Xiaomi’s sub-brand Redmi, launched its first fitness tracker, the Redmi Band, almost a week ago in China. During the launch event, the brand didn’t reveal any plans to launch the Redmi Band in the Indian market. However, the Redmi Band has now been certified through BIS, which is an Indian certification agency, suggesting that the Redmi Band could launch in India. Unfortunately, the launch date for the Redmi Band for Indian is currently unknown.
Here's something interesting. The Redmi Band has already received the BIS certification (now the Bluetooth SIG certification as well). Turns out the first-ever fitness tracker from Redmi will certainly launch in India soon.#Xiaomi #Redmi #RedmiBand pic.twitter.com/R9n4VKyetZ
— Mukul Sharma (@stufflistings) April 8, 2020
Redmi Band is More Affordable Than Mi Band 4
The Redmi Band is a more affordable version of the Mi Band 4. And while you are expecting the Redmi Band to have fewer features compared to the Mi Band 4, that isn’t the case. The Redmi Band, shockingly, has more features than the Mi Band 4, in spite of being affordable. First off, the Redmi Band has a 1.08-inch color OLED compared to the 0.95-inch panel in the Mi Band 4. Secondly, the fitness tracker from Redmi has an inbuilt USB Type-A port for charging, which means that it doesn’t need a sperate charging adapter as the Mi Band 4 does. Speaking of charging, the Redmi Band has a 14-day battery backup, which is half of what the Mi Band 4 offers. And this is the only downside of the Redmi Band compared to the one from Xiaomi.
As for the fitness tracking itself, the Redmi Band has an optical heart rate sensor, 5 sports mode, and sleep tracking. Since the Redmi Band is 5 ATM water-resistant as well, you can go swimming with it. The Redmi Band, of course, shows notifications from your smartphone and alerts you for calls and messages, just like any modern fitness tracker would. The Redmi Band works with Android as well as iOS devices, and the brand offers a companion app for both the platforms. The Redmi Band costs mere CNY 95 (Approximately INR 950) in the Chinese market. If Redmi manages to launch the Redmi Band at around the same price in India, it could very well become the highest-selling fitness tracker in the country.