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Old 26th May 2015, 18:35   #31
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What a sham the MI flash sale was. I logged on five minutes before the sale had to start. There was a reverse countdown on and I clicked on the buy button as soon as the clock hit 2 and the link was activated. After that..... nothing. "Our servers are too busy, please try again". Had logged in from two laptops and same story with both.

Will try again next week !
Well, got lucky in the flash sale today. Now let's see what the fuss is all about
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Tried the flash sale for the first time for Mi band today.
Got lucky and ordered one.

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Tried the flash sale for the first time for Mi band today.
Got lucky and ordered one.
Is this the Rs.999 sale ? Or Re.1 ?
And is it only Black or coloured ?

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Is this the Rs.999 sale ? Or Re.1 ?
And is it only Black or coloured ?
999; Re 1 was only for a day.
And yes it is black.
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999; Re 1 was only for a day.
And yes it is black.
Ah, I see. I will give it a skip for now, till they sell coloured ones.
Thanks.
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Makes sense. My post, (I think) about 8-10 months ago, on a fitness band related query was merged with a 'Bodybuilding/exercise thread'. I never got a reply on my query.

But I do see engaged discussion here.

So, I am posting again:

I am not a fitness freak and I am content walking. Which fitness band should I go for? I noticed Ironman. Anyone using it?

http://gadgets.ndtv.com/wearables/ne...n-india-688686
I got a Jawbone UP24 for 4000 bucks last month. Imported it from Amazon USA. Got a pretty sweet deal honestly. Its working well, and is very accurate and inspiring. Even though it has been discontinued and the new UP2 costing a $100 has been released, getting that to India would be closer to Rs.8000 which is too high.

It lasts for 2 weeks on 1 charge, monitors sleep rather accurately and forces you to change your lifestyle. The App is amazingly well designed and I connect it to other apps such as Strava for cycling and it works well in Tandem.
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Old 9th June 2015, 21:53   #37
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Default Ordered MI Band today!

Inspired by other good experiences posted on this thread, I went ahead and ordered MI Band in today's sale.
It was available for more than 15 mins atleast, though 16000 mAH power bank went out of stock in couple of minutes.

I believe, as fitness bands are not yet hyped much, sale continued for minutes rather than seconds like it used to be for MI3 etc.

Even kept one for a friend in cart, but he declined.

Now, wait starts...

How many days it takes for MI to ship?

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Inspired by other good experiences posted on this thread, I ordered MI Band in today's sale.
It was available for more than 15 mins atleast, though 16000 mAH power bank went out of stock in couple of minutes.

I believe, as fitness bands are not yet hyped much, hence sale was not over in seconds like it used to be for MI3 etc.

Even kept one for a friend in cart, but he declined.

Now, wait starts...

How many days it takes for MI to ship?

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I got mine in 3 days since it was shipped from Bangalore itself. What was remarkable was that I had a tracking number within 60 minutes of placing the order
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How many days it takes for MI to ship?

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I ordered the band on a Tuesday, got it delivered on Monday in Delhi.
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I have the fitbit surge which I have been using for quite some time. This is one of the high end fitness band and also works as a smartwatch.

https://www.fitbit.com/surge

Some of the features which I have liked are

1. Bluetooth connectivity through which you can control music and also see messages and call (though you cannot answer through it).
2. Large LCD touchscreen with good display. You can read it even in bright sunlight.
3. Built in GPS along with heart rate monitor , sleep monitor and step counter

Cons of the product :

1. Bulky though not heavy
2. For the price its not water proof but just water resistant.
3. Better suited for gym or workouts though you can wear them on a friday to office.
4. Step counter sometimes considers even the hand movement as steps which is not right.
5. Battery is not very great if you are into training for marathons. Using gps for your daily runs you can get upto 5 days of battery life.

Bought this as I started to get interest in running and wanted to take it seriously. Though I have notbeen very regular but whenever I have used it to track my runs it has not disappointed. Connecting to GPS takes little time but once connected it hardly loses it. Tracks and provides the map accurately. You can connect to fitbit app on phone easily to sync the data. Heart monitor provides a pretty accurate heart rate especially during running.
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Ah, I see. I will give it a skip for now, till they sell coloured ones.
Thanks.
The device will be coming with black strap only, if you want to get a coloured one you have to buy it as additional accessory. Just today I noticed they have started selling coloured straps for Rs 199.

http://buy.mi.com/in/item/3151600006
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I hear that there is another sale for MiBand on 16th at 2pm. Anyone interested in MiBand can buy it tomorrow.

Meanwhile, does anyone has info on YuFit? It is also a Rs 999 wearable, but does not seem to be available anywhere as yet.
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ordered one today and couple of my friends also bought today , now the wait starts to experience all the buzz around this product
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Ordered a Fitbit Charge HR today through Amazon US. Will share my feedback soon
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I have a Fitbit surge. I had a Fitbit one before which I lost. So got this one. Will use it for sometime and post my views
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