Xiaomi’s Mi Band series has seen a lot of popularity since its initial launch with the Mi Band. The basic USP of the device has always been the size and comfort level provided. The band contains the core tracker which is around 9 mm thick, and 36 mm in length. It is inserted into a hypoallergenic TPSiV wristband, which has anti-UV and anti-microbial properties. Claims report that the 1 million Mi Band 3 were sold in just six months.
The Xiaomi Mi band features fitness monitor and sleep tracker, sleep cycle smart alarm, auto Android unlock, 30-day standby power, IP67 water resistance and vibrate alert for call and notifications. The band has a companion app called Mi Fit which could be used to read the data on the device and set your priorities accordingly.
With the recent leaks floating across the web, which claims the Mi Band 4 to have a color display. The battery would also get a significant hike with 135 mAh. Another feature would be the addition of Bluetooth 5.0 for better connectivity and fewer power consumptions. To utilize the Mi Pay feature the band would incorporate NFC. Also, a non-NFC variant would also be launched with improved heart rate sensing capabilities.
As of now there is no official word on when the band debuts but it’s speculated to launch at a price of $72 (approx Rs. 5,000) for the NFC variant and another band with no NFC and no heart rate sensor would cost between $30 to $40 (approx Rs. 2,000 to Rs. 3,000).
The earlier launched Mi Band 3 featured 0.78 inch OLED display. The side bezels of the device were curved just to provide better aesthetics. The display had a touch-sensitive circular button for operations. The Mi Band 3 had an amazing heart rate sensor which gave 99 percent accurate readings. It also came with an accelerometer for reading the numbers of steps you take.
The screen is the biggest change on the Mi Band 3. Now you can swipe up and down, left and right for going through the panels – pedometer, distance, burned calories, battery capacity, weather forecast, exercise recording. The Mi Band 3 due to its bigger screen size also came with a bigger battery of 110 mAh than its predecessor. The band could easily give you two weeks of battery life approximately.