Xiaomi is considered to be the Apple of the East, and its Xiaomi Band is getting popular lately. The original fitness band was launched two years ago with a retail price of around $20 (US$ 15), having a 30-day battery life, an alarm clock and a fitness tracker including your sleep.

Late last year, the device received a bump in specs with a heart rate sensor while the third-generation Xioami Mi 2 Band became officially available last week for Chinese consumers. However, you can place an order at Geek Buying for just under $54 (US$ 40).

Here are some things you need to know before buying this spectacular device.

Elegant Design

Having a 0.42-inch OLED display with scratch-resistant glass and anti-fingerprint coating, the Xiaomi Mi 2 Band offers the best features inherited from its predecessor devices. Users will no longer have to check their daily progress on their smartphone.

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Gesture tracker

The device comes with heart rate sensor, touch button control and can be activated through gesture. The device also offers interchangeable more breathable, anti-sweat, silicon bands. Apart from this, it weighs only 7 grams and has 70 Mhz rechargeable Lithium polymer battery rated to stay up to 20 days (on standby), notes Gadgets & Wearables. com

Monitors status of user’s activity

The device will vibrate when a user sits still for too long, prompting him or her to get off the sofa.

Basic features

You don’t have to look at your smartphone to check for notifications. Mi Band 2 vibrates whenever an incoming call or text shows up. However, for details, you will need to look at your smartphone, of course. It can also unlock your Xiaomi smartphone. In addition, a silent vibrating alarm feature is included to wake you up in the morning.

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Color options

Buyers can choose among Black, Blue, Green and Orange options. The band is water resistant with an IP67 rating. This means it is splash and sweat proof.