Last month, Xiaomi launched the third-generation of its fitness tracker — Xiaomi Mi Band 3. After the launch, the company revealed that some interesting sales performance of the Mi Band 3. Xiaomi announced that it managed to sell 1 million units of the fitness tracker in just 17 days.
Now, after about a month of the Mi Band 3’s launch in China, the fitness tracker is finally available for purchase through open sale. Users who want to buy the device can now directly place an order for the Mi Band 3 on Xiaomi’s official website.
Last week, the Chinese manufacturer started offering three new color options for wristbands that can be used with Mi Band 3. The new wristbands are available with a pricing of 19.9 Yuan (~$3) on the official Xiaomi website.
The Mi Band 3 comes with a 0.78-inch OLED capacitive touchscreen. The company says that the display is designed with an aim to offer a better experience for viewing / rejecting calls and messages. It 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.
Along with the addition of viewing messages and call view/ reject feature, the Mi Band 3 can also provide weather forecast as well as an alarm clock, which can be turned off from the touchscreen. Other features include heart rate monitor, daily steps count and sedentary reminder as a part of the health management functions.
Further, the Mi Band 3 comes with water and dust resistance, and is completely waterproof for up to 50 meters, ensuring that it works perfectly even when the user is swimming. The company has also launched another variant of the fitness tracker which comes with NFC support.
One of the crucial thing for a wearable device is the battery life and Xiaomi seems to have taken care of the battery department. The newly launched Mi Band 3 comes with an improved battery, which the company claims can last for up to 20 days on a single charge.
The Xiaomi Mi Band 3 has been priced at 169 Yuan, which roughly converts to $26. The NFC variant of the fitness tracker, which is named Mi Band 3 (NFC) is priced at 199 Yuan, which is roughly $31. It is now available for purchase on Xioami’s official website in China.