22 March 2019
Xiaomi has launched its latest fitness tracker Mi Band 3 in India. The announcement happened at the same event where it took wraps off the three new TVs under the new Mi TV 4 Pro series. This new band is a successor to last year's Mi Band 2 and brings a bigger display with longer battery life.
With the Mi Band 3, Xiaomi is offering a 0.78-inch OLED display which is now capable of showing even more information. It has a resolution of 128 x 80 pixels and features a touch button for navigation purposes. It can be used for checking app notifications, read message previews, view/reject phone calls, and other relevant data depending on the activity user is performing. Some of the things that it can show include 3-day weather forecast, events, alarms, fitness goal reminder, step count, calorie count, distance covered, timer, and pace.
The whole package is powered by a 110mAh battery claimed to last for up to 20 days on a single charge. It is indeed an impressive battery backup which will save you from the hassle of charging it almost every other day. It is also water resistant up to 50 meters which should prevent it from occasional water contact like splashes.
Xiaomi has continued offering the Smart Unlock functionality where if you are wearing the Mi Band 3 paired with your Mi smartphone, you will be able to unlock the latter without having to make use of fingerprint scanner. As for any other person, he/she will need to know the PIN/pattern or make use of your fingerprint to get access to the smartphone.
The Mi Band 3 has been priced at Rs. 1,999 with sales starting September 28th at 12 PM IST. It will go on sale via Amazon India and the online Mi Store.