Gotten yourself an affordable Mi Band 3? Hopefully, by now you’ve it set up and connected to your phone using the Mi Fit app.
The free Mi Fit app is designed to work with Mi Band for tracking all-day activity, workouts, sleep and more.
To help you to enjoy this fitness tracker even more, here are the guides, tips and tricks of the Mi Fit app and Mi Band.
In the Mi Fit app
1. Personalize the Mi Fit Status screen. The Status screen, the first screen you’ll see when you open the Mi Fit app, is where you track progress, see your last exercise stats, analyse your last night’s sleep pattern and much more. You can hide or rearrange the tiles that appear here. Just tap at the bottom of the screen, and you can rearrange the tiles by tapping, holding and dragging them to new locations. Any tiles placed below the Hidden items will not be shown on the Status screen.
2. Check your history. On the Status screen, tap a tile for more details and historical information.
3. Track your run, bike ride or walk. In the Mi Fit app, head to Workout and pick an appropriate activity, and then press the Start button. After a 3-sec countdown timer, the Mi Fit app will use your phone’s GPS to start tracking your run, walk or bike ride.
While doing the activity, you can view the real-time stats (distance, heart rate, pace, etc.) on your Mi Band.
4. Set a silent alarm. Your Mi Band can vibrate at a specified time to gently wakes you out of sleep without disturbing others. To set an alarm, open the Mi Fit app > Profile > Mi Band 3 > Alarm, and press Add to set a time. You can set a maximum of 10 alarms.
5. Configure your notifications. Your Mi Band can receive notifications such as text messages, phone calls, meeting alerts and other push notifications from apps. Some of them are enabled by default, but those uncommon ones, you’ll need to go the Mi Fit app > Profile > Mi Band 3 > App alerts to enable them manually.
6. Check your Mi Band battery level. On the Profile screen in Mi Fit, you should see the battery percentage of your Mi Band under My devices.
You can also check the battery level on the Mi Band itself. Swipe up on the Mi Band to the screen that shows step count, and then continue to swipe left to the last item – Battery percentage.
7. Turn on the get up and move reminder. Need a little nudge to get you moving? You can turn on Idle alert in the Mi Fit app. After that, your band will vibrate if it detects you’ve been sitting on the couch or in front of your desktop for an hour.
8. Check how well you slept. Your Mi Band will automatically monitor your sleep if you wear it to bed. When you wake up, you can open the Mi Fit app to check the collected data under Last night’s sleep. Like the other stats, you can tap this tile for more details and historical information.
9. Add a sleep log manually. Forgot to wear your Mi Band to bed but you still want to record the time you dozed off and woke up? Open the Mi Fit app, tap on No sleep data. From here, you can tap the Edit button to enter the time you fell asleep and woke up.
10. Adjust your activity and weight goals. On the Profile screen in Mi Fit, select Activity goal or Weight goal to adjust the numbers based on your requirements.
11. Change the metric units. Head to the Profile screen in Mi Fit, and tap Settings > Units. Here, you can personalize the units for distance and weight.
12. Wake up your Mi Band screen manually and automatically. The screen on your Mi Band 3 is off when not in use. To wake it, press the button on the band. If you find doing so too troublesome, you can set the screen to turn on automatically when you lift your arm.
In Mi Fit, go to Profile > Mi Band 3 > List wrist to view info, and pick All day or Schedule. If you go for Schedule, you will need to set the Start time and End time you want this feature to be activated.
13. Keep heart rate sensors on. Mi Band 3 can track your heart rate automatically and continuously by enabling automatic heart rate detection and picking a time of how frequent you want the band to record your heart rate. To find this option, go to the Mi Fit app > Profile > Mi Band 3 > Heart rate detection.
14. Set reminders. There’s no need to remember all those things that you need to do, because you can set up event reminders, and have your band reminds you. In the Mi Fit app, go to Profile > Mi Band 3 > Event reminder to create reminders.
15. Unlock phone using your Mi Band. If you wish that your phone stays unlock when it’s connected to your Mi Band, you can enable the Unlock screen function in Mi Fit. Go to Mi Fit > Profile > Mi Band > Unlock screen, and follow the instructions to turn on this function. You’ll see a slightly different steps here depending on the phone your Mi Band is connected to.
16. Find your lost Mi Band. Take your phone to the area where you think you lost your band. If the Mi Fit app is connected to your band, it’s nearby. Now, keep tapping the Find band option in Mi Fit > Profile > Mi Band to make your band vibrates, and hopefully the vibration will generate some noise to lead you to it.
17. Personalize the item arrangement. You can change the arrangement of the items on your Mi Band from the Mi Fit app. Go to Mi Fit > Profile > Mi Band > Display settings, and tap, hold and drag the items to new locations.
18. Change the weather city. By default, your band shows the weather information of the city you’re currently in. If you want a different city, you can change it in the Mi Fit app. Go to Mi Fit > Profile > Mi Band > Weather settings > City, and search for the city that you want.
On the Mi Band 3
19. Select a screen. Or select a clock face. Mi Band 3 comes with (only) three vertical clock styles. Here’s how to pick one: Wake the band screen, swipe up the screen until More, then swipe left to Screen. Long press the button to select the Screen option to pick one clock face that you like.
20. Use the stopwatch. Weather you’re looking for a clock to time a run or cooking, Mi Band 3 has a built-in stopwatch that can help. You can find the stopwatch function buried in the More menu on the band.
21. Find your lost phone. Misplaced your phone somewhere in the house? Yes, your band can help to find it. Swipe up on your Mi Band screen to More, and then swipe left to Find device. Press and hold the Mi Band button and your phone will ring loudly – even if it’s on mute.