Xiaomi Mi band 4 goes official and has been launched in an event in China. The most anticipated fitness tracker is here and some cool and most needed updates too, like the colourful screen.
It comes in three versions with the top models getting NFC. The new smart band houses a 0.95-inch AMOLED colour screen with a 120×240 resolution and 2.5D scratch-resistant glass. It also features 77 colourful dial themes for added personalization and eight distinct bands exclusive for the Avengers Limited edition themed band.
A big addition to the Mi Band 4 is the new six-axis high precision accelerometer for better sports tracking which now comes with swimming stroke recognition. You can dive in waters deep up to 50 meters all praises to the waterproof design and the band will even help determine your swimming skills based on your performance.
Another newness is the built-in microphone which enables the new voice commands and Xiao AI voice assistant. Mi Band 4 users will be able to control IoT equipment via voice commands and control other compatible devices.
NFC is included in the more expensive versions, giving access to digital payments, public transport cards, and easier phone pairing.
The new watch still has the heart rate monitor and sleep quality index of its predecessor and also supports Bluetooth 5.0. Xiaomi claims 15-day battery endurance for the NFC version and 20 days for the regular unit.
The Mi Band 4 is available in Black, Brown, Blue, Orange and Pink colours with a starting price of CNY 169 ($24) for the standard variant.
The NFC edition goes up to CNY 229 ($33) while the Avenger limited edition band will set buyers back CNY 349 ($50). Reservation will begin later today in China, international availability is yet to be revealed.