Looks like POCO has caught on at her frantic pacemother’s soul Xiaomi add a sports watch for your catalogue.
Xiaomi’s second (or third) brand has used Xiaomi’s watch design as the basis for its smartwatch, adding a bit more confusion to Xiaomi’s already complicated product catalog.
offer of POCO Watch follows the brand’s principle Being a well equipped product that comes at a very competitive price. their Starting price is 89.99 EuroBut you can already buy it on the official website for 69.99 euros,
|Dimensions||39,1 x 34,4 x 9,98 mm | 31g|
|screen||Color AMOLED | 1.6 inches | 320 x 360 pixels | 301 dpi|
|drum||225mAh | magnetic pin charging|
|connectivity||Bluetooth 5.0 | GPS Integrado|
|sensor||Optical Heart Rate Sensor | Accelerometer | Gyroscope | electronic compass | SpO2 sensor|
|strap material||125-205 mm. K TPU of Korea|
|Tolerance||5 ATM | polymer case|
Analysis of POCO Watch by Sections:
Almost a clone of the Redmi Watch 2 Lite, except for the improvements on the screen
I have to admit that when I got the POCO Watch I couldn’t help but feel deja vu For the incredible resemblance to the Redmi Watch 2 Lite which we already tested a few months back.
In fact, except for its screen and some features added to this model, we can say that it is the same watch, at least as far as the appearance is concerned.
POCO watch is committed to a rectangular design with smooth lines on the front Dimensions 39.1 x 34.4 x 9.98 mm and alone 31 grams weight Included with the strap.
Worn on the wrist, this is a discreet and lightweight sports watch that doesn’t draw attention because of its size or its sleek design. It’s available in three finishes: blue, ivory and black (a rather dark grey) that POCO sent us for this analysis.
loss TPU strap This is exactly what we found in the Watch 2 Lite, and Incorporates the same patented anchor Which will force you to use that particular model if you want to change them. In any case, replacing them won’t be easy because the clamping mechanism is really hard.
The case is made of polycarbonate and draws a smooth curve on the back to make it more comfortable. to keep A single button centered on the right Which differs from the box for the gloss finish.
The button has a short press that allows it to stretch no more than strictly necessary, thus avoiding discomfort when flexing the wrist or accidental presses during training.
on the back of the box we find Optical heart rate and SpO2 sensor With the same design that we get in Redmi Watch 2 Lite. Just below it are the magnetic charging pins to which it sticks. compact magnetic charger Which we find in Redmi watches.
Near these pins we find a small hole which can mislead us and make us think that it is a microphone. POCO Watch does not include microphone or speaker some.
The main difference with respect to POCO Watch that brings Other smart sports watches from Redmi and Xiaomi screen is POCO Watch includes an AMOLED screen 1.6” color screen with a resolution of 320 x 360 pixels which is a . drop offs 301 dpi densityCompared to TFTs which mount the mentioned models.
includes the work of Automatically adjustable for brightness and 5 levels, which guarantees a perfect view of the screen even outside in full sun. In addition, having a gyroscope lets you activate the screen while raising your wrist, so this section resolves flawlessly.
this function Automatic screen activation with movement It is programmable, so you can set a schedule for do not disturb Prevents it from being activated at night, and when you move your hand while you sleep.
passed Always On Display FunctionAllows you to always see the time and date with less consumption as it is an AMOLED screen. To prevent screen burn-in, the clock changes the position of the digits slightly Keep them changing a few pixels from time to time.
screen Responds well to touch, but does not convey a sense of urgency of high end watches. Something similar happens with the transitions between screens, so although they don’t offer jerky or weird things, they don’t offer that organic feeling of turning the page.
Can set up to POCO Watch 5 different watch faces, and a catalog of over one hundred designs, both free and paid, accessible from the control application installed on the smartphone. In addition, some of these areas are interactive and, by clicking on an icon, you access the relevant data.
Accuracy in the line of Xiaomi and Redmi integrated into a single app
If we don’t have too many innovations regarding the design redmi and xiaomi watchesDon’t expect to find them in your operating system as they are virtually the same thing.
This is RTOS, a Easy to use and fairly fluid operating system. Which, however, is very restrictive with third-party apps, so the options for expanding features are very limited, unlike Wear OS or Watch OS-based watches.
In your download we have to say that POCO Watch is very well equipped in terms of monitoring and connectivity optionsAllows to meet the basic needs of athletes who start in an activity or people who simply want to shorten their day to motivate them to lead more active lives.
POCO watch connects via smartphone bluetooth 5.0 Thus synchronizing notifications and call alerts, but it is not possible to answer any of them. Not even using predefined answers.
loss POCO’s first sports watch It comes with automatic activity detection function, but unfortunately it is not the fastest and most efficient, because even after ten or fifteen minutes of activity it does not suggest anyone to start monitoring it in detail. Over 100 Activity Profiles,
Yes, it’s true that they sound like a lot, but it actually takes a lot of currency because various activities like walking, hiking or hiking are listed as options, basically and the terrain. Regardless, it’s the same activity.
we see good variety of activitiesIn both team sports and indoor activities, as well as indoor and outdoor activities, such as swimming in open water or testing the R in a pool5 atm clock resistance,
I liked that, while sporting activity is being recorded, the data is shown in real time, but it also allows access smartphone music playback controls and other functions built into the watch. This may sound obvious, but this operating system does not allow it to be done on all devices.
Regarding the accuracy of the data obtained, let’s just say that with respect to distance and speed they are in line with what is obtained with other smart watches, but we cannot forget that we are not dealing with a medical device And so, value. They are only indicative.
Something similar happens with records of vital signs like heart rate or blood oxygen saturation, whereThe accuracy of the device is highly conditioned by the fact of wearing the watch well and keeping it in the right place., Just above the wrist bone.
One of the positive points of this device is that Integrated GPS And it works reasonably well. At some points along the route it has deviated slightly from the trajectory marking an odd peak in the route, but in general it remains within acceptable parameters for one. smart watch under 70 euros,
Sleep monitoring is quite accurate in detecting the time of sleep and wakefulness. With the right setting, it allows you to know the different stages of sleep and add data like heart rate or oxygen saturation level to prevent apnea. Of course, this detailed monitoring will weigh heavily on your autonomy of use.
All information collected by POCO Watch is synchronized with the app I’m physical Available for Android and iPhone mobiles, where the data is split into separate sections and graphs to obtain a history of each parameter in days, weeks or months.
To counteract the operating system’s slight secrecy, My Fitness allows you to bridge smartwatches with third-party apps like Strava Through the Connected Apps feature.
5 days of actual usage using all your functions
we come to another Key Points of POCO Watch ReviewIts autonomy. Was the promise of using POCO for 14 days really fulfilled? Based on our experience we can say yes, have reached 14 days of useBut at the cost of not using most of the functions of the watch.
POCO Watch Mount a 225mAh batterySomewhat less than the mounting capacity of the Redmi Watch 2 Lite, but with very similar autonomy, thanks to the energy savings of mounting an AMOLED screen compared to TFT.
In actual use, with using most of the features of this POCO watch and receiving notifications from a few apps, POCO watch has left us with between 5 and 6 days of use,
The tasks that have the greatest impact on the battery are related to Continuous measurement of heart rate and oxygen saturation throughout the day, The more you separate these records, the less battery is consumed, but the less data you’ll contribute to your daily history. In the end, the mystery of everything lies in the balance.
If the POCO Watch follows in the footsteps of its Redmi and Xiaomi cousins at almost all points, the battery charge will be no different when it comes to the charging time. It has recovered 50% of its capacity in 35 minutes, while it took 1 hour 20 minutes to complete 100%. Its charging with the included magnetic USB charger.
The basic smart watch that meets everything, but doesn’t stand out in anything
As we’re telling you in the meantime poco watch review, This is a watch that will not be remembered for its innovations in the field of smart watches.
If Xiaomi wanted, it could have called this model Redmi Watch 2 Pro or Xiaomi Mi Watch Pro and it would have been the same. It offers very distinctive features compared to only Xiaomi Already in your catalogue.
Most purists will tell me that the right thing to do is to value it exclusively within the POCO Catalog and in that context it is POCO’s first sports smartwatch, It’s like cheating solitaire.
don’t get me wrong because POCO watch price of 69.99 Euro is now in its official storeThis seems to me to be a better buy than the Redmi Watch 2 Lite which now costs around 54.48 Euros.
It has a better screen, somewhat more accurate GPS, and better automatic activity detection, but that doesn’t mean it Xiaomi distributes its range of watches among the catalogs of its three brandsAnd this POCO Watch is the one with the best featuresTheir quantifications stand just above the bracelet.