Xiaomi unveils the Mi Band 2, a Fitbit-like exercise tracker for $23
Xiaomi simply unveiled a model new wearable system, the Mi Band 2. Regardless of the identify, it’s the corporate’s third health monitoring gadget after the Mi Band and Mi Band Pulse. It monitor your steps, screens your coronary heart price and (for the primary time) includes a tiny show. It prices RMB 149, or rather less than $23.
In response to Xiaomi, the corporate has bought greater than 20 million exercise trackers already, making it the second largest health tracker firm behind Fitbit. Like with different merchandise, Xiaomi is ready to seize market share with a really aggressive pricing technique.
The Mi Band 2 is costlier than its predecessors, however it’s additionally a bit fancier. The tiny black-and-white show shows time, your step rely, your coronary heart price, in addition to approximative distance and calorie counters. You can too use the gadget to watch your sleep. Nothing groundbreaking in case you’re conversant in exercise trackers.
Apparently, Xiaomi additionally borrowed a well-liked Apple Watch function. Should you’re sitting for too lengthy, the Mi Band 2 will vibrate to remind you that you need to transfer.
And when you have a Xiaomi telephone, your telephone detects whether it is related to your Mi Band so that you simply don’t have to sort your passcode. If somebody steals your telephone and the Bluetooth system will get disconnected, the passcode is reactivated.
At this time’s new system makes use of Bluetooth four.zero to hook up with your telephone and battery lasts as much as 20 days. It’s waterproof and the silicon bands are replaceable. Xiaomi goes to start out promoting the system in China on June 7.