Mi Health is a new health and fitness app by Xiaomi
Many smartphone brands often make their own versions of popular apps that are already offered by Google on the Play Store. This is especially needed in China where Google products and services are still blocked. Smartphones from Chinese brands often have their own calculator app, calendar app, gallery app, and other apps in lieu of Google’s offerings. Xiaomi is no different with its suite of Mi-branded apps. Today, we’ve learned that the Chinese brand has developed its own health and fitness app called Mi Health.
Although Xiaomi already has the “Mi Fit” app on Google Play, the brand has made another fitness-oriented app. Mi Health is currently only available in the latest MIUI China Developer 9.7.23 beta build. We were able to extract the APK (package name com.mi.health), but it can’t be installed as a regular user app on non-Xiaomi devices. If you’re running MIUI, you can install it as a system app, but XDA Member kacskrz saved us the trouble by getting screenshots of app from the latest MIUI beta build. You can also see the app’s icon in the featured image above.
Just like any fitness app, you can track your step count using Mi Health. More advanced functionality includes sleep time and duration tracking. It can apparently track sleep in the background, too. You can also track menstruation cycles by putting in a starting date in the calendar. The app will also let you set exercise goals and give you Health Scores based on the activity it tracks about you like your sleep, step count, and BMI (Body Mass Index). Lastly, it will recommend you increase your goal if you start reaching it consistently.
Since there’s no way to install the app on a regular device without root, we’re not providing a download link to the APK. Instead, we recommend waiting on Xiaomi to publish it to the Google Play Store, if they decide to do so. We will update this article if we get our hands on a working APK or the Play Store listing.