Xiaomi has announced its new band of activity, the Mi Band 3. On the program, an Oled screen, the receipt of call and a bargain price, trademark of the Chinese manufacturer.
In the wake of a press conference, Xiaomi gave an update on upcoming products. If the Mi 8 and Mi 8 SE were the subject of all the attention, the Chinese manufacturer also took the opportunity to announce the Mi Band 3, his new bracelet of activity. Two years later, the Mi Band 2, tested by us, this new frame brings a lot of novelties, always at bargain prices.
Hardware and software improvements
On the hardware side, first, the screen almost doubles in size, from 0.42 inches on the Mi Band 2, to 0.78 inches on the Mi Band 3. The resolution is also better, now capping at 128 x 80 (against 72 x 40). The capacity of the battery is also revised upward with a 110 mAh battery. According to Xiaomi, this would offer the user an autonomy of 20 days. The bracelet is also waterproof, up to 50 meters deep: a more always pleasant.
The operation of “the beast” is also revised upward. If the manufacturer has not specified the engine under the hood, he should be able to do the minimum required for an Android watch. Thus, the Mi Band 3 can now display messages or notifications and receive calls. Operating in Bluetooth 4.2, it is compatible with all smartphones under version 4.4 of Android or higher and iOS version 9.0 minimum.
From the top of its 20 grams, the Mi Band 3 should be available in the coming days in China, in two versions. The first, basic, will be available at 179 yuan (about 24 €) while the second, with the NFC (communication in a near field) on board, will cost 199 yuan (about 27 €). However, no announcement has yet been made on an export of these products to the European market. But since the arrival in France of the manufacturer Xiaomi, to dream is not prohibited.