Xiaomi's Mi Band 2 usually retails for $29, but the fitness band is now on sale for $19 (opens in new tab). The second-generation wearable from Xiaomi adds a lot of interesting features, including an OLED display that shows you the time along with number of steps you've taken, distance covered over the course of the day, and much more.
The Mi Band 2 also features a heart rate sensor that can be activated by pressing down on the button on the face of the fitness band. You can configure alerts so that the band will notify you to get moving it if detects you've been idle for too long.
There's also automatic sleep tracking, and you can set the band to vibrate for incoming calls and messages. The fitness band syncs with the Mi Fit app (opens in new tab), allowing you to get a quick overview of your daily activity and sleep schedule. The app works on all devices running Android 4.4 KitKat and above.
The band is made out of silicon, and the capsule that houses all the sensors is certified IP67, making it compatible for visits to the pool. Xiaomi sells a variety of interchangeable bands (opens in new tab) that allow you to customize the look of the Mi Band 2.
The best part about the fitness tracker is the battery life, which lasts for over 20 days on a full charge. When you do need to top up the battery, you'll have to take out the capsule from the band and charge it via the included cradle.
For $19, you really can't go wrong with XIaomi's fitness band. If you're looking to get started with a wearable that tracks your daily activity reliably, hit up the link below to purchase the Mi Band 2.
See at GearBest (opens in new tab)
Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, contributing to reviews, features, and buying guides. He also writes about storage servers, audio products, and the semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.
How long does delivery typically take? My only experience with gearbest was a Christmas purchase more than a month ahead, with expedited shipping, and by the end of January, the order still hadn't shipped. Gearbest refused to refund the purchase, offering only store credit, as the order hadn't been cancelled, simply "delayed" for a few months. I ultimately ended up disputing the charge with my credit card to get my money back. I know orders from China can often take a month, but I've never had a problem like this with any other Chinese site.
It usually takes anywhere from 14 to 20 days for me to receive items from GearBest. I buy a lot of Xiaomi gear from the store, and I haven't had any issues thus far.
Get the best of Android Central in in your inbox, every day!
Thank you for signing up to Android Central. You will receive a verification email shortly.
There was a problem. Please refresh the page and try again.