very far from the reality.
The thing that will be missing is the battery power, which with its 140 mAh could have been better.
One of the features that sportsmen and travellers will miss: GPS.Too bad Fossil didn’t foresee it.
Note that it has a watertightness certification.So you can safely swim with it.Diving into the aquarium, it was found that it still worked very well.
You will have to pay attention to the level of the screen which does not have reinforced glass.
The touch screen of the watch is efficient and you can navigate through the various menus without difficulty.This watch does not support NFC function, so contactless payment is not possible with this watch.
Finally, even if it is not essential, we would have appreciated being able to listen to music.The manufacturer did not consider it necessary to insert it.

The smartwatch designed for sports

The connected watch offers an interesting alternative to tracking devices, which are only oriented towards sport or health.It is a product with many advantages.We explain what Mi Band 4C can do for you.
With this product, Fossil is not for sportsmen.It is interesting, but not for those who want to improve their sports results.
One of the weak points of this smartwatch is its autonomy; it is one of the lowest at 140 mAh.
There is a good chance that sportsmen and women who want to stay as light as possible will regret the absence of GPS.This means that you will need to carry your smartphone with your watch if you want to accurately track your running, cycling or hiking session.
The watch does not have a SIM card, and therefore does not have 3G access.In return for this inconvenience, you will have an extended battery life.
Fossil watches are also designed to track fitness data such as heart rate.

On the other hand, if you are used to playing sports with music, this watch will be of no use to you.

The Xiaomi watch: a good choice to be connected?

The best connected watches on the market run under Wear OS for PropriƩtaire or watchOS for Apple, but there are others.This means that not all applications are equivalent, nor is the use you will make of them.Applications that may correspond to health monitoring but also to the measurement of performance in sports.
This model is not well placed in terms of applications.
Due to its proprietary operating system, you will not be able to add other applications to this connected watch.You will need to make sure that the applications installed by default are suitable for you.
The screen is not very pleasant to read; mainly because of its small size of 1.1 inches.On the battery side, it is one of the worst watches with its 140 mAh of power.
Finally, as far as applications are concerned, you will have to contact you from the default; no possibility to add new ones.However, it remains a simple and cheap product for basic uses.

The Mi Band 4C – in a nutshell

As you can see, this watch is not one of the best.Its low price may make you want to buy it.
Several weak points appeared to us on this watch:
– The size of his screen
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Its daily use
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications

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