I got my MI Band this week (Ordered from AliExpress, took 3 weeks to deliver) and have been using it for the past couple of days now. While some of you are still waiting for the 5/5 date for the Band to go on sale in India, I thought it would be a good idea to share my experience about the MI Band with you all. This review should help you with the decision making “Should I buy Mi Band”. This review is not sponsored by Xiaomi or any other profit making Org, so you can rely on what I say here.
As if you care, but the box in which the MI Band comes is top notch and may remind you Apple packaging as well. It is made of environment friendly material and keeps the band safe and sound within the box. Once you open the box, it has only three things that you care about,
1. The Sensor Capsule
2. The Band (whatever color you chose)
3. The proprietary charging cable.
Charing the Band
Once you take out the capsule from the band, you can figure out pretty easily about how the capsule can fit inside the charging cable. It doesn’t come with a wall charging adapter. Just plug in to some PC via the USB port and you are good. Once it is charged fully it will go on upto 30 days. Which is an amazing thing and no other fitness band can match so far.
App for MI Band
Once the device is charged, the next thing you want to do it download the app for it. It’s called Mi Fit and available on Play Store (Android) and App Store (iOS)
Turn the bluetooth on of your mobile device.
Launch the app.
Pairing the Device
When you launch the app for the first time, it will ask you to login to your Mi Account.
In case you don’t have any MI account already, I strongly suggest you create one and then login to the account.
Head to the settings section and tap on Pair Device.
Just hold the Mi Band close to the phone and rest of the steps should be done automatically in the next 5-10 secs.
The device firmware may also get upgraded the first time you pair it with the app.
What it does?
It monitors your movement and can accurately measure your steps, calories burnt etc.
Tracks your sleep pattern automatically. No need to click anything to activate sleep mode.
You can set alarm on the Mi Band using the app. It vibrates to wake you up.
Set notification alert for your phone events. Like if you don’t observe a phone call which is ringing for last 3 secs, enabling the right setting will set your Mi Band vibrate and alert you about the call.
Customize the notification light of the Mi Band (Blue, Red, Pink and Green)
The Final Verdict
Should I buy Mi Band? Just go for it man, a fitness band that costs less than Rs. 1000, has great build quality, waterproof, tracks activity and sleep, notification alert, alarm etc. (Some extra features if you have a MI phone)
You can’t go wrong with this device. Just buy it.