Sunday, December 25, 2016

Bind Mi Band 1.19 with firmware upgrade for Mi Band 2

Ho-ho-ho! Merry Christmas!🎅🎄

We brought some good news today and it's not only about Christ 😉


New update of Bind Mi Band is rolling out in the Store. Key features are:
1. Firmware update for Mi Band 2. Read about all the details further.
2. New settings like date displaying, "do not disturb" mode, flipping of screen on wrist rotate.
3. Bugfixes and improvements.

Please, continue reading to know why it is a very important milestone in the development of the app.

Xiaomi is rapidly improving Mi Band 2 and some of the newest features are available only with the latest firmware. From now we will be able to provide a better experience to all of you. You hopefully won't need to search for Android/iOS phones to upgrade firmware. This makes usage of Mi Band with Windows complete.

What is important to know about firmware update:
  • As it was before, you are doing it at your own risk. We tested it here and there, on different bands and phones, tried to catch with all the possible cases, but there is still a chance that we did something wrong, so, you know...
  • Sometimes Windows reacts quite strangely to firmware update of the band. After upgrade's completion you may need to unpair your band in Bluetooth settings and pair it back. Also, you may need to bind band again in the app. After these "glitches" are over - everything will be fine.
  • Those of you who still have bands with factory firmware (version up to 1.0.0.34) will need to run it twice. First time to 1.0.0.53 and then to the latest version.

Looks like all the important stuff is covered. Now other details.

You will find "Date" display setting in the same menu, where you setup displayed icons. For most of you, date on the band will be displayed in English. Other possible options are Chinese simplified and traditional, they are picked automatically if your regional format settings match.

Now you can configure "Do not disturb" mode. It can be scheduled automatically (when band thinks you are sleeping) or manually. Also, you can allow or forbid display highlighting during it, so no more distractions in the night (woohoo!). We haven't tested it much, but these settings must also influence notifications which come from Notify Mi Band.

It is possible now to enable the display flipping with wrist rotation. So when you are having multiple icons on Mi Band 2 display, you can switch between them without touching the sensor button.

Now you can turn on/off "goal reached" notification on the band (mostly for those who has accidentally disabled it in Mi Fit).

We also added a tip for those who want to restart Mi Band 2: just hold the sensor button for 10 seconds. Not possible programmatically, but it's even an easier way!


Pheeeeeew, a lot of stuff, right? There might be issues, so feel free to report that on our email support@bindmiband.com. Please, don't leave that in comments, it's very hard to keep track of each individual case in this way.


What's next? Having firmware upgrade for Mi Band 2 opens a lot of possibilities for new features like displaying icons or name of the app for notifications, BUT we will postpone these features for now. We are a bit in debt before all users with older models of Mi Band because practically last 6 months were spent on Mi Band 2 support. So we plan to work more on general app improvements and features. Probably, in statistics section, but we'll see. 


Hoping to see you all with us in 2017! 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


UPDATE 1.19.1: Fix of issue that with firmware 1.0.0.39 (and maybe some others) it was not possible to run an upgrade. Localization update.


86 comments:

  1. Will you add support for Amazfit?

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    1. I don't think so. But some people report that our app just works with it, so you can try :)

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  2. Best Christmas gift ever! Thank you!

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  3. Nice job !
    My band 2 doesn't work well with HR since three weeks, now all is right !!!
    Merry Christmas !!!

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  4. Everything ok! Firmware from 1.0.0.19 updated in two steps.

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  5. Am I right that the option for smart alarms disappeared on MiBand 2?

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    1. It never worked, so we decided to remove it and not confuse people.

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    2. Then it's for the better :) It would be nice to see the feature implemented, however, sometime. I know you have your hands full now, but remember this please, when you run out of feature requests. I love the app btw. :D

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    3. If Xiaomi makes it work, we will include the firmware immediately :)
      They actually have it reserved in configuration API, but it never worked yet...

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  6. That's a Greeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeat news for me today, very much thanks to you you and your team's work!

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  7. It's soooo cooooool! Thank you so match :-)

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  8. Thank you very much for the update. I tested the firmware update (lumia 930 win10 + MiBand2). From 1.0.0.19 to 1.0.1.21 Everything works fine.

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  9. Awesome update and great support for WinMobile users. I purchased the app today, thanks! Keep up the good work!

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  10. Could you help me? I updated to 1.0.0.54, from 1.0.0.34 and I could see distance and calories. New update (1.0.1.21) and can't see them anymore. What could be wrong? Thanks.

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    1. I did that, but the problem was not fixed. Had to try another way. It's ok, now. Thanks.

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    2. Spider what was the fix for you?

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  11. Yep, you guys rock. If I can reiterate an ask, maybe a companion app for Windows 10 to show the statistics from OneDrive, would be a great addition to the family of apps, both for the classis MiBand and the MiBand 2.

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  12. Thank you for the update. The last thing you could implement is the new running function of the official app, which shows continuesly the heart rate. That would be really cool :)

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  13. Is it possible now or in future to have notifications on MiBand 2 using Windows Phone 8.1?

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    1. no. only W10M AU have support for notifications API. if you want notification you must change OS (or device)

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    2. Thanks for reply. Lumia 640 DualSim with W10 works really bad, so I must live still without this useful feature.

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    3. I have a Lumia 640 DS with Win10 since the update was released and it's very good. 64Gb SDCard, lots of apps and everything rocks. I don't go back to Win8.1 anymore. Really amazing phone. But I have to install win10 twice cause the first installation was bad.

      If you want some help, say something.

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    4. i had L640 LTE and worked perfectly. My fried purchased L640 DS and had problems with phone. he send phone to repair centar and there replaced motherboard and screen. after that works without any problem

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    5. I have a Lumia 640 DS and it works perfectly. This app works smoothly and Notify app, too. I think sometimes you can buy good or bad item. In my case no problems at all with any app.

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  14. After the upgrade stopped working natifikatsii. Reboots the device. disconnecting the phone. reinstalled the application but nothing helps. Notification does not come.

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  15. Syncronization (Daily steps details, sleep Data) doesn't work for me after fw upgrade, I already unpaired/paired the Device. Any idea?

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    1. Tried to hold the sensor for 10 secs, but nothing happened..

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    2. in app go to device, select ... and select reboot

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    3. Actually, not the reboot, but disconnecting and reconnecting the band helped from the app you mentioned. Now everything works, thanks a lot!!

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  16. Really great work guys. Now heart rate it's working again. Firmware update working perfect.
    Great app for windows :)

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  17. Great work! Heart rate is working again.
    The firmware update in two steps worked fine.
    Tested on L950XL DS.

    Thank you!
    Zoltan, Hungary

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    1. Kedves Zoltán! Tudna segíteni?Mennyi ideig nem működött a HR funkció? Az enyém tegnap óta nem mér, és nem tudom mi lehet a baj.. Köszönettel: Barbara

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  18. Your work is great, thanks to it, my band is on the way. I trust in you, so its a good decision to buy it

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  19. on GearBest great sale value: Band2 for only $22,79!

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    1. link
      http://www.gearbest.com/smart-watches/pp_362705.html?wid=21

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  20. Excelente app. Luego del último update no se mostraban todos los íconos, probé desemparejar y emparejar nuevamente y quedó perfecto con todas las funciones. Felicitaciones por la app y su versión full.

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  21. Hi guys, great job!
    but, waiting for some news for older band 1 with HR on older windows 8 phone!

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  22. Valen CM December 291 2016
    Estimado Ian,compré la versión Pro y funciona todo correctamente solo he detectado un fallo y es que la distancia y las kalorias que me marca en la Mi Band 2 no cuadran con las de la aplicación,en cambio los pasos sí. Ha que se debe esta irregularida.
    Felicidades por la App.
    Gracias de antemano.

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    1. Es algo normal, parece que se calculan con algoritmos distintos. Supongo que en la app tiene en cuenta los datos de altura/peso.

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    2. Gracias Sergio Gomez por interesarte por mi pregunta, pero he comprobado que en la app de Android si cuadran los datos de la Mi Band2 con la aplicacion Mi Fit.

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  23. Valen CM December 291 2016
    Dear Ian, I bought the Pro version and everything works correctly I have only detected a failure and it is that the distance and the kalorias that marks me in the Mi Band 2 do not match with those of the application, instead the steps itself. It must be this irregular.
    Congratulations on the App.
    Thanks in advance.

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  24. Hi!
    Thanks for the update!
    I only have problems with the notify app, after replacing my old miband 1s with a miband 2, I can't get any notifications. The error text says: "Can't access notifications. Make sure to give us access." I'm needless to say, the access is granted.
    After clearing all notifications in the notification center, the error disappears until I get a new notification, the error reappears and my miband doesn't notify.
    I've already reinstalled all miband apps and repaired my device.
    Does anyone have the same problem?
    Thanks for helping!

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    1. Marton, did you go to settings and authorised the Notify my band? If not, first you need to do so. I had same issue, after unpairing and pairing it I had to do it again.

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    2. Thanks for the reply!
      You mean in privacy settings -> other devices?
      Yes, it is authorised.
      I think I must hard reset my phone to solve this problem :(

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    3. No, in bind mi band setting you must authorize

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    4. It is also authorised there.
      Thanks for the reply!

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  25. Great stuff! I Purchased the full version. Itd be great to see heart rate history and to retain the info on deep sleep in the history charts too, nothing too fancy so id hope it would be a quick improvement. Keep up the good work! Ps everything works inc firmware updates.

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  26. Awesome update 😉
    Everything is ok for all the family (Lumia 640xl + 640 + 535 - bind & notify)
    Thank you very much for supporting Windows Phone so well!

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  27. App works fine, but needs improvements in statistics\history sectsion. Its a bit boring out there. Overall i'm sstisfied. See ya 2017 and HNY to all MiBanders ;)

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  28. After updating the firmware to version 1.0.0.53 and 1.0.1.21 the sleep data doesn´t work anymore. I tried to reboot and reset the Mi Band 2 but it didn't work. My phone is lumia 920.

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  29. Hello Ian, thanks a lot for your amazing work! The app keeps getting better and I can't wait for the future additions to come :)

    Just a quick question for everybody though : my Band 2 was already up to date so I didn't try the firmware update procedure. I just wanted to know if there was some sort of notification in the app to tell us that a new firmware is available? Or do we have to go to "device" in order to check? Thanks!
    By the way, it seems that people here update their Band 2 with firmware 1.0.1.21, I think mine is on 1.0.1.28 thanks to an Android phone. I don't know how it works to bring the firmware but it seems we have a slight delay.

    Happy New Year everybody!

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    1. Yes, latest is .28 via android

      I always check firmware news here http://xiaomi-pedia.com/tips

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    2. Ok thanks! What about the way we know there's a new firmware? Notification in the app? (I'll see myself when it will be the case I know, but if I could have an indication :) )

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    3. did you tried unofficial android app "Tools & Mi Band"? Is interesting what all can setup for Band 2.

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    4. No I don't have any android phone, someone borrowed me one just to upgrade the firmware once but that's all. What can be set up in particular?

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    5. many things... check description in google store. people say this app is better than official Mi Fit.. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=cz.zdenekhorak.mibandtools

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  30. Any plans for a social side to the app. Sharing to FB or google health would be good.

    Keep up the good work.

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  31. После обновления прошивки mi band 2 через приложение он перестал подключаться к устройствам на андроиде и iOS. При попытке подключения пишет "Mi band привязан к другому устройству. Попросите пользователя отвязать Mi band и повторите попытку". Хотя браслет был до этого именно отвязан (через Устройство-отвязать), а не просто отключен Bluetooth. В то же время к другим устройствам на WM10 и WP8.1 подключается и работает нормально.

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  32. Today I observed a strange phenomenon. On the display of the band the distance covered during my walk is 8.2 km, while the application shows just 7.69 km, and the GPS track distance is 8.56 km. The fact, that the GPS distance differs from distance, calculated of step count is normal, probable my step length is longer, than calculated from my body height but how to explain the difference of the band displayed and the by the phone displayed values?

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    1. I think that miband 2 and bindmiband use different algorithm.

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  33. Been using a MI Band 1S with the Pro App, just ordered a Mi Band 2, do we have icons on notification yet, ot call/message IDs yet or is it just a vibration?

    Cheers guys.

    Keep up the good work.

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    1. Hi, for the moment it is just an icon (same for all notifications) and a vibration.

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    2. Thanks for reply, same icon for all, or different for different apps.

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  35. Latest Fast ring release for WP10

    'New Bluetooth APIs (PC & Mobile): This is the first build you can try out the new APIs that enable GATT Server, Bluetooth LE Peripheral role and unpaired Bluetooth LE device connectivity. To try them out install the latest preview SDK that will be coming soon.'

    Useful?

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    1. Well, not really, the app doesn't work at all with the new build :(, the author should update the app according to the new API

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  36. Thanks for the APP, is fantastic and permit to have low budget band in WP. I Bought the Full version after 2 days :)
    Do you thing to support Xiaomi AMAZFIT?

    Regards,

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  38. Hi. i have a new MI Band 2. Can i set the stepdistance?
    So much Thanks for this app. Great work. Worth the price

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  39. Hi, i still doesnt know how the firmware update works as it still shows that 1.0.1.21 is up to date. Everyone with iphone or android had already .28 and now even .34. Do you know why?

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  40. Hi, the same problem. Also, heartrate stop working.

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  41. It's all weird. My band worked fine several weeks (even with the firmware update to 1.0.1.21).

    But after 3 o 4 days that I didn't use the band the HR stopped work. Then I used the band by around 10 hours and the HR suddenly starts work again. It's works well during several days (I used the band almost all days during one week) and now, after several days without use, the HR stops again.

    Now, the HR is not working. From now, I will use the band continuously and tomorrow I'll confirm if HR is working or not.

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    1. Hi everyone! This morning, when I woke up, the HR didn't work on the bracelet. However, when syncing with the app, sleep monitoring data was available and the HR section said that the last measurement had been a few minutes before I woke up.
      I tried to measure in the band, but it showed me error.
      I took off the band and and put it back, but this time with the the sensor on the underside of my wrist and the HR began to work again.
      I'm still with the band since yesterday, taking measurements from time to time and seems to work correctly.
      This really is very strange.

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