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Xiaomi Mi Band 2 – A Drastic Change through OLED for $47

Today at noon, Xiaomi officially released Xiaomi Mi Band 2 – the predecessor of people’s favourite Mi Band and Mi Band 1S. Xiaomi Mi Band 2 will sell for 149 yuans ($23) at the time 10:00 on June 7 on sale.

So what’s the change? When compared to the first generation of Mi Band, Xiaomi Mi Band 2 has featured an OLED display which shows date, time, heart rate, the number of steps, calorie intake etc. Like its ancestors, it still features sports pedometer, sleep monitoring, sedentary reminder, heart rate monitor (real-time monitoring), calls to remind, unlock the screen (Android system), vibration-free and secret payments alarm clock function.

In addition to the display, the Chinese manufacturer has also put some extra milliamperes in the battery. Another good thing is that it still supports IP67 grade waterproof and dustproof. Moreover, it also has the solid liner design to avoid any losing from the band itself.

Recently, Sina Technology received the first Mi Band 2. Let’s take a look at it:

Xiaomi Mi 2 Band

No change has been made with the box of Mi Band 2. It’s still simple and small shaped as a square cardboard which is unsinkable.

Xiaomi Mi Band 2 box

After removing the upper hood of the box, we observe is the OLED display of Xiaomi Mi Band 2 fitted perfectly inside the box. The band is also found further inside the box. Now here comes another change. Unlike, the previous Mi Bands which were made of magnesium alloy material, this one is made up of glass as the screen material. The silver generation has changed to the black one.

Xiaomi Mi Band 2

After inserting the detector inside the bracelet, this Mi Band 2 is still the same again. The overall, appearance is not much different from the previous generation. Only the core sensors are improved along with LED glass screen.

Xiaomi Mi Band 2 display

Sadly, Xiaomi Mi Band 2 still not support a touchscreen but by touching the silver rounded button you can swipe with the contents easily. So now, you don’t have to depend on those lights and your phone to see the readings.

Xiaomi Mi Band 2

A similarity is again seen between both generations, in the material of the band which is the silicon. Sina technology ordered a black version of the bracelet, so the possibilities of choice colors will not rule out.

Xiaomi Mi Band 2 sensor

Like previously told Xiaomi Millet Band 2 supports heart rate monitoring function, Mi 1S but speaking of difference, this time, the heart rate data can be displayed directly on the screen. This is more convenient than the light-sensitive version of the phone operation.

Xiaomi Mi Band 2

The display shows time, record the number of steps and heart rate monitor. But when connected to the phone the readings of display, distance, calories and remaining charge. In addition, Millet Band 2 also supports lift wrist bright screen, heart sleep aid detection and so on.

Xiaomi Mi Band 2

Currently, the device supports two systems: Android and iOS.

Xiaomi Mi Band 2 still follows the previous generation notifications. It support calls to remind, ring in hand alarm clock, APP notification alerts, and reminders sedentary. Also, screen lock is also supported in this version.

Xiaomi Mi Band 2

We know that most of our readers would be concerned about the battery life of Xiaomi Mi Band 2 due to a dozen of features. So, how long could be the battery life? Sina Technology got Mi bracelet 2 and they didn’t charge for the first time after the associated phone displays “have 14 days from the last charging” the remaining charge is still above 93%. Looking at this, Xiaomi Mi Band 2 can run for months on a single charge. Well, it could be the longest running bracelet on the planet with that battery life.

Specification of Xiaomi Mi Band 2

  • 0.42-inch OLED display with scratch-resistant glass, anti-fingerprint coating shows time, step and heart rate
  • Photoplethysmography (PPG) / Heart rate sensor
  • Monitors your fitness and tracks your sleep
  • 7g ultra light body
  • IP67 ratings for water resistance
  • Bluetooth 4.0 LE
  • 70mAh Li-po battery with up to 20 days of standby and more

Availability of Xiaomi Mi Band 2

The phone is available in these colors:

Xiaomi-Mi-Band-21

We will be looking forward to prepare a full review on this as soon as it is available. If you want to pre-order it here’s some links to the Chinese stores. We know that the price is more than the actual ($27) on Xiaomi official site. But we can’t deny the fact that Mi Band 2 is available, internationally. Meanwhile, Xiaomi’s official site tends to sell it first in China. Also the price is high, due to the sucess of the previous generations of Mi Band. We will inform you when the price hits rockbottom. Click on the below links to buy from Gearbest and Tinydeal.

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Roman.T

Started blogging at the age of 18, Roman is a techie with 3 years of blogging, SEO, and Wordpress experience, totally opposite of his health & nutrition career. He is a die-hard Xiaomi fan and an avid gamer, working hard to provide valuable information regarding Tech & Gadgets.

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