Xiaomi has launched their second generation Fitness tracker, the Mi Band 2 in India at an event earlier this morning alongside the Mi Air Purifier 2. The Mi Band 2 will be available on Sale via Mi.com from September 27 and it will go on Sale on Amazon India from September 30. The Mi Band 2 was launched in China earlier this year in June. It has many improvements compared to its predecessor which now comes with an Oled display along with an Heart Rate monitor.
The first generation Mi Band was priced at Rs. 999 while the Mi Band 2 is priced at a competitive Rs. 1,999 which is very affordable with the features at offer when compared to the competition with similar specifications priced much higher. The Mi Band 2 measures 40.3mm in length while 15.7mm in width and the side width of 10.5mm which is very compact. The company says that it weighs just 7 grams.
The Mi Band 2 carries the features from the Mi Band counting steps and also tracks sleep patterns along with added features like Heart rate monitor which is a big addition and it also sports a 0.42-inch Oled display which will be displaying time, steps taken and heart rate count. It also comes with PPG ot Photo plethysmography sensor as a heart rate monitor. The Mi Band 2 will be compatible with Android devices running on Android 4.4 or later while in iPhone it is compatible with iOS 7.0 or later.
The Mi Band 2 sports a 70mAh battery which will be giving a standby time of up to 20 days which is comparatively less than the 30 days battery life of the first Generation Mi Band. The Mi Band 2 supports Bluetooth 4.0 LE for pairing. The Mi Band 2 comes with a skin-friendly thermoplastic elastomers material in Black, Blue, Green and Orange colors and it also comes with aluminium material as well. The Mi Band 2 is said to be water resistant with IP67 certification which is similar to the earlier Mi Band.