During the Mi Fan Festival 2020 live stream in China, where Xiaomi celebrated its 10th Anniversary with the launch of 22 new products. But, the one that we are most eager to check out is the Redmi Band. The first-ever Redmi Band has finally arrived with a color display, heart rate monitor, vibrant straps, and well, an affordable price tag.
Redmi Band: Specs and Features
Starting off with the design, Redmi Band closely resembles the popular Honor Band and Realme Band. The pill has now been replaced with an integral central unit, which comes equipped with the charging mechanism – similar to the aforementioned bands. You can simply pull off the straps and plug the central unit into a USB-A port to start charging your Redmi Band.
Redmi Band features a bigger 1.08-inch color LCD touchscreen in comparison to the 0.95-inch AMOLED panel on Mi Band 4. The rectangular design, as opposed to the previous-gen rounded pill, now gives the company more area to work with. You will find over 70 watch faces to choose from, along with four colors (black, blue, olive, and red) for the strap.
Though NFC is missing onboard, which is understandable at this price point, you do get a heart rate sensor for keeping track of your heart rate and sleeping cycles. There’s a slew of sport modes such as outdoor running, treadmills, walking, cycling, and others baked into this fitness band. You also get sedentary alerts, reminders, and more in tow as the software remains the same as Xiaomi’s Mi Band.
Finally, the company promises a battery life of 14-days on a single charge, which is not at all bad for a budget fitness tracker. This is something we will have to test out to know better. Redmi Band is not only the first Redmi-branded wearable but it is also the most affordable wearable from Xiaomi to date.
Price and Availability
The Redmi Band has been priced at 99.99 yuan (around Rs. 1,099). But, It will first go up for crowdfunding from April 9, at an introductory price of 95 yuan (around Rs. 999), in China. There is currently no word on whether the Redmi Band will land in India or not but we hope it does. We are really looking forward to testing it out.
Editor’s Note: Article updated to reflect that Redmi Band has an LCD screen and not an AMOLED screen. We regret the error.