Xiaomi’s very-iPhone-X-looking Mi 8 smartphone was the spotlight of its Shenzhen press occasion at present, however the firm did additionally unveil plenty of different notable merchandise, together with an up to date model of its widespread health band.
The Mi Band has all the time provided a stable efficiency at round $30 — to the purpose that I’ve purchased two of them for myself — and the third incarnation pushes issues additional. Mi Band three features a longer 20 days of battery life per cost, 50-meter water resistance and a brand new band design that Xiaomi touts as being each extra comfy and safer in your wrist.
Just like the Mi Band 2, the third-gen tracker features a pulse monitor and the same old health monitoring. It syncs to the Xiaomi Mi Match app, with information exportation to different companies doable.
The Mi Band isn’t a full-blown health band, for instance it doesn’t embrace GPS so it gained’t show you how to observe runs on apps like Strava, however at simply 69 yuan, or round $25, it’s a severely low-cost possibility. The Mi Band three will make its debut in China first, the place it’ll are available in a selection of pink, black and blue. Like most Xiaomi merchandise, we’ll have to attend on particulars of worldwide availability however it’ll nearly actually be offered outdoors of China quickly.
Except for the Mi Band three and Mi eight, Xiaomi additionally unveiled its Mi VR Standalone product, which was developed alongside Facebook-owned Oculus, which is now home to former Xiaomi international executive Hugo Barra. Xiaomi additionally took the wraps off its largest sensible TV up to now, the 75-inch Mi TV four.