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.