How To Set Up and Use Xiaomi’s Mi Sports Bluetooth Earphones

The Mi Sports Bluetooth Headset is Xiaomi's first attempt at making a headset for fitness junkies. The audio quality isn't bad ass as it is on their wired headsets but it is still good enough for workouts. I bought one as a replacement/backup for my LG HBS730 which unfortunately has started falling apart and isn't fully compatible with my TomTom Spark Cardio Music.

At the moment, the Mi Sports is only available in China and as such it does not come with an English Operation manual. Even the voice prompts are in chinese. I had a hard time setting it up but the Aliexpress seller I got it from was gracious enough to offer a few tips after which I learned the rest on my own.

Take note of the following please:

The USB Charging Port

Xiaomi Mi Sports Bluetooth Headset USB Charging Port Xiaomi Mi Sports Bluetooth Headset USB Charging Port

 

The LED Light

Xiaomi Mi Sports Bluetooth Headset Charging Xiaomi Mi Sports Bluetooth Headset Charged

 

The Volume/Track Control Buttons

Xiaomi Mi Sports Bluetooth Headset Volume/Track Control Buttons

 

The Multifunction Power Button

Xiaomi Mi Sports Bluetooth Headset Multifunction Power Button

How To Charge The Mi Sports Bluetooth Headset

Simply plug in a microUSB cable into the charging port and connect it to your computer's port or a USB wall adapter and charging will commence. When charging, the LED Light will be Red. When fully charged, the LED Light turns White.

How To Turn On/Off The Mi Sports Bluetooth Headset

Press and hold down the multifunction power button until the LED Light comes on white then let go. In this mode, it will connect to whatever devices you have paired it with in the past. If you're just setting it up for the first time and you haven't paired any device yet, see the next point below.

To switch off the headset, simply hold down the power button until the LED light turns red and goes out.

How To Pair New Devices To The Mi Sports Bluetooth Headset

With your headset switched off, press the power button and don't let go (even when the LED light turns white for a moment). Hold on until the LED Light is white and starts blinking really fast. Turn on the Bluetooth on your preferred device (phone, PC, Mac or whatever), select the new device with the chinese letters as shown below and you're done.

 

Xiaomi Mi Sports Bluetooth Headset Setup 1 Xiaomi Mi Sports Bluetooth Headset Setup 2

For devices such as the TomTom Spark Cardio Music which doesn't have a bluetooth connection interface, the watch automatically detects the bluetooth headset and pairs itself.

How To Connect Two Devices To The Mi Sports Bluetooth Headset

This is a bit tricky but here is how it works for me.

Turn off bluetooth on the two devices. Switch on your Mi Sports bluetooth headset. Turn on bluetooth on your devices and they should automatically connect to the bluetooth headset.

To connect to another device, simply turn off bluetooth on one of the connected devices. Turn on another device which has been previously paired with the headset and it will automatically connect.

One thing I love about this feature is that it's quite intuitive in that when I'm playing music on the TomTom Spark Cardio Music and a call comes in on my phone, the music is automatically paused and audio focus is shifted to my phone so I can answer my calls easily.

NOTE: In my experience you can't play audio from the two connected devices at the same time. Notifications from my phone sometimes mess with the music playing on my watch.

How To Receive, End & Reject Calls On The Mi Sports Bluetooth Headset

When a call comes in, simply press the power button once to receive the call. To end the call, press the power button again. I haven't figured out how to reject a call.

UPDATE: To reject a call, simply press and hold down the power button a second or two.

 

How To Redial Your Last Called Contact

Simply press the power button twice rapidly.

 

How To Increase/Reduce The Audio Volume On The Mi Sports Bluetooth Headset

Simply press the Volume Up (+) or Volume Down (-) button several times

 

How to Skip Tracks On The Mi Sports Bluetooth Headset

Simply press and hold down the Volume Up (+) or Volume Down (-) button to go to the next track or the previous track.

 

And this my friends is basically how Xiaomi's Mi Sports Bluetooth Headset functions. If you've got any further questions, feel free to ask in the comment section below.

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Article written by On March 28, 2017.

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