POCO seems to have been infected by the frantic pace of its presentationsLMA Mater Xiaomi include a sports watch for your catalogue.
Xiaomi’s second (or third) brand has used the design of Xiaomi’s watches as the basis for its smartwatch, adding a bit more confusion to Xiaomi’s already complicated list of products.
offer of POCO Watch follows the brand’s principle Being a well equipped product that comes at a very competitive price. their Launch price is 89.99 eurosBut it can already be bought only on the official website for 69.99 euros,
|Dimensions||39,1 x 34,4 x 9,98 mm | 31 grams|
|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 feeling deja boobs 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 only 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.
TPU strap This is exactly what we found on the Watch 2 Lite, and Contains a single proprietary anchor Which will force you to use them for that specific 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 soft curve at the back to make it more comfortable. passed 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 layout that we got in Redmi Watch 2 Lite. Right below are the magnetic charging pins that it sticks to. compact magnetic charger Which we found in Redmi watches.
Near these pins we find a small hole that can cause an error and we think it is a microphone, something that is ruled out when using because POCO Watch does not include microphone or speaker some.
The main difference it brings in comparison to POCO Watch Other smart sports watches from Redmi and Xiaomi This is the screen. 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. Plus, having a gyroscope lets you activate the screen when you raise your wrist, so this section is solved impeccably.
this function Automatic screen activation with movement It is programmable, so you can set a schedule for do not disturb For the night, and prevent it from being active when you move your hand at bedtime.
it is Always On Display FunctionAllows you to always see the time and date with less consumption as it is an AMOLED screen. To avoid screen burn-in, the clock changes the position of the digits slightly Moving them a few pixels each time.
screen Responds correctly 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 has a catalog of over a hundred designs, both free and paid, accessible from control applications installed on smartphones. In addition, some of these areas are interactive and, by clicking on an icon, you access the relevant data.
Precision in the line of integrating Xiaomi and Redmi in a single app
If we don’t have too many innovations regarding the design redmi and xiaomi watchesDon’t expect to find them on your operating system as it is virtually the same.
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 the function are very limited, unlike watches based on Wear OS or Watch OS.
In its 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 those who simply want to gamify their day to motivate them to lead more active lives.
POCO Watch connects with smartphone bluetooth 5.0 Thus synchronizing notifications and call notices, but it is not possible to answer any of them. Not even using predefined answers.
POCO’s first sports watch It comes with an automatic activity detection function, but unfortunately it’s not the fastest and most efficient, as it doesn’t suggest anyone to start monitoring it in detail until after ten or fifteen minutes of activity. Over 100 Activity Profiles,
Yes, it’s true that they sound like a lot, but it actually takes a lot of posture because various activities such as walking, hiking or excursionism are listed as options, when originally and the terrain. It is the same movement regardless of where it passes.
we see good variety of activitiesTesting the R in team sports and indoor activities, as well as in indoor and outdoor activities, such as swimming in open water or 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. It may sound obvious, but this operating system doesn’t allow you to do it 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 therefore, the values are only indicative.
Something similar happens with records of vital signs such as heart rate or blood oxygen saturation, whereThe accuracy of the device is highly conditioned by the fact of wearing the watch well and fitting 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 proper adjustments, 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 the autonomy of its use.
All information collected by POCO Watch is synchronized with the app mi fitness, Available for Android and iPhone mobiles, where the data is split into separate sections and graphs to obtain a history of each parameter by days, weeks or months.
To counteract the operating system’s slight secrecy, Mi Fitness allows you to bridge between smartwatches and 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 in POCO Watch AnalysisIts 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 mounts a 225mAh batterySomewhat less capacity than the one mounted by Redmi Watch 2 Lite, but with a very similar autonomy thanks to the energy savings involved in mounting an AMOLED screen compared to TFT ones.
In actual use, most of the functions of this POCO watch are being in use and receiving notifications from some apps, POCO’s 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 it will contribute to your daily history. In the end, the secret of everything is in balance.
If the POCO Watch follows in the footsteps of its Redmi and Xiaomi cousins at almost all points, the battery charge was not going to be different when it comes to 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 USB magnetic charger.
The basic smart watch that meets everything, but doesn’t stand out in anything
As we’re telling you in the meantime POCO Clock Analysis, 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 has been so since then. It offers some very distinctive features only with respect to 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 storeI think this is a better buy than the Redmi Watch 2 Lite which now costs around €54.48.
It has a better screen, somewhat more accurate GPS and better automatic activity detection, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that 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.