Xiaomi finally announced the successor of their health band, called Mi Band 1S. This new Mi Band 1S has the same appearance as its previous version, Mi Band. The difference is the additional sensor on it. This new sensor is a heart sensor, which is placed on the back of the band. This sensor can analyze the user’s heart rate when he/she is doing his/her activity and when sleeping. It also can help to count how many calories has been burnt during the exercise, and the sleep quality of the user.
Besides the heart sensor, there is no difference between Mi Band 1S and Mi Band. This band has IP67 rating as its prior. It means it can stay in the water up to 3 feet depth for 30 minutes. The other features you can get are: the step counter, sleep tracker, and the companion for your smartphone, such as to alert, call notification, and more. All these features you can check on Mi Band app for iOS and Android that is connected through a Bluetooth 4.0. With a heart sensor feature, Mi Band S1 uses 45 mAh, the same battery capacity with Mi Band, and it can make the battery life time shorter, less than one month.
Xiaomi Mi Band 1S is priced $15. This price is a bit higher than Mi Band first generation, that is $11. Nevertheless, Xiaomi health band is the most affordable one, but with a great material and technology. This band is available in three color options: blue, red, and black. Mi Band 1S will start to be sold on November 11.