The major upgrade Xiaomi MI band 4 is color AMOLED display. The Xiaomi MI Band 3 was a huge hit who kept a good record in global sales. The company managed to sell over 1 million units in India alone. A recent report from IDC Worldwide Quarterly Wearable tracker revealed that Xiaomi has the second biggest market share when it comes to wearable and smartwatches and managed 6.6 million units of sales in Q1 2019. The reason why the company decided to bring the successor MI Band 4 was MI band 3 became quite old and it was losing its charm in terms of sales. But what has not changed over the years is its affordable price tag.
Xiaomi Mi Band 4 Specifications
|Water Resistance Rating||5ATM|
|Resolution||120 x 240 RGB|
|Screen Brightness||Up to 400 nits (max brightness), brightness adjustable|
|Touchscreen type||On-cell capacitive touchscreen|
|Screen protection||2.5D tempered glass with anti-fingerprint coating|
|Button||Single touch button (wake up, go back)|
|Wrist strap material||Thermoplastic polyurethane|
|Wireless connectivity||BT5.0 BLE|
|Charging Type||2Pin Pogo Pin|
|Charging time||≤ 2 hours|
|Standby time||Up to 20 days|
|System Requirement||Android 4.4, iOS 9.0 or above|
|Sensor||3-axis accelerometer + 3-axis gyroscope, PPG heart rate sensor, Capacitive proximity sensor|
The MI Band 3 display was monochrome by nature which was 0.78 inch. So all the contents used to display in black and white color. But in the new MI Band 4, Xiaomi screen size is increased by 40% and included more appealing color because of AMOLED display.
So in addition to deep black contents, We can also look some colorful watch faces. And we can get up to 77 colorful dial themes for added personalization. Apart from that, its 0.95-inch display also comes with 2.5 D scratch-resistant glass on the top. The resolution is 120 x 240 pixels.
Xiaomi has eight distinct bands including the exclusive Avengers bands to match users liking and personality.
Feature in Xiaomi Mi Band 4
Now let’s talk about the features inside the device. And the majority of attention definitely shifts towards the new six-axis high precision accelerometer. This advanced sensor aids in better sports tracking. And as of now, the device is already capable of recognizing the swimming strokes (including Freestyle, Backstroke, Butterfly stroke, and Medley). The smartwatch also helps its users determine their swimming performance while making strokes. And while we are in the water, we can dive deep up to 50 meters without damaging this wearable. The MI Band 4 is a waterproof design and can be easily used at the pressure up to 5 ATM.
Apart from swimming, the smartwatch can track 5 other sport modes like indoor/outdoor running, exercise, cycling, and walking as well.
Xiaomi has included a mic and an in-built AI voice assistant, named Xiao AI. This means that you can give voice commands to make your device do the tasks. With AI assistants on the board, users will also be able to operate and control IoT equipment via voice commands as well as other compatible smart devices. Since digital payment is on the rise nowadays, Xiaomi has incorporated NFC for that. Using NFC, users can make payments through popular digital wallets like AliPay and WeChat Pay.
Battery in Xiaomi Mi Band 4
Even when it comes to the battery, Xiaomi doesn’t disappoint us. The normal version of Xiaomi comes with a 135 mAh battery, which promises 20 days of backup. Similarly, the NFC version has come with a tad bit smaller battery which is 125mAh and lasts for 15 days.
Xiaomi Mi Band 4 Price and availability
As for the pricing of the device, In China, the price has been set at CNY 169 for the standard edition (roughly £20), with the NFC variant priced at CNY 229 (roughly £25). But in Nepal, the device has been priced for almost the double of international pricing, i.e. Rs.5800. The reason for such high pricing is that the device was launched much sooner in Nepal then the expectation. It is available at the Daraz online.
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