Wearable technology is getting more advanced and more expensive, so if you need a practical and good-looking wearable device that doesn’t cost a fortune, the Xiaomi Mi Band 2 is often the first thing that jumps to mind. Find out everything about the Mi Band 2 right now!
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The first generation of the Xiaomi Mi Band, which was a huge success, didn’t have a screen at all – the only changing elements in the design of the original Mi Band were the three white dots on the front panel. That is why the addition of the screen to the Mi Band 2 was met with rave reviews.
The Xiaomi Mi Band 2 received a screen and became slightly thicker and bigger than the predecessor, although it’s still a very elegant smartwatch. The silicone strap securely holds the Mi Band 2 inside. The new watch is also dustproof and waterproof, so you can safely wear it anywhere.
The construction of the watch isn’t too different from the previous Mi Band model. There are over a dozen of colours at choice for your Mi Band 2 silicone strap, and you can also upgrade your watch with a brand new strap in your favourite colour.
The Xiaomi Mi Band 2 comes with a tiny monochrome 0.42-inch OLED display. Even though it’s super small, it offers decent viewing angles and visible text even under direct sunlight. The display is covered with scratch-proof glass, and there is a touch-sensitive key in the bottom of the screen.
The Mi Band 2 display is a very functional one: it can display time, battery percentage, step count, total distance walked, heart rate, as well as icons for incoming calls, messages, and emails. However, the band doesn’t offer text in its notifications.
In many regards, the functionality of the Mi Band 2 is similar to the features offered by the original Mi Band, but the introduction of the screen definitely took the functionality of the device to the next level. For example, now you can see the current time by simply tapping on the touch button once.
You can see some of the stats like steps and distance walked since the start of the day directly on the Mi Band 2’s display, but if you want more detailed data or access your sleep information, you’ll need to go to the Mi Fit app, available both for Android and iOS.
A very important health feature of the Xiaomi Mi Band 2 is the heart rate monitor. You can trigger it manually by tapping the required number of times on the touch button, or set up your band through the app to measure your heart automatically, although it will lower the battery life.
Another popular feature is the sleep tracker. The Mi Band 2 accurately writes down the time you fall asleep and wake up, plus displays all the times you woke up during the night. The Mi Fit app analyses your sleep and offers you detailed statistics based on your sleeping patterns.
4. Battery life
The more battery capacity your smartwatch has, the better – you simply can’t remember to charge your band as often as your smartphone or tablet. The Mi Band 2 offers fantastic battery capacity – it can last up to 30 days on a single charge with moderate use activity.
5. Xiaomi Mi Band 2 price in Nigeria
One of the reasons for the Mi Band 2’s popularity is their affordable price. You can buy a brand new Xiaomi Mi Band 2 in Nigeria for ₦6,000, while a replacement strap will cost you around ₦1,000. You can always find a better price if you shop for tech on Jiji!
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