The OnePlus Band is here to give Xiaomi a run for their money


Xiaomi holds a surprisingly large market share when it comes to wearables, but it’s not hard to see why. The company’s Mi Band has managed to gain a massive following thanks to its insanely affordable price, but now it looks like the company could have some competition from OnePlus.

As the company had teased last week, OnePlus has since officially announced the OnePlus Band. This is the first wearable from OnePlus and it might not be the last as we had heard that the company is also due to announce its own smartwatch in the near future.

In terms of specs and features, the OnePlus Band is nothing to shout at. It is a rather simple device where it will sport a 1.1-inch AMOLED screen, an optical heart rate sensor, an SpO2 sensor, an accelerometer, and a built-in gyroscope. It will also be IP68 rated for water and dust-resistance, and will come with a 100mAh battery that the company claims is good for up to 14 days of use.

If we ever had to define what a fitness tracker was, the OnePlus Band would be the poster child, but that’s not a bad thing, especially given its price. The OnePlus Band is currently launched in India where it will retail for around $34 after conversion, so for that price and given its specs and features, it’s hard to find a better deal.

We’re not sure if the company plans to bring the OnePlus Band to other markets, but if they do, Xiaomi will most certainly have competition on their hands (or wrists).

Tyler Lee
A graphic novelist wannabe. Amateur chef. Mechanical keyboard enthusiast. Writer of tech with over a decade of experience. Juggles between using a Mac and Windows PC, switches between iOS and Android, believes in the best of both worlds.

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