A little more than a year ago, Chinese tech company Xiaomi introduced the Hey Plus smart bracelet, which runs on the Youpin platform. In comparison to the Mi Band from the previous year, this model had an expanded display as well as enhanced NFC capabilities. Today, the business unveiled the next generational model they will be producing.
The Hey Plus 1S smart wristband adopts a more rectangular appearance in contrast to its predecessor, the Hey Plus, which had an oval design. A high-quality 0.95-inch AMOLED display that is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass can be found built right into the board. Along with full colour at a depth of 24 bits, this can offer pixel densities of up to 228 PPI.
The fact that this may provide us with some insight into what to anticipate from the Xiaomi Mi Band 5 is what makes it so interesting. What evidence points us in this direction? The current iteration of the Mi Band has a look that is very reminiscent of the Hey Plus wearable from the previous year.
In terms of features, you will have access to the standard tracking of your steps, distance travelled, calories burned, heart rate, exercise, and sleep. In addition to this, it is resistant to water up to a depth of fifty metres.
An enhanced NFC chip that enables bus cards in 248 cities in China, notifications for incoming calls and messages, alarm clock functionality, control over the music played on a smartphone, support for the Mi Home smart home system, and additional features are included as part of the smart functionality. An additional application for the NFC chip is that of a digital key for use with smart door locks.
The longevity of the batteries in Xiaomi devices has always been one of their strengths. The Hey Plus 1S is not an exception. In standby mode, the device will continue to function thanks to the 120 mAh battery that powers it. The time required to charge is approximately two hours.
The fitness band can now be pre-ordered in Chinese retailers Jingdong and Tmall for the price of 179 yuan, which is equivalent to USD 25. Although there is no information regarding the product’s availability in other countries, the gizmo can be purchased on AliExpress in some nations. There is a selection of hues available to pick from, and some of them are black, orange, and turquoise.