Xiaomi is Prepping a New Fitness App Called Mi Health

Xiaomi disrupted the affordable fitness tracker industry with the first Mi Band, and since then, has regularly been updating it by adding new models with newer, better features. Mi Fit is the app that syncs with these fitness bands, and provides all the health-related info to the user. However, now it seems that Xiaomi is working on a new fitness app called Mi Health.

The Mi Health app surfaced in a new beta of Xiaomi’s MIUI platform, and seems to borrow a lot of features from Mi Fit. The Mi Health application version 9.7.23 was found in China Developer Build of MIUI. As per the screenshots, the app will be able to track steps and heart rate in the background.

Other features of the app include exercise goal tracking, menstruation cycle calendar, BMI and Health Scores. Those who have rooted phones or are part of Xiaomi’s beta program in China can use the app right away. However, the app needs to be side-loaded. The official version of the Mi Health app is likely to come soon, though it is not sure if Xiaomi will replace Mi Fit with Mi Health, or whether both apps will be offered separately.

Xiaomi recently launched the Mi Band 4 in China. The newest model in the brand’s fitness band range features a bigger OLED screen measuring 0.95-inches, which is for the first time, a colour display. The screen is fitted with a 2.5D scratch-resistant glass for enhanced user experience. The overall design of the fitness tracker appears to be similar to the Mi Band 3. The Band 4 features an improved heart-rate sensor, and also comes with a sleep tracker that tracks the user’s sleeping habits.