The fitness tracker and smart band scene has been on a rise with many feature-rich and affordable options now available for purchase. One of the most popular of these has been the Mi Band HRX Edition from Xiaomi which released in India a few months ago. However, this smart band faces fierce competition from the recently released Titan SF Rush Smart Band. We also have Honor who is about to make a splash in this market with its Band 4 Running Edition slated to go on sale in India any day now. With such varied selection to choose from, we will make the choice easier for you by comparing these top three smart bands together. Read on to know which one of these is the best fit for you.
Titan SF Rush Smart Band vs Xiaomi Mi Band HRX Edition vs Honor Band 4 Running Edition: Price in India
Before we begin, let’s see how these smart bands are priced in India. The SF Rush Smart Band from Titan has been priced at just INR 999, making it the most affordable options out of the three. The Mi Band HRX Edition is next with its price tag of INR 1,299. Finally, we have the Honor Band 4 Running Edition which is going to be priced at INR 1,599.
Titan SF Rush Smart Band vs Xiaomi Mi Band HRX Edition vs Honor Band 4 Running Edition: Design, Display
The Titan SF Ruch seems to only be available in a Black color option. It comes with IPX6 water resistance, meaning that it can survive splashes of water but shouldn’t be submerged underwater. Furthermore, the band makes use of a mono-colored OLED screen that displays information vertically. Navigation is handled by tapping on a white bar at one end of this screen.
While the Mi Band HRX Edition is also offered in a Black option, there are various other colored band options you can purchase later. This band comes with an IP67 water and dust resistance rating that ensures up to a one-meter submersion for 30 minutes. This band also gets a mono-colored OLED screen, but with horizontal content and a circular button at the bottom for navigation.
Then we have the Honor Band 4 Running Edition that will be offered in Lava Red and Green color options, with quite a few other colored bands to be available for purchase separately. This band can withstand depths of up to 50 meters underwater. Its straps have also been designed to be comparatively more breathable. The band comes with a mono-colored PMOLED screen with a horizontal content placement that displays relatively more data compared to Xiaomi’s offering. A circular ring at the bottom of this screen can be tapped for navigation.
Titan SF Rush Smart Band vs Xiaomi Mi Band HRX Edition vs Honor Band 4 Running Edition: Fitness Tracking, Other Features
The Titan SF Rush Smart Band offers the bare minimum as far as fitness trackers are concerned. You will be able to monitor steps, calories burnt, hours slept, along with the standard ability to see the time and set alarms.
On the Mi Band HRX Edition, there are few more feature in addition to those mentioned above. The band can be placed close to your smartphone to unlock it without the use of a passcode or a biometric scan. The band will remind you if you’ve been idle for too long so that you can get up and move around. It will also be able to offer call and notification alerts.
The Honor Band 4 Running Edition is capable of significantly more tasks than what we have seen so far with the other two bands. The most notable of these is the inclusion of a shoe buckle that lets you switch from wrist mode to foot mode. A six-axis sensor inside the Honor Band 4 Running can detect foot strike pattern and impact, swing angle, eversion range, step length, cadence, and ground contact time. This data is used to analyze your running posture and provide tips for improving it.
Titan SF Rush Smart Band vs Xiaomi Mi Band HRX Edition vs Honor Band 4 Running Edition: Battery, Charging
Charging the SF Rush Smart Band is a bit unique. One of the straps can be detached to reveal USB Type-A compatible pins. This essentially lets you plug the fitness band directly into a charging brick, or even a laptop, as long as it has a USB port on it. On a full charge, this watch is rated to last up to 7 days.
Contrastly, the other two bands come with proprietary charging connectors. Both require the band to be separated from its strap and plugged into its respective connector, the other end of which plugs into a standard USB Type-A port. However, the battery lives on both the Xiaomi and Honor bands are far superior compared to Titan’s, with their rated standby times being 23 days and 21 days respectively.
Titan SF Rush Smart Band vs Xiaomi Mi Band HRX Edition vs Honor Band 4 Running Edition: Verdict
With all things considered, the number of features you get on each of these bands directly correlates to their respective pricing. If you want the absolute best features, then the highest price tag of the Honor Band 4 Running seems quite justified. The Mi Band HRX Edition is also a good option for someone looking for a fitness tracker capable of more than the bare essentials. The Titan SF Rush Smart Band, however, has a disappointing battery life and is the least durable. You are likely to be better off spending a bit more for either of the other two options.