Chinese smartphone maker, Xiaomi has unveiled today its first wearable device, a fitness band for USD 13, including sensors for tracking various health metrics and can even act as an alarm clock. The market availability and international launch plans of the fitness band are still undisclosed.
This fitness band launched by Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun, explaining that he had tried a lot of competing similar devices in the past but none ever stuck. Lei said that Xiaomi has striven to make the Mi Band stand out with a few key features — in particular, it can last 30 days on a full charge, and is waterproof with an IP67 standard.
The Mi Band can also unlock a Xiaomi smartphone instead of typing users password multiple times a day. For the company future plans, Lei revealed that Mi Band include making it into a personal ID — so it can unlock your door when you come home, or switch on smart appliances and gadgets. (As covered by The Next Web)
Apart from this, the firm has sold over 17 million handsets in China and launched its products in Singapore in February this year. Currently, its portfolio includes devices like Mi 3, Redmi, Mi Wi-Fi and Mi Box, Mi 2S, Mi 1S, among others. Recently, the firm had hired Jabong co-founder Manu Kumar Jain to head its operations in India.
This year, the company had sold 26.1 million smartphones in the first half of 2014, 271% increase from its total sales last year. Smartphone brand Xiaomi, often called ‘Apple’ of China has also launched its official website-http://www.mi.com/in/ to make its debut in India very soon.
Founded in April 2010 by CEO Lei Jun, Co-Founder & Vice President Hong Feng, Liu De, Huang Jiangji, Zhou Guangping, Li Wanqiang and Lin Bin. It is known for designing, developing and selling smartphones, mobile apps and other consumer items.
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