Low-cost Redmi Band fitness tracker to be released in Europe as the Xiaomi Mi Band 4C
The cheap and cheerful Redmi Band has recently been launched, and it appeared that many fans of Xiaomi’s range of wearables were expecting the Mi Band 5 to be the next fitness tracker in the pipeline, especially with Huami confirming the close relationship it has with Xiaomi over Mi Band development. But some fine detective work from tipster Xiaomishka has revealed that the Xiaomi Mi Band 4C is likely to be the next wearable product release from the popular Chinese OEM.
The tipster has come across some certificates that link the name of the product with a model number that relates to the Redmi Band. The “Mi Smart Band 4C” from Xiaomi is given the model number HMSH01GE, which also appeared on a Bluetooth certificate for the Redmi Band – so apparently case closed. It seems Xiaomi simply wants to close the gap between the Mi Band 4 and the Mi Band 5 by offering consumers in Europe the chance to purchase a new low-cost fitness tracker in the form of the Mi Band 4C.
Fortunately, because it does appear to be a renamed Redmi Band, we already know the important details about the upcoming Xiaomi Mi Band 4C. The fitness tracker is waterproof to 5 ATM, has a 1.08-inch color LCD (128x220), has a 140-mAh battery, and it features a heart-rate monitor and sleep tracking function. The Chinese price for the wearable was 99 yuan (US$14, €13, £11), although with taxes and regional market differences, European customers will have to pay more for the Mi Smart Band 4C. But it’s likely it will still be a great bargain for those after an inexpensive fitness tracker.