On May 31, in addition to the new heavy products such as the Xiaomi Mi 8, Mi 8 SE, and Mi 8 Explorer Edition, Xiaomi also brought in the Mi smartband. The standard version of the Xiaomi Mi Band 3 is priced at 169 yuan ($26), while the NFC-enabled variant costs 199 yuan ($30). The former model went on sale on June 5. But we know the pre-orders exceed 610.000. As for now, more than 21 days have passed. So it’s quite interesting how many units the manufacturer has shipped.
This afternoon, Lei Jun announced on Weibo: ‘The Xiaomi Mi Band 3 started selling on June 5 and shipped 1 million units in 17 days. Thank you for your support!’ It’s an amazing number if taking into account how populated this niche is. But the Mi Band 3 differs from others due to a unique look and a decent specs list. Plus, the company continues running quite an effective price policy.
As for key features, the Xiaomi Mi Band 3 is packed with a 0.78-inch OLED display that provides a resolution of 128×80 pixels and a 193 PPI pixel density. Thanks to the higher recognition rate, it is easier to read, and the touch response time has been improved a lot.
Our protagonist also uses an elegant drop-shaped appearance. The straps are made of thermoplastic elastomer material. It’s one of the most skin-friendly materials out there. The product has also got the ISO-10993-5/10 biocompatibility certification and European RoHS environmental certification. Plus, we are dealing with a smartband that sports a 5 ATM waterproof rating. Thus it can be worn when swimming and surfing with no worries, as it can be immersed in the water up to 50 meters
In addition to the common data shown on the Mi Band 3, there is a sports auxiliary screen. Under the sports mode of Xiaomi Sports App, it can open any of the four types of activities such as outdoor running, indoor running, outdoor riding and walking