Xiaomi Mi Watch S1 Active, cheap sports watch alternative to Garmin
There are sports that never go out of style, and running is one of them, but it is also that together with other disciplines such as cycling or triathlon it does not stop growing in our country, already consolidated as mass sports and with millions of fans, helped in part by the parallel rise of sports watches, which are also becoming cheaper.
With GPS, with a heart rate sensor and up to VO2 Max, running watches allow you to measure variables that help a lot to quantify your performance at all times. The leading brands are Garmin and Polar, above all, but also others such as Coros or Suunto, although now there is a technology that comes stomping: Xiaomiwhich for less than 130 euros sells a very high level watch.
It is the Xiaomi Watch S1 Active and we have been able to test it with excellent results, especially if we look at its price, which is surprisingly cheap for what it has to offer, with AMOLED screen and quite outstanding battery life.
However, there is something that we liked and that is obviously essential in a sports watch, the most important thing and what any self-respecting user is looking for: precision when measuring sports activities of all kinds, not only races but also bike or hiking routes. The distance, pace or calories burned are quite reliable.
According to our tests, even using GPS practically every day, the battery lasts for a week, two if you don’t use it, a really impressive figure and one that far exceeds practically all watches on the market, including those that are much more expensive. Like most Garmins.
For what it costs at the moment, it is very worth it, although it is not a smart watch as such, since although it does synchronize notifications, it does not have third-party applications and also usually causes problems with mobile payments by NFC, which on many occasions they fail, so they are not at all reliable.
To cite another feature that makes it a more than interesting option, it is synchronized via Bluetooth 5.2 to your mobile and as it has a microphone and speaker, so it allows you to answer calls directly without having to take your mobile out of your pocketsomething useful doing sports, although it is normal that you use headphones to do the same.
Since the offer on the Xiaomi Watch S1 Active comes from Amazon, you already know what it means: free and fast shipping anywhere in Spain, even faster if you have an account Amazon Primealthough it is not essential if you are interested in saving shipping costs.