All users of these two wearable devices will rejoice Mi Band 3 e Amazfit Bip, produced by Huami sub-brand. The developer Francesco Re has developed a new application to exploit the potential and functionality of the most famous app in the world, as regards navigation (the offline one of course): it's called Mi Band Maps and will allow precisely to receive Google Maps directions directly on the Mi Band 3 or on the Amazfit Bip and therefore have a navigator at your fingertips. Through its interface you can easily customize the notifications that you will receive. But let's see what it is.
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Google Maps on Mi Band 3 and Amazfit Bip? You can with Mi Band Maps
This new application will be useful not only to receive driving directions Google Maps, but also of display the name of the street, the missing distance to the destination and the time needed to reach it. In addition to this the simple and intuitive interface will make it very easy to customize the notifications that we want to receive on our device.
As for the use of the app in question, downloadable from Play Store and that we remember to be supported only by Mi Band 3 and Amazfit Bip, the Xiaomi Mi Fit app is also required, also downloadable from the same store. Once the app has been downloaded Mi Band Maps it will only be necessary choose which device we want to connect to, enable notifications and open the Google app…the game is done!
The interface of the app also allows not only to act on notifications but also of change the unit of measurement and customize the distance to be notified. This new app, which is installable from Android 5.1 onwards, it is available at the price of 0,99 € one-off, with no need to make in-app purchases later, and requires permissions to access photos, multimedia items and files. In this regard, Francesco Re himself tells us:
Access to notifications from my app is necessary to be able to read the navigation notification of Google Maps (otherwise I would not have the opportunity to take this information).
The permission to access files, however, is necessary to store the configuration settings and other graphic resources used by the app (permission for files and photos is the same).
Actually I just found out that the latter is no longer needed by the 4.4 version of Android, so I will remove it in the next update of the app.
So if you knew of the existence of the app but were hesitant to use it for the speech allowed, know that the matter will be settled soon.