The Chinese Tech-Giant Xiaomi has launched its second-generation fitness tracker in India, the Xiaomi Mi Band 2. This is the fourth version of Mi Band series and the second wearable to go on sale in the country. The first generation of Mi Band was a huge success in the country with IDC reviewing it as the second most shipped wearable. This Band is indeed the best available and will definitely impress you with its features and Price.
Xiaomi Mi Band 2 Highlights:
- OLED Display
- Touch Button
- Improved Pedometer Algorithm to track exact step count
- Counts every Heartbeat
- Alarms to take short breaks from tedious work
- Syncs with Mi Fit App
- Tracks Sleep time
- Auto unlocks your phone when it is near
- Call and Message alerts
- Splash, Dust, Cosmetic and Sweat resistance material
- UV Coated screen to overcome fingerprints and scratches
- 20-day battery life on one charge
- Available in 4 different colours
Xiaomi Mi Band 2 Features:
The new Xiaomi Mi Band 2 packs a host of improvements over its previous model including an all-new OLED screen and the much-requested heart rate sensor. The Mi Band 2 was launched in June in China. The new Mi Band 2 is similar to other existing wearable devices in the market, focuses on the user’s health by tracking fitness and sleep patterns. One of the biggest additions to the new Mi Band 2 is the 0.42-inch Power-efficient OLED display which shows time, steps taken, and heart rate count among others. Another notable feature is the PPG (Photo Plethysmography) sensor as a heart rate monitor that counts every heart beat.
The Pedometer algorithm in Mi band 2 is improved to filter out unnecessary movements. This measure steps taken and exercise more accurately. Coming to the battery, the new Mi Band 2 packs a 70mAh battery which the company claims up to 20 days of standby time. Much like the original Mi Band, the new band vibrates to alert users about incoming calls, alarms, and notifications which are pretty useful especially when your phone is tucked away in a bag or pocket. The Xiaomi Mi Band 2 will be compatible with devices running Android 4.4 and above as well as iOS 7.0 and above.
The Mi Band 2 shoulders your unique identity. When you are close to your Android smartphone, it unlocks instantly-no passcodes or fingerprints needed. The new Mi Band 2 wearable supports Bluetooth 4.0 LE for pairing with the smartphone. The Mi Band 2 duos with the Mi Fit app on phone measures your running distance and calorie burn. It comes with a length of 40.3mm, 15.7mm width, and a side width of 10.5mm. The company listing says that the Mi Band 2 weighs just 19 grams.
Coming to the wearable material, the Mi Band 2 is built of skin-friendly thermoplastic elastomers material and flaunts Aluminum as well. The band is smooth to touch and comfortable even for people with sensitive skin. The glossy display is UV coated and resistant to scratches and fingerprints. Much like the original Mi Band, the new band will be available in Blue, Black, Green and Orange colors. The device is water, dust, and corrosion resistant with IP67 certification. It can handle water splashes, sweat, cosmetics, and dust and can track your sleep by monitoring your heart rate. The device will go on sale later this month at Rs.1999. It will be available through annoying flash sales on Xiaomi’s site from 27 September and on Amazon from 30 September.
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