Xiaomi announced its latest wearable, the Mi Band 3 at the Mi 8 event in China. It is the successor of Mi Band 2, which was a great hit due to its cheaper price tag and long-lasting battery. Xiaomi claims that the Mi Band 3 also provides the same 20-days battery life in a single charge and the water resistance has been upgraded to 50 meters.
The Xiaomi Mi Band 3 features a 0.78” OLED panel with 128 x 80 pixel resolution compared to 0.4-inch in the Mi Band 2. Due to the bigger display, one can see more characters including WhatsApp, Facebook, or SMS messages, Weather info, caller ID and more.
Similar to last year’s Mi Band 2, the Mi Band 3 is capable of receiving app and call notifications, and has motion tracking as well as health management features. Additionally, it gets caller ID / reject feature which lets you reject the call with a long press on the button. It has 110mAh battery support and weighs just 8.5g. It is compatible with all smartphones running Android 4.4 and above or iOS 9.0 and above.
At last but not least, the Mi Band 3 will be available in red, black, and blue colors and priced at $26 (approx. Rs. 1,780). It will first available in China starting from June 5th. There is also NFC-enabled version with support for contact-less payments. This version of Mi Band 2 costs US$31 (approx. Rs. 2,095) and will go on sale in November.