Xiaomi is unable to cope with the demand for Mi Band 2, the band will be generally available in October
In early June, Xiaomi has officially unveiled fitness band Mi Band second generation. The device has replaced the popular fitness tracker Mi Band and Mi Band 1S. As reported by Gizmochina, smart bracelet, valued at $23, enjoys quite a high demand and because of the limitations of the initial party some stores started selling the device at a higher price.
The main difference between the Mi Band 2 is the emergence of OLED-display with a diagonal of 0.42 inch. So now for viewing collected metrics the users don’t need to sync with a smartphone and launch the app. In addition, the screen may display current time, i.e., the tracker can play the role of a wristwatch.
Mi Band 2 improved algorithm pedometer and definition of the pulse. Like its predecessor, the gadget is protected from dust and water according to IP67 standard. With a weight of about 7 g the device has a powerful battery 70 mAh, which provides up to three weeks in standby mode.
Last week, the head Xiaomi Lei Jun and Huang Wang, the head of the company Huami, which produces the Mi Band 2, said that the rate of release of a “smart” bracelet will be doubled. Although they acknowledged that this is still not enough to meet user demand for the device.
The publication notes that Xiaomi has decided to abandon the model outlet and to release Mi Band 2 available for sale in October of this year.