Xiaomi entered the wearable industry with a bang last year when they launched the Mi Band in China. The ‘plain' looking fitness tracker fared beyond the company's expectations. In fact it won't be too far stretched to say that it came on to become one of the most popular ‘budget' fitness tracker for the masses.
Now it seems that Xiaomi is ready to give it a hardware update. Apparently words regarding the updated Mi Band with a Heart Rate Sensor had arose back a few months back. In fact hands on images of the device also got leaked.
Nevertheless according to a new report it seems that the updated fitness tracker dubbed the Mi Band 1S is about to launch in a week's time. Tipsters in the China are hinting at an imminent launch on the 11th of November. This date further overlaps with the Single Day in China - time when Xiaomi dolls out large discounts to its fans located in the country.
The Mi Band 1S will look similar to the existing band in all aspects except in the backside. The back of the main sensor located on the middle of the band will house a Heart Rate Sensor. The placement of the sensor can be accurately seen in the leaked images.
Furthermore the updated Mi Band is expected to cost slightly higher than the original one at 99 Yuan (Rs 1,000). The Mi Band was launch last year at 69 Yuan (Rs 700) in China.