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How to connect a fitness bracelet Mi Band 3 to a smartphone?
You will not surprise anyone with such a gadget as a fitness bracelet, and if earlier only professional athletes possessed these devices, then today, the tracker can be seen on almost everyone on a person’s hand. A fitness bracelet helps you keep track of your activity during the day, shows the distance traveled, helps in training and monitors the quality of sleep, tracking its phases. In addition to sports “support”, fitness bracelets notify us of incoming calls, messages, notifications from social networks, wake us up in the morning and even show the weather. One of these trackers is Xiaomi Mi Band 3, if you have become the new owner of such a gadget and do not know what to do with it, then this article is for you. In it we will tell you how to connect a fitness bracelet to a smartphone and make the necessary settings.
So, the first thing you need to decide is whether your smartphone can work with Mi Band 3?
If you are the owner of a smartphone on an Android platform, then it must be at least Android 4.4 and higher, and your phone must also have a working Bluetooth 4.0 to synchronize with a smartphone. If you are the owner of an iOS device, then the software of your gadget must be at least iOS 9.0 with working Bluetooth. After that, going to the Apple Store or Play Market / Google Play, you need to find the Mi Fit application, and download the application to your phone, or you can make it easier, take the instruction and scan the QR code. Upon completion of downloading the application to your smartphone, you will need to turn on Bluetooth and open the Mi Fit application.
After opening the application, you will see a window with the input of the Mi account data. Most likely, owners of Xiaomi smartphones or gadgets will find it easier. they just need to enter an account. If there is not a single Xiaomi gadget in your house and you are not the owner of a Xiaomi smartphone, then you need to register, go through authorization and enter your data: gender, height, weight, date of birth. Having finished entering your parameters, you will proceed to the most important thing. pairing Mi Band 3 and a smartphone.
To do this, go to the “profile” tab at the bottom of the screen, click “add device” and select “bracelet” and the search for the device will begin. As soon as the Mi Band fitness bracelet is synchronized, and the program detects it, a window will appear asking for confirmation “press the button on the Mi Band 3 to confirm authorization.” Ready! Now you know how to connect a fitness bracelet to a smartphone, other fitness bracelets and smart watches from Xiaomi, for example Amazfit Bip, will be connected according to a similar principle.
The second most important thing, after connecting a fitness bracelet to a smartphone, will be its “setting”.
And we’ll start with the alert function (notification). To do this, go to the “profile”. choose “Mi Band 3” and you will see a menu with possible notification settings:
In addition, you can configure Mi Band 3 so that it reminds you of inactivity or, on the contrary, vibrates if you reach your goal. You can also set the “do not disturb” mode so that you do not receive notifications at a certain time, for example, while you are sleeping. To set up an activity goal, you need to return to the profile menu and select the number of steps that you plan to go through in a day. According to the recommendation of the World Health Organization, the approximate number of steps per day is 8000, which is approximately 40 minutes. If you bought Mi Band 3 in order to get your body in shape and lose weight, then you can set the desired weight, to which you strive and track its decrease. But this will only work in tandem with the smart scales Xiaomi Mi Smart Scale 2, because changing your weight manually will not be very convenient every time.
How to connect a Samsung fitness tracker (Galaxy Fit 2, Fit or Fit-e) to your phone?
To connect fitness bracelets from Samsung to your phone, you need to install several applications. For data. Samsung Health app, for device configuration, Galaxy Wearable and model-specific plug-in. And if you connect the bracelet to a non-Samsung smartphone, you will also need to install the Samsung Accessory Service application.
Download Galaxy Wearable and launch it.
At the bottom of the screen, click “Start” or “Start dating”.
In the list that opens, select your fitness bracelet model or at the very bottom of the list, click the “My device is not present” button.
Give the application all the necessary permissions (access to contacts, to turn on Bluetooth, to photos, multimedia files, location, etc.).
Select your model from the list of found nearby devices, for example Galaxy Fit 2.
Make sure that the numbers shown in the application match the numbers on the bracelet screen.
Click “Connect” and agree to the terms and conditions of use.
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After that, a message about successful connection will appear on the screen and you can proceed to setting up the functions.
Which app to download for the fitness bracelet?
In the table below you can find the most common applications for fitness bracelets by manufacturer:
|Amazfit (BIP, Amazfit Band 5, etc.)||Zepp (formerly Amazfit) or Mi Fit|
|Honor Band (all versions)||Huawei Health|
|Samsung||Galaxy Wearable and Samsung Health|
|Realme||Realme Realme Link|
|Hey plus||Hey plus|
|Fitness bracelets from lesser known brands||HBand WearHeart WearHealt HPlus Da Fit Wear Fit 2.0 Comfit etc.|
As it became clear from the table, almost every major manufacturer has developed a proprietary application for connection. Less well-known brands can use different applications to connect, depending on the functionality and features of the bracelets. The name of the software recommended by the manufacturer can be found in the user manual supplied with the kit, or, often, on the bracelet screen in the form of a QR code for downloading.
So, we have decided with the applications what to do next and what not to do.?
- Make sure the fitness tracker is charged and turned on. Most tracker models do not have a power button. They turn on automatically when connected to a charger, and Xiaomi Mi Band, for example, is always on if it has a charged battery.
- The main mistake many users make is to open the Bluetooth settings in their smartphone and connect the fitness bracelet like any other Bluetooth device, such as headphones. You don’t need to do this. Sometimes, after such a connection, the application simply does not find the fitness bracelet, which can lead to the thought of a malfunction of the gadget. You need to connect a fitness bracelet exclusively through a proprietary mobile application.
- The second common mistake is being too lazy to register an account in the application. Although very few applications allow connecting the bracelet without registration. It is necessary to create an account for the safety of data in the event of a breakdown or loss of the phone.
- Another mistake is trying to connect a fitness bracelet to the phone that is already paired with another phone. First, you need to disable it or reset the settings to factory settings, and then start connecting to your phone.
We will consider the pairing process itself step by step using the example of several popular fitness bracelets. All other models are connected in approximately the same way.
How to connect the Xiaomi Mi Band fitness bracelet to the phone?
Download the Mi Fit app from the Play Store (for Android) or the App Store (for iPhone).
Turn on Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS on your phone.
Run the app and create an account.
Sign in to your account. This can be done in several ways:
- Via Mi Fit account
- Via Mi account;
- Through WeChat;
- Through the profile in;
- Through a Google account;
- With Apple ID.
A detailed account creation process can be found in this guide.
After successful authorization, connect the Xiaomi Mi Band to your phone. To do this, you need to click “” in the upper right corner of the main screen or the notification that there are no connected devices at the bottom.
You can also go to the “Profile” tab and click “Add device”.
In the window that opens, click “Bracelet” and give the application all the necessary permissions.
After detecting the bracelet, it vibrates, and you need to confirm the pairing by touching the icon on the screen.
It remains to wait until all the necessary updates are installed and you can proceed to setting up and using the bracelet. Language, date and time sync automatically.
You can learn more about the settings of the Mi Band trackers in the detailed instructions:
How to connect a fitness bracelet to your phone. Manual for bracelets Xiaomi, Honor, Huawei, Samsung, etc.
The first question that arises after buying a new tracker is how to connect a fitness bracelet to the phone? After all, most devices of this type, without pairing with a smartphone or tablet, are nothing more than just an ordinary decoration on the hand. It is often impossible to set the time or customize the appearance without connecting. To view statistics, again, you need a branded mobile application.
In this manual, we will try to describe the process of connecting a fitness bracelet to a smartphone as detailed and step by step as possible using the example of some of the most popular models from manufacturers such as Xiaomi, Honor, Huawei, Samsung, etc. By the way, the process of connecting a Smartwatch is not much different from pairing fitness trackers.
Depending on the model and the manufacturer of the fitness bracelet, the process of connecting the fitness bracelet to the phone may differ, but the principle of connection is the same:
- Download and install the mobile application.
- Launch it and, if required, register and log in.
- Connect the fitness bracelet to the phone and sync data.
How to connect a Huawei or Honor Band fitness bracelet to your phone?
Until recently, Huawei was the owner of the Honor brand, so it’s no surprise that fitness bracelets under these brands work with the same app. Huawei Health. You can download it both from the Play Store (for Android) and from the App Store (for iPhone).
In Huawei and Honor smartphones, the Health application is usually already preinstalled, but before pairing with the bracelet, it must be updated to the current version, otherwise the bracelet may simply not be in the list of available devices.
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After installing and launching the application, you will need to register an account or log in if an account has already been registered. Then the application will offer to read the rules, agreements and privacy notice, as well as ask for access to the location and calls.
Then we give all the permissions and you can proceed to pairing the bracelet with the phone.
Click add device (plus in the upper right corner of the screen).
Choose from the list “Smart bracelet”.
Choose from the list Honor Band 4/5.
Click “Pair”, accept Bluetooth sync.
In the new window, select the bracelet from the list, confirm the pairing by touching the icon on the bracelet screen and click “Done”.
Now it remains to perform a software update and you can proceed to the settings. After pairing and updating, the bracelet will automatically be translated into the language that is installed in the smartphone.
For more detailed instructions on connecting and setting up Honor fitness bracelets, follow the links below:
How to connect a Chinese fitness bracelet to your phone?
There are many applications developed for various Chinese fitness bracelets. Probably the most popular of these is HBand. Let’s analyze the connection using this application as an example. Chinese fitness bracelets are connected to other applications in the same way.
Run the application and click “Register”. At the very bottom of the screen there is an inscription “No account”. It allows you to connect a fitness bracelet without creating an account, but in this case, the data will be saved only in the application memory. There will be no cloud sync. The account registration process is very simple and only requires an email address.
After registration, enter your Email, password and click “authorize”.
Click on “Scanning Equipment” (yes, the translation is “curve”).
Select your own from the list of found devices or click “Rescan” if it is not in the list.
Select the applications from which you want to receive updates and click “OK”.
To reconnect, you need to poke in the “Control” tab in “Click to connect” in the list that appears, select your device and wait for connection and synchronization.
How to connect the Amazfit fitness bracelet to the phone?
To connect Amazfit fitness bracelets to a smartphone, the Zepp application, which was previously called Amazfit, is used. Also, gadgets under this brand can work with the application for Xiaomi Mi Band. Mi Fit.
We will look at connecting to a phone using the Amazfit Bip Lite as an example. The rest of the models from this line are connected in the same way.
Download, install and run the Zepp app. Download links below:
Create an account or log into a Zepp account if you already have one by following the prompts.
You can also log in to the application via:
To connect, click “” in the upper left corner of the screen or go to the “Profile” tab and click “Add”.
Choose “Watch” or “Bracelet”.
Select Clock with QR code or Clock without QR code. If you choose a watch with a QR code, you need to open the QR code on the watch screen and scan it with your smartphone camera to pair.
Wait for the app to find your device and select it.
Confirm the connection by tapping the icon on the watch screen.
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