Xiaomi’s Redmi subsidiary has announced three new wearable devices: Redmi Watch 2, Redmi Watch 2 Lite, and Redmi Smart Band Pro.
Xiaomi is known for its Mi Band line of fitness trackers, which are the best sellers in various markets. Now it wants to pass part of its success to its subsidiary, Redmi, which has launched three new wearable devices: Redmi Watch 2, Redmi Watch 2 Lite and Redmi Band Pro. The first two are smartwatches, while Redmi Band Pro is a tracker of training.
There’s no shortage of smartwatches and fitness trackers, and hardly any smartphone maker isn’t trying to grab a share of the market. Xiaomi, which launched its first fitness tracker, the Mi Band, in 2014, shipped more wearable devices than Apple in the second quarter of 2021.
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The Redmi Watch 2 is a square-faced smartwatch with a 1.6-inch AMOLED touchscreen and a single button. Along with standard features like a heart rate sensor and a blood oxygen level sensor, Wareable reports that the smartwatch supports 117 sports modes, built-in GPS, sleep tracking, menstrual cycle tracking, and 5ATM water resistance. Its battery can last up to 12 days depending on usage. The Redmi Watch 2 Lite drops the AMOLED screen by a smaller 1.55-inch LCD panel but with the same 320 x 360 resolution. It can also measure heart rate and SpO₂ level, it has a 5ATM water resistance rating, built-in GPS, more than 100 training modes including HIIT and yoga, and can sync with Strava and Apple Health. Battery life is slightly less than 10 days. The Redmi Smart Band Pro, which is the fitness tracker, has a smaller 1.47-inch 450-nit AMOLED display and can track up to 110 different workouts. While it doesn’t have a built-in GPS module, it does have a heart rate sensor and can measure SpO₂ levels. You can also track menstrual cycles and measure stress levels and has a battery life of 14 days.
Price is the best feature
Xiaomi products are known to be super affordable and this gives them an edge over the competition. The Redmi Watch 2 is priced at ¥ 399 in China, which turns out to be around $ 62 or € 54. Not only does it undermine the Fitbit Charge 5, but no subscription is required either. Although it will most likely not be officially launched in North America, it should be launched in Europe and India as the first generation Redmi Watch is sold in these regions. Xiaomi has yet to reveal pricing and availability details for the Redmi Watch 2 Lite and Redmi Smart Band Pro, but it has been confirmed that the two products will be sold outside of China.
The launch of these new smartwatches and fitness trackers should help Xiaomi strengthen its position as a leader in the wearable device market. It has sold millions of wearable devices with its method of offering great features at affordable prices, so these new products should have no problem flying off the shelves.