The market is full of fitness-related products but the Xiaomi Mi Band series is one of the most popular in the world. The latest iteration of the product brings some significant upgrades like the Oled display but keeps an affordable price. Learn more in our full review.
Thanks to Oppomart for sending Xiaomi Mi Band 2 for a review.
Xiaomi Mi Band 2 Review: UNBOXING
The Mi Band 2 comes in a typical Xiaomi-style cardboard box. The contents include the fitness tracker, a bracelet, a very convenient charging cradle and some Chinese paperwork.
Xiaomi Mi Band 2 Review: DESIGN
At the first glance, the Mi Band 2 follows a familiar design language but there are some significant upgrades.
First of all, we have an OLED display, which is power-efficient and it displays info like clock, steps taken, calories burned, heart rate, distance walked and various notifications from your smartphone. You can navigate through the information displayed with just one capacitive button and I found it to be very simple yet convenient.
As for the band itself, I found it to be very convenient to wear all day long. Also, it is durable and it does not seem to wear off anytime soon.
Xiaomi Mi Band 2 Review: FEATURES and FUNCTIONALITY
I found the step counter to be precise as it counted my steps accurately.
As for heart rate monitor, it takes less around 10 seconds to measure it. I compared the results with my Galaxy S7 edge, which also has a heart rate monitor, and the results are very similar.
A really cool feature that I could to be working just fine is the ability just to lift your wrist to light up the display. Also, you can set the band to automatically unlock your smartphone.
Other features worth mentioning are that the band has a sedentary reminder, notifications of missed calls, messages or various apps. Also, the band can track your sleep patterns, vibrate as an alarm clock and so on. All of those features sync with your phone using the Mi Fit app that is simple and easy to use and I didn’t have any connectivity/syncing issues with my phone (tested with the OnePlus 3).
Last but not least, the Mi Band 2 is IP67-certified, meaning that it is splash-proof and dust-proof.
Xiaomi Mi Band 2 Review: BATTERY LIFE
The Mi Band 2 is said to give you around 20 days of battery life.
It delivers in reality for sure. In fact, I have a feeling that the battery could last for a longer time. I’ve used the band for 10 days and it used just 25% of battery life!
Xiaomi Mi Band 2 Review: CONCLUSIONS
Xiaomi Mi Band 2 is an upgrade we have been all waiting for.
It brings all the great features the previous models had and it takes one step further with the integrated low-power OLED display.
The Mi Band 2 has never let us down during our review. We found it to be accurate measuring the fitness activity, the band’s user interface is simple yet fast, the Mi Fit app is simple and easy to use and the battery life of the device is great.
All in all, the Mi Band 2 is the best Xiaomi’s fitness tracker yet. Also, it is probably the best cheap fitness tracker at the moment and it can be highly recommended.