Today, Xiaomi has officially announced the 2nd Genearation of Mi band in China which they like to call “Mi Band 2”. The new Mi Band now has a all new OLED display and an improved heart rate sensor, also Xiaomi also claims that the Mi Band still gives a stunning battery life of up to 20 days. The Mi Band 2 is priced at 149 Yuan ( Rs. 1500 approxiamtely). This wearable device has been launched in the China Markets but no word when it will arrive in India.
Talking about the functionality of Mi Band 2, there is nothing extra which it offers. The Mi Band 2 still holds the title of a fitness and sleep tracker. Similar to the Mi Band 1s, it also packs an optical heart-rate monitor placed below the OLED display. The wearable band supports customizable alerts.
The unique point however is the OLED display, which can be used to view the time, steps and heart-rate. There is also an anodized 0.5mm button at one end of the display that can be used to toggle between different modes.
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Under the hood, the wearable features an ADI accelerometer and an upgraded pedometer algorithm. The Mi Band 2 also supports Bluetooth 4.0 (2nd gen) for faster and more stable connections with a smartphone. Xiaomi has used military-grade materials, which the company claims help make the sensor resistant to scratches and fingerprints.
The company also claims that its new wearable is also tough enough to survive the outdoors thanks to the hypoallergic silicone bands and IP67 certification that makes it resistant to water, sweat and dust. The Mi Band 2 will go on sale on June 7 in China.
Key Points about Mi Band 2:
- 0.42-inch OLED display with scratch-resistant glass, anti-fingerprint coating shows time, step and heart rate
- Photoplethysmography (PPG) / Heart rate sensor
- Monitors your fitness and tracks your sleep
- IP67 ratings for water resistance
- Bluetooth 4.0 LE
- 70mAh Li-po battery with up to 20 days of standby
- Vibrates to alert users about incoming calls, alarms, and notifications.