Xiaomi launches Mi Band 2

Xiaomi has finally put an end to a lot of speculations about its next generation wearable by officially launching the Mi Band 2 today. Lei Jun, CEO of Xiaomi originally showed off the wearable back in April and it took almost two months for it to go official, and it will go on sale in China starting June 7.

The third-generation wearable has been launched two years after the initial Mi Band unveiled. The activity tracker comes with a host of new features, including an OLED screen, long-awaited heart rate sensor, along with usual health and fitness tracking.

Xiaomi Mi Band 2Priced at 149 CNY (approx.Rs. 1,500), the Mi Band 2 features Bluetooth for easy pairing with your smartphones, and it is capable of unlocking your Xiaomi smartphone alongside providing usual notification from your phone – incoming calls, alarms and other notifications.

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The Mi Band 2 tracks your health and fitness, sleeping patterns, steps taken, calorie and will alert you to move if you’re sitting long. It packs a 70mAh battery, which is rated to deliver 20 days of standby time. It will also come with swappable silicon bands so you can change the color of your wearable as you wish. It will be available in black, blue, green, and orange colors.  It has been IP67 certified so it is resistant to water and dust. It is compatible with Android devices running Android 4.4 and up as well as iOS 7.0 and up devices.