Xiaomi has had a lot of success in India in almost every electronics category mainly due to its pricing. While the brand has released immensely successful smartphones, its other products like fitness bands, TVs and more haven’t gone entirely unnoticed and have also garnered excellent sales. Now, Xiaomi is all set to launch its third generation Mi fitness band, which is the Mi Band 3. The first-generation Mi Band used to come with select features like step counting, call vibration and sleep monitor, however, now the company has come a long way from those days.
The soon to be launched Mi Band 3 comes with a lot of features, and of course, it offers all of that at Xiaomi’s competitive and attractive price point. No wonder, when this band launches, it is bound to give some solid competition to other fitness bands from Huawei or other Chinese manufacturers. So, before the Mi Band 3 goes live for sale, we decided to cover the top 5 features of the Mi Band 3 which make it stand apart from the crowd. Read ahead to know the top 5 highlights of the Mi Band 3.
Since the Mi Band 3 is already available in China and other regions, we know the features of the band beforehand which awaits its launch in India. Here are the top 5 features of the Mi Band 3.
Among the striking highlights of the Mi Band 3 is the 0.78-inch OLED display which comes with a 128 x 80 resolution. The screen although remains a black and white one, its bigger size lets the device show more information now than before. Owing to the touch-sensitive display, users will now be able to navigate easily through the UI. The touch-sensitive screen will allow the users to reject calls as well.
The Xiaomi Mi Band 3 cases a 110mAh battery, and since this device comes with a continuous heart rate monitor, it’s not going to last as much as the Mi Band 2. However, the band can still last up to 20 days when the tracking feature is turned off. Given that the screen gets bigger and there are a lot more features than the Mi Band 2, the Mi Band 3 definitely offers a powerful battery.
Heart Rate Sensor
The heart rate monitor on the Mi Band 3 is one of the biggest improvements in the band as compared to its predecessor. Although the Mi Band 2 used to come with a heart rate monitor, it wasn’t able to record continuous data. However, the Mi Band 3 is able to do that. The best part about this new feature is that it can last long, without having a lot of impact on the battery.
Water Resistance Up to 5m
Fitness Bands must have impeccable water resistant capabilities, and the Mi Band 3 definitely checks the boxes on that one. Users will be able to take the Mi Band 3 for a swim without any worries since the band can take up water resistance up to 5 metres.
Improved Fitness Tracking
Like you’d expect, the Mi Band 3 comes with an improved pedometer which is more accurate. The heart monitor on the device along with exercise modes also get better. Users will be able to access real-time data for activities such as running, cycling, swimming, and walking. Further, Mi Band 3 users will be able to get detailed statistics about their activities on the Mi Health app, which the Band easily pairs.
Xiaomi Mi Band 3 Pricing and Availability
The Company Managing Director, Manu Kumar Jain has already hinted towards the launch of a new product with a teaser video which points towards ‘Smarter Living’. The company has already sent out media invites for the event which is going to be held on September 27, where the company is expected to launch at least five new products.
The Mi Band 3 has been priced at 169 Yuan in China which translates to Rs 1,800 in Indian pricing, whereas the NFC variant of the Band has been priced at 199 Yuan in China, meaning that it would be priced around Rs 2,100 in India. Even though the specific pricing is not known as of now, we are hoping for a price tag which hovers around Rs 2,000 only.