Xiaomi Mi Band 3 review – Improved fitness band, but no new features

Xiaomi has already launched the Mi Band 3 in China, and it is already available there. Here is the review of Xiaomi Mi Band 3 that I got from China, this fitness band is not yet officially available in India. So how is this new band compared to Mi band 2 check the review to know more.

The box packing is compact and inside you will get the fitness tracker, band, user manual and charging cable. This Xiaomi Mi Band 3 works with Android and iOS platforms. Unique thing is that it is 5ATM water proof, you can even swim with this band.

Mi Band 3 makes use of Bluetooth 4.2, features a 0.78 inch OLED touch screen, houses a 110 mAh battery and the strap is made of TPU+TPE material. If you look at the design the screen is curvy, comes with integrated button and the screen comes a little out when the strap is attached – check video.

You will need to use the same Mi Fit app to connect. This Band 3 also shows notification (3 pages). You can also get app notification and call notification with caller details. This Xiaomi Mi Band 3 that I got is Chinese version and it will not auto update to English.

Xiaomi Mi Band 3 review

How to update Mi Band 3 from Chinese to English

1. First pair the band with the Mi fit app, you may already have the app or you can install
2. The firmware may get updated, see if the mi band 3 still shows Chinese if yes then follow next step.
3. Uninstall the Mi Fit App
4. Now download and install this Mi fit app
5. Run the just installed Mi Fit app and the band firmware will get update
6. The Mi Band 3 will now be in English
7. Now remove this Mi Fit app you just installed.
8. Go to play store and download + install the Mi fit app from there

Xiaomi Mi Band 3 performance

Band 3 touch response is very good and smooth. It does come with lock screen so you can avoid those accidental touches. There are 3 watch faces you can choose from. This band can keep track of your steps, calories burned, distance traveled and your sleep quality.

There is continuous heart rate sensor, it keeps checking your heart rate every 30 minutes that is default. You can set it to minimum 1 minute, but that will drain a lot of battery juice. With this 30 minutes heart rate setting and occasionally connected to phone via you can get up to 20 days of battery life. It takes up to 1 hour 30 minutes or so to get the band fully charged.

Another really good band that gives consistent  results and comes with a budget price tag. Though there are very few additions / feature but really nothing new that will force the Xiaomi Mi band 2 users to jump to the Xiaomi Mi Band 3.

You can buy this from Gearbest
Mi Band 3 price is $51 – approx Rs. 3,400 but for very limited period you can get it for $34.59 approx Rs. 2,300 with free priority line shipping.

Here is the link if interested buy quickly – https://goo.gl/49bbB5
Choose Priority Line shipping, its free – you will get it without any custom duty.

Also check for more mega sale here – https://goo.gl/jm6ro1

Xiaomi Mi Band 3
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