Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Notify Mi Band. Update 1.2

Hello there!

Week ago we published the first version of "Notify Mi Band" and it seems to go pretty well, right? In the coming update, we improved several things both on the technical level and UI.

  1. Improved activation scenario. Now you won't need to close "Bind Mi Band" when you activate the app. But you might still need this when you open "Notify Mi Band" next time.
  2. Enhanced support for some apps, which didn't have a correct name displayed (it showed a path like "C:\Programs\.."). You still might see something weird in the app name, so contact us if that happens.
  3. Additional information support. We added "help" page that should provide answers to the "most hot" questions regarding the app.

"Bind Mi Band" also receives a small but recommended update 1.18.2. 

Monday, October 31, 2016

Notify Mi Band and update 1.18

Trick or treat? Treat!

So much waited notifications feature is coming into our system from today! Having it on Halloween isn't a bad sign, right? :)

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Windows 10 Insider Preview 10.0.14936 Issues


Microsoft has broken OS again. Unfortunately, we can't do anything about it. You can only wait for next build. As we always say, you use internal builds only at your own risk. Will hope that things become better soon.

P.S. Unfortunately, we've been very busy with other stuff in September, so notifications beta is delayed. We feel really sorry about it :( but we'll get much more time already starting from next week!

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Release 1.17: More settings for Mi Band 2

Hi there!

We are happily rolling out the new update 1.17.0 that contains important fixes and improvements, mainly for Mi Band 2, but not only. Let's go through them.

1. For Mi Band 2:

  • You can configure which items on the screen are visible.
  • It's possible to allow the screen to highlight when you lift your wrist.
  • You can configure activity reminder, enable and disable it, set when it should work.

2. Everywhere around the app now we show date and time in your regional format settings. In the same format it should be visible on the screen of your Mi Band 2.

3. Now it's possible to set up to 10 alarms for Mi Band 2 (and up to 3 for older bands, as it was before).

4. Major fixes in synchronization for both Mi Band 2 and Mi Band 1.

5. Small stability, speed and UX fixes.

Well, it's quite a long list. We hope that you will like the changes.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Mi Band 2 support in update 1.16

We are gladly informing you about the upcoming update that finally provides support for Mi Band 2.

There was an intention to limit the scope of release to basic support of all the most important features. This goal was met. You can bind band, see steps, calories, distance and sleep information, measure heart rate, configure alarms and other settings.

Owners of older bands can be affected by this update also. Please, feel free to report any issues you may see.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Mi Band 2 Information Update

Hello there!

We have some good news to share. Many of you ask whether "Bind Mi Band" supports Mi Band 2 and when it will happen. Hope that now we'll cover these questions.

1. Bind Mi Band will support Mi Band 2. The new band has absolutely different communication protocol comparing to Mi Band 1. We have completed its investigation and now are sure that at least all basic features will be covered (most probably all of them).
2. We still need to polish the app (right now it's kind of messy), retest with all models of bands and all possible scenarios. I would say this will take another week or two. So, please, have some patience.
3. The worst is behind. Now it is the fun part :D

After Mi Band 2 support will be released, we'll work on notifications support for all models of Mi Band and Windows 10 Anniversary.

Have a great August!

* gone coding *

Sunday, July 3, 2016

[UPDATED] Windows Insider Preview 14379 Synchronization Problem

We get numerous feedback from Windows insiders that there are problems with synchronization on build 14379 (and probably 14376). Unfortunately, we can't do anything on our side. Seems like some Bluetooth low-level caching problem.

A temporary solution to the problem would be a restart of your phone before synchronization as some people report. Otherwise, you need to wait for the next update of Windows.

We can only say that the news is good and bad at the same time. From one side, we don't recommend to use unstable builds, but from the other side, it means that Windows team is doing at least something and (hopefully) is moving forward.

UPDATE: as it is reported by users, in build 14383 everything goes well with sync.

Regarding Mi Band 2: it was really hard to get it and I ordered it from 2 stores. After weeks of waiting, now both of them are shipping. I expect to get first of them next week and start exploring (I don't know what I'm going to do with two bands, but this is another question...)

UPDATE: I received Mi Band 2 and started to implement support of it. It will take some time, since protocol has changed greatly.

See you soon!