22 May 2020
As many were expecting, Redmi has finally entered the wearable segment with the release of Redmi Band. It is the company's first-ever fitness band and is an entry-level offering. It means there are bare minimum features to help users track different aspects of their health goals. It is worth noting that the band has been released as a crowdfunded product.
The Redmi Band sports a 1.04-inch color display within a rectangular dial. This is a design similar to the Fitbit Charge 3, Realme Band, and Huawei bands. It comes with an optical heart sensor that will help users keep their heart rate in check. The band has five sports modes to track different physical activities. It is further capable of tracking the sleep quality of users.
One of the interesting features is support for direct USB charging. It is claimed to last for up to 14 days on a single charge. Since it is a budget fitness band, there are few features missing like NFC support or integration with third-party apps. But considering the asking price, we are not complaining.
The Redmi Band has been priced at CNY 99 is available for CNY 95 during the crowdfunding period. It will be available for purchase starting April 9th in China.