Earlier this year Xiaomi presented to us the Mi Band 2. For some unknown reason Xiaomi couldn’t much up the need of the market, so there was a shortage. Orders where pushed forward while resellers who had units for sale inflated the price. However, someone thought that this is a good time to make a very good clone of the Mi Band 2 and sell it as Mi Band 2. By the way, you can enjoy coupon code: GBMI2 to catch one at $25.99 now.
Someone posted online that he bought this fake version of the band which of course doesn’t pair to the Mi App from Google Playstore or Mi Store. Since this is not the only way to see if we have the real thing, let us see what else can we do in order to be sure that the item that we bought is really the well known Mi Band 2
- The box should come sealed as it comes from the factory. If it is not sealed, better return it or report it to the store.
- The box of the Mi Band 2 has the Mi logo engraved on it. It is not a sticker that someone could easily put on.
- The manual inside should have the Mi logo printed on the top page
- The band should have designed by Xiaomi written on it.
Also be sure to buy original items form trusted resellers like Gearbest, Chinavasion or Efox, so to be sure that you have the original one and not some cheap imitation that won’t work. And always buy your items through PayPal, so if anything happens, to get a refund.
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