Xiaomi Mi Band 1S with built in heart monitor launched for only $15


xiaomi mi band 1s launched

Rumours told us that an updated Xiaomi Mi Band was on the way, and today it was finally announced over on the official Xiaomi website.

The Mi Band 1S won’t replace the original Mi Band but will sell alongside it at a slightly higher cost. The original Mi Band is now on sale in China for 69 Yuan, while the new model comes in at 99 Yuan.

Visually each band is almost identical to one another, with the same metal fronted main unit that sits inside a rubber wrist strap. Functions are similar too with a 3 x LED notification system, the ability to alert you to notifications (with a gentle vibration feature), sleep monitor, calorie counter and of course exercise recording.

There is one new feature though and that is the rear facing optical heart rate monitor which will take your pulse as required. Adding the heart monitor has meant a slight increase on main unit size with the new 1S measuring 37mm long, 13.6mm wide and 9.9mm deep. This probably means that the new model cannot fit in the older wrist straps.

xiaomi mi band 1s launched

The IP67 rated band retains the same size 45mAh battery, and as the heart monitor isn’t always active you should be able to get close to the originals 30 day battery life. Xiaomi will realise the new Xiaomi Mi Band 1S on November 11th for 99 Yuan, international resellers will offer the wearable soon after.

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10 Comments

  1. rimakus
    November 7, 2015

    gime two for that price

  2. Angry Mobile Nerd
    November 7, 2015

    Interesting they’re not discontinuing the previous model, are their customers that cheap and budget driven? You’d think everyone would just pay the extra 5 bucks and get the heart rate sensor. Notice how I used the word “sensor” because technically it’s not a monitor as there is no way to actually monitor your heart rate with this wearable alone.

    • Sansa
      November 9, 2015

      There are wrist bands that indeed monitor your pulse rate, but for 15$ i really doubt it will be precise/reliable.

  3. lemsi_86
    November 8, 2015

    They should ve worked more on the stap, i ve lost mine without noticing it.

    • Johan Bjäreholt
      November 8, 2015

      There are lots of alternative straps out there, i have paid more on different straps then the band itself. The original broke after a couple of months for me so i guess that they could work on the durability, but the design is fine.

    • Sedokun
      November 24, 2015

      It says:
      Presell Product Lead-time: 2015-12-07

  4. November 10, 2015

    This is good Band for the price..

  5. 2arabs android
    November 10, 2015

    It is good for the athletes by it and think that every athlete needs and have the prior, and I saw him at a good price in geekbuying.com
    Really good

  6. Dawid
    November 11, 2015

    Very good! I would like buy it!