Xiaomi Mi Band 2

Xiaomi Mi Band 2 Review1

In the Last year, there were a few compromises while Xiaomi Mi Band got the price for 999 rupees at launch spot on. Most important thing is lack of a display. To fix those flaws, Xiaomi has launched the Mi Band 2 in an attempt by adding heart rate sensor and a display. The former is vital feature that should have been there in the first version and is available now.


The Mi Band 2, such as its predecessor, has two components named as a band and a capsule. The band is made of a rubber-like material which is very comfortable. You may not face a problem even if you take it off for only around half an hour each day. During this period, the clasp might pop open once, during a crowded train ride. This band is not only comfortable but also secure.

The Xiaomi Mi Band 2’s capsule fits snugly into the band and not once you might worry that it will fall out. Display is situated on the top of the capsule with a big circular button that lets you check stats such as the number of steps you have taken, the calories you have burned, the distance you have covered, etc. The button works flawlessly. The base of the capsule has the heart rate sensor. This protrudes a bit and tended to dig into your skin. Unless the sensor is pressed snugly against your skin, you can’t get a heart rate reading. The edges of sensor keeps digging into your forearms, and will leave a red mark on your skin after a few hours. This is the only problem with the Mi Band 2’s design.


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The Mi Band 2 features automatic sleep tracking that triggers itself fairly accurately. Heart rate sensing and sleep tracking are two features that not everyone needs. On concord, for those who are interested, we found that they work as expected.

The main feature that Mi Band 2 performs is it vibrates when you get texts, app notifications, and calls. If you often receive a lot of alerts and find this distracting, we can disable WhatsApp notifications for this reason. This also lets you set alarms and wakes you up with a discrete buzz. If you don’t want to disturb others sleeping in the same room or hate loud alarms, silent alarms are just great.

The Mi Band 2’s battery life is exceptional. The battery reported that it was still 75 percent after eight days of use. The device needs a proprietary charger, which could be a problem if you forget to carry with you or loose it.



The Xiaomi Mi Band 2 is a reliable activity tracker with a heart rate sensor. The cost of Mi Band 2 in India is 1,999 and it’s well worth the price. The edges of the heart rate sensor forced us to wear it a little looser than we would have liked is the only real problem we had with this product. So be aware of that potential problem if you need a fitness tracker that you can wear all day.


mi band 2

  • This has a heart rate sensor
  • Mi Band 2 has a display whereas Mi Band doesn’t
  • It’s one of the cheapest fitness bands around.


  • Good battery life
  • Silent alarms and notifications
  • Accurate data collection
  • Reasonable price


  • Proprietary charger
  • App sign-up process needs improvement
  • Heart rate sensor digs into skin

Ratings (out of 5)

Design: 3.5
Tracking: 4.5
Other features: 4.5
Overall: 4

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