Mi Band 2 | Your First Steps towards Fitness
Xioami has come with the second version of the famous Mi band. The Mi band 2 is priced at an affordable Rs 1999 ($30) dollars in India. The band is affordable like it’s predecessor yet at the same time it offers great features. Also the increased display with a better OLED display and greater functionality it is totally worth. Mi Band 2 is the evolution of Xiaomi’s wildly successful Mi Band. The water resistant Mi Band offered basic fitness tracking features like steps & sleep tracking with an unbelievably long battery life of 45 days at an impulse buy price of approximately Rs. 1000 ($15).
At a first glance the display appears to be the only change. The similar build quality with the general layout of the band unchanged. Its display is covered by a layer of Gorilla glass and the display offers various fitness information such as footstep count, calorie count, heart rate and time. The material used in the band appears too sturdy. It can also function under a wet environment. The previous generation, if you wore, was too tight and could cause minor skin rashes. The new generation manages to deal with that problem while offering more functionality and a better design.
Key Features | Mi Band 2
- Plastic, aluminum case with Anti-sweat Thermoplastic elastomers, aluminum band
- Bluetooth chip: Dialog top Bluetooth chip (Bluetooth 4.0), military gravity sensors to detect movement and sleep quality
- Real-time monitoring of heart rate, Sleep Tracking,Monitor your activity levels, track walking distance and calculate calories burned
- Water resistant with Waterproof level:IP67
- Battery can last up to 20 days
For its price point of Rs 1999 the band performs exceedingly well offering a smooth performance in fitness tracking. Its ability to track footsteps has been refined and the output is generally more reliable with greater accuracy as compared to the first generation band. The new feature, the ability to track the heart rate still requires more refinement with is requiring the user to be very still. A feature that stood out was Idle Alert which causes the band to buzz if the user has been idle for a while
With a great battery life, the band offers easily up to 20 days’ battery life. While Mi band 1 offered a battery life of one month. The display and the heart rate sensor prove to be a major battery intensive resource.
While some users will consider the band too restrictive in the features offered the MI Band 2. Its price is a great plus point as it offers a great value for its money. While it can seem a bit bare, with it lacking many advanced features, for its price point it’s a must have for a fitness enthusiast on a budget. We would also like to share a great unbiased review done by GeekyRanjit on youtube.
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