Xiaomi Mi Band 3 inadvertently revealed by CEO

Xiaomi Mi Band 3 inadvertently revealed by CEO
Xiaomi’s CEO has been spotted wearing what appears to be the Mi Band 3. The Chinese company only recently announced its newest gaming smartphone, dubbed the Black Shark, at an event in China. Here, the company’s founder Lei Jun was spotted checking the new smartphone out, but it appears he had a little extra hidden up his sleeve, literally.

As can be seen in the photos, the CEO’s wrists reveal what appears to be an entirely new wearable, similar in form factor to previous Xiaomi Mi Band devices. The device, which is rumored to be the upcoming Mi Band 3, retains the comfortable rubber band that has been present on previous generations of the wearable. Interestingly, however, the glass surface has been extended significantly, suggesting that a larger OLED display could be present. Also, the glass now bends over at its sides, blending into the curves of the rubber strap. In terms of what the wearable is expected to feature, a heart rate sensor should be included alongside various other additions such as GPS and an accelerometer. Furthermore, Bluetooth 4.2 will likely be supported and IP67 water and dust resistance is also rumored to be present. Lastly, as an added extra, a vibration engine is also expected to be included.

Now, it has previously been confirmed that a new generation wearable would be coming sometime this year. Considering Xiaomi’s own CEO appears to already be in possession of the device, however, consumers might not have that much more to wait until the device is made official.


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4 Comments

1. greyhulk

Posts: 184; Member since: Jun 30, 2010

"inadvertently"

2. gdawilson

Posts: 299; Member since: Jul 21, 2014

I've had the Mi Band 2 for a year now and it's pretty good. Can't complain about a device for $30!

4. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

$20 when I got it, the only problem is their Mi-fit apps is much inferior compared to 3rd party apps (3rd party can detect when you nap, and automatically wake you up when the time is right, it can measure heart-rate when sleeping, it can automatically detect when you're doing sport, and continuously monitor heart-rate, and much more). But I stick with Mi-fit just because I don't want to pay for those 3rd party apps.

3. fistigons

Posts: 368; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

Used the plus band for a year but the software and sync issues drove me nuts.

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