The Mi Band 4 has been launched in China today. The Mi band 3 was one of the most loved fitness trackers of the previous year as it combined a lot of fitness tracking functions along with an affordable price tag. The Mi Band 4 adds on the legacy of what Xiaomi built. It comes in two different versions now. One is the NFC version and the other version is without the NFC feature. The Non-NFC Xiaomi Mi band 4 starts at a price of 149 yuan in China. This will be roughly around 1500 INR in India.
Judging by Xiaomi’s previous pricing history they will price it slightly higher in India. So Indian pricing might be around 1500-1700 INR. But even with a slightly inflated price tag the Mi Band 4 might become the best fitness tracker out there. The Mi Band 4 also improves upon its predecessor by adding a colour screen. An easy to charge mechanism and a slightly larger battery.
Xiaomi Mi Band 4 specifications and details
There’s also a special Xiaomi Mi Band 4 Avengers edition launched in China, which sports a custom design and may not be available in other markets in the future!
It comes with Bluetooth 5.0 Low energy support. The band works with both iOS and Android-based devices. Another major change this time is that you don’t have to remove the band from its case in order to charge it.
It has an AMOLED display and the Mi Band 4 comes with 77 pre-loaded watch faces. There will be more added later on via OTA updates.
On first glance, the user is greeted by a colour screen. This is the first time that Xiaomi has used a colour screen on their fitness band. The screen area has also increased again. It has increased from 0.78 inches to 0.95 inches. It is equipped with a 0.95-inch AMOLED display and the screen resolution has doubled to 120 x 240 pixels.
The display cover of Xiaomi Bracelet 4 has also been upgraded. Now it uses a harder and scratch-resistant 2.5D tempered glass and supports capacitive touch. The lower part of the screen has a non-pressable button that can be used with touch. The shape is the same as that of the Xiaomi Mi Band 3, but there is no circular outline this time around!
Mi Band 4: What has changed?
Talking about the wristband attached to the Mi Band 4. The design is basically the same as the second and third generations, and the same material is used. The shape of the button is slightly the same as that of the previous generation. Xiaomi Mi Band 4 has five kinds of wristbands, such as graphite black, thermal orange, deep blue, burgundy and lotus colour. These colours were also present with the wristband of Xiaomi Mi Band 3. In other words, existing users of Xiaomi Mi Band 3 do not need to pay for the optional wristband.
In addition, Xiaomi Mi Band 4 NFC version can also be connected with Mijia table lamp, Mijia air conditioner, sweeping robot, rice cooker, Mijia smart door lock and other electrical appliances. From then on, you can not take out the mobile phone, using just voice commands you can control the smart devices in your home.
The TPU material used for the band part for this wearable has passed ISO-10993-5/10 biocompatibility certification and European RoHS environmental protection certification. This means that it generally does not cause skin allergies and is safe for the majority of wearers.
The weight of the Xiaomi Mi Band 4 is only 22.4g (including the wristband). This is 1/4 less than the weight of the previous generation of 30 grams.
The Mi Band 4 is more geared towards fitness and sports enthusiasts. This is because the Mi Band 4 is equipped with 6-axis motion sensor. It has a 3-axis accelerometer + 3-axis gyroscope. The former is responsible for sensing front, rear, left and right i.e. three-dimensional space. The three-axis gyroscope generates dynamic information that senses left and right tilt, front and rear tilt, and left and right swing.
Mi Band 4 price and other details
The Mi Band 4 also has the functions of its predecessors. It can provide info on heart rate, the number of steps taken in a day and it can also monitor sleep. The wearable also has an option to track the number of stairs climbed in a day.
The Xiaomi Band 4 also has 5 ATM level waterproof. It can be worn while in the shower, swimming in the pool and other minor activities. But it’s not meant for sauna and diving. It supports swimming, outdoor running, indoor running, walking, exercising, riding as its six major sports modes.
Thanks to the built-in six-axis sensor of Xiaomi Bracelet 4, Xiaomi Bracelet 4 can intelligently identify five strokes of freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke, butterfly and medley when swimming, and track the pace and stroke rate in real time. Professional swimming data, and can give professional advice based on the user’s own swimming data, adjust the user’s swimming style.
The battery life can last up to 15 days for the NFC version. For the non-NFC version, the battery life is expected to last until 20 days.
The Mi Band 4 NFC version would come for 229 Yuan in China. This means that the pricing would be around 2300 INR in India. Even at such a price this would a really compelling product for fitness enthusiasts.
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