Just last Friday, Xiaomi announced that they have invested USD$25 million in venture capital into iHealth Lab Inc,, one of the most well-known smart health device makers, and it looks like the folks in China will be able to start buying iHealth devices at mi.com as soon as tomorrow. Co-founder and president of Xiaomi, Bin Lin, has just made an announcement on his Facebook page, saying that the iHealth Blood Pressure Monitoring system will go on sale at mi.com starting tomorrow and as expected, it will be pretty cheap at RMB199 – that’s approximately RM105.
The blood pressure monitor from iHealth is a device that can connect to a Xiaomi smartphone (it is also compatible with other Android smartphones). It consists of a dock and a cuff, and together with a free iHealth MyVitals app, the blood pressure monitor will be able to record down and track your blood pressure in the comfort of your own home. You can even share your results with your doctor or caregiver.
The blood pressure monitor is the Chinese company’s first ever healthcare product that has been developed together with iHealth Labs, and Xiaomi will start selling it tomorrow at its website at www.mi.com, for a pretty low price of RMB199 (approximately RM105). Currently, iHealth has a blood pressure monitor specially made for iPhone and iPads, but it comes with a pretty hefty price tag of RMB799 (RM422).
The blood pressure monitor from Xiaomi and iHealth will even come with an app customized for Xiaomi, and will be able to track blood, pressure, heart rate, average pulse, and more on a real-time chart, then make recommendations for improvement. Cheap and cool blood pressure monitor, anyone?
(Source: Tech In Asia)