A low cost fitness band perfect for those a little more casual about what they’re tracking
Xiaomi started out making its own custom version of Android, MIUI. Then it started making phones. Now, just 4 years on from first existing as a company there is a whole range of other products you can buy besides phones. A tablet, earphones, battery packs, routers, and even a fitness band. It’s the last of those that we have here. The Xiaomi MiBand. The official price in China translates to $13 in the U.S. which, however you choose to look at it, is an insanely low price for a device in this category. But is it any good? Read on to find out.
There’s really not much to the hardware from the outside. You get that impression immediately upon opening the box. This is no smartwatch pretending to be a fitness tracker, or a fitness tracker pretending to be a smartwatch. There’s no controls, no display. Just a band and a silver dongle with three LEDs on its outer face. The band is made of silicon which while not particularly flashy does mean the MiBand is very comfortable to wear. It’s adjustable, too, in the same way a watch band would be from the very small wrist right up to the not so small. It does mark quite easily, but they’re interchangeable at least. So if it gets too damaged, there’s a bunch of different colors to replace it with. There’s also supposed to be a leather band, but if you ever see one of those for sale, make sure you send me the link. Source