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Mi Band Series

[] Top Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding Mi Band 4!

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Dear MI Fans,

The Mi Band 4 delivers fantastic value and features. Upgrades over its predecessor include a color OLED display with significantly improved outdoor viewability and a higher resolution too. The band's battery life is also exceptional, and it has improved tracking, making it an easy fitness gadget to recommend, covering the basics and delivering some flourishes as well - a marked improvement and a worthwhile upgrade. The Mi Band 4 is clearly a winning bet from Xiaomi.

I have mine for over a couple of months, and I've compiled the most significant answers that you may need to know, so let's start.

Q. No. 1 - Can I answer calls on MI band 4?
  • Unfortunately, you can't. You can, however, reject a phone call.

Q. No. 2 - Does the MI band 4 have a speaker?
  • No, it doesn't.

Q. No. 3 - Does MI Band 4 have GPS?
  • No, it doesn't. But it can connect to your phone's GPS.

Q. No. 4 - Is the MI Band 4 waterproof / Or can be it worn while swimming or Under shower?
  • Yes, with a rating of 5ATM, the band can be used up to a depth of 50 meters.

Q. No. 5 - Does the Mi Smart Band 4 come with a heart rate sensor?
  • Yes, the Mi Smart Band 4 comes with a heart rate sensor with 24/7 heart rate monitoring option available.

Q. No. 6 - Does the Mi Band 4 have an always-on-display?
  • No, it does not.

Q. No. 7 - Does MI band 4 Measure blood pressure?
  • Unfortunately, it doesn't.

Q. No. 8 - What are the Mi Band 4 sport modes?
  • You can choose one of the following sport modes from the band itself:
    - Outdoor running
    - Treadmill
    - Cycling
    - Walking
    - Exercise
    - Pool Swimming

Q. No. 9 - Can I turn on or off notifications on an app basis?
  • Yes, you can. You can use the Mi Fit app for that.

Q. No. 10 - How can I set custom wallpapers on Mi Band 4?
  • You can use the Mi Fit app for that. Just click on Profile, then Mi Smart Band 4, Store and then Customized Background

Q. No. 11 - Are there many watchfaces for the Mi Band 4 already?
  • Yes, you can easily find thousands of them.

Q. No. 12 - What is the size of the Mi Band 4?
  • It's 46.9 x 17.9 x 12 mm or 1.846 x 0.705 x 0.472 inches.

Q. No. 13 - What is the weight of the Mi Band 4?
  • This band weighs 22.1 grams.

Q. No. 14 - Does the Mi Band 4 need a screen protector?
  • Not necessary. But if you want you apply one.

Q. No. 15 - Is the Mi Band 4 screen touch-sensitive?
  • Yes, it is, but you'll also have a capacitive touch button.

Q. No. 16 - What is the difference between Mi Band 4's Chinese and global variants?
  • The Chinese variant has NFC (payment that only works in China and India) and Xiaoai AI assistant integration (so, eventually, it also has a mic). It has a smaller battery (125mAh), resulting in up to 15 days in standby time (instead of 20, like the global variant). The Chinese variant only has the Chinese and English languages out of the box.

Q. No. 17 - How long until the Mi Band 4 screen times out?
  • The screen timeout ranges from default 4s to 10s

Q. No. 18 - Can I use this band without pairing it to a smartphone?
  • No, you can't. And the first thing the band does when paired is performing a series of updates. That can take a while, so be patient.

Q. No. 19 Are the Mi Band 3 straps compatible with the Mi Band 4?
  • Yes, they are.

Q. No. 20 - Is the Mi Band 4 screen readable in direct sunlight?
  • Yes. It has 5 levels of brightness, and it can go up to 400 nits, but not automatically. I got mine set at 4. I found that it works well inside as much as outside. It also has a night mode schedule, but it's only suitable for low light conditions.

Q. No. 21- What are the coolest things that the Mi Band 4 can do?
  • The always-on step counter is, by far, my favorite feature. That's something you don't get on all cheap smartwatches out there.
  • Another cool feature is the ability to measure your heart rate every minute without significantly reducing its battery life.
  • Mi Band 4 can be used for sleep monitoring as it identifies different sleeping patterns like light, deep, and sleep quality.
  • You can also make your own watchfaces without even knowing how to code.
  • You'll get a sleep score and a comparison with similar users.
  • You can comfortably get 20 days of battery life. That's a big plus!
  • An AMOLED screen is always pleasant to look at :)
  • It comes with a silicone band, which can be changed out if you’re looking for a style change.

Q. No. 22 - What are the new features of the Xiaomi Mi Band 4?
  • Compared to the Mi Band 3, it has a slightly bigger (0.95 inches instead of 0.78 inches) and AMOLED full-color display, also with an increase in resolution to 120x240 pixels that can do up to 400 nits of brightness. It has 512KB RAM and 16MB ROM. It allows you to install custom watchfaces, and it also comes with support for music and volume controls. There’s a new six-axis sensor inside that allows for more accurate and automatic swim tracking.

Q. No. 23 - What's included in the box of the Mi Band 4?
  • A proprietary charger and the user's manual.

Q. No. 24 - How much time does MI Band 4 take to charge?
  • From 1h30 up to 2h.

Q. No. 25 - How long does the MI Band 4 battery last?
  • You can comfortably get up to 20 days, even with a heart rate measurement interval of 10 minutes and with the sleep tracking feature on.

Q. No. 26 - Can I use Mi Band 4 while charging?
  • No, you can't. You have to take out the band, the "bean" from the strap, and put it on the charger.

Q. No. 27 - How do I charge the Mi Band 4?
  • You'll have to unplug the "bean" and insert it in the proprietary USB cable.

Q. No. 28 - Does Mi Band 4 support fast charging?
  • No, but it charges relatively fast.

Q. No. 29 - Can I get my phone battery state on the Mi Band 4?
  • Unfortunately, no.

Q. No. 30 - Is the Mi Band 4 compatible with Google Fit?
  • Yes, you can connect the Mi Fit app with Google Fit to share steps and sleep data.

Q. No. 31 - Does the Mi Band 4 work with iPhones?
  • Yes, it does. And it has almost all features the Android phones have, except some minor features like phone unlock.

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Will there be any software features of smart band 5 transferred to smart band 4 e.g. full day sleep tracking or remote shutter button?
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