Xiaomi launched the Mi Band 2 alongside the Mi Air Purifier 2 in India last week. Today the company is putting the Mi Band 2 on sale for the first time. The Mi Band 2, which is priced at Rs 1,999 will be available on mi.com from 12:00PM. The company has not yet revealed the total number of units it will put on sale today, but in case you miss out on buying the wearable today, you can grab it on Amazon India on September 30. Also Read - MIUI 13 reportedly delayed due to need for further optimisations: Here's what we know
As we all know, the Mi Band 2 is the successor to last year’s Mi Band, which was launched for Rs 999. Xiaomi’s Mi Band 2 is a major upgrade over its predecessors when it comes to the overall design as well as features. The USP of the band is the OLED display, which helps to do away with the need to constantly keep checking the app. The Mi Band had no display and only featured three notification lights, but on the Mi Band 2, you can check fitness data and notifications on the OLED display. Another important feature of the Mi Band 2 is the heart-rate sensor placed at the back, which was missing on the predecessor. Also Read - Best laptops under Rs 40,000 in July 2021: Mi Notebook 14, Asus VivoBook 14, and more
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Xiaomi has used military-grade materials, which the company claims help make the sensor resistant to scratches. The Mi Band 2 comes with customized alerts, which are designed to force you to get up from your desk and take a walk at regular intervals. The device is compatible with the Mi Fit app which is available on both Android and iOS. Other than showing activity and sleep data, the app allows users to manage alarms and check incoming calls and app alerts.
The Mi 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. Xiaomi Mi Band 2 features an ADI accelerometer, an upgraded pedometer algorithm, and it also supports Bluetooth 4.0 (second-gen). ALSO READ: Xiaomi Mi Band 2: From OLED display to 20-day battery life, here are its 7 interesting features
While launching the Mi Band 2, Xiaomi also said that the wearable is tough enough to survive the outdoors courtesy of the IP67 certification that makes it water, sweat and dust resistant. The bands are now made up of hypoallergic silicone that are suitable for different skin types.