The Mi Band has been a great success for Xiaomi, with more than 10 million reportedly sold in the first three quarters of 2015. What has made this possible is no doubt its dirt cheap price. Now, in the Xiaomi Mi Band 2, its Chinese maker has a sequel ready that it probably expects to take things to the next level. The new wearable is not official yet, so details are at best sketchy at this time.
What is known about the Mi Band 2
The Xiaomi Mi Band 2 has been teased by Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun in a photo. Much of what is known about it for now is based on that shot and some other leaked images.
The second-generation fitness tracker, which has been likened to a clone of the Fitbit Charge HR, uses a black silicone strap that users will be able to replace. The strap looks a lot like the ones that came with its predecessors.
The Xiaomi Mi Band 2 will come with an LCD display, as seen in photos published online. This will allow users see information such as number of steps taken and distance covered as well as time and battery life.
It is also expected that the digital display will let you see what percentage of your daily fitness goal has been achieved at any time. This information will likely cycle round the display.
Unlike the original Xiaomi Mi Band, this new fitness tracker will feature a heart rate sensor. This lets users keep a tab on the level of strain put on their hearts when working out or getting active. There is a physical button which can be used to toggle through the wristband’s diverse modes.
Xiaomi Mi Band 2 Release Date
Xiaomi Mi Band 2 will be luanched on June 7. It was earlier rumoured that it would make its appearance at the May event where the beastly Xiaomi Mi Max was unveiled.
However, the official unveiling was shifted to June. There is no talk of how much the Xiaomi Mi Band 2 will cost, but you may not be wrong to expect it to still come at a highly pocket-friendly price.