Xiaomi Mi Band 2 is a fitness tracker at a low cost that comes from China. Compared to previous versions it has a screen and added features.
Xiaomi officially unveiled the Mi Band 2, new version of the well-known fitness tracker at low cost that has depopulated in the versions Mi Band and Mi Band 1S Pulse. The Chinese company has sold more than 20 million products, a volume that sees second only to Fitbit.
The price of the Mi Band 2 remains rather modest, 149 RMB about $ 23, but in Wearable appears a small OLED screen in black and white (0.42 inches) display, where the number of steps taken, the heartbeat and estimates of distance and calories burned. The track stick even sleep. Below the screen there is a single button that lets you switch between screens.
Most functions recalls the other models of Mi Band (without a screen, the information appearing on the app on your smartphone), but there is a novelty, the vibration that alerts you if you are sitting too long.
A feature that other fitness trackers and that we find very useful, at least for us we do mostly a desk job, sedentary, and often we are hours sitting at the keyboard writing – certainly not a cure-all for the physical health.
Another new feature about the owners of smartphones Xiaomi: the phones detect the presence of your wrist using it as a Band I passcode. Basically if you are within the operating range of Bluetooth it is no longer necessary to enter a code number to unlock the smartphone. If someone were to steal the phone, taking it beyond the connection radius to Band I, the passcode is automatically reactivated.
The Mi Band 2 connects to the smartphone in Bluetooth 4.0, and according to the company provides a range of at least 20 days (or not much will depend from the continuous use of the heartbeat sensor) thanks to 70 mAh battery. The app link to display on the display calls, messages and other warnings.
The device is defined as a water-resistant (IP67 certification) and silicon strap is replaceable (the base color is black). Xiaomi Mi Band 2 will be sold in China from June 7, but is booked Gearbest to about $ 40.