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Xiaomi updates the Mi Band 3 and 4 with a laptop-unlocking function

The Mi Band 4. (Source: Xiaomi)
The Mi Band 4. (Source: Xiaomi)
The Mi Bands 3 and 4 have a new firmware update that fixes several UI-related bugs. It also introduces a first-party notebook-unlocking facility to these fitness trackers. They also now support Apple ID logins for the first time.

The latest and second-latest generations of the Xiaomi Mi Band have proven very popular as wearables. However, they have had 1 or 2 slight deficiencies, such as the inability to act as a trusted device for a user's laptop without a third-party app. The OEM has addressed this in a new firmware update.

The new feature is compatible with Windows PCs, and is only available in the the Indian market for now. The software also incorporates a Mi Fit app update. It allows the Bands to sign in using Apple ID credentials for the first time. The update also comes with applicable bug-fixes for the 2 devices.

The new app update is called Mi Fit App version 4.0.17. It is required to install the new firmware update (v1.0.9.42) on the Mi Band 3 or 4. It continues a decent history of software upgrades for these 2 fitness trackers. However, there is no sign of a similar update for the new 3i variant.


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Deirdre O Donnell, 2020-04- 2 (Update: 2020-04- 2)