Even though the “regular” Xiaomi Mi Band isn’t widely available, the company is already working on its successor. Dubbed Mi Band 2, this device — according to GizChina — will sell for 199 Yuan (about $32), which is $20 more than the original Mi Band. So yes, we would expect that the extra cash was used to add some kind of screen to the mix that will show calories spent, pace, distance and steps in real-time. Even better, perhaps they manage to make a full-blown smart watch for that price.
Additionally, we’re hoping that this time round, the so called “Apple of China” will find a way to make its product available all around the world.
In related news, the Mi Band app has been caught running on the iPhone, hinting us that Xiaomi is looking to sell wearable devices to both its own customers as well as owners of phones made by other vendors. It’s unclear when the iOS app will be out but since the leak is coming from Xiaomi’s own employees, chances are this will be a short wait. More to come, obviously.