Xiaomi’s Second Wearable Gadget Tracks Your Sleep, Steps And Coronary heart Fee For $15
A report from Canalys earlier this yr speculated that the Mi Band, the corporate’s debut wearable, made Xiaomi the world’s second largest vendor of wearables behind solely Fitbit. That was earlier than the Apple Watch went on sale, in fact, however this comply with-up builds on that potential by including extra performance.
That’s as a result of, past monitoring your steps and sleep, alarms and a few notifications, the Mi Band Pulse features a coronary heart price tracker, as beforehand speculated. That addition — the system makes use of PPG to measure your coronary heart fee — has made it barely bigger than its predecessor. The unique Mi Band took a bit of time so as to add iPhone help, however Xiaomi’s web site confirms that the wearable will work with each Android (four.four or later) and iOS (iPhone 4S / iOS 7.zero upwards) from the get-go.
Most significantly, the system has retained a low price ticket. That’s ninety nine CNY, or round $15, this time round. The unique Mi Band will nonetheless be out there for these looking for some extra easy on the barely lower cost of sixty nine CNY, or round $eleven.
Followers of Xiaomi and its low-priced tech devices could also be dissatisfied to listen to that the wearable will go on sale in China solely initially, as a part of the nation’s large eleven/eleven Singles Day on-line buying pageant.
Xiaomi informed us that it doesn’t but have something to say about worldwide gross sales. Nevertheless, we anticipate the Mi Band Pulse to be out there outdoors of China quickly, because the Mi Band itself retails in India, Europe and the U.S. too by way of Xiaomi’s international Mi.com retailer.
I purchased a Mi Band just lately as a cheap option to check whether or not health monitoring is one thing that I need to take significantly. With the addition of a coronary heart price tracker, Xiaomi simply made dabbling on this space extra compelling — though we haven’t examined the Mi Band Pulse out but.