Read our previous post to know how to set up the Mi Band 3. Before we explain to you how to turn on Mi Band 3, let us look at a comparison chart with its predecessor, the Mi Band 2. See below:
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Mi Band 3
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Mi Band 2
Standby time approx. 20 days
Battery type Li-Ion Polymer Battery
Input voltage DC 5.0V
Input current 250 mah, Max
Standby time:23 days
Battery type: Lithium polymer
Input current:45 mA (typical) 65mA (max)
Strap Length 247mm
Adjustable strap length 155 – 216mm
Total length:235 mm
Adjustable length:155-210 mm
Material: Thermoplastic elastomer, aluminum alloy
128 x 80 resolution
Touch screen with one capacitive button
One capacitive button
Bluetooth 4.2 BLE
As you can see from the above comparison chart, like its predecessor, the Mi Band 3 does not come with a physical On/Off button. Its operations are completely through the companion app that you will have to download and pair.
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The Mi Band 3 that we received did not have any charge out of the box. The only way to turn it on is by connecting the charging cable attached to a USB port. See the screenshot below:
Once there is a reasonable amount of charge (say 5%) on the band, you will be able to pair it with your phone if it’s the first time. To turn on the Mi band, 3 follow these simple steps:
The device is designed to be worn all the time for constant heart rate monitoring. Therefore, it does not come with a physical On/Off hardware button. So, to turn it off, we suggest the following:
If you were already using the Mi band 3 on another device, do ensure to unpair from the original device first. If you try to unpair the device when the Mi Band 2 is not in range, it will result in a split-brain scenario.
It will lead to the device being removed from the software App only. Whereas the Mi band 3 will still think that it is paired with the original device. This is when you would need to do a hard reset. Ensure to remove the device only when it is in standard BlueTooth range.
On the ‘Mi-Fit‘ app, when you tap on your paired device, you get device-specific settings. See below:
You can toggle the “Incoming Call” option based on your preferences. There are no more granular options available. Also, you will have to remember, that the band does not sync with the phones “Silent” or “DND” settings. You will have to set this up in the app manually.
We hope our article helped answer your questions about the Mi Band 3. Since the band is 95% operated via the App, it is imperative to set all the options diligently. Once you have set up your preferences, you should have a smooth ride after that.
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