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.
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?
In the starter kit we receive:
The basic information about it Xiaomi Mi Band 4 are:
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
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 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
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:
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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