There is no dearth of smartwatches and fitness trackers in the market these days, but hardly any of them have support for the Microsoft Windows Phone ecosystem, except for Microsoft’s own fitness band (duh). Recently, we came across Microsoft’s internal team working on an app for Pebble Notifications, and now a third party developer is working on a Windows Phone app for Xiaomi’s Mi Band.
The Mi Band is a super affordable fitness tracker which has been around for a while, but lacks support for Windows Phone devices. The app is by a developer who goes by the name Dahrkael and is currently in private beta. Obviously it’s still work in progress and is expected to have some bugs, but the good part is that the development is going on in full swing and we can expect at least the public beta of Mi Tracker very soon.
The Xiaomi Mi Band was unveiled in July last year and is known for its super cheap price and quality build. It resembles a bracelet in its design and can be worn on either hand or on the neck. It has a fitness tracker and sleep monitor built-in and comes with a smart alarm. It is water resistant and has a 30-day standby power. It costs just $13 to purchase and is already quite a rage in China.
Currently, the app is in Spanish, but expect it to be translated to English once it’s out of private beta.via]MicrosoftInsider Forums