Xiaomi has ditched the Mi Match app utilized by its iconic Mi Band health tracker vary, in favor of the brand new Zepp Life app, from Amazfit guardian firm Zepp Well being.
Customers of Xiaomi wearables, such because the Mi Band 6, on iOS and Android units can now obtain the brand new app, which can be used throughout all markets, together with China.
Huami (which modified its identify to Zepp Well being within the West) is the manufacturing associate for Xiaomi’s wearables, in addition to the guardian coming of Amazfit – and it now appears the 2 firms are forging even nearer ties.
Xiaomi Sensible Band units will use the Zepp Well being app, which has been redesigned to be richer – and work alongside Amazfit units. Meaning customers can see their Xiaomi steps and sleep knowledge alongside issues like Amazfit scales.
It appears a wierd choice from Xiaomi’s standpoint to have individuals interacting with a distinct model, and from the wording of a press release from a spokesperson, it may not have been the corporate’s selection:
“Xiaomi will assist Huami’s choice to rebrand Mi Match app as Zepp Life. Whereas this app will proceed to be operated by the Huami model, relaxation assured that it’ll proceed to assist suitable Xiaomi units, together with Mi Sensible Band Collection and Mi Sensible Scales.”
And the corporate additionally confirmed it is merging its two Xiaomi Well being and Xiaomi Put on/Xiaomi Put on Lite apps to be referred to as Mi Health.
Evaluation: What does all of it imply?
This might point out one thing of a land seize from Huami/Zepp, folding the hundreds of thousands of Xiaomi customers into its steady.
And in a press release from Zepp Well being, it factors out the big scale of its ecosystem, and reaffirms that it is nonetheless working intently with Xiaomi.
“The brand new Zepp Life app focuses extra on the well being and every day exercise of each person to ship a greater person expertise,” a spokesperson advised Wareable.
“Zepp Well being is devoted to providing high-quality providers to about 100 million of worldwide customers. The 2 events are additionally dedicated to ongoing strategic partnerships in chip growth, algorithm analysis, and technological development within the area of sensible wearables.”
We’re solely weeks away from a Xiaomi Mi Band 7, which is rumored to function spectacular new stats, and we’ve simply had a pair of latest smartwatches.
A greater app is actually welcome, and having Zepp Well being energy the software program and evaluation looks like a profit for customers.