Xiaomi Mi Band 3 India Review
Mi Band 3 was launched in India in September 2018, with a larger screen of 0.78 OLED screen and 193ppi touchscreen display compared to the Mi Band 2. The Mi Band 3 is also capable of receiving notifications, also let users read messages in the band's screen. There is a 3-day long weather forecast and comes with a unique 2.5D curved design, and a touch button that allows users to decline calls when they are busy.
Mi Band 3 Product Features
Xiaomi Mi Band Price
At Rs 1999/- it is a steal for customers. It is affordable and popular among fitness freaks. Its plastic doesn’t scratch easily and best of all it’s water-resistant to 50 metres. That means you can swim with it and, more importantly, don’t have to worry about taking it off to shower.
Xiaomi Mi Band 3 – Fitness tracking and app
The Mi Band 3’s fitness tracking abilities are very basic. You’re able to set your step goal in the companion Mi Fit app for iOS or Android, and getting to your goal will give you an on-screen message. It’ll do the basic step counting you would expect from any fitness tracker. Your sleep is broken down into Deep, Light and Time Awake overnight. I felt the accuracy was very good when it came to step counting. With sleep tracking, I felt it is less accurate except when it is not on my wrist. Unfortunately, since the tracker also does not know if I am wearing it or not while sleeping, the results will not be accurate and it starts tracking the moment you touch it upon waking up. As for exercise tracking, annoyingly there’s not much you can do from the Mi Band 3 itself aside from start a generic ‘Exercise’. This triggers a timer and the heart rate sensor and gives you a calorie burn reading. You can swipe between screens to see different information as well.
Xiaomi Mi Band 3 – Battery life
Xiaomi rates the battery as up to 22 days, but that’s with some of the more battery-sapping features turned off. If I use continuous heart rate monitoring and other fitness tracking features or even driving, sitting, bathing et cetera, the battery charge can take a hit. Despite all that, it still gives me up to 15 days. I have only charged it 6 times in the last 110 days.
Why did I buy the Xiaomi Mi Band 3?
I wanted something less expensive, basic tracking of sleep, steps, and fitness. I also wanted something to give me basic data to encourage me to get back to improving my fitness and health. Though I liked the Apple Watch, I thought this basic fitness watch would do serve my purpose. And, the colourful straps are worth Rs 299/- each so definitely there is no fuss over the pricing.