Update: Xiaomi has announced the release date of much awaited Mi Band on August 18. The wristband fitness tracker which was unveiled with the next generation flagship Mi 4 last month will be arriving in the China.
This announcement was popped on Xiaomi’s China website revealing only about the launch date in the home country of Xiaomi Electronics. It is company’s first fitness band and is aggressively priced for just $13 (approximately INR 790 or 79 Yuan). There are lots of wearable fitness band in the market right now, but you will not see any of them priced near Mi Band. With only Mi3 present in India, the possibility of Mi Band arriving in India is still a mystery.
The Xiaomi Mi Band like any other wearable fitness device is focused around improving your health by giving you the daily analysis of your tracks, sleeping patterns, distance covered and more. To remind you that this wearable tech boasts an aluminum surface covering with a micro laser perforation and comes with IP67 certification, i.e. water resistance feature. And the amazing thing to note about this device is its 30 days standby time, so if you’re traveling with Mi Band then, you might not need to carry a charger with you.
It uses Bluetooth wireless connectivity to pair with the smartphones, although it is unknown that which devices will be capable with Mi Band. During the revelation of Mi Band in a conference on July 22, the CEO Lei Jun demoed the Mi Band and its capabilities, one of which was the wireless unlocking system that allows this fitness tracker to unlock your smartphone whenever it is nearby. It will make your device secure without any need to enter a security code or pattern every time you want to unlock your device. The Mi Band will be available in six color options, Black, Blue, Brown, Pink, and Grey.
Earlier on 22 July 2014 – Xiaomi Mi Band Fitness & Sleep Tracker Announced for $13 – Details
The rumors and leaks now turned into reality, as Xiaomi has officially unveiled the Xiaomi Mi Band, the smart fitness tracker band, and it comes at an unbelievably low price, i.e. just $13. The band was made official for the Chinese market initially for 79 yuan that is the price where no other proper wearable fitness tracker is available.
The Mi Band is a sleep tracker and a fitness monitor, with the sleep cycle smart alarm. This band pairs with the smartphone in such a way that you can unlock your smartphone without using a password, with the help of the Mi Band. The best part of this band is that it comes with a 30-day standby power, and again, the band has the IP67 certification for the dust and water resistance, so you can be free to use it in any weather conditions.
We’ll update you soon with the official availability details very soon!
Xiaomi, the Chinese brand which is famous for its smartphones and its operating system called Miui (a forked Android OS) is now stepping into the wearable market with a smart band which is presumably being named the Miband. Although there is no official update or news from Xiaomi or any of its staff, there have been some sightings of the Xiaomi smartband which are confirming the rumours.
There is an event being organized by Xiaomi that is on July 22nd, and the people who will be attending will be getting a free smartband is what the rumours are saying. The first sighting of the smartband from Xiaomi was on the wrist of its CEO, which was being rumored as the Mi Band by Xiaomi and recently there was another sighting. And this time with some photos to prove it with a black band holding a silver device in it on the wrist of its user, which matched exactly to the description of the device that Xiaomi’s CEO was seen earlier with.
Xiaomi’s Mi Band will surely be sporting its customs OS as seen with its smartphone that is the Miui and certainly not the Android wear platform. The device is certainly going to be marketed cheap in the retail market as well as seen with its smartphones that are being sold at a bargain with specs competing with other companies flagship devices. Xiaomi Mi Band is being said to be available in the market at $32 which is a complete bargain price. And the wearable market is going to be set on fire with the pricing, and we have to look at the specifications after any official announcement is made.
So depending on the functionalities of the device whether it is smartphone compatible, fitness tracker with heart rate monitor or pedometer, app compatibility with other operating systems, etc. will make a difference with the competition. So we have to wait till July 22nd to see the specifications and the pricing by Xiaomi, which will be the first device by the company in the wearable market.