Xiaomi is one of the top 5 smartphone manufacturers and of course been one in the best wearable segment and making big waves in smart fitness tracker from the Chinese brand has now officially launched Xiaomi Mi Band 1S that too with a built-in heart rate sensor. The company’s next-gen fitness tracker maintains low price. Details below.
Priced at $15, the updated tracker comes with an optical heart rate sensor, but nevertheless the company has managed to keep the price extremely wallet-friendly. Affordable than any other gadgets available to purchase right now. The Mi Band 1S is a light sensitive version, originally measured in at 36 x 14 x 9mm; the new tale of the tape is 37 x 13.6 x 9.9mm.
The long-awaited wearable adds an important feature, missing in the predecessor, and it’s official finally. The new Mi Band 1S has a more complete activity tracker, the optical heart-rate monitor adds to the already equipped step counter and sleep gesture. Existing features like vibrating/LED notifications have been retained, naturally.
The new Mi Band IS will also be able to unlock your smartphone when within range, while others will be asked for password. Piled up different colors from the old version and the upgraded model weighs a half a gram more than the 5.0 of the Mi Band.
New Band will track a user’s heart rate, in real time, using photoelectric light perception. The Mi Band 1S is IP67 certified dust and water resistant and features incoming call alerts by way of a vibration motor.
The Xiaomi Mi Band 1S battery is the same 45mAh one that provided a 30 day lifespan in the original. But the heart-rate sensor will take a significant toll on it, if used often enough.
- Photoplethysmography (PPG) / Heart rate sensor
- Monitors your fitness and tracks your sleep
- LED notification for calls and messages, it can also vibrate
- 5.5g ultra light body
- IP67 ratings for water resistance
- Bluetooth 4.0 LE
- 45mAh Li-po battery with up to 20 days of standby
Sales of the Mi Band however have escalated rapidly in the last 12 months or so. Fitness tracker was previously only gone on sale in the company’s homeland, is has been expanded its limitations and can be picked up for a ridiculously low cost. Reportedly said that as many as 6 million devices were been sold around the world, and with the new model, Xiaomi is expected to reach more than enough.
The Mi Band 1S will be available in China starting November 11 for a price of CNY99 (US$16). With reduced price of the first-gen Mi Band goes with a tag of CNY 69 ($11).