In continuation of my current obsession with all things wearable, I have just seen that Xiaomi has announced their latest Band product in the form of the Mi Smart Band 4.
This is a departure from the previous designs in that it now has a full-colour AMOLED display. It will now allow you to display all your tracked data on the screen and will also include Swim Tracking or SWOLF as it is known.
The screen will support notifications, messages and fitness stats all in glorious colour meaning you can see where things are at with nought but a glance at the screen.
The battery is now estimated to last for 20 days which is down a bit from the last gen Mi Band 3 but this is acceptable given the screen.
The Band will also support sleep tracking and smart alarm functionality. This will wake you at the least intrusive part of your sleep cycle within a preset time window. it is something that I used on my Pebble Time and I have missed on the TicWatch’s that I am currently testing.
The device will work with either Android devices on 4.4 or above and also with iOS 9.0 and above. This makes it a great and inexpensive option for those wanting a cheaper alternative than a Fitbit or Galaxy Fit style device.
It will be available later this summer from the Mi Store and will cost £34.99. We will be looking to get one in to test as soon as they become available.
Here are the specs of the new Mi Band 4
• 0.95” AMOLED touchscreen display
– 120×240 pixel resolution
– Screen brightness: 400 nits (max. brightness)
• 2.5D tempered glass with anti-fingerprint coating
• Sensor size: 17.9 x 46.9 x 12.7mm
• Sensor weight: 10.6g (without strap)
• Total weight: 22.1g (including strap)
• Strap width: 247mm
• Strap adjustable length: 155 – 216mm
• Hypoallergenic thermoplastic elastomer band material
• Black, blue, orange, red and pink strap options
(availability may vary)
• 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, capacitive proximity
sensor, PPG heart rate sensor
• 135mAh LiPo battery
• Input voltage: DC5.0V
• Input current: 250mA (max)
• 20-day* standby time
-Connectivity & Compatibility
• Bluetooth 5.0 BLE
• Android 4.4 or above, iOS 9.0 or above
• Rated to 5 ATM (Up to 50m)
Media Alert: Xiaomi Announces Mi Smart Band 4
12th June 2019: Xiaomi introduced its long-anticipated Mi Smart Band 4, along with a wide range of new smart home products on Tuesday 11th June at its ecosystem product launch in Beijing and today, 12th June, in Italy, Spain and France.
Mi Smart Band 4 comes with an all-new full colour AMOLED display, with a 39.9% increase in screen size compared to its predecessor. Able to display over 16 million colours, along with 77 customised themes, Mi Smart Band 4 allows users to view fitness stats, messages and notifications at a glance with a splash of colour. The new 6-axis sensor supports more accurate activity tracking and also introduces a new swim-track mode. Mi Smart Band 4 will be available in the UK this summer on mi.com, Mi Store and other channels for £34.99, with 5 colour straps to choose from.