The Xiaomi Mi Smart Space Heater S is an electric heater of the convector type, with maximum power of 2200 W, metallic construction, profile and minimalist design, in addition to Wi-Fi connection that allows to control various parameters of the radiator through the smartphone.
4gnews analyzed this product for the smart home, a gadget that can follow the user’s habits in the form of routines and heating automation. This is the review for the Xiaomi heater, available in Mi Store UK stores for around 100 euros.
The Xiaomi Mi Smart Space Heater S electric heater
The Xiaomi Mi Smart Space Heater S electric heater reaches the consumer in a white cardboard box with the product illustration and several of its functions. Highlights like the 2200 W power and connectivity options are very visible.
This wrapper shows us the product that is presented in matte white, entirely built in metal (aluminum) with minimalist lines in the style of Xiaomi. It is quite light for size – it weighs about 5.7 kg and goes almost unnoticed.
It can be placed in any room that will not be visible, fitting well into the current standards of decoration.
The heater box is simple and the assembly also
When opening the box we will find – in addition to the protective styrofoam – the heater, the two feet that make up its base, in addition to the user manual, two screws and the corresponding key (L shape) to mount the feet on the vacuum cleaner body.
With this procedure done – it is important to mount the feet to create a stable base – the electric heater can be placed anywhere in the home – in rooms up to 40 to 45 m² – as long as there is an outlet nearby.
The heater has a handle for drying towels
We alert you in advance to the fact that this heater has an accessory, handle, to dry towels or clothes that looks too much like a handle.
It is not! Although it can be used as such when the heater is off, in operation this component will heat up considerably and, if used as a distraction handle, it can burn the user.
Main specifications of the Xiaomi heater
- Wattage: 2200W
- Heat source: Electric
- Temperature levels: 18, 20, 22, 24, 26 and 28 ºC
- Timer options: 1, 3, 5 and 12 hours
- Rated voltage: 230V, 50Hz
- Product dimensions: 526 x 780 x 216 mm
- Product weight: 5.7 kg
- Remote control: Mi Home app
- Electric Heater Xiaomi Mi Smart Space Heater S
- Base (2 feet)
- User Guide
The electric heater can be used in the bathroom
One of the advantages of this electric heater is the possibility of using it in the bathroom thanks to its certified waterproofing IPX4. This does not mean that you can or should wet it, quite the contrary, but it is safe to use in the bathroom.
The heater inspires confidence, with a solid base, wide feet, good connection cable to the socket and all waterproof contacts to, at least, withstand the local steam and humidity. To heat a conventional bathroom is extremely fast.
Modern design with good metal finishes
The construction of the Mi Smart Space Heater S electric heater is a highlight. Entirely metallic – with the exception of the feet on its base – it is a durable, lightweight product with discreet but elegant lines.
There is an attention to detail that permeates the entire electric heater, also contributing to the improvement of the price / quality ratio found in this Xiaomi product. It weighs 5.7 grams, being surprisingly light for dimensions.
It has a very solid construction, two side handles for transport and galvanized coating. It is likely to remain white and look good for several years, preserving the clean and tidy appearance.
It is suitable for air conditioning (heating) spaces up to 45 square meters thanks to the power of 2200 W.
The Mi Smart Space Heater S can heat the space from 18 to 26º
Temperature control can be done on the electric heater (button shown above) or on the smartphone.
In the first case, with the heater plugged in and the switch in the “On” position, just touch and hold the pressure for a few seconds (child protection system) to switch between the pre-defined temperature steps / intervals.
This is the manual mode. Are six steps or temperature ranges to be manually set on the Mi Smart Space Heater S.
The digital thermostat keeps the temperature constant
As soon as the ambient temperature reaches the value pre-defined by the user, the heater will maintain the space in these conditions. This is one of the smart features of the Mi Smart Space Heater S, keeping the temperature in a room.
If the temperature drops, the heater is activated automatically, without the user having to give any command, manually or via smartphone. In this way it is possible to save energy and keep the home comfortable.
Heat dissipation is bidirectional
The Xiaomi Mi Smart Space Heater S is a 100% silent heater – with the exception of notifications (light beeps) when the heater goes into operation, for example. Heating occurs by air convection and occurs very quickly.
This Xiaomi heater has two hot air vents. The first is the large front grille that characterizes it. The second is located on its rear, highlighted in the image above, creating a more uniform heat distribution.
The interior of the heater is extremely simple. Peeking into the interior through the grids we see the heating elements. They are built in aluminum foil and the electricity “circulates” inside which, subject to great resistance, generates the heat that will emanate from it.
It is an extremely simple concept – observable in the same way in the humble toaster – but functional.
Each element will radiate heat and promote air circulation. The cold air will enter below, heat and ascend, then spread through the grids of the Mi Smart Space Heater S.
The Mi Smart Space Heater S is a silent heater
It is a simple principle of physics, with the hot air rising and promoting circulation in a completely silent way.
The entire body of the Mi Smart Space Heater S is metallic, so it will radiate the heat generated by the electrical resistance that passes through it and occupies the lower portion of its interior.
It has a large contact area – between air and the elements of the resistance – resulting in a more efficient heat conversion.
Control it via Xiaomi’s Mi Home app
Mi Home App – for Android on the Play Store
Mi Home App – for iOS on the App Store
This is the “X factor”. The most attractive point of the Xiaomi heater is the possibility to control it through the smartphone with the Mi Home application, free for Android and iOS.
When installing the heater we must install the application on the smartphone or tablet and follow the instructions presented to connect the vacuum cleaner to the Wi-Fi network in the house. This procedure may take a few minutes, but after that, it will be worth it.
It is so much simpler to turn this gadget on or off with a touch of the screen, and it is possible to create a shortcut to the main screen of the mobile device. So, just unlock the screen and touch it to activate or deactivate the Mi Smart Space Heater S.
Convenience is enhanced by Wi-Fi connectivity
The application provides the user with the following options:
- Setting a temperature to maintain – Thermostat
- Schedule activity periods – Timer
- Enable / disable the indicator lights
- Enable / disable notification sound
- Enable / disable child safety lock
- IFTT scenarios – automation and routines
- Update the Mi Smart Space Heater S firmware
- Share device control
- Additional configurations
Above we can see some of the more specific controls, available through the Mi Home app. We can disable the notification sounds to make it completely silent, or even disable the notification and warning LEDs.
The heater also has a protection system against overheating. If the internal temperature exceeds safety levels, the Mi Smart Space Heater S switches off to prevent damage to the product and / or the user.
Configures automation scenarios and IFTTT routines (if / then)
It is from here that we can configure Xiaomi’s smart heater to take on some automatic activation behaviors. The user can create different conditions that trigger different behaviors.
Also in this IFTTT menu (if this than that) the tip can be established with the Google Assistant. In this way, it will be possible, for example, to activate Xiaomi’s Mi Smart Space Heater S with voice commands.
Configuration is not the fastest or easiest procedure, but once done it unlocks a new level of convenience.
Conclusion: a good Xiaomi heater for Smart Home
The simple design makes it suitable for use in any room. It is quiet and can be used in a room while sleeping. Likewise, you can also use it in the bathroom thanks to IPx4 certification.
It’s quick to heat up, despite consuming a lot – 2200 W, but otherwise it wouldn’t heat up as much either. This is the trade-off of any electric heater, regardless of type, whether it is a convector (as the case may be) or a fan heater.
Smart functions are what make it stand out and make it a good heater for a smart home. For those who want to control everything through their smartphone or Google Assistant, the Mi Smart Space Heater S acquires greater relevance.
It is well built, competent in heating, and appears to be quite durable, something that only time will tell. Either way, the Wi-Fi connection makes it a smart gadget and expands its capabilities.
The price of€ 99.99 at Mi Store UK it is not exactly low, but it denotes the intelligent capabilities of the heater. It is not just “another heater”, but a product integrated in the Xiaomi ecosystem, with a lot of added value.
For those looking for an easy-to-install heater with good value for money and smart capabilities, 4gnews recommends Mi Smart Space Heater S. The product has been tested and approved.
4gnews thanks Xiaomi UK for providing the product for testing.
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