The smart watch market is seeing a new player shake up the market, while the Xiaomi company offers the Xiaomi Mi Band 3 connected watch at a price well below its big rivals. Should we expect a lower product? Not necessarily!
If I asked you the question: which company sells the most connected watches in the world? Several of us would tend to answer Apple or Fitbit, but it is indeed the Xiaomi company which is on the first step of the podium in this product category.
This is obviously explained by the price offered by the company for its range of smart watches such as the Xiaomi Mi Band 3 which can be found for around $ 50 on the internet.
Our first reflex is to say that it must be “cheap” in good Quebecois or lower quality, but that would be judging too quickly this android smart watch.
The Xiaomi Mi Band 3, a low-cost watch that does almost everything
Certainly, the Xiaomi Mi Band 3 smart watch may not have the best screen on the market, but for a watch that costs nearly $ 200 less than those of competitors, we are surprised by the extent of the possibilities that ‘she offers us.
Equipped with an OLED touch screen (128 X 80 pixels) and a flexible silicone strap, this smart watch allows us to do everything we are entitled to expect from such a product.
Compatible with both Apple smartphones and Android, the Xiaomi Mi Band 3 allows us to:
Track the number of steps with your pedometer
See the distances we have traveled
See the number of calories burned
Track our heart rate
Track the quality of our sleep
See our calls, texts, Messenger messages, WhatsApp and others
Bathing to a depth of 50 meters
The Xiaomi Mi Band 3 smart watch really offers us several functions.
The company also talks about an impressive 20-day battery life on a single charge. Only that is if we do not activate all the functions. Despite everything, we can expect an autonomy of more than 10 days if we use it thoroughly, which is more than appreciable.
Unsurprisingly, at this price you have to be ready to make some concessions. As mentioned above, we can see that we are receiving a call, but we cannot take our calls via the watch. Also, for lovers of emoticons, you will have to agree not to see them on the watch when you consult our messages.
Despite these small concessions, French has not been shelved, while the watch is fully configurable in the language of Molière.
With the Mi Fit application we can follow all of our activities recorded in the Xiaomi Mi Band 3.
Finally, once connected to our Android or Apple smartphone via a Bluetooth connection, we can track all of our data through the Mi Fit application, which accounts for everything.
So, if you are an occasional sportsman, that you train from time to time or you just want to have a smart watch to follow all your mobile interactions, it is certain that the Xiaomi Mi Band 3 smart watch proves to be a very good option at lower cost than those of major brands of smart watches.