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Xiaomi Mi Band 2 leaked...by Xiaomi's CEO
Everyone’s getting in on the leaking game these days, including company CEOs. I don’t mean the subtle internal leak for publicity though, or even the casual Eric Schmidt Moto X way. No no, I’m talking about the “I’m gonna stick this thing right in front of the camera” kind of way. So it was with Xiaomi’s CEO, Lei Jun, showing off the unannounced Mi Band 2 at a conference in China this week.
The boss man struck a pose with the new wearable on his arm, showing off its LCD display and physical button. At the same conference the Xiaomi Max was also pictured on a table, so I guess when you’re at the top of the food chain you don’t have to worry too much about being pictured with unannounced devices. Anyone lower down the ladder would likely be looking for a new job.
The Mi Band 2 is the successor to the infinitely popular Mi Band, a $15 fitness tracker that relied on a smartphone app for tracking info due to its lack of a display. The Mi Band 2 looks set to rectify that omission, making it a standalone tracker capable of showing the basics on its LCD screen with further details available in the app.
The Mi Band 2 looks to have the same rubberized strap found on the original Mi Band but adds a physical button for navigating through on-screen contents. We still don’t have details on a launch date or price, but with the Xiaomi Max launching on May 10 we wouldn’t be surprised if the Mi Band 2 gets unveiled at the same time.
Do you use a fitness tracker? Do you prefer a smartwatch or a fitness band?