Fitness bracelets are widely entered into the life of almost everyone and us. Some use them for going to the gym, others for professional sports. With their help, it is possible to simplify the process of losing weight, lead a healthy lifestyle, monitor the condition of the body during physical activity, etc. Before setting up a fitness bracelet, you should study the manufacturer’s recommendations. Please note that the principle of setting different models is the same. The proper use of gadgets is also of great importance.
Universal setting for any fitness bracelet
Setting up a fitness bracelet includes the following steps:
- Charge the tracker and smartphone.
- Download and install the official app.
- Indicate all the necessary data (age, height, weight and parameters).
- Sync devices via bluetooth.
After connecting the devices, we go to the “Notifications” section on the tracker and indicate the functions for activating the vibration signal. In the “Settings” section, enter the date, time and indicate the necessary measurements. It is important to indicate the purpose of the activity, for example, to establish the number of steps that must be completed in a set period of time.
To expand the functionality, install additional programs: Selfie, Master. To exclude errors in the tracker, avoid completely discharging the battery.
On which hand to wear a fitness bracelet. How to wear.
After the settings of the smart bracelet are turned on, the device should be put on the hand and not removed. The tracker will measure the steps, and save the received information in the application. If the fitness bracelet is equipped with a screen, then you can see the statistics directly on the device.
During the run, you need to run the appropriate mode or use the additional Runtastic application. Fitness bracelet will automatically measure distance and heart rate. If the load is excessive, the device will notify you that your training goal has been reached.
Trackers equipped with the function of counting calories and steps are very popular. The functionality depends on the model used. Advanced gadgets are more expensive. Users learned how to use trackers, downloading additional applications that simplify the use of the gadget, making it more universal.
Wearing a bracelet is recommended on the left hand. Information is viewed using the “Time Watch” gesture. To raise your hand as if it has a watch and you want to see what time it is. You can also just click on the button several times.
Using a smart bracelet, you can control the camera on a smartphone. This function is quite in demand, because it allows you to take high-quality photos without outside help.
Some bracelets have a smartphone unlock function without a password and fingerprints. To do this, you should enter the password from the bracelet once, of course, if the device is equipped with a screen. Next, set the distance at which the screen will be unlocked automatically.
If the gadget is not equipped with a screen, then synchronization with a computer or phone is carried out using Bluetooth. In this case, information is read through a special application. In order for the device to run smoothly and to get the most accurate information, use only official applications.
Before pairing, do the following:
- Download the application, install it on your smartphone and register or log in to your account.
- It is enough to press the button on the bracelet, enter the password for access on the phone and press the button on the tracker again.
After the devices are synchronized, a complete discharge of the bracelet should be avoided. Otherwise, the settings you set may be violated. Be sure to make all the necessary adjustments: notifications (incoming calls and messages), alarm clock, reminders. If necessary, you can specify the application for receiving alerts by ticking the checkbox opposite the corresponding icon.
The excellent “Do Not Loaf” feature, which does not allow you to stay in one place for a long time. It is enough to set the start and end time of the action (30-120 minutes). You can activate the do not disturb mode, for example, at night. Most users prefer to use the remote access or visibility of the bracelet, which is quite convenient.
How to use a pedometer
In order to use the fitness bracelet correctly, you should familiarize yourself with its functionality in advance. Activity parameters allow you to get detailed information about physical activity, tolerance of certain exercises and even about what kind of food was consumed. Using the application on your smartphone, you can evaluate the parameters.
The device allows you to adjust the daily routine in accordance with the individual characteristics of the body. If necessary, you can set notifications so as not to forget about important matters.
Features of using the Pedometer function:
- It is important that the bracelet is properly worn initially so that contact with the skin is fairly close.
- The need for wearing arises when playing sports, with diseases of the cardiovascular system and high blood pressure.
Thanks to round-the-clock monitoring of physical activity, you can draw up the correct daily routine and devote more time to sleep, playing sports and jogging is indispensable for people who lead an active lifestyle.
How to use a heart rate monitor
Regardless of the application used, there is a “Heartbeat” button on any device. By clicking on it, the user goes to a page on which the relevant measurements are indicated. During the measurement, you need to press your hand to your chest and not make unnecessary movements to get the most accurate information.
The control of pulse zones allows you to improve the response to physical activity. If we are talking about the need to lose weight, then morning runs should give the result. 130 bpm. If the indicators are higher or lower, then the process of burning fat will slow down. Without controlling the pulse, there is practically no point in jogging.
In the last couple of years, almost every major manufacturer of equipment has introduced at least one own accessory. A fitness tracker, or fitness bracelet. Among the entire mass of products released, there are high-quality devices for sports, such as 2 modern gadgets from Xiaomi, and one of them is the Xiaomi Mi Band bracelet. Its main advantages are wide functionality, a pleasant price, as well as practicality and good looks.
The Mi Bend delivery set is classic here. In the gray cardboard box are the capsule of the bracelet, a strap made of high-quality rubber for it, a cord for connecting to a PC and charging the device and instructions.
- Turn on the fitness bracelet
- Connect the Xiaomi bracelet to your account
- Personal data settings
- How to connect a fitness bracelet
- Program interface and gestures Mi Band 1s
Turn on the fitness bracelet
Before you turn on the Mi gadget for the first time, you must first charge it. To do this, find on the capsule of the bracelet two small metal contacts (on the side) and insert it into a special socket for recharging on the USB cable. After that, we connect the cord to the computer or through the “cube” to the outlet and wait a couple of hours. When the indicators on the bracelet stop blinking and just turn on, this means that the tracker is fully charged and ready to go.
While charging, download the program called Mi Fit from Google Play or the App Store (depending on the operating system). This application allows you to control the bracelet and use its functions to the maximum.
Connect the Xiaomi bracelet to your account
To start fully using the fitness tracker, you first need to register your account through the Mi Fit mobile application downloaded earlier, or through the PC’s Internet browser. Through the browser, you can register by going to the official website of the company and registering there an email address, date of birth and choosing a country of residence. We also recommend that you uncheck the box that offers you a subscription to Chinese news (you will see this option when registering an account).
In addition, you can use your phone number instead of an email address to connect. To do this, click on the special item at the very bottom of the registration page. After all the necessary steps are completed, you will be prompted to come up with a password and enter a verification code. Then we log in using your username and password.
When registering through the application, everything is also very simple. A similar scheme, but it is better to use e-mail, since for Russians the possibility of registering with a mobile phone number is not yet provided.
Personal data settings
To configure the Mi-tracker correctly, you need to connect the bracelet to the application. To connect correctly, log in to the Mi Fit program, fill out the second questionnaire, writing down personal data such as gender, nickname, weight and height, as well as the desired number of steps that you plan to take in a day. In any case, all this data can be changed later.
How to connect a fitness bracelet
Now you need to understand how to connect the Mi Band to your smartphone. To do this, you need to synchronize the tracker itself, the program and the account that we created. We turn on Bluetooth on the phone and follow the recommendations of the connection program:
- Click on “Connect device.”
- Choose the type of accessory to connect. Band.
- The application will ask you to click on the bracelet. Do this or lightly tap it with your finger.
- When the operation is completed successfully, the program will inform you about it.
Also, the instruction of Mi Band 1s says that after the bracelet was attached to the phone, it will automatically update its firmware to the current version. During the update, keep the Xiaomi tracker closer to the smartphone, and after the process is completed, you will see the user interface of the program on your iPhone or Android.
Program interface and gestures Mi Band 1s
In the Mi Fit program itself, there will be sections such as “Activity”, “Profile” and Notifications. The user will be able to view the following information:
- The number of steps taken per day with hourly statistics.
- Statistics of past periods of activity.
- Sleep statistics: phases and their duration, awakening and so on.
The manual for using the Mi Band 1s bracelet states that you can track the dynamics of measurements of the weight of the owner. There are also indicators such as body mass index (BMI) and a comparative weight chart for the selected period. You can enter and track data from multiple users.
The achievement bar displays data on the distance traveled and the number of steps taken during the day or a certain period. You can share your results with friends using instant messengers. To do this, just click on the special button.
User can use function “Run”, by activating GPS. Wait until the satellite icon turns green and feel free to click on “Start”. While you are running, the Mi Fit app will display basic workout data and also show a map. Hold button “Pause” and the function will be stopped. Subsequently, you can view all the information in the program.
If you have Mi Band 2, then you can view the number of steps taken on the display using a special gesture. As if watching the time on the clock. If Mi Band 1s. Using the same gesture, however, here we determine by the indicators:
- Do not light. Even a third of the set value of the number of steps has not yet been completed;
- One indicator blinks. than 30% passed;
- Two indicators blink. You have completed more than 2/3 of the planned number of steps.
When the goal is reached, you will feel the vibration of the bracelet, and the LEDs on it will flash. When performing the above gesture, two extreme indicators will blink, and if all three LEDs blink, the target is exceeded!
In addition to all this, the Mi bracelet is equipped with features such as an alarm clock, notification of an incoming call and notifications from applications. The device is protected from dust and moisture according to the IP67 standard, and also has good wear-resistant qualities.
Now you know how to connect Xiaomi Mi Band to a smartphone and how to set it up. Have a question? Wristband Mi Band 1s does not connect to iPhone or Android? Write in the comments.
Fitness Bracelet Review M4
Let’s start with the appearance of the bracelet and its configuration. The gadget comes in a cardboard box, inside of which there is a charger, a silicone strap, a manual and the capsule of the bracelet itself. It is noteworthy that the manufacturer did not bother to translate the instructions for the M4 fitness bracelet into Russian, it is available only in Chinese and English. To learn how to set up a smart bracelet, read the review below.
Now let’s move on to the characteristics of the M4 fitness bracelet:
- Android version not lower than 4.4, iOs not lower than 8.5.
- Support for Bluetooth version 4.0.
- Display 0.96 inch TFT.
- The battery is lithium-ion, with a capacity of 90 mAh.
- The expected battery life of at least 240 hours.
- Water resistance level iP67.
- Charging time 2 hours.
- Displacement sensor
- Band Material: Silicone.
- Capsule weight 8.5 g.
- Weight capsule with strap 20 g.
The manufacturer announced the presence of the following functions:
- Heart rate measurement.
- Monitoring the duration and quality of sleep.
- Real-time measurement of blood pressure and oxygen level in the blood.
- Notification of incoming messages and calls.
- Remote camera.
- Search and unlock your phone.
- Clock, alarm clock, stopwatch, timer, calendar.
- Tracking the number of steps taken.
- Reminder of the need for activity.
The bracelet does not have a touch screen, control is carried out by pressing the button located at the bottom of the display. Short press. Go to the next menu item, hold. Confirmation of the selected action.
Instructions for connecting and configuring
Fitness bracelet M4 must be connected to the phone, otherwise you just can not fully use it. To do this, download and install the FitPro application from PlayMarket or AppStore. This can also be done by scanning the QR code from the instructions that came with the bracelet. When the application is downloaded, you should open it and go through a simple registration procedure. Do not forget to agree with all the permissions that the program will request upon first launch. Then click the “Install” button in the bottom menu bar. A window will open where you need to select the “Find” item, and then once again scan the QR code that appears on the watch’s screen. Now the M4 fitness bracelet is completely ready for use.
Android app for M4
As mentioned above, the proprietary application for the M4 fitness bracelet is FitPro. Here you can enter in your personal account data on your gender, age, height, weight, and the program will calculate your BMI and the percentage of body fat. Here you can also find data on sleep (total duration and time spent in each phase); measure pulse and blood pressure; enter data on calories consumed; observe the number of steps taken. You can also use FitPro as a habits tracker. Just set yourself several goals that you would like to achieve every day, and the program will motivate you daily with your reminders.