After dropping some hints about the new fitness accessory, Xiaomi has now unveiled the Mi Band 3 fitness wearable at its mega launch event where the company also launched the flagship Mi 8 and mid-range Mi 8 SE. The Mi Band 3 brings some upgrades over its previous model which was the Mi Band 2. The Mi Band 2 performed great globally, by grossing impressive sales figure. Now the Mi Band 3 is expected to follow the league, thanks to the affordable price tag.
Xiaomi Mi Band 3 Features
With an overall design upgrade, Xiaomi has not only notched up the exterior looks of the Mi Band but also embedded a host of new features to the latest fitness wearable accessory. The Mi Band 3 comes with a lot of gesture actions, which allow the users to easily navigate through the simple and minimalistic UI which the Mi Band 3 comes with. As for the hardware, the Mi Band features an OLED screen which is a monochrome display unlike some of the competitors of the Mi Band 3, like the Lenovo HW003 Spectra. The display of the Mi Band 3 is a curved one with a home button in the centre.
According to the Chinese manufacturing giant, the Mi Band 3 will be able to last for 20 days on a single full charge. Given that the Mi Band 3 comes with sensors for various activities like sleep tracking, step counting, heart rate monitoring and much more, and comes with an OLED display, 20 days of performance is commendable.
For protection against water, the device also comes with an upgraded 50 metres of water resistance. The Mi Band 3 ships with a soft silicone strap which will supposedly make this accessory comfortable, as per the company’s claims. The colour options provided by Xiaomi are Red, Black and Navy Blue. However, some more colours can be expected from the company later this year.
Xiaomi Mi Band 3 Pricing
Although it sports an OLED screen and comes with an impressive UI and useful features, the Mi Band 3 remains one of the cheapest fitness wearable available in the market. The device will initially retail for 169 Yuan (Rs 1,780), which is reasonable and slightly higher priced than its previous variant and definitely much cheaper than the hardcore fitness oriented brands like Fitbit. Right now, the band has only launched in China but is soon expected to make its way to other countries. Also, a new version of the Mi Band 3 with NFC support for payments will be launched in China in September for 199 Yuan (approx. Rs 2090).