Xiaomi Mi Band is probably the cheapest and an advanced fitness band available in the market. Xiaomi recently launched this fitness gadget in India for Rs. 999. The band will be available from Mi.com website for now.

Box Pack
Just like as seen with the other Xiaomi devices, the Mi Band box packing is also pretty immersive. Inside you will find the activity tracker, black colour band, user manual and USB charging module.

Design
The activity tracker is the main component. It’s aluminium alloy on the top with plastic body. Build quality is very good. The Mi Band is IP67 certified (water resistant). It’s light weight at about 14 grams and the tracker thickness is about 9.0mm.

The tracker will be the same but the band is available in different colour options. Since this fitness device is made to be worn most of the time, the band is made of TPSiV material that is anti UV, anti microbial and anti allergic –  perfect for sensitive skin. Use the stainless steel stud to secure the band as per your wrist size.

The band comes with 41mAh built in battery and supports Bluetooth 4.0.

Xiaomi Mi Band review and unboxing

Installation
The Mi Band work on any android 4.4 (and above) and iOS 7.0 (and above) devices. Installation process is pretty simple, follow the instructions as mentioned in the user guide. You will need to download and install the Mi Fit app. For pairing just tap the device several times.

Xiaomi Mi Band activity tracker

Performance
Mi band is your 24/7 fitness tracker, all you need to do is wear it. The best thing about this band is the battery backup. On a full charge you can expect up to 30 days of battery backup and it takes just about 2 hours to fully charge the band.

Xiaomi Mi Band hands on

This band is really smart. If you have used other fitness bands / smart watches you might be aware that to monitor your sleep, you need to enable the sleep mode. Well if you are using the Mi Band you don’t need to do anything, the device is smart enough, it knows when you are sleeping and when you are active.

The Mi Fit app keeps track of your fitness / sleep activities. You can set your goal i.e the number of steps you will complete each day. There is no screen on the activity tracker, however there are 3 LED lights. You can set the LED colour (Orange, Green, Red, Blue) using the app.

Twist your wrist as if you were checking the time and the LED will blink – with this you can get an idea about your performance (goal) for the day – 1 LED = Low, 2 LED = Medium, 3 LED=Goal completed.

The Band can also be used to get notifications (vibration) for incoming calls / from other apps. You can setup the location (left hand, right hand and neck). This device can be used to automatically unlock your smartphone. So for example if you are using password, PIN or pattern to unlock your smartphone, you can enable Mi Band as a trusted device and when the band is within the bluetooth range you can access the device without having to enter the pin, pattern or password.

The Mi Band can track your steps, distance travelled, calories burned and your sleep pattern (deep, light, when you fell asleep, when you woke up, number of hours in bed). There are two more options that you can manually active – jumping rope and sit-ups, when active the band will monitor these activities.

In the Mi Fit app you will find the alarm option, you can use it to setup the alarm on the Mi Band – the band will vibrate at the time that has been setup. There is early bird alarm option – this will start the wake-up process 30 minutes before the alarm setup time, gradually waking you up.

Xiaomi Mi Band colour options

Battery
On a single charge the band will last for up to 30 days, even more if you disable notifications. It took less than 2 hours to charge the battery using Desktop PC USB point as power source.

Verdict
The Mi Band is amazing, it is smart, light weight and really tough. It is your perfect personal fitness assistant that keeps track of your daily activities including your sleep pattern. It is not just the band, even the price is just too tempting – Rs. 999.

I wish the Mi Band had a small display with the current the time, anyway it’s still awesome and really addictive.

Mi Band for Rs. 999 will be available on Mi.com. You can also buy this from gearbest.com for under $18.39.

Mi Band Image Gallery

Mi Band video review (if you like the video do hit the like button)

Published by Gogi Rana

Founder and Chief Editor - gogi.in

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  1. And how much its bluetooth range as if i got out of de range n dan when i ll come back again in de range dan vl it automatically connect or sync wid bluetooth or we have to do de connecting proccess? Its very imp ques for me. …thx for regarding quick replies frm u

  2. Sir one more query about mi band…..as i m right handy so in which hand it give more accurate information…..

  3. Gogi sir I am great fan of urs…I really appreciate ur trustworthy reviews. Just I have some queries to u .. is MI BAND really worthy as my priority is to alert on incoming calls, early morning wake up wid hand vibrating,my sleep monitoring and ofcourse nearly to estimate my steps walk or calories burned…waiting fr ur reply…really thx….

      1. Thanks u sir…i got de hint which u convey to me…thx and
        May i ask u here for de asus zenfone laser too if u dnt mind….? Just one thing is it best camera smartph in 10000 range? As u rated EXCELLENT in ur camera review deprtmnt….

  4. How to reset the step count or distance covered to zero in middle of a day. The band records data day wise and it starts counting the steps or whatsoever from 12 o’ clock midnight, but what if i want to reset the step count again at 10 am or any other time. Please help anyone…

  5. Hi Gogi, The band is not pairing on my Lenovo S850. Ive done everything but it simply does not pair. What is the problem? Thanks.

    1. Not sure but seems like Lenovo has issues with other devices too, like I am not able to connect moto 360 handset. Try fiddling with the security options and see.

  6. Hi Gogi, will the vibration notification (for calls) feature work with all phones or only xiaomi phones?

  7. Hey please help. The Mi band is not accurate, it’s showing me fake data about steps I walked. Why it’s showing me more steps but originally I walked only few steps. Please guide me.

    1. It is using pedometer that detects motion and will count it as a step, even when you may be sitting and just moving your hand. Just take the band in your hand and move your hand around you will see the steps being counted.

  8. Hello sir, I am using the mi band with my Yureka and everything is fine, except I can’t find the option of using advanced activities like Situps and jumping rope. Should we enable those manually? If so, then how?

    1. Yes it should work, I don’t have the handset as of now but it will work on devices running KitKat and above.

      1. Hey gogi today I got my mi-band but I am using redmi 1s running jellybean. What do I do? is there an official update for miui 6 based on kikkat for redmi1s.

  9. Hi Gogi bro.,
    Why the price is on the higher side for this band?!!
    We always had a better pricing in India for the other Xiaomi products, when compared to the price in China.
    But, why it is high for this Mi Band?!!! Any clues!!!!!

  10. Please help. Can I cancel the order of mi band once I buy it. Because I will only be trying for the 1 Rs sale and I not interested in buying it at 999.

    1. Yes once I get the handset, shipping already delayed cause of continuous holidays.

    1. @Rishikesh Sharma

      You can buy it from Even Mars, if you have Internet Connection and luck to buy from Flash Sale

  11. Hi Gogi Sir, Will this band work on Samsung Galaxy S3 ( i9300 ). I have update it to 4.3 jelly bean
    Reply me as soon as possible.
    Thanks in advance. 🙂

  12. On mi website its not showing anything we’re can I register it.. Plz anyone give official link of it..

  13. I had heard reports that the locking and unlocking works only with Mi phones (or with MIUI). Can u please check and confirm. BTW you sleep well. Wish I could sleep 8 hours 😛

  14. Hi Gogi Sir,

    Will this band work on moto g (1st gen). I have update it to lollipop.
    Will it work on samsung galaxy grand 2.

    Reply me as soon as possible.
    Thanks in advance.

  15. Hi gogi,please review xiaomi mi pad. If you review it please check if it support 3g dongle(wcdma and cdma both) and 2 tb external hard drive.

  16. Dear Gogi Ji is it you using Yu Phone for Testing Mi Band?
    and Rating 5 out of 5 is good.

  17. Hi Gogi Bro
    I have redmi 1s
    I’m on developer rom ….
    Can I use this in developer rom….

  18. Looks superb, well thought device. I guess need to reg. tonight @ 12 to get our name under 1st 1K.

  19. 41 Mah Only !!!! And it will last 30 days ,What a joke Xiaomi don’t fool us Indians.

    1. No one is fooling you. You were born a fool lol. I have using the Mi band since October last year. It gives around 35 day battery backup. So it will outperform not under perform like most Xiaomi products.

      1. Hi, I have been using it since last November. Worked like a charm. It ensured that I woke up every morning by hand vibration without disturbing anyone else. Phone was put in silent mode and I would know when a call comes. It’s sleep monitor and steps counting works very well. I hardly got a 25 step variations while doing a 20 km drive in a car. So its step counting was pretty accurate.

        My only issue is it stopped working about a month back. No lights coming up no charging happening. Nothing, there is no way to get support on how to reset it. Since I am sure it’s not damaged.

        Some said keep in fridge for few days, others said keep it on charge and still others said wait for battery to discharge fully and then it will work. I verified using multimeter that the charging unit works but no idea what’s wrong. Bought it from aliexpress so no idea how or whomever to claim for getting it fixed.

        I have registered for one more since I truly love the device. let’s hope the second one doesn’t fail me..

    2. Its not a phone u dumb a**. He us saying it after review. At least think before saying something.

  20. My xolo q 700 have Bluetooth 3.0. Does it supports on my phone or any phone having Bluetooth version 3.0 or earlier.

    1. Wow!!! Its world’s most affordable fitness band an there are people who say its not a useful device.

    1. Only if you have rooted it and installed a custom Kitkat or Lollipop rom. The cm 12 based lollipop 5.1 rom by Syhost is quite fast and stable.