Xiaomi Mi Band is the most affordable fitness band present in the wearables market, though; it is currently available in the China only. While other countries consumers have to wait for this wrist band to launch in their respective countries. Those who have got it, and was looking how they can easily get started with their Mi Band, we have a simple guide for you to follow.
Pre-requisites : The application is only compatible with the Xiaomi Mi phones running MIUI based on Android 4.4 Kitkat operating system.
Here is a step-by-step guide on how you can easily setup your Xiaomi Mi Band :
- First you need to download the Xiaomi Mi Band application (English Version) from the above link and complete the installation.
- Then, you can check the “I trust this app” if you want MIUI to monitor this app. Note by allowing that, the app won’t ask you to confirm any security or privacy related operation carried out by the app.
- If your system is not updated, then, the app will not continue the installation until you have the latest Android 4.4 installed on your device. Though, we were able to escape it (learn more about it, after the instructions end).
- After, successfully installing the app, you need to sign up for an account, or use your existing Xiaomi account credentials to Login.
- Then, you would be asked to select your age, height, weight, and set your goals for the day.
- Now, the Mi Band app will ask for permission to turn on the Bluetooth on your smartphone.
- Select the Mi Band device when it appears on the app.
- You need to tap on the Mi Band, when the lights on it started to flash, which will initiate the pairing process.
- Now your Xiaomi Mi Band is connected to your smartphone. It will automatically sync the data in real time. Keep fit!
Note that we were able to install the English version of the Mi Band app on the LG G3 running on Android 4.4, and Xiaomi Redmi 1S running on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean based MIUI. That means; the Mi Band is not restricted to the usage with only Xiaomi Mi phones running on Android 4.4 Kitkat based MIUI.
Though, it is notable that the app installed on the LG G3 was missing the Screen unlocking option while the same option was present when used on the Redmi 1S device. These devices may not support full functionality of the Mi Band, but it still works with those devices.