Xiaomi India launches Redmi Smart Band as its first fitness tracker in the country for the year 2020. It is priced at ₹1,599 ($22) and will be available starting September 9 at 1 PM from Xiaomi online store (Mi.com), Mi Home retail stores, Mi Studios, Amazon India, and partner retailers.
The Redmi Smart Band aka Redmi Band features a 1.08-inch 16-bit color TFT LCD panel with 128 x 200 pixels and support for touch input. The screen’s maximum brightness is rated at 200 nits, which is less compared to Mi Smart Band 4’s 400 nits.
Nevertheless, it is worth noting that the Redmi-branded fitness tracker is priced lower than the company’s flagship Mi-branded fitness trackers. Hence, it lacks some features like 3-axis gyroscope and comes with a slightly smaller 130mAh battery (compared to 135mAh unit in Mi Band 4), which the brand claims to offer 14-day battery life.
On the plus side, the Redmi Smart Band is the first Xiaomi wearable to come with direct USB charging. But it is still 5 ATM water-resistant and includes 3-axis accelerometer and PPG heart-rate sensor.
Other features of the Redmi wearable include 24×7 heart rate monitoring option, music playback control, app notification, call alerts, 5 sports modes, alarm, weather, idle alert, sleep tracking, phone locator, reminder alerts, 50+ watch faces, and more.
The body of the tracker is made of polycarbonate and it weighs 13g. It comes with a black thermoplastic polyurethane wrist band as standard but users can separately buy the band in blue, orange, green, and even default black.
Last but not least, Redmi Smart Band features Bluetooth 5.0 to pair with smartphones via Xiaomi Wear app on Android and Xiaomi Wear Lite on iOS.