i got my miband 4 from ali express on a deal flagged up on the site. i think it very much depends on the seller on ali express. the one i got was from the xiaomi mc store and it was fine. this was my first purchase from china so i took a punt as it was so cheap. i effectively paid around £17 for the band using the halifax clarity credit card which had no foreign purchase fee, so i figured if it didn't work, i could just chuck it in the bin and put it down to experience. not a huge amount of money so was worth the risk. paid off :) there was a really good deal on amazon recently that you could have gone for if you don't like ali express. shame you missed that.
Well you should a month because the Band 5 is coming out in a week. The 4 will surely come down in price.
Updated 15th May 2020Last updated 15th May 2020 by alien_jiggy
Galaxy Fit vs Mi band 4 vs honor band 5???
Hi all, Hope someone can help! I'm looking for tracker with a Smartwatch function such as calendar view, decent notification layout specially whatsapp etc. I have Honor Band 5 &… Read more
i have the miband 4 and i really like it. i use it mainly for the phone notifications and you can just about read the text but nothing special, just a string of text. when i am notified that there is a message on my phone, i go to my phone to read the message as the miband screen is too small to read the message properly and it disappears quickly off screen so you have to go into notifications, which is a bit of a faff. it shows the date on the main face with the time but there is no calendar that i can see on the band.
I have the MiBand 4 and 3. I absolutely love the 4, cost me 25 quid and the screen is soooo pretty. The battery is great, the heart rate monitor is on par with the miband 3.
Updated 9th Apr 2020Last updated 9th Apr 2020 by abigsmurf
Mi Band 4 Touch Screen after swimming
Hi Mi Band 4 Touch Screen after swimming is unresponsive. I tried unpairing and repairing any advice? thanks
5ATM isn't good enough for swimming unfortunately, it should be treated as splashproof rather than waterproof. It can withstand the pressure of 5 atmospheres... When static. When you're swimming and moving your watch quickly in the water the movement can increase the pressure past 5ATM and the seals fail. Water resistance ratings are terrible and misleading. Also, encase the watch in some dried rice and it'll draw out the moisture more effectively
I got it from China so not sure about return : I will dry out for a week in airing cupboard
50 metres waterdepth? Splashproof? But is advertised by Xiaomi as suitable for swimming.
Barely splashproof then
If that doesn't work return it as faulty? I've not been swimming with mine, but take it in the shower.
Updated 2nd Apr 2020Last updated 2nd Apr 2020 by DEMOCRACY.MANIFEST
Mi band 4 or Honor band 5 - which would you go for (or suggest another)?
My Mi band 2 has finally died, so am looking at the Mi band 4 or Honor band 5, or have you any other suggestions?
it's just cheap. i got a miband 4 from aliexpress and i am happy with it for the price i paid for it. i don't use it as fitness tracker, only for phone notifications. can't comment on the tracker accuracy but for phone notification it works ok, but you have to be pretty close to your phone for it to work. using it as a watch is useless as it doesn't respond when you flick your wrist, and when it does, it is slow to respond. when you touch the screen to get it to show the time, sometimes you have to touch it a few times for it to wake up. battery life is pretty good at about 3 weeks for what i use it for. charges to full in a couple of hours.
They seem to post all kinds of deals from Gearbest etc, to be honest everything on those sites are always going to be cheaper anyway so it not really a deal. why not just post a link to the site and let people just look at all the cheap stuff and then wait 3 months till it arrives to see if it was worth buying it.. I do have a Mi Band 4 and it is pretty decent. I have had it for 3 weeks and it's at 42% battery left from what it came with, haven't had it on charge yet.
I have one and for value for money don’t think there is much that can touch it.
Updated 23rd Oct 2019Last updated 23rd Oct 2019 by AstalaVista
Mi Band 4 apps
Hi, does any body have the MiBand 4 and is using a fitness app other than Mi Fit? I'm aware Google fit should work but I'm having issues adding the account. Just wondered if there… Read more
Try the notify and fitness app - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mc.miband1&hl=en_US Way better than Mi band official app. Also you can customise the band to your liking. There is a paid version but so far I have found the free version to be more than adequate.
Updated 16th Sep 2019Last updated 16th Sep 2019 by leechpeach
Mi Band 4 suitable for kids
Afternoon all. The wife wants to get my girls the Fitbit Ace 2 for Christmas. They are 7 and 9. The price puts me off for how it looks. Am wondering if the Mi Band 4 would be a be… Read more
Thanks for letting me know, just bought it will definitely use it
I'm still in awe of the battery life when heart rate monitoring is off!
Updated 30th Aug 2019Last updated 30th Aug 2019 by esar
Xiaomi Mi Band 4
What's the best version?
If you mean Chinese Vs European, no difference, the Chinese one needs to be pressed to show the green pairing icon, once it's connected it changes to English. Awesome little gadget with good features and phenomenal battery life if you don't have the heart rate set to automatic
Updated 28th Aug 2019Last updated 28th Aug 2019 by mutley1
Mi band 4
Anyone got a mi band or similar product that works with android phone for notifications of calls and messages, including whatsapp? I am looking for a cheap band that does the abov… Read more
It needs to be running in the background, I have battery saver disabled as this can shut the app after a time, no problems with battery
Congratulations on hitting 1100 (y)
thanks for this info. i googled if the mi band works for phone notifications and some people said that it didn't work on their phone unless you had the app open all the time on your phone. if this is the case then does the app drain the battery on the phone if it has to be open 24/7?
Mi band 4 is awesome, you can even control you music, example picture Many a review on YouTube taking you through all its got
Updated 20th Aug 2019Last updated 20th Aug 2019 by dcx_badass
Best additional apps for Mi Band 4
Today I took the plunge, and finally ordered a Mi Band 4, which should arrive in 3-5 days. This will be my first Mi Band, having only owned the brilliant Pebble and Pebble Time sma… Read more
I got a better strap but tbh I still use my pebble along side my Mi band (I have the Mi band 2). My sister has a mi band 3 but the pebble still seems better.
On my mi band 2 I bought a nice metal strap / holder, what I hadn't realised is that it dampened down the vibrations. A few free apps on android, mostly to change the faces, I already had mi band tools though
Updated 16th Aug 2019Last updated 16th Aug 2019 by rufnek2kx
Cheap Mi band 4 on Ebay - is it legit?
Hey all, I've seen multiple sellers selling Mi Band 4 for under £20 which doesn't sound right. Anyone had any epxerience with similar purchases? Are they genuine Xiaomi bands?