Xiaomi has made slew of announcements for Indian customers in regards to availability of Mi Band and Mi TV in India. Along with it, they have also announced OS updates for Note 3G and Redmi 1S.
Mi Band LaunchJaimani, part of Mi India product team, announced in a forum update that Mi Band will be available by late March or early April. According to the update, Mi India is currently testing Mi Band and plan to sell it in India as soon as they complete the update to MIUI 6 for their devices. As far as MIUI 6 OS updates go, they are currently in the process of rolling out Note 4G and Mi 3. Once these updates are over, they will be offering updates to Note 3G and Redmi 1S that will be over by March.
If you are not aware Mi Band is essentially a wrist band that tracks various health related activities. It will monitor daily fitness levels by tracking your walking distance and other physical activities done through the day. It will also calculate and give out amount of calories burned on daily basis.
The Mi Band connects to your smartphone app through Low energy Bluetooth and displays all your fitness data.
While many other companies have launched similar devices, what differentiates Mi Band is it’s cost and long battery life. It is expected to cost less than Rs. 1000 in India and unlike other bands, it gives a humongous 30 day battery life.
Mi TV LaunchMi TV is also scheduled to launch in India this year. However, unlike Mi Band, they have not announced the exact date. According to the update, Mi is still working on coming up with the Mi Box and Mi TV 2 as well as some newer versions of Mi TV which have not been announced yet.
We think Mi TV should make it’s debut in India somewhere in May or June.