Xiaomi Mi Band 3 will officially go on its first sale tomorrow (June 5) since after its launch on May 31. The fitness band comes with an affordable price tag of 169 yuan (~$26) and is already open for reservation via Mi Home. As at the time of writing this report, the Mi Band 3 reservations had surpassed 640,000 persons in China. Although reservations don’t usually translate into actual sales figure, we expect the device to get sold out in seconds when sales open tomorrow as a result of its cheap price tag.
The Mi Band 3 is an improved version of the Band 2 which was released in 2016. The Band 3 features a 0.78-inch OLED capacitive touchscreen. which offer a better viewing and user experience. The display can show call notifications and an option to reject calls and also incoming messages on a paired smartphone. The rubber strap also got some improvement which ensures it isn’t just comfortable, the fitness tracker cannot fall off.
It comes with way more functions when compared to the Band 2. Some of the functions include heart rate monitor, weather forecast, alarm clock, daily steps count, sedentary reminder, sleep monitor, event reminder and find my phone function. There is a variant with NFC which cost 199 yuan (~$31). Furthermore, the Mi Band 3 comes with an improved battery, which can last for up to 20 days on a single charge.
Apart from Mi Home, the Mi Bad 3 will also be available on Jingdong (JD.com) from tomorrow for the same price. Xiaomi is yet to disclose when the fitness tracker will hit other markets outside China. If you can’t wait to lay your hands on the device then you may have to source it from third-party retailers like GearBest and Banggood but it comes with a higher price tag.