The initial generation of Xiaomi’s smartwatch comes equipped with a wealth of capabilities, one of which is a collection of Firstbeat measures that are not currently available on any other gadgets. This consists of an improved Sleep Detection system, a Sleep Analysis system, and a Sleep Coach.
Tomorrow, consumers in China will be able to purchase the first smartwatch bearing the Xiaomi brand. We have not yet received word regarding the product’s availability on a global scale, but we anticipate that it will be announced very soon.
The wristwatch is a knockoff of Apple’s Watch and comes equipped with some respectable technical specifications. Compatibility for eSIM cards, 4G LTE, NFC, GPS, heart rate, and a few more fitness sensors are included here. Everything runs on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor, which is paired with 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of storage space.
On paper, this looks like it should be a somewhat reliable device for tracking your activities. The Chinese company has teamed with Firstbeat to deliver enhanced lifestyle, workout, and sleep data to their customers, in addition to providing basic fitness tracking capabilities.
Vo2Max, Fitness Age, Aerobic Training Effect, Recovery Time Advisor, Calories Burned, All Day Stress and Recovery, and Body Resources are some of the topics that will be covered in the information that users will obtain. These are measures that we’ve seen included on other watches, such as ones that Garmin and Suunto have manufactured in the past. Even more intriguing is the fact that the Xiaomi Mi Watch comes equipped with three Firstbeat capabilities that have never been seen before: Sleep Detection, Sleep Analysis, and Sleep Coach.
It is essential to get an adequate amount of sleep. Your emotional and physical health, as well as the overall quality of your life and your personal safety, can all benefit from adequate sleep. One example is how sleep contributes to the process of mending and repairing damaged cardiac tissue and blood arteries. A chronic lack of sleep is associated with an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease, renal disease, hypertension, diabetes, and stroke.
Tracking one’s sleep is not a novel concept, but Firstbeat is seeking to go beyond the fundamentals. Movement data, pulse rate, heart rate variation, respiration rate (derived from heartbeat data), and the time of day are all taken into consideration by Sleep Detection in order to determine when you went to bed, when you fell asleep, and when you woke up. Users will receive information regarding REM sleep, light sleep, and deep sleep stages, along with small awakenings, in the morning.
The data collected by Sleep Detection are used by Sleep Analysis to determine how well you have recovered. It evaluates the length and quality of your slumber in comparison to recommendations made by specialists. Measurement of restorative quality, also known as restorative power, is yet another aspect that is taken into consideration. In order to accomplish this, an analysis of the heart rate variability, or, to put it another way, the variations in the intervals between your heartbeats, is carried out.
The aggregate score that a user receives can range anywhere from 0 to 100 points. The better things are, the higher the score is. You will also receive an explanation of the circumstances that contributed to the outcome.
The last of the brand new metrics is called Sleep Coach. This makes use of all of the information presented previously in order to provide you with some insights into how you might enhance the quality of your sleep. All of this is deduced from one’s own data regarding stress, recuperation, and physical exercise. The objective is to develop more beneficial habits that will result in improved quality of sleep at night.
All of this seems to be Firstbeat’s response to Polar’s Sleep Plus Stages and Nightly Recharge feature if you think about it that way. These first appeared in the Polar Ignite series, but they have just found their way over to the Vantage series. How well the Firstbeat features function and how beneficial they are in the actual world will become clearer as time passes.