Accessories Xiaomi have always shaken up the market. I personally am a user of many products of this company, and among them there is a bracelet MI band onestherefore, I confess that I had high hopes for the second generation and, looking ahead, I will say that they did not materialize.
And now I’ll try to tell you what made me so disappointed mi band 2, and why, nevertheless, I can recommend it for purchase, although not to everyone. GoJ
To begin with, for the first time in the history of the company,the capsule has changed its form factorwhich is the key to all innovations. The “pill” with brains has become larger, a display has appeared, and a touch button. The only thing that has not changed is protection against dust and moisture according to the standard ip67.
What I like more about the second generation is design. It became more modern, fashionable, that light capsule disappeared, and the bracelet finally began to look like one piece.
Strap, as before, is made of matte polyurethane, in my case, black. The material is quite practical in everyday life, there are no complaints about it.
Sits device on hand Great like its predecessor. Since the metal clasp has been reduced in the second generation, the bracelet has become much easier to unfasten. Although, if you accidentally catch on something, the bracelet is unfastened, and you can easily lose it, which did not happen with its predecessor.
Screen. The screen is made using Aled technology to save energy and space in the case. But in practice, this decision is very controversial. The thing is that the display is readable when visiting, and there are no complaints in this regard, but on the street on a sunny day, the information on the screen is almost indistinguishable.
The feature of the bracelet is that it understands gestures. When you turn your hand, the clock lights up by itself, so now you can see the time without turning on the button with the second hand, but only indoors.
Myself display covered with some kind of incomprehensible plastic without an oleophobic coating and this is bad. The situation is worsened by the fact that it is very difficult to wipe it from dirt and dust. Yes, the plastic is very easy to scratch.
Very well implemented in the bracelet pulse count. The predecessor considered it quickly and accurately, but the bracelet of the second generation has become even faster and more accurate. To activate the tonometer, you just need to touch the button several times and in a second the result will appear on the screen, and the bracelet itself will gently vibrate when ready. Previously, this could only be done via phone.
The work of other sensors has also become much better, now the bracelet is more difficult to deceive. If 1s sometimes he was naughty, and woke up an hour earlier, then in the second generation this business is completely in order.
Peripheral functions have not changed their set. The whole thing works very quickly and clearly without failures and glitches.
Autonomy. Despite a lot of improvements and an increase in battery capacity, the autonomy of the bracelet has fallen. Instead of twenty days with a constant connection, now the bracelet lives only 2 weeks. Tu should not be upset and you need to remember about competing watches. After all, they can do about the same thing, but live much less than mi band.So, I can’t call autonomy bad.
Application to synchronize the bracelet and the phone has recently received an update. Connecting via Bluetooth has become much faster, but where the alarm settings have disappearedL
In general, everything has become more beautiful.
Conclusion. Mi Band 2 has become “better” than its predecessor in everything: it works more accurately, has a display that allows you to remove the watch from your second hand and see the pulse without taking out your smartphone. But not everything is as good as we would like. The plastic above the display is soft, the screen is not visible in the sun, autonomy has fallen, and the price has doubled. There are only 3 reasons to buy mi band 2. 1‑You have a first-generation bracelet and want a comfortable blood pressure monitor. 2‑You are tired of wearing both a watch and a tracker on two hands. Well, the third — you need to have all the newest and coolest. As the owner of 1sI don’t see any good reason to upgrade to a second generation bracelet.