Xiaomi-backed AmazeFit smart wearable by Huami is now official


The first rumours regarding a new fitness band by Xiaomi arose a few months back when a Mi Band with a Heart Rate sensor cropped up. Sporting a similar design like the Mi Band, it was dubbed the Mi Band 1S. However the product hasn't made it to the market yet. A few days ago though a teaser image spotted on Weibo hinted at a fitness tracker dubbed AmazeFit from the company.

Xiaomi-backed AmazeFit smart wearable by Huami is now official

Apparently the leaked fitness tracker is now official. But it won't be just to say that it's just a Xiaomi product. There's a rather interesting twist to the tale.

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Xiaomi backing ventures by other companies is no well-kept mystery. The Chinese OEM did that in the past with the XiaoYi Action camera range. In fact XiaoYi is now entering European markets too, for newer pastures. Now if you were wondering why we are talking of Xiaomi backed ventures while talking of a fitness band, then I must tell you that the new fitness band isn't developed by the Chinese company. It is in fact developed by a Chinese company Huami with Xiaomi sponsoring the project.

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In case you are now left pondering who the hell Huami is, then you must be aware of this little but valuable info - the original Mi Band that came with the Xiaomi branding was in fact built by this unknown company. The highly popular Mi Band that sold like hot pan cakes across the world was joint venture by Xiaomi and Huaheng Technology - thus Huami was incepted!

Xiaomi-backed AmazeFit smart wearable by Huami is now official

Now coming to the AmazeFit tracker, the device is fairly minimalistic in terms of design. It sports a small donut sized tracker which comes in two colours - white and black with a band that further comes in a variety of colour option. The AmazeFit band however doesn't come with a display. The surprising factor is that the product even lack the LED indicating lamps as found in the Mi Band.

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The AmazeFit can however do all the cool stuffs, Mi Band did like step counting and activity tracking, vibration alarms and notifications and a sleep tracker. It further adds up to its credentials by adding functionality like Scenario Monitoring, Smart Home control and Wireless Charging.

Xiaomi-backed AmazeFit smart wearable by Huami is now official

The lack of the Xiaomi branding in the product however is due to the fact that despite investing in the project in the first round of funding, Xiaomi didn't participate in further rounds. Huami however succeeded to collect requisite $35 million funding from Banyan, Sequoia and Morning Side Capitals.

The product is however not available for sale yet. Considering the fact that Huami and Xiaomi were working together previously, there's still a possibility of Xiaomi joining them back in the venture. If so, we may see this all new wearable in India next year!

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