Xiaomi-owned Huami Corporation, who has significant expertise in smart wearable technology, announced the launch of its new generation health band, Amazfit Health Band 1S. The new health band with new features such as advanced heart health monitoring, is powered by Artificial Intelligence technology. The company also introduced its self-developed product, the groundbreaking smart wearable AI chip, Huangshan-1.
The band has its in-house optical modules that provide highly accurate photoplethysmography (PPG) and deliver continuous, real-time heart rate and heart rhythm monitoring. The Amazfit Health Band 1S tracks your heart rhythm in the background and sends an alert if it detects an arrhythmia. Once it detects an arrhythmia, it instructs the user to put a finger on top of the band to start a 30 to 120 second ECG recording process to capture detailed heart health data in real time.
The health data is then uploaded to the cloud where users can receive medical consultation services based on this data via 24 x 7 online and phone channels. Amazfit Health Band 1S owners can access this data free of charge the first 6 months, and after this they’ll need to pay for the service.
“The advanced AI-based features of the new Amazfit Health Band 1S allow us to further penetrate the growing opportunity of health-related smart wearable devices,” said Wang Huang, Chairman and CEO of Huami Corporation. “In addition, our medical consultation service for uploaded data extends our offering beyond the device and represents the opportunity to further utilize our vast data pool to enrich the user experience. We are excited to see our 24 x 7 real time arrhythmia monitoring including atrial fibrillation technology standing in the global leading position, and believe our health band’s extended battery life feature and night-friendly wear-ability provide users with a superior life-style fit as well as best-in-class heart health monitoring user experience.”
The Health Band 1S houses a tiny 95mAh battery pack, which can be charged to 100% in just 2.5 hours and lasts up to 7 days after each charge.
Another product, the company announced is its self-developed smart wearable chip, Huangshan-1. The chip is built with four specialized core AI engines: Heart Biometric ID Engine, ECG Engine, ECG Pro Engine and Arrhythmia Engine. It’s the first smart wearable chip utilizing Huami’s self-developed AON (Always On) Technology, which can automatically transfer sensor data to the smart wearable’s SRAM inside the chip while making data storage faster and more stable. In addition, the neural networks acceleration module can compute AI tasks locally (offline).
“Our smart wearable AI chip Huangshan-1 will enhance our products and differentiate our users’ experience in the future,” said Wang Huang. “We believe the combination of our AI chip and our AI Cloud technology will further empower the smart wearable industry.”
The Amazfit Health Band 1S is available online and is widely available in stores across China with suggested retail price at 699 Yuan or $100.