INTRO: Xiaomi seems to be following a weekly launch schedule in India. it’s already taken the wraps off the Redmi 9A, Redmi 9, and Redmi 9 Prime over the past month. And now, the Chinese giant is popping its attention to the wearables segment for the subsequent launch Smart Band.
Xiaomi today teased the arrival of the much-awaited Redmi Smart Band in India on September 8 — an equivalent day because of the entry-level Poco M2. it’ll be the primary wearable under the Redmi brand to launch within the country. The Redmi Band was launched in China earlier this year, with a worldwide launch under the “Mi Band 4C” moniker a couple of months later.
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Xiaomi has also found out a fanatical microsite for the Redmi Smart Band but it doesn’t reveal anything concrete about the fitness tracker. It hints at the lightweight build and presence of a color display, long battery life, water-resistance, and pulse sensor. It doesn’t really matter though as we already know the Redmi Smart Band’s specs:
Redmi Smart Band: Specs & Features
Redmi Smart Band will presumably be a rebranded Redmi Band that was launched in China earlier this year. It includes a 1.08-inch color TFT touchscreen as compared to the 1.1-inch AMOLED screen of the Mi Band 5. Redmi will offer over 70 watch faces to enable you to juice up the design of your fitness tracker.
Redmi Smart Band will include a pulse tracker to enable 24 x 7 continuous pulse monitoring. It supports idle alerts, sleep tracking, and five sport modes – outdoor running, exercise, cycling, treadmill, and fast walking. you’ll be ready to see your call and message notifications on the Redmi Smart Band – a bit like the Mi Band series. It includes music control and alarm functionality also.
The new Smart Band will come equipped with a 130mAh battery that gives a 14-day battery life. It can directly be plugged into a USB-A port for charging – an equivalent because of the Realme Band or Honor Band. It supports Bluetooth 5.0 LE and water resistance up to 5ATM/ 50 meters. This fitness tracker had received BIS Certification back in April, so its India launch was imminent.
Now, it’ll be interesting to ascertain how Xiaomi prices the Redmi Smart Band in India. it’s been priced at CNY 99.99 (around Rs. 1,075) in China, so Rs. 999 would be a killer price. it’ll compete against the Realme Band within the sub-Rs. 1,500 segment in India.