How to Use Xiaomi Mi Band 4 Watch
Smartwatch customization features
Consider the features of the settings of Xiaomi fitness bracelets of the most popular models:
How to connect SIM?
Smart bracelets Xiaomi are equipped with connectors for two SIM-cards.
- After the card is carefully inserted into the slot, you need to go to “Settings”, where you need to find “SIM cards and mobile networks”. Here you can immediately register SIM cards.
- Next, go to the “Default Settings” item. It is necessary to establish which SIM-card will serve for making calls, and which. for working with the Internet.
- To disable the SIM-card on the Xiaomi bracelet, you need to go to “SIM-cards and mobile applications”, click on the SIM card that you do not plan to use and select “Disable”.
- For notification settings, go to the “Notifications” section and go to the “Operator”. Find “Notification icons” and move the slider to the right.
How to set up a Xiaomi smart watch
Smart sports watches from the Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi are in great demand not only among professional athletes, but also among lovers of a healthy lifestyle. In this article, we will walk you through how to set up a fitness bracelet step by step.
Basic functions of Xiaomi smartwatches and fitness bracelets
Xiaomi watches differ in many models, but the main functionality of fitness bracelets is geared towards keeping records of the physical abilities of users. Let’s consider the most basic ones:
- Built-in ADI Motion module allows you to read the user’s pulse and immediately display information on the display.
- All models have an acceleration meter (accelerometer).
- Xiaomi fitness bracelet lets you know the distance traveled.
- The basic functions include the presence of a motion sensor in three-dimensional space. a gyroscope.
- Barometer. the ability to determine the temperature and humidity outside.
- Battery charge. It is possible to view the charge level, as a rule, the charge indicator icon is located in the upper right corner of the Smart-watch display.
- Many models of Xiaomi sports gadget are equipped with a compass.
Some models of Smart-watches are equipped with the functions of a music MP-3 player, organizer, Internet access (the ability to connect to social networks), etc.
How to connect Xiaomi smart watch to the phone?
To properly synchronize the Xiaomi fitness bracelet, you need to do the following steps:
- Using a smartphone, you need to connect to the Internet and activate Bluetooth.
- After that, you need to download and install a special application for the Xiaomi fitness watch.
- You need to open and register in the installed program.
- When choosing a region you need to click “Mainland China”
- Find “” in Bluetooth and click.
- On Xiaomi smart watches, press the button and hold until a slight vibration appears.
- The smartphone display should show the name or image of the handheld device.
- On the bracelet, click on the button, and on the smartphone, click on “Use”.
- The smartphone will display a form to fill out. It must be filled in. date of birth of the owner of the watch, gender, weight, height.
- Again go to “Settings” and select “Profile”.
- You need to tap on “Setting”. We are looking for the item “Language”.
- Click on “English”.
- After that, turn on the “Menu” button on the Xiaomi bracelet, set the time zone and set the clock functions. reminders, call alerts, accelerometer, heart rate monitor, alarms, etc.).
If all steps are taken sequentially, the Xiaomi fitness bracelet will be connected to the watch and ready to go.
If you lost your native charger?
Charging the Xiaomi bracelet lasts an average of 17-20 days. After such a long break, it is quite easy to lose the “native” charging capsule.
In order to charge the device without a capsule, you can use the most common USB mini cable:
- We unbend the mini connector body using pliers. It is better to remove the three central wires at once to avoid shorting the device. If you put the cable with the icon up, then the “plus” will be on the left side, and “minus”. on the right.
- Now you need to connect the “minus” of the USB cable with the spring-loaded contact of the “native” cable of the Xiaomi fitness bracelet, and the “plus” with the “plus”.
- You can connect this design to a voltage of 5 volts.
The most important thing when doing this procedure is not to mix up the polarity. To avoid this, contacts “-“ and “”, it is better to immediately label.
How to turn on / off Xiaomi smart watch
The Xiaomi watch turns on automatically, for their further activation, you will need to install the application and synchronize with your smartphone. Some models of Xiaomi bracelets are activated by moving the hand up.
There is only one button on the body of a smart device, by pressing which you can find out the number of calories burned, battery level, time and number of steps.
You can turn off the xiaomi watch only by gradually discharging it (up to 17 days). To speed up the discharge, you can permanently activate the physical indicators of the user and by constantly updating the application.
Xiaomi Mi Band 2 (Mi Band 2)
When setting up the Mi Band 2 bracelet, you should select the parameters that should be reflected on the main screen, namely:
- time and date;
- number of steps taken;
- the number of calories burned;
- online pulse;
The clock on this model is automatically synchronized with the user’s smartphone. In the mi Bend 2 bracelet, you can also set up and activate reminders that you sit or lie down for a long time.
You can control this model of the Xiaomi bracelet using gestures, for this we go to “Settings” and click on “Profile”. Next, we find “Mi Band” and click on “Raise your hand to display data”.
To configure the activation of smart unlock, you need to open the main section and find “Screen Unlock”. After enabling this function, you can bring your hand with the bracelet on to the smartphone. The phone will immediately identify the owner of the watch without entering the peak code.
The band 2 bracelet has a function for calculating the distance to the phone. To activate it, you need to go to “Settings” on your smartphone and find “Unlock with a bracelet”. You need to click on it 10 times.
Xiaomi Mi Band 3 (Mi Band 3)
Xiaomi Mi Band 3 differs from the Mi Band 2 model in two types of notifications:
- Automatic notifications that are configured using the application and come to the bracelet, regardless of the smartphone;
- Missed calls and SMS notifications;
To properly configure notifications, you need:
Go to the “Mi Fit” application and find “Notifications”. The section will open the following types of notifications:
- reminder of inaction;
- “Bend alerts”. notifications from the application;
- incoming calls;
- alarm clock;
You can select the notification you need and connect, and if unnecessary, turn off.
In the sports bracelet Mi Band 3, it became possible to find out the weather forecast for the next three days. To configure and activate this function, you need:
- go to the application;
- click on “Weather settings”;
- we set the city we need and in data units;
- click on “Enable weather alerts”;
How to set the time on a fitness bracelet
Time setting on Bend is fully automated and obeys the value set on the smartphone. There is no need to specifically specify how to set the time on the Xiaomi Mi Band 4 fitness bracelet. Any change in the watch parameters will immediately change due to synchronization on the bracelet.
Additionally, for convenience, users connect the function to turn on the display when the hand is raised. this is a standard gesture for a wristwatch recognized by the Gang. Convenience consists in eliminating the need to touch the sensor to check the time.
How to set up your Mi Band 4 watch
Setting up the Mi Band 4 watch begins with establishing a connection between the smartphone and the bracelet itself. To do this, the user downloads a special Mi Fit app from Xiaomi. Communication is via Bluetooth, so it must be turned on during setup. The application records all data received from the bracelet, which is then displayed in the Mi account.
The clock is set automatically when synchronization is established between the Xiaomi tracker and the phone. The bracelet displays the same time as the smartphone. When you change the time on the mobile, it changes to Mi Band 4. The display type and the displayed information are changed in the Mi Fit application through the “Display settings” menu. This is how the appearance of the clock is configured, which can show two types of information:
- time itself (hours and minutes);
- date (day and day of the week).
No smartphone or app
Changing the time on the bracelet, setting it up is impossible without using a smartphone and an application. The use of emulators on computers is analogous to the use of a telephone, but it is more used by those who carry out the firmware of devices. Manual configuration is impossible, because the gang itself does not provide mechanisms for independent work.
Xiaomi developers recommend using the Mi Fit app, which is available to users of two main mobile operating systems: Android, iOS. The program has low smartphone requirements and is available for most existing models. The same applies to Bluetooth, which most phones have.
How to set the time on the Xiaomi Mi Band 4 fitness bracelet: setting the watch
The continuation of the beloved series of fitness bracelets from Xiaomi. Mi Band 4, which has the main functions for monitoring health, rhythm, movement. Synchronization with a mobile phone and the wrist nature of the item determine the use of Banda as a watch. The logical continuation of the phone’s functionality is embodied in the bracelet.
After the purchase, users are faced with the need to customize the Bend and sometimes questions arise, including how to set up the Xiaomi Mi Band 4. Time control is no less important in everyday activities than the rhythm values. Users should know that the main way to set the time on the Xiaomi Mi Band 4 fitness bracelet is to do it through the Mi Fit application synchronized with the smartphone. There are more sophisticated options.
Only the Mi account is authorized through the computer for the Xiaomi bracelet. The official software restricts the use of hardware other than a smartphone. You cannot set the time on the Xiaomi Mi Band 4 fitness bracelet, or change all other settings: interface, standard step count, alarm time and others.
The only way to get around the limitation is to install a special emulator program that allows you to configure the tracker through a computer and without a smartphone. Such programs are only compatible with the Android system, which allows you to connect without desync devices. IPhone owners will have to go through the following procedure:
The emulator acts as a platform that has the functions of a smartphone, but works through a computer.
How to change the time on the clock: is it possible to do it?
Changing the time on the watch for the bracelet from Xiaomi is carried out by changing the parameters in the phone settings. This allows you to easily adapt to the surrounding circumstances: changing the time zone, switching to winter time and simple clarification in case of lag or “haste”. All changes are shown on the display instantly.
Fitness bracelet Xiaomi Mi Band 4 NFC Black
Version with integrated NFC
The NFC model is distinguished not only by its NFC support. This model has added artificial intelligence, which allows you to control both the bracelet and the smartphone and smart home devices (turn on the light, activate your smart vacuum cleaner, etc.).
NFC is not recommended to be turned on unnecessarily.
Of course, the great design of the fitness bracelet is also worth noting. The form factor of the device is thought out to the smallest detail, it sits comfortably on the hand, does not cause discomfort, and the variety of colors and the possibility of changing the strap will allow you to “adapt” its appearance to your style and color of clothing.
0.95 ” display with oleophobic coating
The bracelet has an AMOLED screen with a diagonal of 0.95 inches (120×240 pixels) with an oleophobic coating, superior to the previous generation (which had a diagonal of 0.78 inches). over, the manufacturer claims that the display brightness is increased.
Also, according to the manufacturer, the built-in 135 mAh battery (for the model with NFC. 125 mAh) should be enough for about 20 days (in the version with NFC up to 15 days) of work without recharging.
Gesture control system
You can pay for purchases with the Mi Band 4 fitness bracelet (provided only in the version with NFC). You just need to turn your wrist to the left side and you will activate the payment option in the Mi Band 4 bracelet via a QR code, which will be displayed on the device screen.
Want to activate your voice assistant? It is very easy. Just quickly turn your wrist to the right side and the voice assistant is at your service (provided only in the NFC version).
In addition, the device supports the ability to customize the gesture control system. For example, raising your hand up, music playback is automatically activated.
NFC currently only works in China.
The fourth generation of the Mi Band bracelet with improved functionality
Mi Band 4. fitness bracelet equipped with a color display with a diagonal of 0.95 inches, which in addition is protected by 2.5D tempered glass.
Screen personalization has been taken to a qualitatively new level. Since the device has 77 different dials, from now on, users can choose a theme to their liking.
A function has appeared that allows you to use the bracelet to control music playback: using Mi Band 4, you can pause, rewind and play songs from your smartphone.
The fourth generation of the Mi Band fitness bracelet is presented in three versions: a standard version, a version with NFC and a limited edition dedicated to the Avengers superhero saga. Avengers Limited Edition.
A treasure trove of innovations
The Mi Band 4 fitness tracker is a treasure trove of innovation. The developers of this compact device have equipped it with a 3-axis accelerometer and a 3-axis gyroscope, as well as implemented functionality that allows you to monitor the health status (including heart rate) of the user while swimming and during other physical exercises.
Fast sync via Bluetooth 5.0
The Mi Band 4 gadget is equipped with Bluetooth 5.0 technology and supports work with smartphones and tablets that operate on Android 4.4, iOS 9.0 and newer platforms.
Fitness bracelet Xiaomi Mi Band 4. review
Reviews of fitness bracelets are always very popular (precisely because of the popularity of the fitness bracelets themselves), especially reviews of such “popular” models as Xiaomi Mi Band and Honor Band. I recently reviewed the fourth model of the Honor Band, and now the fourth model from Xiaomi has appeared on the market. Mi Band 4, which replaced the Xiaomi Mi Band 3. As in the case of the Honor Band, the fourth model of Xiaomi, unlike the previous modification, has color display.
I studied this fitness bracelet, so in this review, let’s see what it is and how it differs from Xiaomi Mi Band 3. And, of course, let’s compare it with its main competitor. Honor Band 4.
Display: 0.95 “, 240 x 120, AMOLED, color, touch, 2.5D tempered glass
Wireless: Bluetooth 5.0 BLE, no NFC / with NFC (only works with AliPay and MiPay)
Battery: 135./125 mAh (no NFC / c NFC)
Dimensions: 45 x 18 x 11mm
Bracelet length: 155-216 mm
Speaker / Microphone: No
Determination of coordinates: no
Water resistance: 5 ATM
Sensors: six-axis accelerometer, three-axis gyroscope, heart rate sensor
Monitoring: steps, heart rate, sleep, sport modes, notifications, incoming call
Supported operating systems: Android, iOS
, on Aliexpress. from 2054 rubles and there are options with additional straps and a protective film
There is a version with NFC, there is a version without NFC, but for the Russian market the version with NFC does not make sense. it only supports AliPay and MiPay systems.
If you compare the characteristics of this fitness bracelet with the Honor Band 4, they are just practically twins and brothers: both in terms of performance and price. But there are still certain differences, we will talk about them in the review.
Contents of delivery
A cardboard box that has withstood all the horrors of Chinese and Spanish mail.
The delivery set is extremely simple: a fitness bracelet in a strap, a cradle for charging, instructions.
Appearance and features
There were very few changes in the appearance of the bracelet, except that the upper part became flatter and not as rounded as in the third model. which, in my opinion, is good.
Heart rate sensors and charging contacts are visible on the bottom.
The polyurethane straps of the Mi Band 3 had two projections for the holes in the strap, there is now one projection here. But it attaches securely: it’s hard for me to imagine under what circumstances this strap can unfasten.
One strap changes to another in the same way as in the previous model: the strap is slightly stretched, the bracelet is pulled out. I also had a gray strap in the kit. here it is with this bracelet.
This bracelet next to the Amazfit Bip watch.
In the third model, the bracelet was inserted into the charging cradle, but here it is simply magnetized with contacts. you just need to put the bracelet in the cradle.
With a strap, the bracelet seems to be able to sit in the cradle, but there will be no normal contact, so just pull it out for charging.
The fitness bracelet works through the Mi Fit application, there are no problems with synchronization: just launch the application, it will automatically detect Mi Band 4 and offer to connect it. If some other device was already connected there (I have an Amazfit Bip there), then it will be offered to disconnect it while saving the settings.
The selected watch face is displayed on the main screen of the bracelet.
The watch faces can be changed through the application, and here even among the pre-installed ones there are forty-five pieces (Honor Band 4 has only five), you can also add other watch faces using third-party applications.
Among the pre-installed ones there are cute ones. for example, this one.
Swipe left-right. control the player on the smartphone. (New feature, this was not the case before.)
Swipe down or up. switch to applications (first or last): status, heart rate, workout, weather, notifications, optional.
Status. pedometer data.
Pulse. last measured or measured.
Workout. six types are supported (previously there were four): outdoor running, treadmill, cycling, walking, strength training, swimming.
For a running workout, you can scroll through the windows and watch various data.
Weather (current and for several days).
Notifications from selected apps. At the time of the arrival of that notification that an incoming call, the screen turns on and a corresponding message appears on the screen. An incoming call from the bracelet can be dropped.
Additionally: do not disturb (there is also an automatic activation of this mode during sleep), alarm clock, music, stopwatch, timer, find a smartphone, mute, display, settings.
There is almost nothing in the settings. just brightness, reboot and reset.
Well, we note that the functionality here is noticeably better than that of the previous model and that of the Honor Band 4.
Now let’s see how it all looks in the application. Mi Fit.
Connected bracelet with settings.
By default, only incoming calls and SMS are shown from notifications, notifications from other required applications must be enabled in the “Notifications” settings (otherwise you never know what you need). And it’s so strange to read something like in reviews of seemingly very reputable publications, I quote:
The biggest problem that I encountered in a short period of time using Mi Smart Band 4 was the lack of notifications from instant messengers, and the bracelet reacted stably to calls.
And really, why doesn’t it show notifications from instant messengers? Straight riddle! Bad Chinese, bad, fu fu fu!
Pre-installed dials. as I said, there are forty-five of them.
Notification settings. To connect new ones, you need to click on the “Application Management” icon below.
Here mark any applications from which you need to receive notifications on the bracelet.
Adjusting the response speed for raising the wrist is also a new option.
Heart rate measurement. You can turn on vibration when the maximum value is reached. a useful option when playing sports.
Status report: sleep, pulse,
Heart rate graph and statistics.
Sleep measurement history.
Detailed layout step by step.
There is a night mode (turn off notifications).
Observations at work and conclusions
The screen, like the Honor Band 4, is much better here than on the previous model. Firstly, the color, and the color is bright and saturated, is nice to look at. Still, the monochrome screen is very boring. Secondly, this is a new generation of AMOLED matrix, which does not fade too much in direct sunlight, so that information remains distinguishable. this is very valuable.
Unfortunately, the bracelet does not support the Always On function (always-on display), although the matrix itself allows it. Why such a useful function in bracelets is still not done is a big mystery to me. This will affect autonomy very little, and users can be given the opportunity to choose. Personally, I really miss the always-on display from the bracelet. Accustomed to a clock on a transflective display, where the screen is always on and you can always see the time and other information.
About the battery life. The manufacturer promised that even with a color display and enhanced capabilities compared to Mi Band 3, the autonomy will remain the same. about 20 days.
At the same time, I note that Honor Band 3, with the constant heart rate monitoring turned on, did not live for 20 days, but lived somewhere for 12-14 days.
Here. in general, it is really the same. With pulse monitoring turned on. about 12-13 days, without it. 18-20. This is very good.
The bracelet works well, takes all measurements correctly, pulse, sleep. measures quite accurately.
Compared to the previous version, this is a noticeable step forward, so I would not hesitate to change Mi Band 3 to Mi Band 4, especially considering the minimum cost of such a replacement, but also in comparison with Honor Band 4. despite the fact that their technical characteristics are almost the same. Mi Band 4 won on almost all fronts: functionality is more interesting (controlling the player on a smartphone), information on the screen looks better (to my taste), autonomy is almost twice as good.
Well, Xiaomi has a very good new model. a clear step forward. Well, in comparison with the closest competitor, in my opinion, it wins. (Although I note that the Honor Band 4 is also quite good, I will not throw a stone at it even once. Here, rather, there is a competition in small things.)
Using the Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 4 fitness bracelet
After successfully pairing with the device, the bracelet will begin to track and analyze your daily activity and sleep patterns. Touch the button to turn on the screen. Then swipe up or down to find the function you want, such as viewing activity data or measuring your heart rate.
Installing the Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 4 fitness bracelet
Insert one end of the Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 4 fitness tracker into the recess on the front of the bracelet.
Press down with your thumb on the other end to fully push the fitness tracker into the groove.
Recommendations for using the Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 4 fitness bracelet
✓ When measuring your heart rate with the bracelet, do not move your wrist.
✓ Fitness bracelet Mi Smart Band 4 has a 5 ATM water resistance level. You can leave it on in the shower, in the pool and when swimming near the shore. However, it cannot be used in the sauna and when diving.
✓ The touch button and touch screen do not work underwater. Wipe off excess moisture with a soft cloth before using the bracelet after contact with water.
✓ During use, do not tighten the wristband too tight and keep the contact area dry. Rinse the bracelet with water regularly. Stop using the product immediately and seek medical attention if the skin contact area is red or swollen.