Every fitness band these days offers HR detection, blood monitoring & sleep tracking features to keep us healthy. Into that, Heart rate monitoring or HR detection is an essential feature of every fitness tracker. It tracks your heart rate and guides you accordingly in your everyday routine. The Mi Band 4, Band 5 & Band 6 also has an HR monitoring feature to detect heart rate. It gives the data about the user’s HR whether it is high, low, or average level. The Mi Bands are well known to record accurate information of your HR data so you can use it.
As per the company, sensors in the Mi Smart Band 6 can now track heart rate data with 50% more accuracy. The PPG sensor is so accurate that reduces the chances of ghost steps and other inaccurate information. It is better to see how much HR monitoring has improved on the Mi Band. To do that we have to enable it, and find out ourselves.
If you have purchased Mi Band to use in the daily exercise and to check your health, then I will guide how you can use this fitness tracker. Continuous HR detection will drain battery life faster than normal usage, but you can use it anyway if you need it. First, wear the Mi Band tight on your wrist so you could get better results. Now follow these steps to use heart rate monitoring on Mi Band 4, Band 5, or Band 6.
Heart Rate monitoring on Mi Band 5 & Band 6
1. Open the Mi Fit app & tap on Profile
2. In Profile, My Devices is an option where you have to choose Mi Band
3. Click on Mi Band 4, Mi Band 5, or Mi Smart Band 6
4. Now scroll down & tap on Heart Rate detection
5. By default, Heart rate detection is turned off, tap on it to Turn On
6. You will see three options, choose the first one
7. When you select Heart rate detection, it warns you about battery life, click on Ok
When you select the Detection method as Automatic heart rate detection then you can set detection frequency to allow it when turning on automatic HR detection. You can set frequency value as 1,5,10 & 30 minutes. The other Activity detection option is helpful if you are doing exercises. It will increase the detection frequency automatically to get accurate data. It is the heavy power function that will take lots of juice from the battery life.
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To avoid the power-hunger, don’t choose Automatic heart rate detection & sleep assistant, except you want to track your sleep. Now go to the Mi Fit app or Xiaomi Wear, and apply these steps to activate HR monitoring on Xiaomi’s fitness tracker.
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Hi. Nice article. How does the HR monitoring of the Mi Band 4 works when swimming. Can it record the continuous HR underwater during the activity to have a HR curve alongside the other swimming data ?