How is the Chinese company’s smart wristband that has become so popular evaluated? What are its biggest advantages and do they outweigh the most noticeable disadvantages? Here are the characteristics of this equipment.
Xiaomi Mi Band 4 – an affordable version of the smart band
The popularity of smartbands and smartwatches is not the result of users’ favorite expensive gadgets, but rather the pursuit of convenience. Additionally, their operation is very simple, even instinctive. Unfortunately, their disadvantage is often high price. Xiaomi has decided to conquer the market with a budget model. Is there a real chance for this?
How does the Xiaomi smart band present itself?
In the starter kit we receive:
- a smart band,
- uSB cable for charging,
- user manual,
The basic information about it Xiaomi Mi Band 4 are:
- ability to synchronize with Android and IOS,
- ability to connect with Bluetooth 5.0,
- operation up to 20 days,
- 5 ATM / 50 m water resistance rating,
- heart rate monitor,
- alarm clock,
- sleep monitor,
- music control,
- charging time: up to 2 h,
- 2.5 D AMOLED display.
Xiaomi Mi Band 4 advantages over its predecessors
Among the noticeable changes relative to previous versions, first of all, we should mention the larger display. This time it is multicolored, where
colors have a vivid shade. Very smoothly also works touch, which functions even in difficult conditions. However, it is a bit difficult to use the screen during full sun, the light of which negatively affects the readability
The appearance of the wristband itself, defined as an ”oblong lozenge”, has changed little compared to its predecessors. Its front is protected by tempered glass, while the bezels are not particularly conspicuous. The bottom of the band is made of plastic. The whole built in strap of thick, matte silicone. The advantage in this case is a perfect combination of flexibility with adequate strength
Is the Xiaomi Mi Band 4 comfortable for the user?
Smartband by definition should be handy for the user – ergonomics must be its strong point. Xiaomi’s wristband excellently fulfills this obligation. This speaks for itself:
- the extraordinary lightness of the wristband, which weighs only 22 grams,
- it’s slim and light, it doesn’t stand out excessively,
- it is made of friendly materials that do not tend to irritate the skin,
- the device is waterproof,
- it can be used 24 hours a day, even while sleeping,
- the strap is durable and the clasp is very comfortable,
- universal band size – it can be adjusted between 155 and 216 mm,
- the screen has been properly configured to work in different conditions – except for the mentioned not the best performance in full sunlight.
Xiaomi Mi Band 4 software
The configuration of the band is carried out on the basis of the Xiaomi Mi FIT application equipped with a Polish language version. However, it is alleged that its big drawback is the lack of adequate transparency, which forces you to learn the interface by trial and error
Functionality of the Xiaomi band
Xiaomi Mi Band 4 lasts up to 20 days even with fairly heavy use. The interface is clear and works flawlessly. From the home screen, which is the clock face, we move to the next functionality. Right and left gestures are the transition to music control, up and down are six tabs:
- heart rate,
Reviews of the Xiaomi smart band emphasize that its functionality is high, while the results are accurate. For athletes, it is very valuable that the wristband supports diverse disciplines. Its functions will be useful when running, but also cycling, walking, swimming and other physical exercises. The wristband will also draw our attention if we abandon activity and remain motionless for too long. However, it is worth knowing that the device itself does not have a GPS. The parameters for the measurements will therefore depend on its connection with a smartphone.
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