Today was a very busy day for Chinese manufacturing giant, Xiaomi. At the Shenzhen conference, we saw the release of numerous devices which include Xiaomi Mi 8 (from 2699 yuan – $422), Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition with translucent back ( from 3699 yuan – $578), Xiaomi Mi 8 SE (from 1799 yuan – $281), 75-inch Xiaomi TV 4 (8999 yuan – $1405), Xiaomi Mi VR Standalone Headset (from 1499 yuan – $235), Xiaomi MIUI 10 and of course the device of concern here Xiaomi MI Band 3.
The Xiaomi Mi Band 3 still uses usual wristband design style but this time, the strap is quite solid and tight to prevent falls. It comes in three colour variants which include red, black, blue. This band is equipped with a new 0.78-inch OLED touch screen with a display resolution of 128 x 80 and the screen can display 24 Chinese characters.
The Xiaomi Mi Band 3 supports pedometer, heart rate monitor, weather monitoring, find phones function and other functions. In addition, Mi Band 3 also supports step counting, sleep monitoring, heart rate monitoring, call reminders, screen unlocking, vibration alarm, sedentary reminder and other functions. At the same time, this device comes with wrist lift to wake screen. This feature is also present in the Mi Band 2 but there is a modification. In the Mi Band 2, the wrist lift function displays just time but in the Xiaomi Mi Band 3, it shows WeChat, QQ, SMS, incoming calls, and other features.
The Xiaomi Mi Band 3 is made from body-friendly materials, the bracelet body is bi-colored and bite-synthesized. After 2000 disassembly and 2000 assembly tests, the firm lock is not easy to lose. It comes with 50 meters waterproof thus it can be used for swimming and surfing.
Xiaomi Mi Band 3 is built with a 110mAh battery which offers 20 days+ battery life (normal use for message display, sports secondary screen function, step counter, alarm clock and other functions). Additional sports secondary screen function like constant heart rate monitoring may consume more power. Finally, this band is priced at 169 yuan ($27) but the NFC compatible version costs 199 yuan ($32)