Xiaomi has been launching smartphones on a regular basis in the recent past and well, it seems as if the company is all set to disrupt the wearable portfolio section as well. Now, there is a difference – for the first time we will be seeing the ‘Redmi’ branded wearable.
The sub-brand has already posted two new images on its Weibo account which has all but confirmed the launch and design. The poster goes on to add that the Redmi Band will be launching at the Xiaomi Smart Inn conference at 2PM local time.
So, if we see the image, one can see that the Redmi band won’t be sharing the looks sported by Xiaomi Mi Bands in general. There is a flat, rectangular colour screen and there is also a silicone band. However, the bands are seen in four different colours – Orange, Black, Dark Blue and Laurel Green-ish tone. The official names of all these colours are not yet known.
What do the rumours say?
If rumours are to be believed, there are few features which have already come out of the MiFit app. The list includes heart-rate tracking, NFC, music control, alarms and weather info.
There is also the Redmi line of wearables which could be the more affordable version. This is given Xiaomi the flexibility of moving up the price ladder with its Mi Band series.
Now, we should mention here that Redmi band could well be Xiaomi’s answer to Realme’s Band, which recently launched in India at Rs 1,499.
If we take this as a reference point, the fitness band has a 0.96-inch colour display, single button for navigating and 5 dial faces. There are several other basic features which include notifications for calls, SMS and apps like WhatsApp, Facebook and YouTube.
Hence, the users can reject calls by simply using the band. There is also an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance.