The much-anticipated announcement of Xiaomi Mi Band 2 was rolled out in China. The second version of Mi band would be on sale in China from 7th June. The firm’s CEO Jun Lei himself announced the news and starting date of the sale. He disappointed Xiaomi’s global fans by not disclosing the new product’s availability and price internationally.
Mi Band 2 featured with updations and improvements over its predecessor Mi Band 1. The major difference from the current edition is the addition of 0.42-inch OLED display and a heart rate sensor which make it a little bigger in size. Xiaomi’s new wearable would cost CNY 149 which is $23.
The First version of Mi Band was released way back in 2014 priced at just $13. It was proved to be a good hit at the global market even though lacking one or two features.
The advanced Band 2 would be similar to the existing wearable in functioning. It mainly focuses on the user’s health by helping them in tracking their fitness and sleeping routine. The new band is equipped with Bluetooth connectivity to pair with smartphones. It alerts users about the incoming calls, alarms, and other notifications by vibration
The new Mi Band 2 supports Bluetooth 4.0 LE for pairing with the smartphone. Coming to the physical dimension the band 2 is of 40.3mm*15.7mm (L*W) and a side width of 10.5mm. Weighing only seven gms, It is resistant to water and has IP67 certification. Xiaomi had included ADI accelerometer and updated the pedometer algorithm for more accurate functioning.
Considering comfort of the users, the Mi Band 2 is made of skin-friendly thermoplastic material and will be available in multi colours like Black, Blue, Green, and Orange. Like its Predecessor the new band also comes with the versatile band changing option. Mi Band 2 is powered by a 70mAh battery which gives stand up the battery life of 20 days.
The cool features, powerful functionality and affordable pricing of Mi Band 2 would surely make it to one of the top fitness bands. The assumption is that it would be available in the market by online third party retailers.