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[Tips] Mi Band 2 One Stop Thread - Specs, FAQ, Tips and Tricks

2018-02-10 18:11:01
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Hello Mi Fans,
Mi Band is the most sold wearable worldwide.

And Mi Band 2 with a display and a heart rate sensor is another worthy successor to the Mi Band.

Let's get to know about it.

Full Specifications:

Battery capacity:70mAh
Standby time:20 days
Battery type: Lithium polymer
Input current: 45 mA (typ) 65mA (max)


Sensor material:
Plastic, aluminium alloy


0.42" OLED display
Bluetooth 4.0 BLE
Power-efficient accelerometer Photoelectric heart rate sensor

Total length: 235 mm
Adjustable length: 155-210 mm
Material: Thermoplastic elastomer, aluminum alloy

Devices with Android 4.4, iOS 7.0 or above with Bluetooth® 4.0 support

Compatible phones:
Devices with Android 4.4 and above, such as Mi 3, Mi 4, Mi 4i, Mi 5, Mi Max, Redmi Note 4G, Redmi Note Prime,
Redmi 1S, Redmi 2, Redmi 2 Prime, Redmi Note 3, Redmi 3S, Redmi 3S Prime, Redmi 3S+

Devices with iOS 7.0 and above, such as iPhone models 4s and later.

Note: Mi Band's phone unlocking feature requires smartphones with MIUI or Android 5.0 and above.

In the box:
Mi Band sensor, band, charger, user guide, warranty card

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Where could I buy Mi Band 2 from?
Mi Band 2 will be available on mi mena online & retail stores in UAE
For online ordering Click here.
Xiaomi Retail stores in UAE (Deira City Center, City Centre Sharjah, Dubai Shopping Mall)

  • What’s the material of Mi band 2’s strap? Is it harmful?
Wrist strap material is TPSiVClasp with aluminium alloy. The strap is softer and more skin friendly than its predecessor models. The clasp on the strap is made of Aluminum with fine finishing. So it won't hurt your skin in any way.

  • Mi Band 2 Compatibility-
Mi Band 2 is compatible with Smartphones with Android 4.4 system or above & iOS 7.0 system or above.

  • How do I charge my Mi Band 2?
Take out the core from the Band carefully.
You can find the charger inside the box with a USB on one side and a port with two gold plated connectors for the Core to be plugged in. Place the core into that space gently. then plug the USB side to any USB port on your PC or Laptop.
Now I recommend charging your Mi Band 2 when you get the low battery warning. Do not let the battery drain completely.

  • How long does it take to charge the Mi Band 2?
It usually takes about 2.5 – 3 hours to full charge the Mi Band 2.
And FYI, Mi Band 2's battery life is about 20 days.(may vary according to usage)

  • Mi Band 2 is not being detected by phone, what can I do?
First of all, check if your Mi band 2 has a battery or not. Second, turn your Bluetooth off on your phone and turn on.
Thirdly, unpair it, and pair it again. While doing it keep your device close to your Mi Band 2.
Make sure it's not paired with any other phone.

  • How to properly wear Mi Band 2?
  • Yes, it can.
    Mi Band 2 has a 0.42 OLED display that will show time, date, step count, distance, heart rate, calories and power left.
  • Can Mi Band 2 display time?
  • Why my Mi Band 2 is not charging?
  • Try re-plugging the Mi Band 2 core multiple times into the charger.
  • Sometimes the connector on the both re not connected properly.
  • If it still doesn't work, try clearing the connectors on both charger and the Core with soft clean cloth. You can use a cotton swab to clear the connectors on the Charger.
  • Also check the USB source, if it's properly working or not, i.e. your PC or Laptop USB port.
  • I have properly plugged my Mi Band 2, still why it's not charging?

  • Try re-plugging the Mi Band 2 core multiple times or gently shake it to see if it can be detected.
  • Else check the USB port on your PC or laptop if it's working properly or not.
  • How, to see a detailed report of my step counts, sleep data and heart rate?
  • To do that, you need to have Mi Fit App installed on your Android or iOS mobile. It is the official companion app for Mi Band 2
For Android App go here or for latest versions go here
For iOS App, go here
  • Can I use power bank to charge the Mi Band 2?
Power Banks are generally built to support an output current of 2A. When the phone fully charges, the Power bank automatically cuts the current to save battery. Mi Band 2 supports a charging current of 25mA only.
So when you plug your Mi Band 2 into the power bank, it will misinterpret as a full charged phone and thereby cutting the output current.

  • How to check the charging progress?
Please touch the Touch panel on the Mi Band 2 core to check the charging progress.
  • How to check Mi Band 2's battery stats?
Either you can touch the Touch panel on Mi Band 2 or you can do it by going to Mi Fit app and check the battery percentage.
  • Should I fully discharge my band battery then charge?
It is recommended that you charge your Mi Band 2 when it reminds you to charge. Do not always fully discharge it.
  • Do we need to turn the Bluetooth on in our phone all the time when wearing Mi Band 2?
Steps counting, sleep monitoring and alarm do not require your Mi Band 2 to be connected to your phone all the time. You can do it after you finishing off your exercising and other activity. If you want to use other functions like incoming call alerts, unlock screen, and find Mi Band 2, you need to turn on the Bluetooth and keep the Mi Band 2 and phone connected.
  • How long could Mi Band 2 store data if I don't have my phone with me or I lost it?
It can store data up to 1 week.
  • How to check my steps and sleep data?
Two ways to do that.
1) Touch the touch panel on Mi-core to review your data.
2) Open Mi Fit App to check your data
  • How to get more accurate data from Mi Band 2?
Do remember to fill up your profile correctly while setting up your Mi Fit profile.
Those are important as it will track your movements and sleep according to your height and age etc.

  • Why sometimes Mi Band 2 measure steps even if I am not walking?
Almost all pedometers are designed to track your hand movements according to a specific set of instructions already programmed into them.
So if any similar hand movement occurs, it will measure them as steps. Like if you are moving in a bus.
  • How Mi Band 2 counts my steps?
    Mi Band 2 uses ADI accelerometer and it reads all your movements. And with a newer motion algorithm, which tracks your steps more precisely.
And also it comes with advanced trackers. So once you get to sleep and get motionless, it starts tracking your sleep.
It also tracks your sleep phase, such as deep sleep and light sleep.
  • Why doesn't Mi Band 2 record daytime sleep?
Currently, this feature is not supported.
  • Is it OK to wear Mi Band 2 during showers or swimming?
Mi Band 2 has IP67 class water resistance. It can withstand splashes of cold and hot water, can be worn during moderate rain too. But wearing it while taking a shower or swimming might not a good idea.
  • How to sync Mi Band 2 data to the phone?
First, keep your Mi Band 2 close to your phone.
Second, turn your Bluetooth on if you haven't turned it on.
Third, wait for Mi Band 2 get connected automatically and start syncing.
It will sync up all data then.
  • What to do if Mi Band 2 fails to sync data?
Pull down the Mi Fit app home page to refresh syncing process.
If it still fails, then turn your Bluetooth off then turn on or exit Mi Fit app then open again.
Else Reboot your phone and try again.
  • How can I unlock my phone using Mi Band 2?
Just raise your hand near to your phone, it should unlock it.
Note that it will unlock it only if you are on lock screen with the screen turned on.  
If you can't do it, check if you have enabled this feature in the Mi Fit app.
If already enable, turn off Bluetooth on your phone and then turn on again.
  • How will Mi Band 2 vibrate when a call comes?
Mi Band 2 will vibrate with a delayed reminder. The default delay reminder is 3 seconds. You can also change the time in Mi Fit App.
Note: The number of vibrations can not be changed.
  • Why my band doesn't vibrate on call?
Make sure you have turned your Bluetooth on, on your phone and your band is paired.
Then make sure Mi Fit app is running in the background.
Sometimes Android kills background applications to save memory. To make sure Mi Fit app runs, go to Security Permissions Autostart, and add Mi Fit to Auto start.
  • What other reminders can I get from MI Band 2?
You can get message reminder, sedentary reminder, App reminder.
  • How many times will the Mi Band vibrate when an alarm is set?
It will vibrate 5 times when you touch the touch panel on Mi-core, it will stop. If you don’t touch, the Mi Band 2 will vibrate once every 10 minutes.
  • How to measure Heart rate on my Mi Band 2?
Tap the touch button on you Mi Band 2 till you see the heart symbol come up. Then wait for it to measure.
Or go to Mi Fit app, wait for it to connect, then on the home page, tap on 'Heart rate' data field, then at the bottom, tap 'Measure'.
  • Why did it fail to test heart rate?
When testing heart rate, please remain still. Make sure the Mi Band 2 is firmly tied to your hand.
Do not shake your hand.
Hairs on your skin or scars also affect its accuracy. So make sure you wear it properly.
  • How to get more accurate data from Mi Band 2?
Do remember to fill up your profile correctly while setting up your Mi Fit profile.
Those are important as it will track your movements and sleep according to your height and age etc.

Thread credit goes to Nessma
2018-02-10 18:11:01
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R1y4z | from Redmi Note 4X


amazing detailed thread of mi band 2,
thanks for sharing
2018-02-10 23:18:41
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