Xiaomi’s Mi Band garnered a lot of attention and proved to be a successful product of the brand in India. As an upgrade to the Mi Band, the Mi Band Pulse was launched in various parts of the globe but not in India. So to bridge the gap and to replace the 1st gen band, Xiaomi has launched the Mi Band 2 in India. This smart wearable will be available on Mi.com from 27 September and also on available on Amazon (exclusive partner) from 30 September. It will retail for a price of INR 1,999.As per IDC’s Q2 2016 Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker, Mi Bands ranked number two by shipments in the worldwide wearables market.Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 2 launched in India for INR 9,999; company’s first smart home product in the country
While the Mi Band had no display and only sported three notification lights only, the new Band 2 receives an OLED display. The OLED display lights up to show the time with a lift of the wrist, and tapping the button lets users view other information like steps taken and heart rate. The Band 2 is said to deliver battery life of 20 days on a single charge; Xiaomi claims it to be up to four times longer than similar fitness trackers.It is lightweight and IP67 certified that means it is splash-resistant and comes with a hypoallergenic silicone band. Like the Mi Band 1, users can unlock their Android 5.0 (or later) smartphones instantly with Mi Band 2 when held close.The device is compatible with the Mi Fit app, available on Android and iOS. Other than showing activity and sleep statistics, the app allows users to manage alarms and send incoming calls and app alerts, as well as reminders to move after sitting for too long.