XiaoMi Announces the XiaoMi MiBand
XiaoMi is looking to get in the fitness market. Using its event earlier today, the Chinese Manufacturer announced it first foray into the wearables arena: the XiaoMi MiBand. Instead of using the recently announced Android Wear platform, the XiaoMi MiBand uses an approach similar to Sony’s Smartband.
The XiaoMi MiBand touts a great 30 day battery life on standby. The device is able to monitor fitness levels similar to the Smartband and other products like the Jawbone UP. The device is positioned to be able to monitor your sleep patterns and also create and set smart alarms based on your sleep cycle. The XiaoMi MiBand comes with IP67 certified dust and water resistance.
In addition to this, the XiaoMi MiBand is able to unlock your XiaoMi phone without a password – a feature which competes with Personal Unlocking on Android Wear. The device also comes with interchangeable wristband with a myriad of colours and also leather options. The best part? The XiaoMi MiBand only costs RMB 79 (RM 49/USD$ 13)!