Earlier this month, we came across a report stating that Xiaomi could launch the next-gen Mi Band 2 with display sometime in the next two months. Now, CEO Lei Jun has posted a photo on Weibo which shows off the upcoming Mi Band with display. The first Mi Band could count steps, track sleep, whereas the Mi Band 1S got a heart rate sensor. However, a display could have been better and easier to keep a track of the activity and also look at time, and that s exactly what we can expect from the next-gen wearable. Also Read - Another Xiaomi folding phone set to launch after October with Mi MIX Fold specsAlso Read - Xiaomi Mi Watch Revolve Active India launch date revealed: When's the launch?
From the photo, we can see that the upcoming Mi Band has a simple display and it also looks a bit wider compared to the current model. The increase in dimensions would be to accommodate the display and a slightly larger battery to offer the same 30-day long battery life as the current generation Mi Band.
The unit also appears to come in a pod that fits inside a strap, just like the Mi Band and Mi Band 1S. Besides the display, there is a single physical button too, tapping on which could display the time and other tracking activities.
Late last year, we also came across a patent where Xiaomi seemed to be working on a drone that could follow the Mi Band wearer. It could also receive simple gesture based commands from the Mi Band wearer. The patent diagram showed off a Mi Band with a physical button, and there are chances that the next-gen Mi Band with display could be used to control Xiaomi s rumored drone too.
Besides launching tablets and smartphones, Xiaomi ecosystem also includes products such as the Ninebot mini scooter, Mi TV 3, Mi Air Purifier 2, Mi Water Purifier, Mi Power Strip, and the Mi Wi-Fi Nano router and the recently launched Mi Rice Pressure Cooker too.
Via – Gizchina