The launch of Xiaomi Mi Max smartphone and MIUI 8 ROM on May 10 in Beijing got everyone up and excited about the two major announcements, while the other products unveiled at the time missed being in the spotlight. Now that the brouhaha about these two has subsided a bit, the focus has shifted to the three new accessories that were showcased at the event — the much-awaited Mi Band 2 fitness tracker with a display, the iHealth box and the 10,000mAh slim power bank.
According to reports, the Chinese electronics giant was said to have delayed the launch of Mi Band 2 by a month due to production issues. While that still holds true, the company's CEO, Lei Jun put at least some speculations aside by revealing the product at the event. However, most details were kept under wraps. Jun reportedly confirmed that the Mi Band 2 will arrive in early June.
When Jun showcased the latest wearable device on stage this week, it was clear that the Mi Band 2 would come with a display of its own. This would make it less dependent on a connected smartphone for activities like jogging and working out, and users will not have to carry the phone within the proximity range.
Xiaomi also launched a useful health accessory, the iHealth box, for ¥399 (approximately Rs. 4,000) at the event. The health-oriented accessory is more advanced than the Mi Band 2, as it can read blood pressure, heart rate and more. The device features a 4.3-inch display to show readings and also connects via Wi-Fi.
Finally, Xiaomi launched a sleek 10,000mAh Mi power bank measuring just 12.6mm in thickness. The power bank has a USB Type-C port, a standard USB port, LED power-level indicator and a power button. It is priced at ¥149 (approximately Rs. 1,500).
The firm did not announce the products' international availability, but we can expect to hear something on those lines soon enough.