Xiaomi has finally brought the new generation Mi Band in India. The Chinese brand launched the Mi Band 2 alongside the Mi Air Purifier 2 at an event in Delhi. The latest smart band sports a lot of improvements over its predecessor, one of the most notable of them being the addition of a new OLED display and the capability to measure heart rate. The new fitness band will go on sale on September 27 for Rs.1999.
The brand new Mi Band 2 features a newer design language and sports an innovative touch button along with upgraded pedometer algorithm. The last fine tunes the step detection mechanism and helps in the most accurate measurement of your daily activities and exercises by canceling out unnecessary movements. The brand new 0.42-inch OLED display can be used to show the clock, heart rate, number of footsteps and battery percentage.
There is also a heart rate sensor along with an inbuilt motion detector. This will perfectly monitor your pulse automatically during your daily activities. The Mi Band 2 even observes your heart rate periodically when you are asleep in order understand your sleep pattern and also to detect any anomaly. The smart wear can recognize if you lie idle for a long time and will alert you with a gentle vibration to take a short break.
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Speaking of the battery life, Xiaomi’s latest wearable lasts for 20 days long on a single charge. This is way more than that of its competitors. On the paper, the Lithium polymer battery cell has a capacity of 70mAh. Sporting the IP67 certification, the Mi Band 2 is resistant to damages from liquids and dust. For connectivity, the smart fitness wear utilizes Bluetooth 4.0 BLE. It comes with a hypo-allergic silicon band similar to the previous Mi Band and weighs around 70 grams.
The newest wearable can be used to instantly unlock your Android smartphone without the need of any password or fingerprint. Xiaomi has a dedicated Mi Fit app to show the data about your daily activities like sleep, heart rate, exercises, or set alarms, manage notifications, etc. The latest fitness band come with some color choices for the strap namely, black, green, orange and blue.
We’ve been testing the Mi Band 2 since about a month and yet to charge the band since the first day when it was fully charged. About 30% of battery is still left, and this is a promising battery life, even though there is a display to quickly show you the time, your step count, and even vibrate with call notification when connected to the phone. The battery drain should be faster when the connectivity is always there, but we haven’t used it for notifications a lot.
The review of the Mi Band 2 will be soon up, and we will let you know how well does it fare against the competitors. The brand new wearable will be available on 27th September from the official mi.com and on 30th September at Amazon.in. In both the places, the sale will commence at 12 noon.