12 June 2019
Xiaomi Mi Band 4 is now official with some interesting and yes improved features over its predecessor. The main highlight of the device is its colored AMOLED display which offers a fresh and vibrant view of the notifications and other basic features like date and time. In terms of design, the Mi Band 4 comes as a better option over its predecessor. This looks bolder and a serious design concept, in fact.
The display of the Mi Band 4 can feature 77 colorful watch faces, six sports modes. The display shows time, steps, heart rate, activities, weather, notifications from apps, calls and more.
The Mi Band 4 comes with a 0.95-inch display which is slightly larger than the last year’s wearable. Also, the resolution has been increased to 120x240 pixels with a 2.5D glass protection on the top. The new model supports touch inputs as well as comes with a built-in microphone to enable voice commands. The device is 5 ATM rated and is designed to identify various swimming strokes, namely freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke, butterfly, and mixed-style.
The Mi Band 4 by Xiaomi also comes with a six-axis accelerometer sensor that enables monitoring of various physical activities while you’re doing them. It’s touted to help monitor different types of physical activities like cycling, exercising, running, swimming, and walking. So, you don’t need to manually set which type of physical activity you’re doing. The fitness tracker will automatically monitor it for you and later give you insights on them
Another interesting feature is the ability to payments with just a swipe using the latest Mi Band 4. The users just need to swipe the screen to show to QR code on their Mi Band 4 to make payments on the go. One more interesting feature is to get things done using voice commands. According to Xiaomi, the Mi Band 4 recognizes your voice commands and can even control compatible connected devices. The device is rated to deliver 20 days of battery life on a single charge.
The price of the Xiaomi Mi Band 4 standard edition is priced at CNY 169 (US$25) in China, whereas the NFC version costs CNY 229 (US$33). There is also a Mi Band 4 Avengers Series Limited Edition that comes with three distinct bands. Marvel superhero watch faces, and a special Marvel Avengers' package at CNY 349 ($50). The smart fitness tracker will go on sale in the country starting June 16. The global pricing of the device is yet to be disclosed.