Xiaomi Mi Band 2 Review – Pleasingly Low-Cost

The Xiaomi Mi Band 2 graces the wearable product line of the Chinese tech manufacturer. It does follow the low-cost element with many of the firm’s other products, but it does have a feature-rich offering. For starters, it introduces a screen for the first time, as compared to the Mi Band and the Mi Band 1S. There is also an improved version of the pedometer tech built into it, which Xiaomi claims that it is kinder to the wearable’s battery life. Speaking of its battery, it is powered by a 70mh cell, and it is able to offer approximately 20 days of use on a single, full-charge. It can also monitor your heart-rate and sleep patterns. The display can be used for the traditional notifications for calls, text messages, and some apps. And all of these can be found in a price tag that is very easy to swallow.

Xiaomi Mi Band 2 Review - Pleasingly Low-Cost

The Xiaomi Mi Band 2 Bring a Bunch of Features in a Very Likeable Price Point

Even though the Xiaomi Mi Band 2 has a low price point, it does feel sturdy enough to live against the usual bumps and scratches. Furthermore, it even looks more impressive than its two predecessors. Just like with other Mi Bands, this newer version comes in two distinct parts: one is the module itself, and the other is the wrist strap where it will slot into. When you assemble these two elements, do note that you will have to repeat this every time when you need to charge it. This is because the proprietary USB cable does not connect to the module when it is still connected to the strap.

With its introduction of the screen, you might think that the Mi Band 2 is heading towards the smartwatch sector. However, it is still very much within the fitness territory. Once you take it out of the box, the first thing you will notice is that of its screen. It will show you the time of day, as well as the total number of steps taken. You can also configure the default information being shown on the screen with the use of browsing through the menu with your finger. It is also possible to display other information such as calories burned, distance travelled, as well as the last recorded heart-rate.

Because of its price point, as well as its feature offerings for its low price tag, the Xiaomi Mi Band 2 is one of those fitness trackers that are placed at a great value, and it is perhaps one of the best for anyone that have a really tight budget.


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