Now, Xiaomi’s official account on Chinese microblogging platform Weibo has teased a new feature of the fitness tracker. In the post on Weibo, the Chinese firm wrote that the fitness tracker will come with a “new touchable ___”.
While the company has not revealed what the feature is, it seems that the company is hinting at touchscreen OLED display. There’s a possibility that in its efforts to upgrade the fitness tracker, Xiaomi has opted to adopt a new OLED panel with a touchscreen display on the Mi Band 3.
It is known that the Mi Band 3’s wristband has been redesigned to ensure that the tracker doesn’t fall off from the strap, which a lot of users complained about for its predecessor. However, the appearance of the device seems to be similar to the Mi Band 2.
It seems that the screen size of this upcoming fitness tracker is bigger than its predecessor and the recently shared image of the Mi Band 3 by Xiaomi indicates that the screen will be more convex than the screen on Mi Band 2.
We are expecting the fitness tracker to come with improved tracking for sports activities as well as sleep, heart rate, and other health-related information. Further, it is also expected to provide notifications and other functions once the device is connected to a smartphone.
Previous reports have claimed that the Mi Band 3 will come equipped with a touchscreen display and it will carry for gesture-based actions like long-press and swiping up and down for performing various tasks. There is no confirmation on whether it will be coming with a color display.
Further, reports have revealed that the fitness tracker will come equipped with an IP67 certified chassis and removable strap. The Mi Band 3 is likely to carry support for Bluetooth 4.2 and NFC.
We’ll have to wait for the official launch event to know for sure what the company has to offer in terms of features for the Mi Band 3. As of the pricing, it has already been leaked that the Mi Band 3 will be priced at 169 Yuan, which roughly converts to $26.