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
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 light up, 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 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 actions 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, as 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.
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How to connect a fitness bracelet
Now you need to understand how to connect Mi Band to a smartphone. To do this, you need to synchronize the tracker itself, the program and the account that we created. We turn on the 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 your 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 training 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. more 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 begin to 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? Mi Band 1s wristband does not connect to iPhone or Android? Write in the comments.