Welcome to another guide on how to connect Xiaomi Walking Pad A1 and A1 Pro on phone via its own app. Most of our readers fail to find the app for these portable treadmills they purchase. The reason is the Chinese manual which comes with these treadmills. However, in the manual, there’s the QR code given to the official app which is ‘Mi Home’ developed by Xiaomi Inc. For those of you how are looking for the official app to get the best out of their Xiaomi Walking Pad A1 and A1 Pro, here’s a step by step guide on how to install Mi Home app and how to connect it with the walking pad:
Starting with finding the official app which is Mi Home, open the search bar of your Google Play Store (for android devices) and App Store (for iOS devices), and download/install it. For those who can’t find the app here’s the link to the Mi Home app for Xiaomi walking pads (Android), (iOS).
Note: Mi Home App does support multi-language.
Add a Mi account to the Mi Home App and sign in to use the app.
For connecting the walking pad, after login in, click on the ‘+‘ illustrated at the top right of the screen in order to add a new product. After this, a list of products will appear. You can type the name ‘WalkingPad’ or ‘Mi Walking Pad’ in the search bar to make the walking pad appear. Click on the Mi walking pad to continue.
Once the device has been selected on your phone, you need to go to your walking pad and shift it to standby mode. To activate standby mode, press the right mode button for more than 2 seconds until the WiFi indicator blinks. Now the app can detect the walking pad.
Now you will see that the device will be visible on the app in ‘Bluetooth devices nearby’. Click on the device, and don’t forget to click ‘Operation Confirmed’ and then ‘Next’ button to connect Walking Pad to the app.
All done! Your Xiaomi walking pad A1 and A1 Pro are now connected to the App ‘Mi Home’ and you can operate it from your phone and see the statistics of your run.
You should note these things before connecting:
Xiaomi WalkingPad A1 and A1 Pro use Bluetooth to connect itself to the phone. Once the app detects the device, it grabs an IP from the 2.4GHz Wifi network. The connection is only possible if the router is DHCP, can send the IP to the WalkingPad and the whole setup is updated on the Mi cloud. If your router is non-DHCP, or there’s a firewall on the router, it won’t connect.
Note: Once you have connected the walking pad to the app, it will be in Novice mode and the maximum speed you can reach is only 3 km/h. So you need to go through the Novice mode to move to the Auto-mode where the speed will increase from 3 km/h.
You can also read the difference between every Xiaomi Walking Pad model released in our article:
Hope this helps! If you face any problem, let us know in the comments.
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