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A Great Improvement from the Mi Band 3
Reviewed in the United States on July 4, 2019
This is a fresh review as I got the band yesterday, but I'm not new to the Mi Band as I own the Mi Band 3. NOTE: I did not purchase either band for its fitness, sleep feature or heart monitoring features , but for its light weight and other features..
I have waited and anticipated this watch for a while now. I watched every review on youtube and read as many written reviews that I could find to make sure this was the model for me over the Amazbip or the Honor band 4. I got it yesterday and I absolutely love it! It has a larger screen, that displays long texts without a break up. The text message is in one screen, u just scroll down to see the continuation in same screen. The AMOLED screen is beautiful and the music control is great. Being in the US, the Global model does not come with the NFC or the Mic feature (which I really wanted) but I knew that when ordering it. I paid $35 on AliExpress so that was very reasonable, tho I had to wait over two weeks for it to ship from China.
One thing not to overlook is the app. I have another off-brand fitness watch from Dbpower and I did not like the app interface at all. The Mi App is smooth. intuitive and easy to use and the data is straight forward. I have owned the Gear smartwatch, the Moto smartwatch and the Pebble Time. I came over to the fitness watches because of the battery life and ease in wearing. I forget I have it on and their waterproof so I can bath in the Mi band.
P.S. I also included a comparison of the Mi 4 vs Mi 3 displays.
1. Color screen
2. Larger screen than the Mi Band 3 with larger displays
3. Music controller included (no 3rd party app needed as with the Mi Band 3)
4. Timer, DND, Silent features
3. You can change the watch face with numerous selections (about 45 in app) others online, see pics.
4. You can customize your screen face (haven't dove into that completely)
5. Battery life up to 20 days depending on usage
1. You cannot get texts with images embedded. Don't know if this is a glitch, but I was disappointed that the text itself did not convey over to the band without the image.
2. The product is new to me, may find other things, but so far it's amazing!