Meizu H1 Smart Band is the first fitness tracker from the Chinese firm that aims to take on the likes of Xiaomi Mi Band 2. That said, it’s priced quite more than the smart band from Xiaomi at 499 Yuan (Rs 4,920/$75 approx.) It is expected to go on sale via JD.com soon.
The fitness tracker from Meizu comes with a bracelet like design that’s made out of rubberized plastic. Just like, the Mi Band 2, the Meizu H1 Band sports with a display up front. In fact, it’s the same 0.42-inch OLED display that’s found in its arch rival Mi Band 2. However, the Meizu’s fitness tracker display vital information in blue fonts thereby blending with the company’s “Blue Charm” theme. Precisely speaking, the Meizu H1 Smart Band looks like a more premium product wherein the OLED display is beautifully integrated onto the black background of the band. That aside, the Meizu H1 Smart Band comes with an IP certification for waterproof and dustproof capabilities. It also comes with an extra buckle on the strap to keep it safely fastened over your wrists.
Coming to the functionality part, the Meizu H1 Smart Band does almost everything you would expect from a fitness band of its price. It has an integrated pedometer that tracks your movement and also comes with the ability to track the duration and quality of your sleep. Besides, there’s a heart rate sensor located at the back of the smart band, similar to the one seen on the Mi Band 2.
Meizu however, seems to have priced their first fitness band markedly more than its competition. The hugely popular Xiaomi Mi Band 2 retails at just 149 Yuan in China and Rs 1,999 in India. Even if one fails to buy one via the tedious process of flash sales, they can easily get one from third part resellers at around 200 Yuan. Thus with similar functionality, the Meizu H1 Smart Band indeed looks to be overpriced. Nevertheless, the pricing strategies followed by brands vastly vary from one another but the company’s previous record in making smartwatches make us believe that there will be price adjustments in the near future.