The Mibro Air is a sports focused smartwatch released in November 2020. Mibro is apparently a Xiaomi backed company who primarily manufactures children’s smartwatches. This is technically not a Xiaomi product.
Unfortunately Mibro does not disclose the chipset used for the Air. While the watch responsiveness is OK, it is not the fastest we have seen and sometimes lags.
This watch is using a proprietary operating system for Mibro smartwatches. While there are some available apps, the number is minimal and you do not have access to a 3rd party app store such as the Google Play Store. This is a significant disadvantage and is common drawback for any smartwatch using a proprietary operating system.
The Mibro Air has a circular watch face design and actually looks quite good, particularly considering the low price. The watch is available in black or silver and comes with a metal case. This smartwatch is not too big at 42 x 42 x 9.2 mm and weighs 40g. The watch is slim with a thickness of 9.2 mm. It is comfortable and can be worn while sleeping.
The Mibro Air comes with a 22 mm silicone interchangeable strap. The strap is comfortable and quality is acceptable for this low price point. You can interact with the watch using the touchscreen and 1 physical button. The touchscreen is not the most responsive and occasionally lags. The user interface is unique in that it has a circular app selection menu.
Mibro claims the Air has a IP68 water resistance rating which should allow for swimming and showers. Note there is no swimming sports mode for this watch which would suggest water resistance may not be advertised.
The Mibro Air comes with a 1.29″ TFT Touchscreen packing 240 x 240 pixels. This screen is average at best. Colors are not as good as an AMOLED screen and you can see some pixelation in the text. Indoors the display is fine while outdoors in sunlight is not that great.
The Air uses does not indicate what screen protection is provided That being said given the low price, build quality appears to be good and is impressive for the price point.
Unfortunately, the watch does not have an always on screen option. The watch allows for custom watchfaces which is a nice feature.
The Mibro Air comes with a 200 mAh battery. Mibro claims that typical usage battery life is 10 days and watch mode battery life is 25 days. Unfortunately real world battery life is approximately half of that at 5-6 days. This is average and a bit disappointing given the manufacturers claims.
From a connectivity perspective, the Mibro Air can only receive notifications and there is no ability to respond to notifications from the watch. Emojis are not supported. Currently only notifications from select applications are supported.
Unfortunately the Mibro Air does not have any other connectivity features:
- No speaker
- No microphone
- No ability to answer or place calls via bluetooth
- No camera
- No cellular connectivity
- No GPS
- No Near Field Communication (NFC) for payments
Health and Fitness Features
The Air comes with 3 sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Heart Rate Monitor (HRM). These only cover a few fitness and health areas. These sensors allow you to track the following 8 metrics: Calories, Distance, Fitness Level, Heart Rate, Menstrual Cycle, Sleep, Steps, Stress.
Also included are 12 different sports modes. When compared to more fitness or health focused watches, the Mibro Pro is quite limited. If fitness and health monitoring are key features you are interested in, this watch is not ideal.
Mibro Fit App
The Mibro Air uses the Mibro Fit app, a newer app which currently has limited features. The app presents the same rudimentary data as the watch and has limited functionality. Many owners report syncing connectivity issues. An overall poor experience.
Also note that there are many fake 5 star reviews for this app.
You can see how the Mibro Fit app ranks on our Smartwatch Apps Page.
As this watch has just recently been released, there are no common known issues.
The Mibro Air has a very attractive price and a nice design. Unfortunately it is a below average smartwatch due to the poor battery life, average screen and low quality app. Also you cannot reply to notifications, there are no 3rd party apps and no NFC. Would avoid this watch.
|Watch Type||Sports Focused Smartwatch|
|Release Date||November 2020|
|Operating System||Proprietary - Other|
|Supported Devices||Android 5.0+, iOS 10.0+|
|Case Size||42 x 42 x 9.2 mm|
|Strap Width||22 mm|
|Watch Colors||Black, Silver|
|Input||Touchscreen, 1 Button|
|Screen Type||TFT Touchscreen|
|Resolution||240 x 240|
|Pixels per Inch||Not disclosed|
|Typical Usage Battery Life (Days)||10|
|Watch Mode Battery Life (Days)||25|
|GPS Mode Battery Life (Days)||N/A|
|Near Field Communication (NFC)||No|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Heart Rate Monitor (HRM)|
|Tracking||Calories, Distance, Fitness Level, Heart Rate, Menstrual Cycle, Sleep, Steps, Stress|
Display is not great
Poor battery life
Cannot respond to notifications
Heart rate tracking is not accurate
App is low quality and has bugs
No speaker, mic, app store or NFC
|Verdict||A below average smartwatch due to the poor battery life, average screen and low quality app. Also you cannot reply to notifications, there are no 3rd party apps and no NFC. Would avoid this watch.|
Published: January 20, 2021
Mibro Air - WatchSmarty
The Mibro Air is a below average smartwatch due to the poor battery life, average screen and low quality app. Would avoid this smartwatch.
Product SKU: Mibro Air
Product Brand: Mibro
Product Currency: USD
Product Price: 30
Price Valid Until: 2023-01-01
Product In-Stock: SoldOut