Smartmi Standing Fan 3 Smart Home Device
The Smartmi Standing Fan 3 is a smart home device that provides a comfortable environment with easy-to-use controls. The fan is compatible with two of the three major smart assistants and it can be controlled by the app, remote control, or the on-board controls. Assembly is required, but it's quick and painless. The price is higher than some other premium fans, but I think it's a worthy investment.
- EASE OF USE
Standing fan provides comfort for your environment.
I struggle a lot with finding the ‘right’ temperature for my personal comfort. Throughout the day, it’s not uncommon to find me wearing a sweater, then short sleeves, and before the day is over, a blanket across my lap. In the summer, I’ll run a personal heater because the A/C makes me too cold, but in the winter, I’ll get too hot and have a fan pointed right at me. All that said, I like having convenient ways to regulate my temperature. So, when I found the Smartmi Standing Fan that is not only remote-controlled but also a smart home device, I couldn’t pass it up.
About the Smartmi Standing Fan 3
Smartmi, a sub-organization of Xiaomi, focuses on building products that not only provide comfort but are also environmentally friendly. Their products include smart cleaning, bathroom devices, humidification, heating, and more. Smartmi’s products help people build a clean and comfortable house environment.
The Standing Fan 3 is designed to provide a natural wind for users. It features quiet operation, cordless use, and app control. The pedestal fan has variable speed control and can monitor temperature and humidity levels. The fan gives users the option of using the oscillating head feature, shut-off timer, or changing modes. There is even a clever LED display included on the stand of the fan.
Even though the fan is a work of modern technology, it has a classic design that fits with any type of decor. The fan is compatible with Google Assistant and it uses Bluetooth technology to work with its remote control. The fan is easily assembled and disassembled for cleaning when needed. It’s lightweight and durable as anodized aluminum and ABS material were the main construction elements used for the Standing Fan 3.
- Natural Breezes technology
- Multilevel adjustment of fan speed
- Built-in lithium batteries provide 20 hours of cordless use
- Designed with scientific noise cancellation
- Al Voice + App + Bluetooth Remote Control
- LED screen
- Operation Mode: 4 levels
- Oscillation: 4 Angles Horizontal Oscillate | 30°/60°/90°/120°; 2 Angles Vertical Oscillate | 25° upwards/15° downwards
- Control: App + Al voice + Bluetooth remote control
- Dimensions: 340mm × 330mm × 960mm
- Model: ZLBPLDS05ZM
- Net Weight: Approx. 3.5kg
- Noise: ≤60dB(A)
- Rated: voltage l20V
- Rated power: 25W
- Type: DC standing fan
- Battery type: Lithium-ion battery pack
- Rated capacity of battery: 2800 mAh (33.6Wh)
The fan arrived in a brown cardboard box with a simple outline illustration of the fan on the front. There is a sticker on the front that indicates that it’s compatible with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. The fan does require assembly but the process is very quick and easy.
- Take apart the fan assembly so that you can attach it to the motor.
- Place the rear cover on the motor and tighten it with the fan cover knob.
- Slide the blades on the motor next and tighten them in place with the blade knob.
- Place the fan grille on the rear fan cover and rotate until it locks into place. Then, attach the screw to the fan cover for secure closure.
- Place the motor column onto the base so that it lines up with the socket and then insert the base bolt to secure the motor column in place.
- Finally, connect the power cable to the base and plug it into the wall so that it can charge.
After the fan is assembled and has power, you can connect it to the Mi Home/Xiaomi Home app, which is free to download. The app connection process is pretty painless as well. If you don’t have an account with Mi Home, you will need to create one. The app will detect the fan and then you can connect it to your Wi-Fi network. That’s pretty much it other than giving permissions to the app and designating a room in your home for the fan.
I have been very impressed with this fan. It has a lot of power and it’s easy to control. I rarely set it above Level 2. I love that you can set the angle for oscillation, too. For most fans, it’s usually just on or off — without any type of selection possible for the user. The display on the front is a great visual reminder of what power level the fan is on and whether or not it is connected to Wi-Fi.
I love that it’s cordless. I typically keep it plugged in, but I love having the option to move it to my bedroom or living room without needing to find an outlet for it. As far as noise goes, I’ve not had any problem with the noise level. You do notice it once you get to Level 3 or 4, but at Level 1 or 2, it’s very, very quiet.
While I don’t have any scientific proof about whether or not the ‘natural breeze technology’ is actually affecting my environment, I do feel that the breeze from this fan is more like the wind outside than other fans. And, since I can barely hear the fan operating, there isn’t the artificial mechanical noise occurring as you hear with other fans or even the A/C.
There are a couple of small recommendations I would have for future versions of this fan. First, I would love to see the remote control rechargeable or operate from a coin-style battery. As it stands right now, it requires one (1) AAA battery to function and there isn’t one included. It would be a much battery experience if you didn’t have to worry about replacing the battery.
The other thing I would love to see is for this fan to be compatible with Apple HomeKit as well as the other smart assistants. Since our home is primarily operating off of the Apple ecosystem, I haven’t used it much with Google Assistant or Alexa since neither of those devices is in my office. I would also recommend that Smartmi double-check what their information states as the box and the Amazon page indicate that it works with Alexa and Google, but the product description page on the Smartmi website only states Google Home compatibility.
The Smartmi Standing Fan 3 is a great option for anyone who likes having remote control over their fan. It really does make an environment more comfortable. It is an investment but I would get it again and recommend it to others in a heartbeat.