Xiaomi has added two new products in its catalog of smart devices – the Mi Smart Weight Scale and the Mi Smart Plug Board. At a launch event today in Beijing, Lei Jun, the CEO of Xiaomi announced a few other products including a special ‘Ladies edition’ of Mi Note and a cheaper variant of Redmi 2, propped Redmi 2A.
The Mi Smart Weight Scale is the company’s latest addition to connected health devices catalog which includes the Mi Band, the Mi Air Purifier and the iHealth Smart Blood Pressure Monitor. The Mi Smart Scale is a WiFi connected personal weighing scale which can track your weight down to 50g. That’s crazy accuracy for a personal scale if Xiaomi’s claims are in deed true.
It is capable of registering the slight change of your weight even after your drinking a bottle of water.
The Mi Smart Scale connects to the Mi Fit app, and in turn can track the weight of a family (up to 16 people!). And guess the price? As always, Xiaomi is trying to kill the competition with crazy low prices of just RMB 99 – which translates to just below USD 16 or INR 1000. For reference purpose, a standard smart scale from Withings will set you back by $99.95 and Fitbit Aria will cost you $129.95!
Looking at the promo materials, the Mi Smart Scale comes in White color only with rounded edges and Mi logo at the center. White LEDs are used to show the weight. It remains to be seen if Mi Smart Scale goes beyond tracking weight like monitoring BMI (Body Mass Index) or HRM (Heart Rate Monitor).
Another new product which was unveiled today was the Mi Smart Plug Board. Xiaomi had already launched the Mi Smart Sockets few weeks back, and now has a full plug board. This one comes with 3 USB ports for charging mobile devices and 3 conventional ports all in a form factor resembling a pencil box. To sweeten the deal, Xiaomi has priced the Smart Plug Board at RMB 49 (~$7.9 or Rs.495).
For the uninitiated, the smart plug board can turn any of your dumb electronic equipment like TV, Refrigerator or Microwave Oven into a smart device, by letting you turn them ON or OFF remotely using the Mi Connected Home App.
As always, most of these products are released for China and hardly ever make it to other markets. No information regarding if and when either of these products come to India or other global markets.