On May 31, 2018, the Chinese manufacturer, Xiaomi, officially released the Standard Edition and NFC version of the Xiaomi Mi Band 3. Well, while the Xiaomi Mi Band 3 currently sells for $49.99, the Mi Band 2 just took a huge price drop and it is available for $23.99. Why spend more on the Xiaomi Mi Band 3? We have taken a detailed look at the top 8 upgrades that the Xiaomi Mi Band 3 brings.
Xiaomi Mi Band 3 Brings Eight Major Upgrades
- The display screen is larger – 0.78 inches (the Xiaomi Mi Band 2 uses a 0.42 inches display), the resolution is improved, brings a richer content display, and the contents can be directly viewed from the screen.
- The screen supports touch control which enriches the interactive mode of the product.
- It comes with 5 ATM waterproof certification which means that it can be used underwater to a depth of about 50m. Xiaomi Mi Band 2 cannot go up to 50m depth.
- Solid three-day weather forecasting feature, timer, and other functions
- Increased secondary sports function and sporting data can be gotten in real time.
- An improved scratch resistance of the top panel of the band
- Improved wristband strength and life
- The optimized accuracy of heart rate sensor and wrist lift detection feature.
1: New OLED Display – Clearer & Better
Since wristbands screens are relatively small, the display is a very big problem. The new Xiaomi Mi Band 3 comes with a larger and clearer display which will make you shine. It uses a 0.78-inch OLED display with a resolution of 128 x 80 and a pixel density of up to 193 PPI. The screen can display up to 24 high-resolution large Chinese characters. This screen is also the highest in the same wristband. Thanks to the selection of high-efficiency driver chips, the brightness and power consumption will not be lost after the resolution is significantly increased, ensuring the advantages of battery life.
2: Touch Screen Greatly Enhances Control Experience
Xiaomi Mi Band 3’s newly upgraded touch screen provides excellent sensitivity, allowing you to quickly switch between displayed content. At the same time, the top panel of the wristband is treated with a UV Coating process and an anti-fingerprint coating is applied to improve the wear resistance of the wristband panel which makes the screen display effect is even better.
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3: Scratch Resistance & 5 ATM Waterproof
Many users still don’t understand waterproof rating but we will make it easier by explaining the difference between the Xiaomi Mi Band 2 and Mi Band 3 waterproof rating. Starting with the Mi Band 2, it is IP67 certified – this means that it is splash and dust resistant. You can use it to wash the dishes, walk on the rain, or even wash your clothes but not this, it cannot be used for aquatic activities like swimming and surfing where you may have to go to greater depth under water. As for the Xiaomi Mi Band 3, it comes with 5 ATM water resistance which means that it has protection against water up to 50m depth. This it can be used for swimming, surfing, and even scuba diving to some extent. So long as the depth doesn’t exceed 50m.
4: Secondary Sports Functions & Real-Time Data
Xiaomi Mi 3 also added a new function to its sporting features. In the sports mode of the Xiaomi APP, when any one of the four types of outdoor running, indoor running, outdoor riding and walking is opened, the Mi Band 3 will swiftly display its details (core data) on the screen so that you can see the information you want when you raise your hand. At the same time, if your sports rate exceeds your set body value it will vibrate the alarm to remind you.
5: Intimate Reminder Function
Xiaomi Mi Band 3 also added intimate reminder functions, including two types of offline reminders that can be set in conjunction with mobile notifications and wristbands. Incoming call reminders, mobile phone short messages, notification for various types of APPs, long-term sedentary reminders, and alarm vibration reminders are all included. You can also input events that you need to be reminded of in the Xiaomi Sports App. Even if the phone is not close, the band will vibrate to remind you not to miss important things.
6: Added Data – Heart Rate, Step Counting, & Sleep Monitoring
Xiaomi Mi 3 not only displays the current time, steps, heart rate, calories burned, and more. You can also record your daily exercise steps and nighttime sleep thus you can use the Xiaomi Mi Band 3 as your 24-hour personal health assistant.
7: Three Days Weather Forecast Feature
Xiaomi Mi band 3 will show the weather condition for the present day ad two extra days ahead. It will let you know if the weather will be favorable for outdoor events and you don’t have to worry about weather conditions.
8: Improved Wristband Life &Comfort
The Xiaomi Mi Band 3 wristband body is made of thermoplastic elastomer material, the body part of the contact with a softer skin-friendly material, and the strap is frozen with liquid nitrogen to flash accurate fitting wrist circumference which makes it comfortable to wear. In addition, there are graphite black, hot orange and deep blue blue wristbands color options.