On May 31, Xiaomi held a conference in Shenzhen and released the brand new flagship phone in face of the Xiaomi Mi 8. However, there were other amazing products as well. One of them is the Xiaomi Mi Band 3. It not only sports a larger OLED touchscreen and longer life, as always, but also a timely notification display of news, waterproof rating of up to 50 meters, sports auxiliary screen and other new features. What’s amazing it costs 169 yuan. The manufacturer has already opened the appointment for it, but the band will go on sale on June 5. The NFC version of the Mi Band 3 will become available in September.
Look, the Xiaomi Mi Band 3 uses a 0.78-inch OLED display with a resolution of 128×80 and a pixel density of up to 193 PPI. A screen can display up to 24 high-resolution Chinese characters at a time. It has a higher recognition rate, is easier to read, and can the touch response time has been improved a lot. Besides showing notifications coming from social media or regular phone functions (text, calls, etc.), if it is inconvenient to answer the phone calls, it can be muted by pressing a button and reject due to a long press.
In addition, the Xiaomi Mi Band 3 has more reminders, including mobile app notifications and event reminders. There is an event reminder stored inside the bracelet itself. So it can be used without the phone.
The Xiaomi Mi Band 3 has 5 ATM waterproof rating. Thus it can be worn when swimming and surfing. There is a sports auxiliary screen. Under the sports mode of Xiaomi Sports App, it can open any of the four types of activities such as outdoor running, indoor running, outdoor riding and walking. Users can adjust their rhythm at any time according to the motion information in order to achieve the best sports results.
However, the Xiaomi Mi Band 3 still displays the common information such as the current time, steps, heart rate, calories, and more. You can also record the number of daily exercise steps and night sleep time, to understand yourself better. All these features don’t affect the battery life. On a single charge, it will last for 20 days.
The two previous Mi Band models have won German IF Design Award and the German Red Dot Award. In this sense, the Xiaomi Mi Band 3 has all chances to win a design award again. On the front, it uses a black panel with an elegant drop-shaped appearance. The straps are made of thermoplastic elastomer material. So it’s quite skin-friendly and can be worn for a long time. Plus, it has passed the ISO-10993-5/10 biocompatibility certification and European RoHS environmental certification and brings comfortable touch feeling. In order to prevent the main body from falling off, the wristband inner lining and the outer ring adopt a two-color occlusal technology.