Redmi Band or Realme Band? Which is the best smart band in the budget category? Redmi Band is now available in India after a long wait since the international release. Mi Bands are different, and the Redmi Band takes another approach to take on the Realme Band. The Redmi Band is much like Realme Band with more features on-board.
So, which smart band you should buy in India in the budget category.
The new Redmi Band features a 1.08-inch rectangular color display. Redmi Band features multiple sports modes, 24/7 heart rate monitoring, step counter, and 5 ATM waterproof. It has 70 customizable watch faces. Redmi Band links with Redmi app for live monitoring. Can Realme Band beat it?
Checkout. Here’s a full comparison between Realme Band and Redmi Band decoding each feature and function.
Redmi Band vs Realme Band: Which Smart Band To Pick?
The new Redmi Band directly takes on Realme Band with a set of essential features and functions. Who stands where, let’s find out.
Design, Build Quality: Both Same?
Both the Redmi Band and Realme Band features a generic design with different colours to choose from. Both the Realme and Redmi Bands keep it simple in terms of design language and feel comfortable to be used. The bands have a very similar design to Fitbit fitness trackers keeping a minimalistic approach.
Don’t expect too much from them. Both have square-shaped screens with comfortable straps on sides.
Display, Viewing Quality: Not Good Enough?
Realme Band has been criticised for its poor brightness. Realme Band has a 0.96-inch colour display with a touch button. Redmi Band has a 1.08-inch rectangular colour display with a similar touch button at the bottom. Redmi Band has a bigger screen here. In terms of brightness and outdoor visibility, both are just average.
Both the displays on these bands are big enough to check the notifications and keep a track of your fitness data.
Fitness Functions, Features: Who’s Got The Edge?
In terms of fitness features, the Realme Band offers a total of nine sports modes on the band including the much-special cricket mode for India. The Realme band has a real-time heart-rate monitoring with sleep tracking feature and it’s IP68 certified ensuring waterproofing.
In comparison, the Redmi Band has five sports modes, a 24/7 heart rate monitor, step counter and has 5 ATM waterproofing.
The advantage on Redmi Band is the optical heart rate monitor which can track your heart rate automatically throughout the day. Sleep tracking is also available on the Redmi Band.
Coming to smart functions, both the Redmi and Realme bands can show notifications from your smartphone. Also it can show important updates and text messages from supported apps on the band directly.
Battery, Stand-By: The Major USP?
Both these Realme and Redmi Bands excel in terms of standby and battery usage. The Realme Band can last up to 10 days on a single charge while the Redmi Band can go up to 14 days on a single charge in comparison. In real world use, once charged, both these smart bands can easily last for more than a week on everyday use.
Both the Realme and Redmi Bands can be charged directly via the USB A ports without any need for a separate cable.
Pricing, VERDICT: Affordable?
Realme Band costs Rs 1,499 in India and it directly competes with the Mi Band 3i, and now the all-new Redmi Band. Redmi Band in India launched with a colour display, heart-rate sensor at Rs 1,599. Realme Band is available via the Realme India online store and Flipkart, while Redmi Band is available via Amazon and Mi.com.
The company also confirmed Redmi Band will be available offline via Mi Home stores and offline Mi partner stores soon.
Now coming to what you must choose, so to answer it in short, both the smart bands are great at their respective prices and you can go for them either depending on your preference.
So, if you go deep now, you will find a range of subtle differences. While Rs 100 may not be a big difference, but the Redmi Band outperforms Realme Band with a bigger display and battery. On the other hand you get more sports modes on Realme Band with the special cricket mode alongside.