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AliExpress: Smart Bracelet Xiaomi Mi Band 2

In January of this year I was, aqui no Skooter Blog, my analysis of the Smart Bracelet Xiaomi Mi Band 1S. Despite having been quite satisfied, at the time I mentioned that what else I missed it was a watch, because my brain was still conditioned to think something stuck in my wrist is a watch and several times I made the motion to lift the wrist to check the time on MI Band 1S, to get used to the fact that she was just a bracelet.

But the Xiaomi heard my complaint, and many other buyers for sure, and recently launched the Smart Bracelet Xiaomi Mi Band 2. The main novelty is an OLED display 0,42 inches, that shows hours, steps, walking distance, Calories Burned, Pulse, and remaining charge in battery, alternately at the touch of a small pad below the display. Everything is synchronized and mobile application configurable.

The acquisition of Smart Bracelet Xiaomi Mi Band 2 was made in AliExpress, the store MC-TECH, for only $ 29,99 com frete included, the lowest price I could find on occasion. Bought on the day 06/06 and received in 05/07, no taxes, and fast considering the Brazilian standard.

So, as MI Band 1S, a Mi Band 2 It is also a smart bracelet, also called smart bracelet, Smart band, fitness bracelet, fitness band, Fitness tracker, Smart bracelet, and other names. The connection with the mobile phone is also made through the Bluetooth protocol 4.0, and the application is available for phones with Android and iOS operating system.

A Mi Band 2 It also has sensors to monitor sleep and physical activities, like its predecessor, using the accelerometer and the heart rate sensor. For notifications it uses the new: instead of just led and vibration motor, a Mi Band 2 also counts with the OLED display 0,42 inches, able to show icons for each type of notification: calls, SMS, specific applications, alarm, goal achieved, etc.

When they announced the Mi Band 2 with display, I figured it would an LCD as the digital wrist watch, the kind that stay connected all the time and they need to be viewed. But the Xiaomi opted for OLED, that can be seen perfectly both under the Sun more strong as in total darkness. He lights up only when we pad the bracelet, or when you make the move to raise the pulse to tell time. A Mi Band 2 is smart enough to recognize this movement and then shows the time for a few seconds. Most of the time it stays discreetly deleted, saving the battery.

The display is small, But enough for the resources that the Mi Band 2 offers. He also is monochrome, using a black background and characters and icons in a beautiful shade of cyan. So don't expect colored icons. The Xiaomi chose to put only a functional display, but without fragrance, After all she needs to maintain its main differential that is low cost. Certainly not her goal to be a smart watch, which already exist in droves but are much more expensive.

The battery of the Mi Band 2 has larger capacity than the MI Band 1S in order to feed the display, are now 70 mAh. With that she managed to keep their autonomy of about 20 days without recharging. A MI Band 1S last even more than the 20 days of the specification, more to Mi Band 2 should arrive no later than 20 even days. With my use is lasting only 15 days, and I'm doing the same use that caused the MI Band 1S, except for the use of OLED display, including to tell the time.

To accommodate the new battery and the display, a Mi Band 2 also gave a slight body, but it's still pretty light and comfortable to wear, even for sleep. The bracelet itself also got a little bigger, because I use it on the penultimate hole, leaving the thickness of a finger off (could decrease more two holes taking the day off), while MI Band 1S I wore on the last hole with the same off.

The packing Mi Band 2 is quite similar to that of MI Band 1S. It's still a reinforced cardboard box, where are all the items. Simple and functional.

The application of support, E Fit, is the same as used with the MI Band 1S, so I just had to sync it with the Mi Band 2 for him to continue working as it always worked, just adding the features of the new bracelet. Through it you can select which information appears in the display. The only mandatory information is the time. Amount of steps, distance, Calories Burned, heart rate meter and remaining battery charge are optional, can be either on or off individually. When you touch the button of the Mi Band 2 She alternates between the information that are enabled, This predefined order: Watch, steps, distance, calories, Pulse, battery charge.

When you switch to the measurement of pulse, a Mi Band 2 initiates a measurement and displays the result in a few seconds. No longer need to draw the cell phone only to measure the pulse, which is great.

The Fit is still great to show the history of physical activity and sleep, with interesting graphics to summarize daily activity, weekly and monthly. In part of the notifications Mi Band Tools still more advantageous, offering functionality that the Mi Fit does not, so the only alert that I leave active in Mi Fit is the goal accomplished. The rest I leave to the Mi Band Tools. When I received the Mi Band 2, the Mi Band Tools still had no support for her, so I had to turn around only with the Mi Fit. But now the Mi Band Tools have been updated and supports fully the Mi Band 2.

The intelligent alarm is a function that disappeared mysteriously from Mi Fit, but that can be used via the Mi Band Tools. Moreover, According to Mi Band Tools he is experimental, but it works in a manner even more interesting than I had previously mentioned. According to the program: “The intelligent alarm tries to wake up in the best time according to their empirical patterns of sleep behavior. This is an experimental feature based on empirical data estimates where the bracelet will vibrate at the time later in the Mi Band Tools estimates that you will still be in a phase of a light sleeper, but no sooner than 30 minutes before the alarm time”.

As I understand it, the bracelet will not wake you up so that you are in the light sleeper since 30 minutes before the appointment as I imagined. What's she going to do is you wake up in light sleep as late as possible, but before you get in deep sleep. Sounds good to me, but still not tested because when the Mi Band 2 came the Mi Band Tools was not yet compatible with her, and in the last two weeks I've been on vacation, so I didn't use alarm. The memory of Mi Band 2 for alarm also increased, It is now up to ten alarms, whereas in MI Band 1S There were only three.

Call notifications and applications exist in Mi Fit, but in Mi Band Tools you can put a different icon for each application notification. We can also use different icons to identify who's making a call, for example. But, You can only choose one of the icons that are in the firmware of the Mi Band 2. You cannot choose a custom icon. Facebook icons, Twitter1, Whatsapp and Snapchat are among the options.

Check out some photos of Smart Bracelet Xiaomi Mi Band 2:

Package with the Smart Bracelet Xiaomi Mi Band 2

Package with the Smart Bracelet Xiaomi Mi Band 2

Smart Bracelet Xiaomi Mi Band 2 on its packaging

Smart Bracelet Xiaomi Mi Band 2 on its packaging

Smart Bracelet Xiaomi Mi Band 2 on its packaging

Smart Bracelet Xiaomi Mi Band 2 on its packaging

Smart Bracelet Xiaomi Mi Band 2 on its packaging

Smart Bracelet Xiaomi Mi Band 2 on its packaging

Smart Bracelet Xiaomi Mi Band 2 on its packaging

Smart Bracelet Xiaomi Mi Band 2 on its packaging

Smart Bracelet Xiaomi Mi Band 2

Smart Bracelet Xiaomi Mi Band 2

Charging cable of the Smart Bracelet Xiaomi Mi Band 2

Charging cable of the Smart Bracelet Xiaomi Mi Band 2

Smart Bracelet Xiaomi Mi Band 2

Smart Bracelet Xiaomi Mi Band 2

Smart Bracelet Xiaomi Mi Band 2

Smart Bracelet Xiaomi Mi Band 2

Smart Bracelet Xiaomi Mi Band 2

Smart Bracelet Xiaomi Mi Band 2

Smart Bracelet Xiaomi Mi Band 2 operation

Smart Bracelet Xiaomi Mi Band 2 operation

Smart Bracelet Xiaomi Mi Band 2 operation

Smart Bracelet Xiaomi Mi Band 2 operation

Smart Bracelet Xiaomi Mi Band 2 operation

Smart Bracelet Xiaomi Mi Band 2 operation

Smart Bracelet Xiaomi Mi Band 2 and accessories

Smart Bracelet Xiaomi Mi Band 2 and accessories

Also check out these two videos, from the unboxing of Smart Bracelet Xiaomi Mi Band 2 and my first tests with her:


And also see some screenshots I did using the Mi and Mi Band Tools:

E Fit: Steps in the day

E Fit: Steps in the day

E Fit: Walking statistics

E Fit: Walking statistics

E Fit: Walking statistics

E Fit: Walking statistics

E Fit: Sleep statistics

E Fit: Sleep statistics

E Fit: Sleep statistics

E Fit: Sleep statistics

E Fit: Sleep statistics

E Fit: Sleep statistics

E Fit: Sleep statistics

E Fit: Sleep statistics

E Fit: Notifications

E Fit: Settings

E Fit: Settings

E Fit: Notifications

E Fit: Notifications

E Fit: Profile

E Fit: Profile

E Fit: Settings

E Fit: Settings

E Fit: Battery charge

E Fit: Battery charge

Mi Band Tools: Alarms

Mi Band Tools: Alarms

Mi Band Tools: Notifications for Calls

Mi Band Tools: Notifications for Calls

Mi Band Tools: Aplicaitivos notifications

Mi Band Tools: Aplicaitivos notifications

Mi Band Tools: Mi Band firmware icons 2

Mi Band Tools: Mi Band firmware icons 2

Mi Band Tools: Operation of the Intelligent Alarm

Mi Band Tools: Operation of the Intelligent Alarm

E Fit: Heartbeat

E Fit: Heartbeat

E Fit: Walking statistics

E Fit: Walking statistics

E Fit: Mi Band settings

E Fit: Mi Band settings

Mi Band Tools: Notifications

Mi Band Tools: Notifications

Mi Band Tools: Notifications

Mi Band Tools: Notifications

Mi Band Tools widget on the home screen

Mi Band Tools widget on the home screen

Also check out the package tracking data:

Data Local Situation
05/07/2016 17:10 CSD [Removed] Delivery Effected
05/07/2016 10:23 [Removed] Out for delivery to the recipient
04/07/2016 07:53 CSD [Removed] Routed
In transit to CDD [Removed]
28/06/2016 08:14 INTERNATIONAL TREATMENT UNIT PARANA – PINHAIS / PR Awarded
Received / Brazil
23/06/2016 08:22 SWEDEN Routed
In transit to International Treatment Unit – BRAZIL / BR
17/06/2016 00:00 SWEDEN Posted

And the purchase summary table:

 

Product Name: Smart Bracelet Xiaomi Mi Band 2
Name Original: In Stock!!! New Original Xiaomi Mi Band 2 Miband Wristband Bracelet with Smart Heart Rate Fitness OLED Screen Touchpad 2016!!!
Store: AliExpress | Store: MC-TECH
Value: US$ 29,99
Current value: US$ 39,99
Payment Method: Credit Card Visa International
Shipping Type: Aliexpress Standard Shipping
Shipping Fee: Free
Package Home Country: China
Purchase Data: 06/06/2016
Submission Date: 13/06/2016
Data Delivery: 05/07/2016
Time in Transit: 22 days
Declared content: G-ift * 1
Type Marked Content: Other
Declared Value: 2.990
Taxed: Not
Taxable Value: -
Tax Value: -

A Smart Bracelet Xiaomi Mi Band 2 It is also available in various shops, check out the links to the stores that have already been evaluated here in Skooter Blog:

  1. AliExpress | MC-TECH
  2. GeekBuying
  3. DX – DealExtreme
  4. TinyDeal
  5. GearBest

And I'm ending here the article on Smart Bracelet Xiaomi Mi Band 2, with a positive recommendation for the product and for the store MC-TECH.Share this article with your friends if you liked ;). If you also want to shop in AliExpress, directly from Hong Kong, click here and good shopping.

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Skooter

Skooter is a computer scientist and the founder of Skooter Blog. He is interested in everything related to technology and he likes to save money by making his purchases directly from abroad.

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    Maia

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