Xiaomi Mi Band to be available for sale from May 5, Xiaomi offer 1000 pieces for Rs.1.00
Registration for Xiaomi Mi Band starts today, to go on sale in India on May 5, Xiaomi offer 1000 pieces for Rs.1.00
Xiaomi Mi Band, the company’s first fitness tracking smart band, is scheduled to be up for sale on May 5 in India. The smart band was officially released in the country last week, along with the affordable Mi 4i smartphone.
Xiaomi has started taking registrations for the Mi Band through its Mi.com site to carry out its first flash sale. The sale will begin at 2 p.m. on May 5.
As an introductory offer, the Chinese company is set to give its first 1,000 units of Mi Band to customers for Re.1. However, the Mi Band will be available in the country with a price tag of Rs. 999. What is worth noting is that prior registration is compulsory for ordering the band on May 5.
According to the Xiaomi site, it states that the Mi Band units will be available for Re. 1 under a Special Preview. This implies that all those units “might not be eligible for standard warranty terms”.
Last year, Beijing-based Xiaomi announced the Mi Band as its wearable fitness tracker. Since then it has sold over a million units only in China. It has been created with an aluminium alloy core and comes in a hypoallergenic silicone band.
The Mi Band like other fitness tracking devices allows users to check their activity levels, track walking distance and determine calories burned through the data provided by its military-grade accelerometer. There is an 8mm, 41mAh battery under the fitness tracker unit that provides about 30-day of battery life on a single charge.
The Mi Band can also be used to unlock connected smartphones as well as provide notifications on new calls, messages and emails apart from its fitness tracking features. There is also a Bluetooth 4.0 LE support for pairing with Android and iOS devices. In addition, a Mi Fit app is available on the respective app stores so that it can be used on a wide variety of smartphones.
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