Exactly two years from the launch of the Mi Band 2, Xiaomi is back with another affordable fitness tracker. At the Mi 8 launch event today, the company revealed the Mi Band 3, with improved activity tracking and bigger 0.78-inch OLED display, as opposed to the 0.42-inch in its predecessor. The Mi Band 3 was leaked thoroughly ahead of its official launch today, but most of the leaks showed just the graphite black variant. Besides the black version, the Mi Band 3 will also be available in hot orange, as well as a deep blue colour option.
The Mi Band 3 is said to be “5ATM water resistant” which means that the smartband can take it for swimming up to 50 meters depth. As expected, it has a button on the front, and you can even reject the caller notification on your band with a long press of the button. The Mi Band 3 features a 110mAh battery that the company says should last for up to 20 days in standby mode.
As for other noteworthy features, we’ve got a Photoplethysmography (PPG), Bluetooth 4.2 LE, NFC (Optional), sleep tracking and sedentary reminder. A quick look at the bottom of the band shows Heart rate sensor, so you’d better get used to monitoring your heart rate. Apart from time, step count, weather, heart rate, activity notifications, the wearable device also displays real-time data for running, cycling, walking, and other activities.
Mi Band 3 Specifications:
- Display: 0.78-inch OLED (128 x 80 pixels) | Scratch-resistant glass | Anti-fingerprint coating
- Sensors: Photoplethysmography (PPG) | Heart rate sensor
- Features: Activity tracking in Real-time | Sleep Tracking | Sedentary reminder
- Water Resistance: 5ATM (50 meters)
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.2 LE, NFC (Optional)
- Battery: 110 mAh
- Weight: 8.5g (20g with the band)
Priced at 169 Yuan ($25), the Mi Band 3 goes on sale in China from June 5. There is also an NFC-enabled version with support for contactless payments announced for 199 yuan ($30), which will be available in September.