Xiaomi launched the Mi Band 4 smart band at an event in China on Tuesday. The wearable device succeeds the company's popular fitness tracker Mi Band 3, which was launched previous year. You'll have to pay a premium if you're an Avengers fan, shelling out 349 yuan (around Rs 3,500) for this limited edition fitness band. However, Xiaomi is yet to reveal the global pricing and availability of the Mi Band 4. The smart wrist band will go on sale in the country starting June 16. With the all-new Mi Band 4, Xiaomi is offering better hardware and improved features. The Mi Band 3 debuted in India in September at Rs. 1,999. This price is for the standard edition of the latest Mi band. The colour display appears to push a rather high resolution for a fitness band since it has enough space for notification icons and a battery level indicator on the top bar.
It's larger than last year's screen as well, but it's worth noting that this is still a relatively small display. And with the larger display comes features like watch faces, of which there are 77.
Anxious about scratching or breaking it? The Mi Band 4 also sports a 2.5D scratch-resistant tempered glass on the top. On the design front, this smart wearable is available in five colours -Orange, Purple, Black, Burgundy and Beige. We don't know if that's the full list, and it may be the company only sees fit to bring certain models to some markets.
There's a heart rate sensor on the rear, like on the Mi Band 3, and it'll be able to track all of your daily steps as well as other activities such as cycling and running. The Mi Band 4 comes with a six-axis accelerometer sensor that enables monitoring of physical activities while on-the-move.
Sleep tracking is also included on the tracker, but if you're looking for a fully fledged fitness device it's worth knowing that this only really does the basics and a little bit more. In terms of battery life, Xiaomi claims that the non-NFC variant can last for up to 20 days on a single charge while the version with NFC will last 15 days. The fitness band is also water resistant up to 5ATM or 50 metres. This allows it to recognise voice commands, and pass them on to connected devices. Xiaomi's AI assistant is now only available in China, and there don't seem to be any plans to bring it to other markets in the near future.
Since the display is now colored, it means there's more scope for the creation of some creative dial faces and that's exactly what Xiaomi has done.