Xiaomi Mi Band 3
With its two predecessors, the Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi has already won a place in the hearts of the ambitious and technology-enthusiastic sports community. This is absolutely justified, because the fitness wristband outperforms its competitors in terms of functionality, workmanship and especially price. This is also the case with the current model. The Mi Band 3 convinces with an improved design, revised technology and new exciting functions. Like the Mi Band and Mi Band 2, the third generation of the fitness wristband is aimed at price-conscious sports enthusiasts who want to motivate themselves with a smart gadget or keep track of current progress in detail. The Mi Band 3 meets even the most demanding requirements - despite its low price.
The predecessors already left little room for complaint. However, the Mi Band 3 eradicates one point of criticism: The display has been enlarged by a full 0.3 inches to a total of 0.78 inches. This makes all statistics, messages and other information even more legible. Now the data can also be clearly recognized from a greater distance. Something has also changed with regard to the resolution. The OLED panel of the Mi Band 3 has a resolution of 128 x 80 pixels. Thus, due to the high pixel density, a high-quality representation is made possible. The contrast of the panel is particularly important. This is strong enough to reproduce information clearly visible even in strong sunlight. With the enlarged display alone, the Mi Band 3 offers touchscreen control. A variety of functions can be called up and managed with simple wiping movements.
Fashionably dressed for all occasions
Athletes and fitness fanatics do attach importance to their appearance. Xiaomi is aware of this fact and has proven it once again in the design of the Mi Band 3. The 0.78-inch display with its gently curved round sides conveys a very modern look. This display can be removed from the wristband within seconds without the need for separate tools. This offers the possibility to choose the wristbands to match the outfit. Three different colours are already available for the launch of the new generation of the smart fitness wristband.
Features of the Mi Band 3
Apart from the optical refinements, the functions are of course of particular interest. Here, the Mi Band 3 scores with meaningful innovations. First and foremost, the possibility to wear the wristband at any time and without worries, even when swimming. Due to its outstanding workmanship, the Mi Band 3 can even be used at depths of up to 50 metres. Another new feature is the option to unlock the Mi smartphone via the Mi Band itself. The integrated pedometer is already familiar from the predecessor models. The latter reminds the wearer to move when necessary. Also on board is the sleep monitoring function. Indicators on the deep sleep phase and the quality of sleep can be evaluated here. Of course, the Mi Band 3 offers continuous pulse monitoring. The improved fitting of the wristband promises even better results than the predecessor models. Another very useful feature is that the user can monitor incoming calls and messages directly on the wrist if desired.
A real battery killer
Despite the relatively large display and extensive tracking functions, Xiaomi promises the users of the Mi Band 3 a particularly long battery life. A lithium-ion battery lies inside the slim case of the smart design wristband and promises a battery life of up to 20 days. This is made possible by the energy-saving components of the fitness tracker. First and foremost is the data interface to the smartphone. This is set up via Bluetooth. Since the 4.2 standard is supported, data can be exchanged quickly and in low energy mode.