The Huami Corporation and sole partner Xiaomi have announced Mi Band 3, an addition to the existing line of cost effective biometric wearables produced by the company. Following the 1 and 2 models launched in 2014 and 2016 respectively, Mi Band 3 offers new updates to its health and sports based features like optimized heart rate detection additional screen access for messaging in real-time data feeds, weather forecast, timer, and more text displays.
“We are delighted to reach another major product launch milestone under the long-standing and mutually beneficial relationship we share with Xiaomi,” said Wang Huang, Chairman and CEO of Huami.
With no physical buttons, the Mi Band 3 is hands-on full-touch, where users can operate the band through directional swiping and gesture based control. It’s equipped with high resolution curved display and a larger anti-scratch OLED screen, 20 days of battery life, and 5ATM water resistant technology– all useful features for an active individual. The Mi Band 3 lands with a retailer suggested price at about $26.
In 2017, Huami shipped 18.1 million units of smart wearable devices with the emergence of biometric-enabled smart bands on the market.
(Source: The Verge)