Best Buy Smart Band in India.
Topic: Best Buy Smart Band in India.
Mi Smart Band 3
Color: Black Brand: Mi
The all-new Mi Band 3 has an OLED touch screen that allows you to read messages and notifications without taking your phone. Measure number of steps, distance traveled, heart rate, body temperature, sleep quality and many other useful data with just one touch of a finger. Smart technology responds to your movements. With water resistance of up to 50 meters and a unique feature to track your phone, take it with you wherever you go.
Xiaomi’s design for Mi Bands has been almost the same all the time. You have a capsule that contains all the Mi Band 3 guts and a strap made of thermoplastic elastomer that securely snaps to your hand.
The capsule has grown in size and the Mi Band 3 has the largest one yet in the series. It is curved on both sides and comes out a bit from the strap when snapped into place. The OLED screen is also larger than that on the Mi Band 2, and it is also brighter making it more visible outdoors.
There are grooves on the side of the capsule that allow the strap to hold it in place. This also helps prevent the capsule from appearing when running, which is something the original Mi Band is famous for. Xiaomi charges a USB charging cable into the box which can be attached to any adapter or laptop to charge the capsule.
Mi Band 3 has a small dimple under its touch screen which is a capacitive button. This button has two functions – one click to go back, and a long tap to accept. Turn the capsule over and you can see the slightly elevated heart rate sensor.
The quality of the tape is very good. Latches are firmly latched and never undone during the period of this review. We have noticed that the strap has more modification slots compared to the Mi Band 2, which should help users find a comfortable fit, even those with thin hands.
Performance And Battery Life
Mi Band 3 is paired with a smartphone that uses the Mi Fit app and Bluetooth 4.2 LE, keeping low power consumption. The app is available in both Google Play Store and Apple App Store, and it’s very easy to pair the domain with a phone.
When using the Mi Band 3, one can swipe up to go through different pieces of information. When more than one readout is available, you’ll see a scroll indicator indicating that you can swipe from right to left to see more.
Mi Band 3 offers much more information than the model it replaces. Regardless of time and date, you can check number of steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned, battery level, three-day weather forecast, heart rate and stopwatch. You can also switch the bell profile (Android only) and use the domain to find your phone and start recording exercise sessions directly from the domain.
Performance And Battery Life
The Mi Fit app remains unchanged, but Mi Band 3 gets some new settings under the device tab. One of them is night mode that dims the screen automatically at sunset or on time. Determining your heart rate detection allows you to turn off automatic detection or pair it with sleep tracker for better accuracy or to keep it turned on. When switched on, it gives you the option to track your heart rate at specified intervals, the minimum of which is one minute.
Activity tracking with Mi Band 3 is very accurate. To check the accuracy of the pedometer, we went for a walk and calculated 1000 steps manually. The band reported 1,004 steps, which is very good, and slight deviation can be accepted.
We went for a walk that we knew was exactly 1 km, and Mi Band 3 recorded the distance to be 1.12 km. This is because non-GPS trackers like the Mi Band 3 can only estimate the distance they cover, so if accurate distance tracking – not just steps – is important, you should look for more expensive alternatives.
Sleep tracking is also supported on the Mi Band 3, and we found it accurate compared to Xiaomi Mi Band 2. It also has a vibratory alarm, which we love. It’s strong enough to wake you up without disturbing anyone else in the room.
The Xiaomi Mi Band 3 is the latest in a series that has already made a name for itself in the fitness tracker space in India. It is accurate for step tracking, and the touchscreen helps in navigating through the options that this device has to offer. The battery life is lower than that of the Mi Band 2, but is still better than what most other fitness bands in the market deliver.
- Precise steps and sleep tracking.
- Good battery life.
- Bright screen.
- Proprietary charger.
- Inconsistent distance tracking.