Although its relevance is mainly determined by its smartphones, Xiaomi has created a catalog of secondary products of great success joining at very low price and good design. Activity wristbands are one of the clearest examples.
The Xiaomi Mi Band 2 is the new version that completes the range of bracelets quantifiers of the Chinese manufacturer. This model improves to the previous versions with the inclusion of an OLED screen, the main novelty and to which we have paid special attention to our analysis of Xiaomi Mi Band 2. Where the secret of a complete bracelet in specifications at less than half the price of competition? We tell you in our review.
Not to have the presence to be placed first in the second position and then in third place among sellables of wearables, only behind the giant Fitbit and Apple Watch. The reason for this incursion so compelling in a new and competitive segment is at the very low price of the first two Xiaomi bracelets while covering the basics of activity measurement.
The Mi Band 2 rises slightly as compared to the price of the first models ($22.29 in Gearbest) but nevertheless still offers some very interesting features in exchange for what we paid for it.
As I said, the main novelty of the Xiaomi Mi Band 2 bracelet is the arrival of the OLED display, which adds to the heart rate sensor of the previous model. How Mi Band 2 works, the application and its evolutions, the design of the bracelet and the reliability of the pulse sensor.
Minimalistic design and comfortable
The cheap Xiaomi bracelet has slightly increased its size to accommodate the display, but it is still very comfortable and light. The material of manufacture of the bracelet has improved, as now it comes with more flexible rubber, something very grateful but still conveying the idea of a smaller finish compared to the competition, something that is compensated with the colorful bracelets.
The Xiaomi Mi Band 2 consists of a bracelet and sensor, which includes the heart rate meter and the screen. The closure is safe and easy to manage, although it requires some use to “tame” the rubber and perform its action more quickly.
Xiaomi maintains water resistance, with the IP67 profile, in this new bracelet. It means there is no problem with rain or dirt, and you could even dive for half an hour up to one meter deep. In reality, it means we will not have to take it off when we shower. Without measurement of the swimming activity, it is the least that we should ask you today for a bracelet quantifier. And there Xiaomi has even met its reduced price as well.
If you want to enter the world of quantification with little data of the steps you give, the sum of comfort (with water resistance included) and autonomy coupled with the low price is quite a temptation, but it is when you value the utility of the screen, the application or accuracy of the heart rate measurement is when it is convenient for values of other options are more expensive but quite complete if you want to measure your activity or dream in a serious way.
So, now it is very clear that it is a value for money deal and why it should not be? As Xiaomi filled all the possible extraordinary features in this device.