The Wrist Band that tracks STEPS, CALORIES, SLEEP, HEART RATE
BY AVINASH S, APRIL 22, 2017, 04:00 PM
Mi Band 2
₹ 1,999 (around $32)
I recommend this for everyone and check out below why I'm recommending this to you as I described everything in-depth!
Hello friends, today I'm back with the in-depth review of Xiaomi Mi Band 2. Xiamoi released this band on September 27, 2016. I wanted to buy it on day one itself by looking at the features, but due to some money problems, I haven't bought it at that time! :/ And I am always following the updates since from first day, by asking the reviews from my friends who purchased it! And Finally I purchased this on Jan 31, 2017 :)
The improved pedometer algorithm in Mi Band 2 filters out unnecessary movements. This measures steps taken and exercise more accurate!
How much total distance you travelled by wearing the Mi Band 2 daily? You'll know the in-depth data of the distance, steps, time travlled!
How much calories you burnt daily by walking with the Mi band 2 on your wrist!
Your heart rate drops when you enter deep sleep! Heart Rate sleep assistant measures heart rate while you are asleep so that light and deep sleep patterns are tracked more precisely
Mi Band 2 carries your unique identity. When you are close to your Android smartphone, it unlocks instantly - no passcodes or finger print needed.
Mi FIT APP
View daily, weekly, and monthly history for steps, sleep and heart rate via the Mi Fit app.It is the one place to get instant statistics, and allows you to manage alarms, notification alerts, and more.
I'm explaining all the features of Mi Band 2 about how they are performing, how they gonna help us, how's the accuracy levels of these features!
So let's start,
First things first, let me tell you how this 'Steps' feature works!
Conclusion: To be frank, I'm completely satisfied with the STEPS Count of Mi Band 2! :) You may tell me "But there's some inaccuracy!", See! I'm getting inaccuracy of extra 300-400 steps daily, so in my mind, I'll subtract 400 steps-count daily from the total! So problem solved! lol :D
We all have to agree one point that 'With 2k rupees budget, we can't get exact results'. At least we should be happy for this 80 % accuracy of Steps Count of Mi Band 2! :-) So I won't feel this as a big problem to me!
CALORIES and DISTANCE TRAVELLED in this Mi Band 2 are calculated based on STEPS. So these 2 functions are directly proportional to the STEPS function in the software!
Lol, I'm getting laugh now! :D
You may ask me why? :P Fine, No one in this world knows whether this HEART RATE feature in Mi Band 2 is accurate or not!
I'm using this band from Jan 31, 2017, and till now it's a big mystery for me regarding the accuracy of this HEART RATE function! If you're running, your heart beat increases generally, the count here in MI Band 2 is also increasing, but I can't guarantee you anyway about the accuracy levels! So I ... sorry not only me, even all my friends telling 1 thing, if you want to buy RedMi Band 2, then you have to forget about the HEART RATE feature!
Ps: To be frank, for 2k rupees, no one can provide accurate results for this HEART RATE feature!
I'm really impressed by this Sleep Statistics feature of Xiaomi Mi Band 2! :)
I'm Not impressed just bcoz of the feature name, I'm saying that I'm impressed by the accuracy of the Sleep Statistics in Mi Band 2!
My Personal Sleep stats:
Each and every morning when I wake up, I check my sleep stats in Mi Fit App on my Smart phone! I verified many times, regarding "Fell asleep at", "Woke up at" timings are right or not, and 8/10 times, they are right! :)
Of course, I can't get inside the band machine in order to check "Deep sleep" and "Light sleep" accuracy, so I cannot comment on those 2 exactly! :D
But I personally believe that 80% accuracy is there for these 2 things!
Ps: If you want to check these 2 accuracy levels, do 1 thing, attach this MI Band 2 on your family member while sleeping and note down on paper: when they are moving while sleeping and what time they are moving and finally calculate the accuracy! lol :D
Btw, I forgot to tell you 1 thing, this 'Sleep Feature' works only during night time, I mean 'if you sleep at day time like noon or evening, it won't calculate/check how many hours you slept or at what time you slept!
Here in the MI FIT APP, we will see all the complete data regarding your Steps, Sleep, Heart Rate etc ..... You can even set Alarm on the band by using this App! Once you buy the Band, you have to install this app on your phone and pair your band with the app by using Bluetooth! Once you open the app, you'll understand everything! It's so simple! :)
Actually it may sound funny to you, but it's true! :D
Do you know that MI Band 2 counts steps when your body is in motion like if you are brushing your teeth or when you're travelling in bus or car, or when you playing Badminton or Basket ball!
Hahaha, well, there's a solution provided by them officially, there's a feature called "Behaviour tagging" in MI Fit App, so you need to open that and select your action, once you select, it'll pause the steps count in your MI Band 2 from the minute you turn on and you turn off your action in the "Behaviour tagging" in MI Ft App! This means, all that time, your phone and band should be connected via Bluetooth!