Xiaomi's new Mi Band 2 has an OLED display and a bigger battery

11:18:00 PM Dick Wyn Yong 1 Comments

In 2014, Xiaomi unveiled their first wearable, the Xiaomi Mi Band. The device instantly became a hit wherever it went mainly because of it's price. But that alone managed to make Xiaomi the #2 wearable maker in the worldwide. 2 years later, Xiaomi is ready to succeed the world's most popular fitness tracker.

Xiaomi Mi Band 2 Key Specifications

— 0.42-inch OLED display
— IP67 rating
— Bluetooth 4.0 LE
— 70mAh battery
— 15.7 x 10.5 x 40.3mm
— 7g
— Black, Blue, Green, Orange

Enter the Xiaomi Mi Band 2, Xiaomi's third wearable device. The biggest upgrade over the original Mi Band is that the second generation Mi Band now comes with a OLED display that will display te time, steps and your heart rate. Below the screen is a shiny button that is used to activate the display and just like before, the Mi Band 2 also features a modular design so that you can customize the Mi Band 2 with a different band color.

Despite the new OLED display and the additional PPG heart rate tracker, Xiaomi says that their new Mi Band 2 is still IP67 certified and the bigger battery equates to 20 day standby time. Not as impressive as the original but the Mi Band 2 is rated to last longer compared to other fitness trackers with heart rate trackers.

The new Xiaomi Mi Band 2 will work on both iOS and Android devices through the Mi Fit application. Despite the new OLED display, the new Xiaomi Mi Band 2 is still pretty affordable at just CN¥ 149 (~US$ 23 / ~MYR 95). Xiaomi will begin selling the Mi Band 2 in China beginning June 7 and expect to see it arrive in Malaysia by the next few months.

UPDATE 2/6/2016 20:16: Added images