After teasing the arrival of a new fitness merchandise in the country, Xiaomi on Friday established the Mi Band HRX Edition. The Chinese conglomerate has partnered with HRX by Hrithik Roshan to offer you this new fitness group, and it essentially is an adaptation of this Mi Band 2. The Mi Band HRX Edition will be available from September 18 on Mi.com, and Mi Home offline stores.
The Mi Band HRX Edition is priced at Rs. 1,299, slightly less expensive than the Mi Band 2. It sports an OLED display that shows the time, and also reveals that the steps, distance covered, and calories burnt. It has an improved pedometer for much more accuracy in steps and exercise dimension, and also alerts you if you have been idle for too long. The Mi Band HRX Edition will remind you to take short walks and water breaks at regular intervals. Furthermore, it also calculates your sleep, is splash resistant and sends calls and notification alarms, and unlocks your own paired Android smartphone without the need to put in a passcode or fingerprint also.
The Mi Band HRX Edition has support for Bluetooth 4.0 and is rated to provide 23 days of battery life as well. Merely to compare, the Mi Band two is rated to provide 20 days of battery life, and is priced at Rs. 1,999. The Mi Band HRX Edition looks similar to the Mi Band two with regard to design, except for the additional HRX emblem now embedded on the strap. Its important to be aware that the HRX Edition does not have a heart rate monitor though – something that the Mi Band two does.
Xiaomi Vice President and India Managing Director Manu Jain told PTI, “Indians are becoming more fitness conscious and this class is in an extremely dynamic stage. The Mi Band is an excellent fit in the group as represented by the great response received for the Mi Band 2. This is not an endorsement deal, it’s a partnership for a new device. Hrithik provided inputs on features can be incorporated to make the product more applicable.”