Micromax’s Yu Fit Fitness band is finally hitting shelves on July 29 in a flash sale on Amazon for Rs.999
Finally your wait has paid off. The much-delayed YuFit fitness band is finally hitting shelves on July 29, Yu Televentures, a subsidiary of Micromax, on Saturday announced the availability details of the YuFit fitness tracking band. Priced at Rs. 999 via the company’s standard flash sale model, the YuFit fitness band will be going on sale, registrations for the device start from July 21 and go on till July 29 in its first flash sale via Amazon.in.
The registrations for the Micromax’s YuFit first flash sale via Amazon will begin Tuesday at 12pm IST. The company as of now has not revealed the number of YuFit bands that will be up for grabs in the first sale day via the company’s exclusive online partner.
Initially, the announcement was made in May, the YuFit fitness band can be connected to smartphones via Bluetooth and will be compatible with your iPhone as well as Android smartphones. It is compatible with companion apps YuFit (on Google Play) and HealthifyMe (On Google Play and App Store).
Micromax has also announced that the first 1,000 customers will get free assistance from dedicated fitness coaches. Yu stresses that its tie-up with HealthifyMe will offer users fitness trainers, nutritionists, and dieticians through specific packages designed for YuFit. Subscribing normally starts with a 7-day trial period, then costs Rs 1800 for two months and can go up to Rs 10000 for a year.
The YuFit band along with the companion app offers features such as step tracking; sleep tracking, distance walked, and calories burnt. The app also lets users track how many calories they have consumed, with its database also including Indian snacks and dishes.
The companion app allows users to set ‘Daily Goals’ and even offers altering plan option with My Plan feature. There is a ‘Do not disturb’ slot on the app for the band.
The YuFit will be competing against the likes of the Xiaomi Mi Band, which is also available at the same price. However, YuFit’s biggest advantage is that it sports a touch-enabled OLED screen, which allows for switching between modes on the device. It is mounted on the band and displays information such as task reminders, time, call or message notifications, number of steps taken while walking; calories burned, and sleep patterns.
The manufacturer claims it can last on a single charge for three weeks and is waterproof. Whereas the Xiaomi-owned wearable gadget is not equipped with a screen, relying on its app to tell users information. It has a slightly longer battery life of 30 days and comes with military grade sensors. Its design consists of a hypoallergenic silicone band with an aluminum core.
Healthifyme is paired along with the YuFit app to record and analyze data. Both require Android 4.3 and above to function, with iOS compatibility coming later downs the line. Healthifyme can be used to monitor fitness goals and has over 500 exercises and activities in its database. It can further assist in keep track of dietary intake through a menu that includes Indian fare.
The Xiaomi-owned wearable gadget doesn’t have a screen, relying on its app to tell users information. It has a slightly longer battery life of 30 days and comes with military grade sensors. Its design consists of a hypoallergenic silicone band with an aluminum core.
We would like to remind you once again, registrations for the YuFit fitness band have already started (July 21 at 12pm), with the device going on sale from 12pm on July 29.