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Xiaomi Mi Band 3 First Review: Should You Upgrade From Mi Band 2?

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Xiaomi Mi Band 2 is the most popular fitness tracker. However, it was released more than 2 years ago, and many people waited for next generation. Yesterday it finally happed! Please, meet Xiaomi Mi Band 3! New fitness tracker was released together with flagship phone Xiaomi Mi 8.

In this video we decided to compare Xiaomi Mi Band 3 and Mi Band 2, and find out should you buy you fitness tracker, if you already have Mi Band 2.

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Xiaomi Mi Band 3: Design

Xiaomi Mi Band 3 First Review: Should You Upgrade From Mi Band 2?

The first difference between Mi Band 3 and Mi Band 2 is design. New fitness tracker comes with curved body, while Mi Band 2 had the flat display.

Also, it received larger OLED screen of 0.78 inches with resolution of 128×80 pixels, compared to 0.42 inches in Mi Band 2. The bigger screen provides more information, such as heart rate, steps, whether and others. Also, you can use screen to viewing or rejecting calls and messages.

As you remember, Xiaomi Mi Band 2 had the button under the screen to control the fitness tracker. Mi Band 3 doesn’t have separate button, because it is integrated into the glass body. However, it is still not a full touch screen, but only a round area to control the smart band.

Xiaomi Mi Band 3 First Review: Should You Upgrade From Mi Band 2?

Just like the previous model, Mi Band 3 has removable capsule. It has the same charging method as Mi Band 2.

Also, Xiaomi says that the strap was redesigned to ensure that tracker doesn’t fall off from the strap. If you already have Mi Band 2, then you know that from time to time the tracker falls out from the strap. This should not happen with Mi Band 3.

New fitness tracker received IP68 waterproof protection, while Mi Band 2 had IP67. It means that you can use the smart band under the water at a depth up to 50 meters.

Xiaomi Mi Band 3: Function

Xiaomi Mi Band 3 First Review: Should You Upgrade From Mi Band 2?

Now, let’s talk about new functions. It seems that main functions are the same. Xiaomi Mi Band 3 monitors heart rate and sleep quality, count steps, distance and burned calories, and so on. However, now it uses new standard Bluetooth 4.2 to sync with smartphones. Also, there is a special model with NFC chip. You can use it for contactless payments and other useful things.

Xiaomi Mi Band 3 will work through the same Mi Fit app, so you don’t need to install any other applications.

Xiaomi Mi Band 3: Battery

Some words about battery. Mi Band 2 was so popular, because it provides up to 30 days of battery life on a single charge. It is one of the main feature of Xiaomi fitness tracker.

If we talk about Mi Band 3, it received 110mah battery capacity. The manufacturer says it will be enough for 20 days of battery life on a single charge. Of course, the

Xiaomi Mi Band 3: Price

Xiaomi Mi Band 3 First Review: Should You Upgrade From Mi Band 2?

Finally, the price. Right now, you can get Xiaomi Mi Band 2 for about $20. The official price of basic model Mi Band 3 is $26. If you want a version with NFC, then you should pay $31.

I think Mi Band 3 is great upgrade of the most popular fitness tracker. Although the battery life is a little lower, it has the same price, updated design, bigger display with useful information, IP68 waterproof standard and model with NFC chip. So, if you are tired of Mi Band 2, then Xiaomi Mi Band 3 is must have device for you.

Xiaomi Mi Band 3 Smart Bracelet

Heart Rate Monitor Bluetooth 4.2 Wristband

$44.99 $49.99
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Xiaomi Mi Band 3

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$49.99
Xiaomi Mi Band 3 NFC version

OLED Display 50M Waterproof Heart Rate Monitor Bracelet

$59.99
Xiaomi Mi Band 3

OLED Display 50M Waterproof Heart Rate Monitor Bracelet

$49.99
Xiaomi Mi Band 3 NFC version

LED Touch Screen 5ATM Water Resistant Sports Fitness Tracker

$59.99
Xiaomi Mi Band 3 NFC version

Passometer Heart Rate 5ATM 50M Waterproof Smart Band Xiaomi mi Band 2 Upgraded

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Xiaomi Mi Band 3 vs Mi Band 2 Video Comparison

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