After teasing the arrival of a brand new fitness product in the country, Xiaomi on Friday established the Mi Band HRX Edition. The Chinese conglomerate has partnered with HRX from Hrithik Roshan to offer you this new fitness band, and it essentially is an adaptation of the 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 shows the steps, distance covered, and calories burned off. It has an improved pedometer for more accuracy in steps and exercise measurement, and also alerts you if you’re idle for too long. The Mi Band HRX Edition will remind you to take short walks and water breaks at regular intervals. What’s more, it also calculates your sleep, is splash resistant, sends calls and notification alerts, and unlocks your paired Android smartphone without needing 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 too. Just 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 appears similar to the Mi Band two with respect to design, but for the additional HRX emblem currently embedded onto the strap. Its important to note that the HRX Edition does not have a heartbeat monitor though – something the Mi Band 2 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 a great 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 attributes could be incorporated to produce the item more relevant.”