Smartband has grown very well in recent years, as part of our health care needs are growing. If these products were previously difficult to access due to their small designs and low prices, the segment is now divided more, including less than 1 million for newcomers. or want to monitor health on a daily basis.
The two latest candidates in this segment of less than 1 million can be mentioned as Samsung's Galaxy Fit e and Xiaomi's Mi Band 4. So what is a reasonable product based on cost / performance criteria? And where is it suitable for all ages of users, easily accessible? Let me experience and learn.
Design: two small points that help Galaxy Fit e overcome competitors
With a smart bracelet, there is absolutely nothing to say in this product design: still a rubber band and a compact screen to fit the wearer's bracelet. Both smartband both have almost the same design, but Fit e has the type of wire in the tail to keep the latch stronger, avoid falling out if there is strong movement.
There is nothing worth talking about wearing and using every day, but when you need to recharge the battery, you will find the convenience or inconvenience located in both of these products. Unlike the high-priced products that use wireless charging, Galaxy Fit e and Mi Band 4 use standard exposure through two pin metal batteries.
Mi Band 4 has moved this contact pin to the bottom, right next to the sensor reading the heart rate, the same as the opponent, but you must remove the cord to charge it, while Fit e does not need.
The design of Samsung's charger cable is very good, curves along the wire section and has clamps on both sides to keep the device better during battery charging.
Installation and connection: Galaxy Fit scored points by simplifying setup operations for users
Initial installation always creates a certain impression for users when a new product is on hand. If it is too troublesome, it will certainly affect a long time of experience.
Mi Band 4 is a good example of that discomfort. This product is not intended for low-tech or elderly people, because its default will not display information such as messages, Facebook, email … but you must go to settings inside to allow and custom.
With Fit e, it's the exact opposite, everything has been simplified before, so just a few minutes waiting for the connection to work perfectly, users don't need to waste any work.
* And one more point to mention is that at the moment Mi Band 4 has not allowed to display Vietnamese, Notification readers will encounter characters? very annoyed. Xiaomi said the upcoming August firmware will update Vietnamese for Mi Band 4.
Mi Band 4 allows the wearer to interact more deeply, while Galaxy Fit e has nothing but watch …
Although it is a cheap smart bracelet, Mi Band 4 offers a lot of interaction on the screen, with swiping of pages and touches to access more information. Moreover, the biggest plus point of this bracelet is to equip the color screen while the opponent is monochrome.
Meanwhile, Galaxy Fit e wearers can only touch to go through the page, see the information directly in a rather simple way but can not ask for more. If you want to see more information, you must go to the Samsung Health application to see the data that Fit e sync over. In general, the viewing and interaction mechanism on this bracelet is quite limited.
Mi Band 4 changes a few dials right on the screen, even changing the brightness, turning on Do not disturb mode …, while Galaxy Fit e has nothing when interacting on the screen.
Interested in sports? Mi Band 4 completely exceeded the score
With sports activities as well, you can access directly to the training section of Mi Band 4, choose exercises (such as jogging, swimming …) and conduct the measurement. In Fit e, you must once again enter the Samsung Health app on your phone to select.
When running, Mi Band 4 displays information such as pace, distance, heart rate … in real time right on the screen.
And Galaxy Fit e is nothing but dry steps and calories burned. All other information you are forced to open the phone to watch, this makes it difficult to run your jogging, just unplug the phone in the pocket and save it.
Which user object will fit?
With less than 1 million VND, both products are really not difficult to access, but in terms of "style" to use, it will actually be a little different. With the simplification of everything, from the interface to the interaction, Galaxy Fit e is suitable for general users (or older people), does not pay too much attention to sports but just wants to know the number of steps, monitor heart rate, health, sleep … at a basic level and pay special attention to big brands. In contrast, Mi Band 4 is probably suitable for dynamic users, preferring to customize and interact more on the screen.