Xiaomi Mi Band- A Wearable for the Masses
When Xiaomi first announced the Xiaomi Mi Band, it sounded like yet another fitness wearable in an increasingly crowded market. It seemed like every company was jumping on the bandwagon and putting out some sort of fitness tracker.
What shocked a lot of people though was the Xiaomi's Mi Band ultra-low price tag. For less than the cost of a good meal, now everyone could afford a fitness tracker. For those familiar with Xiaomi though, this aggressive pricing approach to selling devices is not surprising and is what made the becoming the top selling smartphone in China.
I purchased the Mi Band from the Xiaomi online store and got it shipped to Shanghai. After getting my hands on it, I proceeded to try it out at Cafe Meyers, a nice coffee shop in Danville, California.
The Mi Band comes in a simple but professionally designed box.
Once you open the box, the Mi Band silver casing peaks out.
The Mi Band comes with a USB cable for charging as well as a wrist band that you insert the Mi Band into.
Despite the ridiculously low price of the Mi Band, the product is surprisingly stylish in a simple Zen type of way. Unlike other wearables, there are no external mechanical buttons or data displays used.
To charge the Mi Band, you need to remove it from the wrist band and plug it into the USB cable adapter. The Mi Band doesn't come with its own power supply but you can use any USB power charger or computer instead.
Click here to see how well the Xiaomi Mi Band works with the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro.