Today’s London event marks the official launch of Xiaomi in the UK tech market. This follows the company’s recent entry in Spain, Italy and France.
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The Mi Band 3 will be available from November 9th across a range of retail outlets, including Amazon (check price). If you’re quick you might be able to snag one of the first 10,000 units which will be sold at a discounted £19.99 (RRP £26.99). You’ll be able to pick them up at the newly launched Mi Store UK between November 12th and 23rd. The limited edition units will feature a tiny Union Jack on the strap.
While not as comprehensive as some of the other options out there, this is a fitness band that delivers a lot for the price. In our review, we note that the range of features on offer make this a great wearable for those on a budget.
Of course, its not quite on-par with some of the more expensive options out there, but its close. The latest band combines the best features of the predecessor devices and throws a better screen, water-resistance and all day heart-rate monitoring into the mix. There’s also a special edition with NFC for contactless payments.
And while the app would benefit from a design overhaul and the OLED screen is a bit temperamental, the stats it dishes out are fairly accurate. It also does a surprisingly decent job at tracking runs.
Essential reading: Review – Xiaomi Mi Band 3, budget friendly fitness tracking
If you’re looking for a basic fitness tracker and don’t want to spend lots of money, Mi Band 3 does the trick. Its no wonder Xiaomi shifted some 5 million units in the three months following its launch.
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