The other day we’ve told you about Xiaomi Ventures’ investment in iHealth Labs, and now we get to find out that the two parties have been talking for quite some time. In fact, they went beyond talks as now we have Xiaomi unveiling its very first mHealth product (presuming Mi Band isn’t in that league) in the form of wireless blood pressure monitor.
The blood pressure cuff was developed in partnership with iHealth Labs, which also happen to offer such device, and works with an accompanying app on Xiaomi and other Android-based devices. For the best experience however, the Chinese vendor (obviously) suggests using the cuff with its own phones and tablet.
Like other Xiaomi products, this one is also priced aggressively; no other wireless blood pressure cuff is selling for the equivalent of $32.Like other Xiaomi products, this one is also priced aggressively; no other wireless blood pressure cuff is selling for the equivalent of $32. Alas, that’s the price in China and at the moment it’s unclear how much the same device will cost once it hits other parts of the world. In comparison, iHealth Labs’ own blood pressure cuff goes for $130.
Xiaomi says its blood pressure monitor will be easy to use, while meeting all the necessary professional medical standards and certifications. Mentioned mobile app will be used to record and track one’s blood pressure, heart rate, average pulse and display that information in an easy to grasp manner.
Considering iHealth Labs also makes other mHealth gadgets such as wireless scales and glucometers, we may see these too getting their Xiaomi counterparts. We’ll let you know when we hear something on that front…