How to Control your Android Camera With Your Mi Band.
Xioami recently released the Mi Band 3, which, unlike the Mi Band 2, comes with a new touchscreen display, call rejection, notifications and more. But your new Mi bracelet is much more than just a fitness tracker. With its built-in Bluetooth, you can also use it to control other Bluetooth devices.
In our previous article, we showed you how to use Mi Band to control Android music and unlock Windows PC. As it turned out, you know that you can snap selfies with the Mi Band? Well yes, you can control the camera trigger with the Mi Band and take selfies from a distance. This may not be for everyone, but it can be useful in some situations. For example, if you are with a large group of friends or family and want to take a group photo, but cannot fit them all in the frame, you can use the Mi Band to trigger the shutter from a distance. Let’s see how it works.
Mi Band Camera Control
First of all, you will need a third party app for it to work. Start by downloading the Amazfit Selfie app from the Play Store. It’s free and works with both Mi Band 2 and 3. Unfortunately, we couldn’t find any apps for iOS.
Then you need to pair the Amazfit Selfie app with your phone using the Bluetooth address of the Mi Band. You can find the Bluetooth address of the Mi Band in the Mi-Fit app. Go to Mi Fit app tap Profile tap Mi fit Band and scroll down copy bluetooth address.
Now go back to the Amazfit app and paste the Bluetooth address next to the MAC field to pair it with the app.
After entering the Bluetooth address in the Amazefit app, click the Connect button and the bracelet will vibrate when pairing with the app successfully.
Contrary to the name, the Amazefit Selfie app does not have a built-in camera app, so you also need to download a supported third-party camera app. There are 4 camera apps in total that are compatible with Amzazefit Selfie app, you can find them in the bottom half of the screen. Just click on the one you want to download and the Google Play page will open.
Install the camera app (we installed Night Selfie Camera) and open it.
Now, to snap a picture with Mi Band 2, leave the camera app open and just press the button on the strap, it will take a picture or record a video, depending on which mode it is set to.
However, if you have Mi Band 3, the steps are slightly different. Leave the camera app open and go to silent mode on Mi Band 3. Press and hold the button to activate the shutter and you’re done; you just snapped the image with Mi Band. I agree that this is a weird way to release the shutter, and one touch could have the same effect, but that’s what it is.
Personally, I am always looking for creative ways to solve a problem, although there are many effective ways. But the reason I decided to include this method is because it offers a quick solution. If you already have these devices. I am a lover of new hacks, and if you have a Mi Band, let me know in the comments.