Setting up WalkingPad A1 & A1 Pro

Installing Mijia / Mi Home App
WalkingPad A1 & A1 Pro is part of the Xiaomi Eco system family group of managed devices, if you have not install Mijia app prior to this, you may want to install the Mijia app first before continuing with the Setting up of the WalkingPad A1 & A1 pro

See – All About Xiaomi’s Mi Smart Home App (Mijia)

Installing and setting up the WalkingPad A1 & A1 pro under Mijia App

Note 1: you must already have the Mijia App installed and log in with your Mi Account before you can proceed with setting up the WalkingPad below

Note 2: The following is done with screen captures from IOS version of Mijia App, the Android version may differs slightly. Screen captures are done in August 2019, and may differ in future versions of Mijia App.

Click on the “+” icon on right hand top corner to add device, and a list of devices will be listed, you can search the device that you want to add, e.g. “purifier” or “WalkingPad”, then click on the correct device to add
Once WalkingPad is selected, you will need to set the WalkingPad in standby mode by pressing the right mode button for more than 2s until the WiFi indicator blinks, only then will the Mijia App be able to detect the WalkingPad, and pair with the App
Remember to click “Operation Confirm” and “Next” button once the WalkingPad is detected by the app.

Troubleshooting and technical background of setting up
Technically the Mijia app will use bluetooth to detect the WalkingPad during the initial setting up while the WalkingPad is on Stand-by mode, with the WiFi icon blinking after u press the Right mode button on the WalkingPad.

Once detected the device, the App will grab an IP from the 2.4GHz wifi network, if the router is set-up as DHCP, and assign the IP to the WalkingPad, and update this setup back to the Mi Clouds, if there are firewall setup on the router, or the router setup being non-DHCP, it can’t assign an IP to the walkingPad, this may have cause the non connection.

After setting up, no bluetooth connection is needed anymore. And all communications between the App and WalkingPad is via the Wifi network, this including using the App as a virtual Remote Control, updating all your activities on the WalkingPad into Mi Clouds, for data analysis, and storage.

During setting up, please make sure you have:
a) Your phone’s bluetooth on;
b) Select China as Country/Region on App;
c) Connect only to 2.4GHz WiFi network;

The app will obtain an unused IP from the router and assign to the WalkingPad, so that it will be connected to the same WiFi network for continuing control communication from the App to the walkingPad, excessive restrictions on network security like non-DHCP, firewalls or all IP range on router all fully utilised may result in WalkingPad not able to be assigned an IP and resulted in connection failure.

Going Through the Novice Guide to unlock the WalkingPad.
The new WalkingPad is in learner mode when newly open, and will cap the maximum speed to just 3km/h walking speed. You will need to use the Mijia App to connect and go through the Novice Guide, for a learner’s step-by-step guide on proper usage of the device, before the full features can be unlocked. Afterwhich you can set walking speed higher than 3km/h, plus using the mode advance “Auto mode”.

If everything is ok, and you are able to detect the WalkingPad, you will start the Novice Guide as follow:

a) Manual Mode

Overview of the Walking Pad and Remote control keys , and start walking at 3km/h speed for a minute.
Use the remote control key to increase the speed to 4km/h

b) Auto Mode

Here you will go through the auto mode 3 times by stepping on the top part of the walking belt to increase speed and bottom part of the belt to reduce speed, then complete the “Auto Mode” training.

c) Changing Modes

You will learn how to switch modes

d) Other Settings, complete nocive guide and unlock features

The final steps is showing you the other settings of the Mijia App, where you can further customise your own settings, after which you will complete the Novice Guide and full UNLOCK the speed and features of the WalkingPad

e) Additional Settings
There are other settings that you can customise with the WalkingPad, the following are the few samples:

You can set your Goal and Preference.

You can also set the walking machine in the Mijia APP, including the maximum speed of the walking machine, the starting speed of the fixed speed mode, the start and stop mode, and the automatic mode sensitivity. By setting the walking machine mode, the user can also be safer in use.
Calibrating the walking belt
Additional settings, security settings & FAQs
All the stats for using the WalkingPad
Upgrading firmware

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