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Meizu H1 Smartband


Meizu H1 Smartband - competition for the Xiaomi Mi Band

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Meizu H1 Smartband

It has been known for some time that Meizu will release a fitness bracelet. For the equivalent of 31 € the Meizu H1 Smartband on 08. December in China and is a clear challenge in the direction of Xiaomi, the most well-known Chinese smartphone maker, the 2016 until the beginning of June Xiaomi Mi Band 2 published. Although the features of both fitness bracelets on the datasheet look pretty much the same, there are significant differences in the design.

Uniform design

The Meizu H1 or Meizu band does not have a "capsule design". In other words, the actual fitness tracker cannot be separated from the tape. If you want to charge the armband, the tracker and armband must be placed on the magnetic charging adapter. However, a defect in the bracelet is far more problematic. There will be no replacement wristbands for the Meizu H1! You could now think that the uniform design would result in an advantage in terms of water resistance, but both the Meizu H1 and the Xiaomi Mi Band 2 are protected against water jets and temporary immersion in accordance with the IP67 protection class. Nevertheless, the Meizu H1 smartband has an optical advantage. Due to the uniform design, the bracelet looks sleeker overall.

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The manufacturer has so far provided little information about the technology used. We know that the Meizu H1 uses an OLED display that shows the time, steps taken, heart rate and also the calories burned. The display of notifications can also be configured within the fitness app, which will be available for Android and iOS devices. For example, if you want to be notified via WhatsApp messages or calls, you can display the information directly on the bracelet. The big advantage of the OLED display is the low power consumption. Running times of 7-15 days are quite possible, depending on whether you control the heart rate monitor manually or have it constantly active.

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Fitness functions

The heart rate is also measured on this bracelet via a light-sensitive photodiode and a green LED. A total of 3 measurement options are available. The manual mode is self-explanatory. Interesting, however, is the 24 hour mode, through which the heart rate is measured at regular intervals, as well as the dynamic mode, which warns with vibration when a certain heart rate is exceeded. As always, the accuracy of such a heart rate monitor should be treated with caution. Further functions are a step counter, a sleep monitor and a movement reminder.

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Prices and availability

Even with this gadget from China you will not get around an import. The fitness bracelet is already listed on Gearbest, but the price has not yet been set and shipping is not expected until 2017. The same applies to the online retailer Banggood, who has listed the fitness bracelet for the equivalent of 29 €, but has not yet given any information about a possible launch.

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  1. Mark C.

    8. December 2016 10 to: 17

    The fact that the bracelet can not be changed is a no-go. I once had the Mi Band 1S, where after 2 months already the buckle on the bracelet tore and I was glad not to have to throw away the whole part. I just reordered a replacement bracelet for 2 €.

    The Meizu Band here is actually only promoting the throwaway society. Even if the part still works, you can throw it in the bin if your bracelet breaks. Then prefer the Mi Band 2 ...

    • Timo admin

      8. December 2016 15 to: 04

      Hi Mark, I can only agree with you. I also had the pleasure of having to change the wristband on Mi Band. At a price of about 30 € it would still be acceptable if the bracelet should break, but it is wasteful anyway.

      • test user

        3. May 2017 09 to: 45

        I have owned the MEIZU band for a good two months and so far have not been able to detect any signs of wear. Therefore, the point is probably not so critical to see.

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Meizu Band


Display: OLED
Pedometer: Yes
Heart rate: Yes
Sleep Monitor: Yes
App: Android 4.4 + and iOS 8 +

Charging: Magnetic connector
Runtime: 7 - 15 days

Material: TPU
Protection class: IP67
Size: 16.2 11.8 x x 58 mm
Weight: 20g


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