Chinese tech giant Xiaomi has launched the Mi Band 3i, a successor to Mi Band HRX, in India.
The company emphasizes that its latest affordable fitness band is made specifically for the Indian market. The device looks exactly like the regular Mi Band 3, but lacks a heart-rate sensor that usually is on the back of the device. This allows Xiaomi to sell the Mi Band 3i at an impressively low price of INR1,299, which is just $18.
Xiaomi also launched its most recent Mi Band 4 in the country a couple of months ago. The new addition to Xiaomi’s current wearable portfolio in India will give another option to buyers looking for a more affordable alternative.
It will further strengthen Xiaomi’s position in the wearable segment in India, as it’s currently the number one wearable company in the country.
Mi Band 3i features
It comes with several new upgrades over its predecessor, Mi Band HRX. The display size is increased from 1.2cm to 1.9cm, with AMOLED technology and touch support added on top.
Mi Band 3i retains basic metric tracking like steps and calories. While introduces notification viewing on the band. And also features the “Find Device” option, which allows users to detect the paired smartphone directly from the band.
Mi Smart Band 3i is water-resistant up to 5ATM (50 meters in depth for 10 minutes), letting users wear it while swimming or taking a shower.
The Mi Band 3i has a 110mAh battery, a significant increase over its predecessor’s 70mAh cell. Xiaomi claims up to 20 days of usage, which has been a constant on the previously launched Mi Band devices.
The Xiaomi Mi Band 3i is available for purchase at Mi.com, with an estimated delivery time ranging from 2 to 5 days, depending on the location.