Update, November 7 : Xiaomi has officially unveiled the much-awaited upgrade to the popular Mi Band. The biggest change on the new Mi Band Pulse is the addition of a Heart rate sensor. It would be available for sale in China starting from November 11, which is celebrated as the Singles Day in the country. Priced at just 99 Yuan (approximately $16) the new wearable from Chinese tech giant is an absolute treat for that price.
The company retains the similar design language but overall sports a slightly thick bracelet measuring at 37 x 13.6 x 9.9mm. And that’s why the existing bracelet won’t be a fit for new Mi Band Pulse. Additionally, it also weighs half a gram more than the original one.
Earlier, July 4 : Xiaomi is riding high on its success in the wearable’s arena, as company recently revealed that they have sold 6 million plus Mi Bands, which would be approximately over the course of one year, as the product was launched last year in July. Now it is about time that the company should be introducing an upgrade for its fitness tracker.
In a series of leaked photos what appears to be the new Mi band model, the light has been shined that the Chinese manufacturer is working to offer a new fitness tracker. An it seems like the company is testing the device as it is placed against the length scale. The design appears to be the same as the current model, but we see a heart-rate sensor on the back of the tracker. With same module design and placement inside the band it is similar in style and has been supposedly named as the Mi Band 1S.
The Mi Band was the first device, and it still seems the only device that offer fitness services at a low cost of $15. Initially was available in China mainland, now company has slowly started to expand its horizon over the world and is selling its accessories via Mi.com website, where Mi Band is also listed as one of its products.
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With an impressive pricing and value for money quality services, the Mi Band has raised the bar for other fitness manufacturers around the world like Jawbone, Fitbit, Misfit, etc. While there are no bands in the market that offers BPM count and analysis at an affordable pricing, this newly appeared Mi Band 1S seems like an alternative to the costly bands like Fitbit Charge HR and Microsoft Band.
There’s no official announcement or promise given by Xiaomi that they’re working on an upgrade of its popular fitness tracker, but these images certainly light up the question that is that thing real or what. Although, the fans might have been waiting for a Xiaomi fitness tracker with the display. Let’s see what happens as the company moves forward. Stay Tuned, we will keep you updated.