Today, Xiaomi announced their new fitness band Mi Band 2, which is the company’s latest fitness and sleep tracker in the Mi Band lineup. The main change compared to the Mi Band and the Mi Band Pulse is the 0.42-inch OLED display that shows time, steps and also heart rate when you tap the button below the display. You can also set it to show time or steps when you lift the band.
Xiaomi Mi Band 2
Xiaomi says that it has upgraded pedometer algorithm for more accurate heart rate tracking and gathering better fitness and sleep data. It has IP67 ratings for water resistance, similar to the first two Mi Bands. It also has a new wristband design which is made of more skin-friendly material and doesn’t slip out of your hands easily. It will also let you set customized alerts to nudge you to move, if you are sitting in a place for a long period of time.
Xiaomi Mi Band 2 specifications
- 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
- 7g ultra light body
- IP67 ratings for water resistance
- Bluetooth 4.0 LE
- 70mAh Li-po battery with up to 20 days of standby
The Xiaomi Mi Band 2 comes in black color with colorful wrist bands in black, blue, green, orange and other colors and is priced at 149 yuan ($22 / Rs. 1520 approx.). The last entrant of the Mi band family in India was their first and only Mi band 1 and the Pulse edition of the same was not launched in India. Xiaomi is ranked 2nd in terms of the fitness band sold with just 2 being launched before this one. It is now available for order through Mi.com in China and will go on sale starting from June 7th. No details about the global roll out yet.