Today (September 21, 2106), Xiaomi launched its 2nd-gen fitness tracker band in India, the Mi Band 2 and will cost Rs. 1,999, the Mi Band 2 will be go on sale via Mi.com from September 27 at 12 pm. This sale will be followed by the next sale & will be on September 30 on Amazon.in and Mi.com at 12 am.
Xiaomi Mi Band 2 packs a bunch of improvements over its earlier version of band which including an OLED display and a heart rate sensor.
Mi Band 2, similar to other existing wearable devices in the market, focuses on the user’s health by helping track fitness and sleep patterns. One of the biggest additions to the new Mi Band 2 is the 0.42-inch Oled display which shows time, steps taken, and heart rate count among others. Another notable addition is the PPG (photo plethysmography) sensor as a heart rate monitor. The new Mi Band 2 packs a 70mAh battery which the company claims up to 20 days of standby time. The first generation Mi Band which featured no display had a battery life of up to 30 days.
Much like the original Mi Band, the new band vibrates to alert users about incoming calls, alarms, and notifications. The Xiaomi Mi Band 2 will be compatible with devices running Android 4.4 and above as well as iOS 7.0 and above.
The new Mi Band 2 wearable supports Bluetooth 4.0 LE for pairing with the smartphone. It comes with 40.3mm length, a width of 15.7mm, and a side width of 10.5mm. The company listing says that the Mi Band 2 weighs just 7 grams. For user comfort, the Mi Band 2 is built of skin-friendly thermoplastic elastomers material and flaunts aluminium as well. Much like the original Mi Band, the new band will be available in Black, Blue, Green, and Orange colours. The device is water resistant with IP67 certification.