After the separation from Xiaomi, the Chinese company Redmi has made a debut in the wearable segment. Today, the company has introduced the first affordable fitness tracker Redmi Band with some useful support tools. It is a much better fitness band compare to Mi Band 4 but lacks in some areas. It comes with a 1.08-inch OLED touch display, a little larger than Band 4’s 0.95” touch display. The display can show you social media notifications as well as text messages along with the weather forecasts.
I was expecting Mi band 5 to be live in the Xiaomi event, but instead, until now, we have received this tracker. Now is the trend to make USB-A plugin charge the device, which also reduces the burden to carry a charger. The Huawei Band, Honor Band, Realme Band & now Redmi Band supports USB-A plug & charge technology. As per the company’s spec, the tracker runs up to 14 days in a single charge with normal mode activated. It is waterproof wearable up to 5ATM that allows you to swim without worry.
Unlike Mi Band 3 & Band 4, the Redmi Band is missing NFC function. It is useful to make a contactless payment, though, Mi Band also doesn’t support NFC outside China. Design-wise it looks similar to Fitbit Charge 4 and offers Black, Blue, Red & Brown color options. The Redmi Band is initially available in China for CNY 99 ($14). It will go on sale from April 9 in China and later this year in other countries.