Infinix,a subsidiary of Transsion Holdings hastoday announced the Note 5 Stylus in India at Rs 15,999 and also revealed that their latest smartphone will be updated to Google’s Android 9 Pie interface in January 2019. The Hong-Kong based company has now revealed that it’ll soon launch an Infinix-branded smart band in India and we can expect the device to surface as early as December.
The news comes from Infinix India CEO Anish Kapoor who told The Mobile Indian that Infinix will launch a smart band, which will essentially be more of a fitness tracker than a smartwatch. The smart band will be the first such accessory from Infinix to land in India. However, the company has launched a slew of accessories outside India which includes the 2016-launched X-series Smart bands, the latest of which is the XBand 3.
Like any activity tracker, the Inifinix smart band can be expected to feature fitness tracking which will measure your steps, distance, running, calories burned and minutes active. There’s also a chance that the smart band will feature an inbuilt optical sensor to monitor your heart rate and IP68 water resistance for working out in sweaty or rainy conditions. If the device bore any resemblance to XBand 3, we can expect a small OLED screen that can be activated through gestures.
Upon its launch, the Infinix Smart band will go up against Mevofit’s Bold HR, Slim and Slim+HR bands and the Amazfit Core fitness band. Xiaomi also launched the Mi Band 3 earlier this year for an asking price of Rs 1,999. The Mi Band 3 features an OLED monochrome screen, heart rate monitor, a 20-day battery and water/dust resistance and will be a strong competitor to the Infinix smart band.
For users, looking at premium activity trackers, Fitbit launched the Fitbit Charge 3 fitness tracker back in August with a grayscale touchscreen OLED display, a blood oxygen monitor, goal-based exercise modes and a 7-day battery. Honor is also expected to launch the Honor Band 4 in India which comes with continuous heart-rate monitoring, sleep tracking and 20-day battery.
The Inifinix smart band will arrive in India sometime in December.