Wearables arena has been waiting for a follow up on Xiaomi’s Mi band for a long time. We even saw a Mi Band with heart rate sensor leaked quite a while back that was aptly named as Mi Band 1s, which seemed to be in agreement with company’s nomenclature if their devices. But it looks like we are not quite getting an upgraded Mi band anytime soon.
Because Xiaomi has announced a new wearable via its hardware partner, Huami. Although, it’s not just backed by Xiaomi, but has been in partnership with Huaheng Electronic Technology. The new wearable is named as Amazfit; it sports a design that haven’t been seen before. The elegant fitness tracker can be worn around the wrist or tied around the neck to suit different looks.
The donut looking the part in the centre of the band is something of an odd design; we don’t know who design it. But it is sure not the usual type of fitness tracker that you see on the market, making an everlasting impression to the viewer. So, you can either use it as a bracelet or a pendant. Targeted to the specific audience, the fitness band seem to be developed for women only.
Targeted to the large community of wearables enthusiasts, the Amazit promises the ten days battery with a capacity of 15mAh. Looking at what Xiaomi’s Mi Band offer it is not that great, but the current fitness bands in the market don’t even offer that much battery life. The wearable is certified with the IP68 rating, which makes it water resistance.
Equipped with Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy the Amazfit can be synced with your smartphone and tablet with Xiaomi’s Mi Fit App that is also used to sync data with Mi band. The company would be offering their new wearable in two different forms, where one would be sporting a rubber design with module put in the center, and the other design would serve as a bracelet.
The company is planning to sell the Amazfit in China starting from mid-October. It is said to be available in two color variants first, Black and White for 299 Yuan, which amounts for $47 approximately. We are not sure if this wearable is supposed to replace the alleged second generation of Mi Band. We will only know it future.