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Xiaomi Mi Band 3i Review: An Affordable Mi Fit Band Without Heart Rate Monitor

Xiaomi Mi Band 3i Review: An Affordable Mi Fit Band Without Heart Rate Monitor

By  Joe Horner 2019-11-22 1325 0

Yesterday (November 21), Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 3i was released in India for 1299 Indian rupees. The new Mi Band 3i is a more affordable version, which have a similar appearance with the previous Mi Band 3. However, there have no heart rate sensor supported with. So, what features does the new Xiaomi Mi Band 3i supported? In this post, I’ll cover all of the main features and specifications about the new Mi Band 3i.


Xiaomi Mi Band 3i Specifications

This is a detailed Mi Band 3i specifications table. Moreover, you can click here to know more about the differences between Mi Band 3i, Mi Band 3 and Mi Band 4.


Mi Smart Band 3i







AMOLED 0.78 inch

Display color

Monochrome white

Display Resolution


Screen Protection

3D tempered glass

Strap Material



3 axis accelerometer



Battery Capacity


Battery Life

20 days

Charging Method

2 Pogo Pin

Control Method

Touch button + touchable screen

Operating System

Android 4.4 or iOS 9.0 above


From the parameter table above, we can see that Mi Band 3i is a low-end version of Mi Band 3. The configuration has not been improved, but has been reduced. So what changes has it made in terms of functionality? Please read on.

Xiaomi Mi Band 3i Features: Lack of Heart Rate Detection

In terms of function, Mi Band 3i continues the performance-to-price ratio of Mi Band and 30 features rolled into one Mi Band 3i. Such as sleep monitor, message notifications, phone locator, event reminder, unlock your phone, real-time work out tracker, alarm, lift wrist to view and so on. Moreover, the Mi Band 3i supports 5ATM water-resistance. So, you can wear it at swimming poor or wear it to take a shower.

Xiaomi Mi Band 3i 

However, due to lack of PPG sensor, the new Mi Band 3i do not support heart rate detection, you can’t detect your hear rate like the Mi Band 3 or Mi Band 4. And then, here have no NFC to support Google Pay or watch face replacement.

Xiaomi Mi Band 3i Outlook Design: 0.78 inch Monochrome White Screen

In terms of appearance, the new Mi Band 3i have a same design with Xiaomi Mi Band 3i. Both of them featured with a 0.78 inch monochrome white screen and covered with a 3D tempered glass. Which is pretty wear-resisting. In addition, this Mi Fit band with a TPU band strap, it is light and comfortable to wear.

Xiaomi Mi Band 3i​ 

Xiaomi Mi Band 3i Battery Life: 20 Days

The Mi smart band 3i built-in 110mAh Li-po battery and can last 20 days normal use after single charge. Which is the same remarkable with Mi Band 3. let you charge and forget it, pretty useful.

Read at here, you must have a deep understanding about this new Mi Band 3i. Maybe a lot of friends will be confused. Why would Xiaomi launch a smart bracelet in India that doesn't have a heart rate test? Perhaps many friends prefer to pay less for a more practical Mi Band than to support heart rate testing. So, Mi Band 3 VS Mi Band 3 VS Mi Band 4, which one do you prefer?

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