Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi, otherwise known as China's Apple, is about to launch the second version of its very affordable wristband.
Called the Mi Band 2, it's expected to be a follow-up to the Mi Band, Xiaomi's original wristband that only costs £7.50. No - we didn't forget to add a couple zeros. It doesn't have a display nor nifty phone-enabled features, but you can use the MiBand to unlock a Mi phone without a password. It'll also monitor your steps and sleeping habits, among other things.
Now, thanks to Lei Jun, Xiaomi's founder and CEO, we know what the Mi Band 2 looks like, as he showed it off during a wearables conference in China via a photo posted to Weibo. The Mi Band 2 appears to feature both a LCD display and a physical button, and it should let you view your activity levels and heart rate. We're only wondering if it's just as cheap.
Keep in mind Xiaomi in 2013 poached Hugo Barra from Google. He played a big role in Android and Nexus. Since then, Xiaomi has come up with several handset and wearables. It expected to officially unveil its new tracker alongside the 6.4-inch Mi Max and the latest version of MIUI on 10 May. The upcoming phone is thought to pack a Snapdragon 650.