Recently, Xiaomi released the Redmi brand’s first smart wearable product known as Redmi Band. As the fifth smart bracelet launched by Xiaomi, the Redmi bracelet uses a 1.08-inch large-screen color display, has 14 days of long battery life, supports professional sports and health monitoring, calls, App notifications, Alipay offline payment, and control music playlist.
Different from the relatively rounded appearance of Xiaomi Mi Band 4, the shape design of Redmi Band is a bit on the rugged side with a rectangular frame, pointed edges and a 1.08-inch TFT color screen on the front, with vivid colors and adjustable brightness.
Users can receive timely reminders of incoming calls, WeChat, QQ, SMS, etc. through the band. It also supports the wrist-lift display, and the screen can be turned off by gently tapping the palm of the hand.
In addition, the Xiaomi Redmi Band also supports 5 ATM professional-grade waterproofing.
Unlike the Xiaomi Mi Band series, the Redmi Band charging design is changed to an integrated quick-disconnect USB in-line charging method. No power adapter is required. Remove the wrist strap and plug it into the USB port to recharge. It takes 2 hours to charge and provides 14 days of long battery life.
Since the strap is removable, it allows the user to change the strap with a total four color choices available.
The official app for the Redmi Band is the Mi Fit available on Android and iOS devices.
In terms of sports, the Redmi Band supports 5 sports modes:
Among them, running, cycling and walking support the Mi Fit APP connected to record the movement track, display the distance and real-time speed, sports heart rate, heart rate interval, support heart rate interval reminder and speed reminder. Users can also set daily calorie consumption and step goals and reminders. Remember that the Mi Band 4 has 6 modes which include the swimming mode as well. This seems to be missing in the Redmi Band.
Other sports watch features include a timer and a stopwatch.
More importantly, Redmi Band is way cheaper than the Xiaomi Mi Band 4, with a crowdfunding price of only 95 Yuan ($13.45 USD). This brings the large colored screen health wearables to the below $15 category.
In China, it will start selling at 0:00, April 9 on Xiaomi’s official website. Meanwhile, the global availability of this product will start at the end of this month. It is also expected to release in other countries including India, Italy, Spain, France, and more as well in the upcoming months.