Essential reading: Top fitness trackers and health gadgets
The app supports Mi Band, Amazfit Bip, Mi Body Composition Scale, Mi Scale, Amazfit Pace and a number of other devices. The software tracks your daily activity and sleep. Its aim is to keep you motivated while exercising and encourage healthy lifestyle habits.
Mi Fit had received a huge design overhaul over the summer. The new interface has a more minimalistic, modern look. Reactions to this have been mixed. As with any change, some people are happy with the new look, others say that it takes more clicks than previously to get to the info.
This latest update is not as drastic. Some 19.7mb in size, it addresses the issue of some iOS 13 users not receiving notifications. The advice is that after updating, users experiencing the problem should go to System Settings – Bluetooth. From there they can turn on system notifications by tapping the “(i)” icon of the device connected. Version 4.0.12 of the software also adds NFC support for some cards in Asia and the usual squashing of bugs.
The Chinese tech giant is best known for its Mi Band 4. This is a popular choice for those looking for a low cost activity tracker. It covers all the basics and comes with excellent battery life. Just yesterday the company released on even cheaper version dubbed Mi Band 3i. But this is only available in India.
The company’s first smartwatch, Mi Watch, was also unveiled in China at the start of November. The Apple-watch lookalike comes with some decent specs under the hood that run a customized version of Wear OS. We expect to see international availability in the next month or two.
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