Xiaomi currently sells its wearables under its Mi brand. The company’s sub-brand Redmi is expected to enter the wearables market. In November last year, Redmi GM Lu Weibing had revealed the company’s plans of releasing a smartwatch in the future. However, it seems that the brand may launch a fitness tracker first. Now, Chinese tipster Digital Chat Station has shared details of the upcoming Redmi fitness tracker on Weibo. According to some sources, the design and features of the device were also found on Xiaomi’s Mi Fit app.
The leaked image reveals the Redmi fitness tracker with a small display surrounded by thick bezels. There is a white line at the bottom of the screen that hints at a capacitive button. The features found on the Mi Fit app suggests that the Redmi fitness tracker will come with changeable watch faces. It will offer a heart rate sensor, alarm function, and support for controlling music playback. Additionally, the fitness tracker will also support payments through built-in NFC connectivity.
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In other news, Twitter tipster Sudhanshu Ambhore claims that the Redmi fitness band has received BIS certification. The certificate was issued on January 22nd and the device is listed with model number ‘HMSH01GE’ under the ‘smartwatch’ product category. BIS groups all smart wearable devices under its smartwatch category. The certification hints at an imminent launch of the Redmi fitness band in India.
The Redmi fitness tracker is expected to arrive with a lower price tag compared to the Mi Band series. As of now, there is no more info on the device and when it will launch. We expect more details to surface in the coming weeks.