The DT No. 1 F1 Fitness band is another smart band that keeps track of your physical activities. It comes with heart rate sensor and works with Android and Apple devices. No.1 F1 Heart Rate Monitor Smart band does competes with the Xiaomi Mi Band 2.
This fitness band came packed inside a black color box. Box contents (unboxing) : DT No. 1 F1 smart band, magnetic charging cable and user manual (content in Chinese and English).
No. 1 F1 fitness band design, features and specifications
This fitness band is rectangular in shape and the case is made of aluminum alloy, straps are made of soft rubber. No.1 F1 smart band is available in Orange, Blue and Black color options. This band features an OLED screen of size 0.91 inches. The display will not switch on automatically, for example when you twist your wrist. The only way to switch on display is to tap the left / right screen or press the button.
There is a dedicated button on one end – you can press and hold to either switch on or switch off this device. There is a QR code on the bottom side you can scan that to download the app. Along with the OR code there is heart rate sensor and charging points.
Once the device is switched on you can tap the left end or the right end of the display to browse through the menu options. By default the No.1 F1 Smart Band will show data, time, battery level and Bluetooth connect / disconnect status.
The apps can be downloaded from Google Play store as well as Apple stores. You need a smartphone running Android 4.0 and above or iOS 8.0 and above. You can scan the QR code or search for fitness bracelet app from Google Play / Apple store.
IP68 Certified : This smart band is water proof up to 10 meters
Connectivity : Bluetooth 4.0
Functions : Call reminder, SMS reminder, remote camera controller, notifications from other apps, vibration alert, sleep monitor, step counter and heart rate monitor
Screen : 0.91 inches OLED
RAM / ROM : 42KB / 84KB
Battery : 230 mAh
Display looks good but it is not at all visible under direct sunlight. This DT No. 1 F1 Fitness band gave consistent results (near about similar reading for same kind of activities throughout the day). You can set heart rate monitoring to static or dynamic.
Using the app you can also constantly monitor your heart rate. So as long as you are wearing the band the heart rate will be constantly monitored, this is very good option if you are doing intensive exercise and need to keep track of your heart rate. When you remove the band the heart rate monitoring will stop.
This band is waterproof you can use it in shower, rain and even while swimming. Do check the video review for waterproof test.
DT No. 1 F1 Fitness band is comfortable to use, I have used it for more than 2 weeks.
The 230 mAh battery does an impressive job. It takes less than 2 hours to charge and on a full charge it will last for up to 100 days.
The DT No. 1 F1 Fitness band competes with the Xiaomi Mi Band 2. Both bands give consistent results but when it comes to the battery performance the No. 1 F1 is number 1 with up to 100 days usage and the Mi Band 2 gives around 20 to 24 days usage (Mi Band 2 comes with 70mAh battery).
Which one to buy?
Since the Mi band 2 is available in India, I would suggest you to go with the Mi band 2 – this band is priced at Rs. 1,999. But in case if you want you can go with the DT No. 1 F1 Fitness band available for $21.83 (approx Rs. 1500), you will need to import it, it will take 12 to 20 days via normal shipping and there is no need to pay any custom duty as product price is under $30.
Rating 4.5 out of 5
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