The Xiaomi Mi Band turned a lot of heads last year when it matched the functionality of other entry-level fitness trackers at a much lower price tag of CNY79 ($15 dollars when it began selling in the US).
Its successor, the Xiaomi Mi Band 1S, is reported to launch on November 7th just in time for China's biggest shopping day of the year, November 11th, Singles Day.
The Mi Band 1S will still feature step counting, calorie counting, sleep monitor but will also be adding a heart rate monitor, and buzz notifications. It will remain water-resistant though.
The Mi Band 1S is will cost CNY99, a modest increase from Mi Band's price (this could translate to a $5 or $10 increase in the US market).
Xiaomi gobbled a large share of the wearables market with the Mi Band last year. The Mi Band 1S has big shoes to fill this year and we can't wait to see how it manages.