Xiaomi has just announced that its fitness wearable Mi Band now has integration with the Google Fit platform. The sync has arrived via an update on the Mi Fit Android app.
This new update also brings UI changes and bug fixes. The Google Fit sync was done to further simplify data tracking on Android devices. So far, only the iOS app had HealthKit integration, while the Android app did not allow data exchange. With this integration, the Mi Fit’s gathered information can flow to Google Fit, and the final result derived from all the data gathered will be more consistent and accurate.
Mi fans, y’all asked, we listened! The Mi band can now sync with Google Fit! Grab the update over at the Play Store. pic.twitter.com/bTVEskhD2U
— Clinton Jeff (@clintonjeff) May 27, 2015
The Mi Band is being sold on the company’s website for Rs 999. Xiaomi was conducting flash sales for the fitness band till this week, but has announced that on June 2, it will be sold via the open sale model.
The Mi Band keeps a track of users’ steps, workouts and sleep pattern. Additionally, the smart band also sends users missed call alerts via vibrations. It also boasts a feature that will automatically unlock your Android smartphone if you are holding the smartphone in the same hand as the Mi Band.
As per the company, the Mi Band has a battery life of up to 30 days, and is also IP67 certified, which makes it resistant to water and dust. It is connects to smartphones via Bluetooth 4.0, and is compatible with Android smartphones as well as iPhones.
The update is available for free download on the Google Play Store.