Xiaomi Mi Band 3 is now swim-proof

The affordable wearable hits stores on 27 September
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Alongside the gargantuan Mi Max 3, Xiaomi also announced its latest wearable – the Mi Band 3, for Malaysian consumers. The fitness band retains its sleek, minimalist unibody design but gains one useful feature – 5 ATM water resistance.

This means you can take it for a swim. Not bad for a wearable that costs under MYR150.

Xiaomi Mi Band 3The Mi Band 3 features a 0.78-inch OLED display that can now display content of messages. It can of course display basic data like time, date and steps you’ve taken.

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Xiaomi Mi Band 3Navigating the band is easy – swipe up and down to scroll through menu items; left and right for more options.

The touch button at the bottom of the screen acts as a home button, and can also be used to clear notifications or measuring the heart rate.

Xiaomi Mi Band 3The band also gains new features like a built-in stopwatch, a phone locating function, and an independent vibrating alarm function that works even when your connected smartphone is turned off.

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The Mi Band 3 is paired to a smartphone via the Mi Fit app which displays real-time workout stats, as well as historical data and analysis on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.

Xiaomi Mi Band 3

The band will work with phones running Android 4.4 and above, or iPhone running iOS 9 and above.

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Xiaomi claims the band will last for 20 days on standby mode¸ through its 110mAh battery.

Mi Band 3 pricing and availability

The Mi Band 3 retails for MYR129 and will be available at all Authorised Mi Stores, Lazada, Shopee starting from 27 September 2018.

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