Huami and Xiaomi Launch Third Generation Smartband

Huami and Xiaomi Launch Third Generation SmartbandThe 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)