Xiaomi is the second largest fitness tracker seller in the market second to just Fitbit. The company has announced their latest fitness tracker, the Mi Band 2 which joins the Mi Band and Mi Band Pulse which have been hugely popular in the market selling more than 20 million units. The Mi Band 2 is not just a fitness tracker but it shows time as well.
The Mi Band 2 comes with a 0.42-inch OLED display which is not seen in the Mi Band and the Mi Band Pulse. the OLED display shows time, steps, heart rate when the button below the display is pressed. There is one another interesting feature, it lets you set a feature to show time or steps when you lift the watch.
Differences between Xiaomi Mi Band, Mi Band Pulse and Mi Band 2:
The main difference between the Mi Band 1s or Mi Band Pulse and the Mi Band 2 is the presence of a 0.42-inch OLED display and in comparison to the Mi Band is the lack of display and heart rate monitor. The Mi Band 2 comes with a feature which has been seen in Apple watch – The band vibrated when you are idle for a long duration of time.
It comes with the similar feature of detecting and connecting to your Xiaomi phone and unlocks itself. It has the same water resistance feature and comes with Bluetooth 4.0 to connect to your smartphone. One thing which has always been the best feature of the Mi Band is the battery life which lasts days together, with a heart rate monitor and the OLED display we cannot expect it to last for months, but the company says it lasts for 20 days which is quite impressive with the 70mAh Li-Po battery.
It is available in black, blue, green, orange etc colors of Silicon bands which are replaceable like its predecessors and will go up on sale from June 7th in China. The Mi Band 2 si priced at 149 Yuan which is approximately $22 or Rs. 1520. There is not update regarding the global rollout of the Mi Band 2.