Xiaomi has just launched a new wearable, the Xiaomi Mi Band 4 fitness band in China. The device has been released in three models, the Mi Band 4, an NFC variant and Mi Band 4 Avengers Series Limited Edition.
Included in this fitness band is a 6-axis accelerometer. This is meant to detect the different activities while the wearer is on the move and it is also capable of calculating the fitness parameters. Xiaomi has added the Alipay facility with the QR-based payment mechanism.
The Mi Band 4 has been fitted with a 0.95inch AMOLED display with the resolution reading 120x240pixels. Some of the features included are touch and the ability to accept voice commands. The activities that can be detected by the fitness band include cycling, running, swimming, walking and other exercises. The waterproof device can monitor some of the swimming strokes also. It can even rate the swimmer based on the performance recorded.
The only facts that are not clear yet are if the Mi Band 4 will be launched in the Indian market or not. Even if launched, it is not certain if the voice command facility will be retained here.
The Mi Band 4 has also been provided with connectivity options so that the wearer can be notified of calls, messages etc. Xiaomi claims the new fitness band can last a full 20 days on a single charge of the battery.
The prices of the Xiaomi Mi Band 4 fitness bands in China are CNY169, CNY229 and CNY349 for the standard, the NFC variant and the Avengers Series Limited Edition respectively. If the same prices are maintained in the Indian market if and when launched, then these would be Rs 1700, Rs 2300 and Rs 3500 respectively.