China's Xiaomi said it sold over 1 million units of its Mi Band in three months. The fitness tracker was launched in July earlier this year for $13, and went on sale on August 18. As of now, China is the only market, where you could possibly find the Mi Band.
Xiaomi shared its excitement on its official Weibo account, and also revealed it had sold a whooping 103,000 Mi Bands in a single day. Apparently, it is largely believed that the total number of recorded steps accumulated by all Mi Band users surpassed 80 billion.
Sales of the Mi Band in China, the world's largest smartphone market, seemed to be have surpassed the manufacturer's expectations.
The Mi Band was originally launched alongside the Mi 4 in July this year. The fitness focused smartband offers a battery life of 30-days, and it can also be used to unlock your phone. Moreover, the Mi Band is water-resistant and has an alarm function that will vibrate the device when set.
Although not a big name in the wearable segment, the success of the Xiaomi Mi Band has surely set an example which other players can't even think to achieve in a matter of few months.
Back in India, the wearable segment is still in a nascent stage, due to lack of real competition. With the launch of Mi Band in India by early next year, one could possibly think of the arrival of cheap wearable fitness bands.
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