Infinix Mobility has announced its entry into the wearables technology sector with the arrival of X-Band, otherwise known as XBO1.
The likes of Infinix delving into the wearable market gives credence to a recent report by Ericsson ConsumerLab that predicts that wearables might replace smartphones thereby helping consumers interact with physical things and objects in the Internet of Things (IoT) era.
The Infinix smart band packs some interesting features that make it desirable. This wearable basically serves as a fitness tracker that counts and shows the user number of steps he has taken and calories burnt.
The X-Band comes with an internal 3-axis smart sensor which detects motions such as walking and running to keep an accurate log of its user’s activities.
Based on the type of activity, the X-Band App will set goals while displaying the user’s most recent and best performance, according to Infinix.
The X-Band App’s smart cloud is responsible for storing and calculating user’s activity statuses. The best performance stats could be shared by the user with friends by just touching a button.
A well highlighted feature of the X-Band is its use of Bluetooth receiver to connect to the phone rather than Wi-Fi or cellular data. The Bluetooth connection means you can communicate with your smartphone and get notifications directly on the band’s screen.
With the X-Band, you can receive an incoming call by simply putting on the headset and press the button to receive call. This definitely allows you to concentrate and drive with both hands rather than one.
The X-Band smart watch also has a water resistance feature as Infinix confirms it is manufactured in adherence with IP55 dustproof and waterproof international standards.
The X-Band also uses smartphone tether. This means that when you cannot find your phone, you can simply tap the bracelet and see if it is within Bluetooth range. If detected, the phone will ring and vibrate to reveal its location. It is one of those features that make the X-Box appealing to consumers of wearables.
The 100 mAh battery that comes with the X-Band is good enough for up to 7 hours of talk time and 150 hours standby time.
Other features of the Infinix X-Band include ultra thin screen with smart touch, timer, vibrations, reminders and wireless syncing.
There is no information yet from Infinix Mobility as regards the release date and price. However, with the features inherent in the X-Band it has become one of the most anticipated products in the consumer tech space.