Xiaomi’s wearables have been designed jointly with a Xiaomi eco-chain enterprise Huami Technology. The first model was launched in 2014. Since this date, there have been half a dozen smartwatches and smartbands that have managed to win the world. Actually, there is nothing odd about their success. They all are priced very affordable and provide high-end performance. The Xiaomi Mi Band 3 has to continue these traditions. It’s already out and you can purchase it right now at $25.99.
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The Xiaomi Mi Band 3 sports a 0.78-inch OLED display with a resolution of 128×80 and a pixel density of up to 193 PPI. It can display up to 24 high-resolution Chinese characters at a time. Plus, this screen has a higher recognition rate. Therefore, it is easier to read, while the touch response time has been improved a lot.
The new Xiaomi Mi Band 3 has 5 ATM waterproof rating. Thus it can be worn when swimming and surfing with no worries, as it can be immersed in the water up to 50 meters.
On the front, it uses a black panel with an elegant drop-shaped appearance. The straps are made of thermoplastic elastomer material. This simply means, the manufacturer uses a skin-friendly material and it can be worn for a long time. The Xiaomi Mi Band 3 has also passed the ISO-10993-5/10 biocompatibility certification and European RoHS environmental certification. In order to prevent the main body from falling off, the wristband inner lining and the outer ring adopt a two-color occlusal technology.
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. 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.
We are dealing with a fitness tracker, so it’s logical why the Xiaomi Mi Band 3 still displays 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 battery life. On a single charge, it will last for 20 days. 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.