Xiaomi company produces unique and reliable devices in almost all areas of smart gadgets. The company the day before yesterday presented the fourth generation of the smart band Mi Band 4, so today I propose to look at them in a detailed review.
The price for a new generation of fitness tracker Xiaomi Mi Band 4 has remained almost the same compared to the previous generation and starts at $24.
Of course, the next generation received a number of updates – a color touch screen, a wireless connection to a mobile device via Bluetooth 5.0, a built-in battery with 135 mAh and battery life of up to 20 days in standby mode, and much more. So let’s proceed to the analysis of the new bracelet with unpacking.
Xiaomi Mi Band 4: Specifications
|Xiaomi Mi Band 4:||Specs|
|Screen:||0.95 inch AMOLED Color Touch Screen|
|IP standart:||5ATM or 50M waterproof|
|Standby time:||up to 20 days|
|Size:||247 x 155 x 10.5mm|
Xiaomi Mi Band 4: Unboxing
The box is made in black and white colors, on the front side I see a picture with a smart bracelet and below the number 4, which indicates the model version.
Inside the box, I found that all elements are separated from each other by a cardboard partition so that the device is not damaged during transportation.
A smart bracelet, a charger, an instruction manual are all the items I found in the box.
In general, the appearance of the box looks beautiful and stands out compared to other Chinese fitness bracelets from the same price category. Although the equipment is the same as everywhere, everything is simple and minimal, but it is difficult to expect a lot from the device up to $30.
Xiaomi Mi Band 4: Design
The main change in the new generation of fitness tracker is the presence of a 0.95 inch AMOLED touch screen, which stands out in the mobile device market.
The dimensions of the Mi Band 4 in the test remained unchanged, so I want to note that if you have the 3rd generation of the Mi Band, then the silicone strap will also fit into the Mi Band 4. Agree, this is very convenient if you ordered an additional unique strap earlier.
The hand grip size of the strap is from 155 to 216 mm and the full size is 247 mm. The fitness tracker weighs 22.1 grams.
If you already had a generation from the Mi Band, starting even from the first, then the fasteners remained the same. Convenient to decide this or not, you judge, but for some people, this mount is uncomfortable, but a matter of habit.
The front panel has a 2.5D curved glass with protection from scratches and falls, but notch’s like 3 generations anymore, but just a white circle, which is intended to be displayed to the main menu.
As in the previous generation, the capsule is removable, but when I tried to get it for the first time, it turned out that it was difficult for me. Therefore, do not worry that the capsule will fall out, as it was with the first or second generation Mi Band.
The Mi Band 4 capsule in our analisis is made of hermetic plastic, so you can drench and bathe in smart bracelets to a depth of 50 meters considering the standard 5 ATM.
A few words about the screen, thanks to AMOLED technology, the display has become much brighter and using it even on a sunny day will not be a problem. It’s good than monochrome screens went into retirement, they were not the best option for displaying high-quality images.
Xiaomi Mi Band 4 received a resolution of 240 by 120 pixels and about 450 nits of brightness. The quality of the flowers is very bright and is adjusted automatically or manually.
Speaking about the appearance of the smart bracelet Xiaomi Mi Band 4, I can say that this is one of the best options that I have seen. Good build quality and materials make the device suitable not only for daily walks but for an active lifestyle.
Xiaomi Mi Band 4: Functions
On the main screen of the fitness tracker, more useful functions began to fit, and this is due to the larger screen. For example, now I have found – the battery level, time, date, day of the week and the steps taken.
If you scroll down or up, the touch screen will change the following functions, such as status, heart rate, workout, notification and more. In the last category, you will find functions such as weather, timer, stopwatch and find a phone.
As for the firmware, at the moment there is only Chinese or English. If you need any other, you will have to wait for updates, as it was with the third generation.
In the Mi-Fit application settings, you can install about 77 different dials on the main screen of the fitness tracker. I want to note that the choice is really big, so if you like cats or other animals – this device will be to your liking. But you will not be able to deliver your own pictures or wallpapers, only what is there, but it is possible that there will be more with updating different screens.
Like any other smart bracelet, Mi Band 4 has notifications from social networks. The most important thing is that now when notifications arrive, a colored social network icon appears on top of the message, which is very convenient. The social networks have also been added to the Mi-Fit app, so the choice will be good.
In the settings menu, you can find an interesting function not to disturb – this is a normal, silent mode and on vibration.
If you remove the bracelet from your hand, it is blocked and you need to either hold your finger up or enter a four-digit number.
A three-axis accelerometer and a three-axis gyroscope are used to accurately determine the steps and distance traveled, so the values will be much more accurate than previous models.
The music player has become another useful feature for the Mi Band 4. So now you can control your songs on your smartphone. For example, switch tracks and even adjust the volume. By connecting wireless headphones, you can now easily manage music from your wrist.
As for training? All the same six options are running, exercising, exercising, cycling, walking and swimming.
When performing any active exercises, you can adjust the level of pulse and heart rate. If it goes beyond, then you will receive a notification that you need to slow down a bit.
Xiaomi Mi Band 4: Communication
Like wireless headphones, the new Mi Band 4 bracelet in the test has a wireless connection via Bluetooth 5.0. Therefore, the connection with the bracelet will be stable, and during testing, I had no failures or other problems. Also, given the importance of battery life, Bluetooth 5.0 will consume less power than previous generations.
In Chinese stores, Xiaomi Mi Band 4 is available with the NFC option, but do not be in a hurry to rejoice, since wireless payment is supported only with Alipay, that is, only in the Chinese market. There is no possibility to connect Google Pay or Apple Pay cards to a smart bracelet.
Xiaomi Mi Band 4: Battery
With a large color screen, the battery life of the device remains almost similar to the previous generation and is up to 20 days of standby time.
This is due to the increased battery capacity by 20% and now it is 135 mAh.
The charging time fitness tracker is 2 hours. It is also worth noting that the set includes a charging station for charging the capsule, but it does not fully fit the body and it doesn’t look like a new box.
Therefore, if you are charging for the first time, you should not press the capsule hard, you will hear a click – this means that the capsule is ready for charging.
Xiaomi Mi Band 4: Conclusions and Reviews
Of course, Mi Band 4 is the most interesting and intriguing gadget, for those who monitor their performance during training or just in everyday life.
The main improvement of the device is a large color touch screen with many useful features, such as music control. The ability to change every day different dials that will not tire you of the same type of wallpaper.
A three-axis accelerometer and a three-axis gyro allow you to more accurately display the results of your steps and distances.
The wireless connectivity via Bluetooth 5.0 and battery life will make the smart bracelet even more durable for a long time without recharging.
Xiaomi Mi Band 4: Price and where to buy cheaper?
If you want to buy a bracelet right now, then the price of Xiaomi Mi Band 4 will be from $29.19 to $39.59, depending on the configuration. Follow the link below for detailed information.
The main factor in the purchase of any equipment will be the price. With the updated version of Mi Band 4, the price remains the same as for previous generations, so this is a big plus for Xiaomi.