MiBand

Xiaomi’s MiBand Will Cost 79 Yuan($13) But May Be A China Only Device For Now

August 14, 2014 - Written By Justin Diaz

 

Xiaomi’s fitness tracker called the MiBand was leaked and later revealed not too long ago, and it seems that the Chinese rising star of smartphone OEMs is getting ready for a launch beginning next week Monday. The MiBand much like other Xiaomi products will be considerably inexpensive, something that will surely grab the attention of many consumers who have yet to pick up such a device or may be looking for an alternative to what they might already be using. For all the excitement you may have over the MiBand though you might have an equal amount of that excitement dissipate once you learn Xiaomi’s apparent launch plans for the device.

According to the source, Xiaomi may only be planning on releasing this device in its home market of China for the time being. Xiaomi may still have plans to launch the MiBand in other global regions but at this point in time they don’t appear to have any mentions of locations outside of China. Hopefully that will change in the future as plenty consumers will probably want to get their hands on the device. It’s listed as costing only 79 yuan which is about $13, and that’s a price that will be hard to pass up for anyone that is looking for a fitness tracker.

If you’re using a Xiaomi phone with which to pair the MiBand, you’ll get additional feature capabilities, unfortunately the extras won’t be accessible to anyone that is using a non-Xiaomi device, so if unlocking your phone based on proximity of your MiBand is something that you would have a keen interest in, purchasing a Xiaomi phone would be in the cards as well. That is of course if Xiaomi ever brings the MiBand to the U.S., Europe, the UK and other places. For now, the people most excited are most likely would be consumers that live in the Chinese market. The MiBand we would presume uses Bluetooth 4.0 technology although the Bluetooth version isn’t mentioned. It also runs on Android 4.4 Kit Kat, and comes in a decent selection of different colors like Black, Blue, Turquoise, Pink, Yellow, and Orange.