After much hullabaloo, Xiaomi has finally confirmed that it is releasing the Mi Band 3 fitness tracker at its May 31 event where the Mi 8 and MIUI 10 will be released. The company’s CEO Lei Jun went on to reveal more details about the wearable, and mentioned that it was indeed the Mi Band 3 which he was wearing at the Black Shark gaming smartphone launch event.
Lei Jun also revealed that he has been testing the Mi Band 3 for almost two to three months now, and that his experience with it has been better than the the company’s last-generation Mi Band. For now, it has been almost two years since Xiaomi had announced the Mi Band 2, which was released back in June 2016. Let’s check out what the Mi Band 3 could offer.
Xiaomi Mi Band 3: Expected Features
The Xiaomi Mi Band 3 is expected to feature the same 0.42-inch mono-coloured OLED display as like its predecessor. This time, though, the band could come with a 2.5D curved glass covering on top of the screen and the company might get rid of the physical button. Other features like the step counter and heart-rate sensor will be retained, but users need to access these features using the screen instead of buttons. As per the leaked manual, it has been confirmed that the display can be removed from the strap for charging.
The Mi Band 3 is expected to offer Bluetooth 4.2, NFC and IP67 certification of dust and water resistance. As of now, the price of the Mi Band 3 hasn’t been revealed, but we can expect the Mi Band 3 to retail somewhere around the price of the Mi Band 2. The launch event is just three days away, so we don’t have to wait for long to know what the Mi Band 3, Mi 8, and the MIUI 10 are going to offer.
To know more about these devices, we recommend you to stay tuned to us as we will be covering the May 31 Xiaomi launch event through live blogging. Xiaomi is also expected to announce some more products at the event, including the Mi Router 4 and many other accessories.