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The Meizu Band is unveiled offering a low-priced fitness tracking solution

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The Meizu Band is unveiled offering a low-priced fitness tracking solution
Meizu introduced the M5 Note today as expected. But the manufacturer also brought along a little visitor that no one expected; we are referring to the Meizu Band. With a hidden OLED display, the device tells time, counts your steps, computes the number of calories you've burned, and tracks your heart rate. In other words, it does everything that a proper fitness band is supposed to do.

Not only will the Meizu Band send you notifications about incoming calls or texts, it will also help find a missing phone if it's connected to Bluetooth. And similar to some other fitness bands and smartwatches, if you don't move over a period of time, the fitness tracker will give you a swift kick to the ass by reminding you to start moving. The device will pair with Meizu's health based smartphone app and will allow you to 'Like' others' workouts and compete against them.

The battery is said to last for seven days and uses an odd looking magnetic charger to wirelessly power up the device. With an IP67 certification rating, the band can be submerged in up to 3.2 feet of water for as long as 30-minutes without sustaining any damage. It isn't clear if the device will be U.S. bound, which is too bad considering that it is priced at the equivalent of $33 USD. Pre-orders are being accepted starting today, with the Meizu Band launching on December 8th.

Check out some pictures of the fitness tracker by clicking on the slideshow below

source: AndroidAuthority

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posted on 06 Dec 2016, 04:43

1. trojan_horse (Posts: 4647; Member since: 06 May 2016)

Kinda a suprise. Meizu Band is a good bang-for-the-buck deal and it's app arently cheaper than the Microsof band...

Too bad the US will most likely not have it abailable for purchase... Costing just 33 bucks!!

posted on 06 Dec 2016, 06:16

2. mahima (Posts: 443; Member since: 20 Nov 2014)

mi band 2 look much better...

posted on 06 Dec 2016, 07:01

3. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1622; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)

I wonder how the features compare to the MiBand 2? I was interested in picking up a MiBand 2 just to see if I would even like a fitness tracker (that's the great thing about these products is you don't have to spend a lot of money on something you may not end up even using).

posted on 06 Dec 2016, 08:24

4. MINDoSOUL (Posts: 185; Member since: 28 Feb 2014)

I bought the Mi band 2 last month and i can easly say based on what is mentioned here about the meizu band that the Mi band 2 is superior for a couple of reasons:

1.The mi band 2 has a lot of developer support. If you install an app called Mi band tools it adds a lot of features to the band like different icons for notifications and contacts and many more.
2. The battery life i haven't charged the band for 28 days now and that's with average usage. Hands down the best smart band that is worth every penny you pay for it. By the way i paid for it (22 USD) brand new from the official store.
3. It works with any Smartphone.

So i highly recommend it if you are still not sure.

posted on 06 Dec 2016, 08:31

5. MINDoSOUL (Posts: 185; Member since: 28 Feb 2014)

I forgot to mention that the mi band 2 has all the features of the Meizu band and even more features with customization apps.

posted on 06 Dec 2016, 21:53

6. raghu67 (Posts: 28; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)

don't go with MI Band2, it has lot of issues recently..
idn't working well with heart rate, sleep and step count...
basically making it useless

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