The current smartband of the Chinese Apple is the Xiaomi Mi Band 3, which came with a number of upgrades. As you know, it sports a larger screen that displays the full messages of up to 24 Chinese characters. If you remember, there has been an NFC version as well. But it’s not been listed till the date. Instead, Xiaomi comes with a new crowdfunding project. Today, the company announced the ‘Black Plus smartband’, the selling point of which is the AMOLED screen and a few others. Its crowdfunding price is 229 yuan ($33). As for now, it has reached the 165% of the crowdfunding goal and is expected to hit the market on September 20.
This fitness tracker is a third-party product, which is delivered by Shenzhen Ruyi Discovery Technology Co., Ltd. It uses a 0.95-inch touchscreen, with a resolution of 240×120, a 24-bit true color, a color range up to 100%, supporting custom dial, caller ID, can directly display WeChat, QQ, Alipay, Weibo, Taobao messages.
Inside, the Black Plus carries a built-in multi-function NFC that you can use to simulate your work card, access control card, lift the wrist to ‘pass’, etc. It also supports most NFC smart door locks. This feature is mainly used in China. But it’s interesting this bracelet supports a bus card, Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Intercommunication Card, covering 148 cities including Beiguangshen, and will open more cities in the future.
Apart from this, the Black Plus smartband comes with a built-in 120mAh battery that can be used for 18 days due to the ultra-low power technology and 80% power optimization. This product also provides PPG heart rate sensor. With a high-precision three-axis sensor and anti-motion interference monitoring algorithm Skylark, it can achieve accurate motion data monitoring.
The Xiaomi Black Plus smartband supports 50 meters of waterproofing. So you can use it when taking bath, swimming, etc. At last, it is also connected to the Mijia APP that allows to control any Mijia smart home product or connect to Xiaomi Bluetooth gateway to view Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and ZigBee devices in parallel.