Xiaomi is seemingly prepping to launch a new fitness tracker device. The successor to the Mi Band recently stopped by a Taiwanese certification website, hinting at an imminent launch.


The new activity tracker, which is expected to carry a low price tag as well was spotted on Taiwan’s National Communications Commission recently. The listing reveals that the new health tracker will come with a number of interesting changes over the original Band.

Called the Mi Band 1S, it will come equipped with a heart-rate monitor. Among other changes, there is a new sensor on the back which is supposed to always stay in contact with a user’s skin. As for the appearance, the Mi Band 1S will retain the same design as its predecessor.

The Mi Band’s cheap price tag makes it a no-brainer purchase to anyone. Which is perhaps why it accounted for 24.6 percent of all the wearable devices sold in the first quarter of this year.

For a refresh, Xiaomi Mi Band, which was launched in India in April, is one of the cheapest smart health trackers you can purchase today. Priced at Rs 999, the activity tracker has earned a number of applauds. It tracks wearer’s walking distance, as well how many calories they have burned. Furthermore, it also packs in an alarm, and can be used as an identification proof to unlock your supported physical digital devices.

That said, the Mi Band has also been a subject of some bad reviews due to its sporadic inconsistent reads. It will be interesting to see the software and hardware improvements the new Band will launch with.

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