We now have the complete set of specifications as well as pictures of Xiaomi’s Mi 3 band. An event that took place today in Shenzhen put an end to the months of speculation and conjecture that had been going around over the fitness tracker. It would appear that the predictions were entirely accurate.
Although it is not as extensive as some of the other options available, the Mi Band gets the fundamentals right and, thanks to its lightweight and stylish appearance, it looks nice enough to wear during the day, in the workplace, or even for an evening function. However, an update to the tracker has been needed for quite some time.
The design of the tracker of the third generation is fairly similar to that of the tracker of the previous generation; for example, it has a module that can be detached from the strap. The 0.78-inch OLED display has a resolution of 128 by 80 pixels, and it has an oval form that works well with the strap.
This time around, there is a color display that has better pixel quality and is sensitive to touch. From the pictures, it looks like the Mi Band 3 has a button on the bottom that is used to control the different sensors.
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The bracelet is going to be made of stainless steel, which will make it resistant to water up to a depth of fifty meters (5 ATM). You will have the option of selecting a strap that is either black, blue, or pink in color.
In terms of its functionality, the Mi Band 3 monitors the fundamentals of fitness, such as heart rate, as well as displays text messages and caller identification, has an option to mute incoming calls, and is compatible with NFC. In addition to that, there is a function that allows you to check the weather prediction and deactivate the alarm. The fitness tracker has a raise-to-wake feature and can stay on for up to 20 days without needing to be charged.
The best news is that the Chinese technology giant is maintaining the pricing at an extremely low level.