Just recently, we saw Xiaomi came in with a new crowdfunding project. In collaboration with Shenzhen Ruyi Discovery Technology Co., Ltd., the manufacturer designed the Hey Plus (aka Black Plus), a Mi Band 3 – like smartband with many useful features. However, unlike the NFC variant of the Mi Band that is not available yet for purchase, the Hey+ is already available. And you can get your hands on it for only $59.99.
The selling point of the Hey Plus is the 0.95-inch OLED 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. Thus, it can display full-text messages directly on the screen. It was one of the main differences of the Mi Band 3 compared to other fitness trackers.
As we said, apart from a large color screen, the Xiaomi Hey 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. In many places, NFC is used not only for making payments but also for various purposes. Say in China, it can be used as a bus card, Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Intercommunication Card, covering 148 cities including Beiguangshen. It can be used to lock doors. This list is too long. But if you are in a country that isn’t using NFC widely, most likely, it won’t have an impact on your decision.
The Hey 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. Apart from this, there are all those features we used to see on smartbands. 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 Hey Plus smartband has an IP68 waterproof rating. So you can use it when taking bath, swimming, etc. At last, it can be 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.