XiaoMi Mi Band 2 review

13325509_1079457382089854_4974652127177017122_nHi friends,

Yesterday I received a long waited Xiaomi Mi band 2.
I preordered at high price from some eBay seller because I wanted to have it as soon as possible.

So lest see what is in the box.

As you can see there is:
1. Mi band 2
2. Black silicone strap
3. USB charge cable
4. User manual

As you can see there is no much inside. Only what it should
Anyway if you didn’t now already the specification of the new Miband 2 here they are:

Battery Capacity: 70mAh
Standby time: 20 days
Charging time: About 3hours
IP rating: IP67
Screen type: OLED
Compatible OS: Android,IOS
Bluetooth version: Bluetooth 4.0
Functions: Call reminder,Measurement of heart rate,Pedometer,Sleep management,SMS Reminding, apps notification and more
Alert type: Vibration
Dial size: 4.03 x 1.57 x 1.05 cm
Band size: 23.5 x 1.05 cm
Wearable length: 15.5 – 21 cm
Product weight: 0.017 kg
Product size (L x W x H): 22.50 x 1.57 x 1.05 cm

If you already own Xiaomi Mi Band 1S probably you should want to know the difference so lets check them.

Physically Miband 2 is a little bit bigger then it’s predecessor.
But only 1-2mm.
The strap is different too. The way it hold the device is upgraded.
Now the problem with losing it is solved.

Unfortunately now there is now other color options for the start then black.
In Xiaomi Mi Band 1S we have really nice color assortment.

But I was told the new colors will be available from next month. So stay tune

OK, now is the time to pair Miband 2 to my phone using Mi Fit app.
So I just unpair my old band and connect the new one.
All gone OK. I was expected for some firmware update (it was but there wasn’t.
Anyway I went to the near shop to test how accurate the step counter is but I found it’s not counting any steps!
All was zeros!
So I decide to search for a problem in en.miui.com forum.
There I found that there is Mi Fit version 2.1.3!
As I said before I used v 2.0.0 and in Google Play there isn’t newer!
So I removed v 2.0.0 and installed the new one 2.1.3
After launch it the band started to update (firmware
And the step counter worked again!
So here you can download this app version:

From the app you can choose what to be shown on the band screen when you touch the button on it.

The other feature in the app are the same as in Xiaomi Mi Band 1S.

As device is waterproof IP67 I decided to leave Mi Band 2 in glass of water few hours
There wasn’t any problem after that.

At the end I can say that the Mi Band 2 is great fitness gadget for everyone and is good as Xiaomi Mi Band 1S.

You can buy it as always from here

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