Sleep as Android talks to Xiaomi Mi Band 2
It was a long quest. Starting with the introduction of the first version of the budget band from Xiaomi, we have been flooded with requests from you, the users of Sleep as Android, to make good use of the band.
Unfortunately, there was no documented protocol which we could use and the task seemed repeatedly possible and impossible with the efforts of various independent developers who seemed to crack the Bluetooth protocol that Mi Band used.
But Xiaomi always stroke back and changed the protocol.
After a long long long and seemingly impossible quest to get Mi Band talk to Sleep as Android, we got a word from Zdenek Horak, the author of Tools & MiBand (called MiBand Tools then) that he might be able to get this relationship working. But even for him, it was not an easy task, and even Zdenek felt at times that it’s an impossible thing.
But he didn’t give up. And finally, here we are.
Today, we can announce that Sleep as Android supports Xiaomi Mi Band 2!
For the integration to work, please buy & download the amazing Tools & Mi Band – the best Mi Band app on Android – Sleep as Android gets a full featured Mi Band support.
Motion tracking (sleep phases tracking)
Enable Settings > Wearables > Use wearable.
Heart rate measurement
You need to enable heart rate in Tools & Mi Band.
Go to Navigation drawer > Heart rate > Settings and set the interval at which you want heart rate to be measured. This will then send heart rate to Sleep as Android at selected rate during sleep tracking.
And battery life? With a full charge, you get to 95% in the morning after a whole night’s track. So we are probably better off than the Pebble (RIP)…
CAUTION: Sorry Mi Band 1 users, the integration only works with the Mi Band 2 with the newer firmware. For Mi Band 1 it is not technically possible. No access to its data.