The Xiaomi Mi Band 4 is now official and it will be surprising if the little fitness tracker doesn't reach similar sales heights as its predecessor, which apparently sold over one million units in India alone (and five to 10 million worldwide depending on the report).
Xiaomi's Mi Band is one of the most affordable and attractive fitness accessories out there.
The Mi Band 4 comes with a microphone for voice assistance.
Xiaomi has not only established its stronghold in the smartphone markets around the world, but the Chinese manufacturer is actually growing in leaps and bounds when it comes to other electronic gadgets. There isn't any news of the new fitness band launching overseas right now, but we expect that to happen in the coming weeks. On the connectivity front, it supports Bluetooth 5.0 for pairing with Android and iOS devices. Xiaomi during the presentation revealed that the users would also be able to send voice commands through the new Mi Band to control compatible connected devices. NFC has also made the cut on the more expensive versions, giving access to digital payments, public transport cards, and easier phone pairing. However, this feature might be limited to countries like China. The first sale of the Mi Band 4 in China is scheduled for June 16th.
The Mi Band 4 will also come with a built-in microphone. It is also water resistant up to 5ATM (50 meters) and sports an upgraded 6-axis high-precision sensor to intelligently recognize different type of swimming strokes including Freestyle, Backstroke, Butterfly stroke, and Medley. The sensor will help the band monitor physical activities like cycling, exercise, running, swimming and even walking.
The Mi Band 4 comes in Black, Brown, Blue, Orange and Pink colours with at a starting price of CNY 169 (Rs 1,697 approx) for the standard variant and goes up to CNY 229 (Rs 2,300 approx) for the NFC enabled version. There are a lot of new watch faces and the new band is now claimed to offer 20 days battery backup on a single charge. Xiaomi has also prepared a special edition Avengers variant that is priced at 349 yuan (US$50).