Most popular fitness trackers
Xiaomi Mi Band - Reviews, Prices, Specs and Alternatives
Xiaomi Mi Band
- Compatability: Android / IOS (Mi Note Pro Mi4 Redmi Redmi2 Note Note2 4G iPhone 5S 6 6 Plus 6S 6S Plus with Android 4.4 / IOS 7.0 or above.)
- Support heart rate monitor: With a built-in motion sensor, Mi Band 2 knows exactly when you begin your workout. You don't have to switch modes or tell it before you start. Measure your heart rate to adjust the length and intensity of workouts. Keep calm and work toward your fitness goals
- Recording daily motion data: Xiaomi bracelet to help you record all-day event, calculate walking distance and calorie consumption. It can also remind phone call/message, and unlock Android phone without password or fingerprint
- Smart Vibration alarm clock, simulate wake up naturally status: You can set the alarm on the APP, in front of the preset alarm within 30 minutes, with a slight vibration to wake you from a shallow sleep, when to wake up slowly shallow sleep, naturally wake up closer
- Mi Band 2 uses an OLED display so you can see more at a glance. Simply lift your wrist to view time and tap the button for steps and heart rate
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- Android 4.4 and above
- iOS 7.0 and above
- Mi 4
- Mi 3
- Redmi Note 4G
The type of display or screen on fitness trackers varies widely by brand and price point—from a few LED lights to full color touchscreens. The main benefit of a screen is being able to read the time and your fitness stats any time of the day without needing to open an app on your phone or plug the tracker into your computer. This could be a positive or negative—some people prefer not to see progress and feel rewarded when they finally look at results and meet their goal. Others need a constant reminder of their status to push them to reach their goals. It’s totally up to you.
Oftentimes, you can also read smartphone notifications on a screen, depending on how advanced the tracker is. Every tracker will differ on what information is shown on the display, whether it’s the time, steps, heart rate, or other goals. Some will be a touchscreen, some will not. These aspects mainly affect ease of use, and will vary in importance by person. Finally, a display will also drain your battery more quickly, and come with a higher price tag.
For fitness trackers, batteries vary widely. Some trackers have rechargeable batteries that last anywhere from hours to days. Others take coin cell batteries like you would find a regular watch, which last a few months to a year. Needing to purchase and replace batteries can be a hassle… but so can plugging in your device every five or so days via USB cable to recharge it. Remembering to take the device off, charge it, and then remembering to put it back on, can seriously interrupt your fitness routine, especially if you’re worried you’ll forget it. Plys, if you want consistent sleep tracking, you don’t want to be charging it overnight. Both options have advantages and disadvantages to keep in mind while you compare options.
- LED light color setting
- IP67 water rating.