If you read our review of the Xiaomi Mi Band you will know how much we enjoy the simple little device, well an update may well be on the way.
It’s Hugo Barra who has tipped us off again , this time via his Weibo account in China. The VP of Xiaomi posted that the team responsible for the original Mi Band have a big announcement ahead of the Chinese Spring Festival.
As it’s the wearable division of Xiaomi who are making the announcement it sounds plausible that a 2nd generation Xiaomi Mi Band is ready to be released.
What we like about the current Mi Band is the long battery life, and simple to use features. We hope that Xiaomi can keep those aspects of the bracelet but perhaps add a small display for notifications and the time, but more importantly improve the wrist strap.
From personal experience I have found the Mi Band’s strap to unfasten easily after prolonged use, and even Eduardo over on GizChina.es managed to loose a Mi Band recently due to the strap design.[ GizChina.es ]