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Xiaomi Mi Band 3 Smart Fitness Tracker - C$ 20.81 / Possible C$ 11.58 With New User Code @ Xiaomi Store / Aliexpress

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Xiaomi Mi Band 3 Smart Fitness Tracker - C$ 20.81 / Possible C$ 11.58 With New User Code @ Xiaomi Store / Aliexpress

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Price:
C$ 20.81
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aliexpress
You can get a new buyer coupon for C$ 4.16.

Still a good fitness tracker even now, none of the colour screen etc that's expected these days, but still a quality band ^^

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  • Mi Band Fitness Watch - Lightweight, comfortable wristband design with an adjustable strap, 0.78" OLED touch-screen and a battery life of up to 20 days
  • Connect via Bluetooth (to Android 4.4/iOS 9.0 phones or later) to see notifications from app messages (WhatsApp, Facebook, etc.), incoming calls, caller ID, SMS and activity goals
  • Water resistant - Achieve your fitness goals with a sports watch waterproof up to 50 metres and set behaviour tags for different activities
  • Fitness tracker with heart rate monitoring, calorie counter, automatic step counter, distance, date/time, and sleep monitor
  • With the Mi Fit App, you can set customised daily targets, choose exercise classes, and view full metrics history and weekly progress reports
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Deal Addict
Dec 18, 2005
1040 posts
1161 upvotes
Montreal
Good price, after discounts. Just an FYI: the Mi Band 5 was just released, so there might be further discounts on the Mi Band 4 coming soon. The one in the OP is 2 generations old now. I'm still rocking the Mi Band 2, but the screen is starting to look a little dim, so I'm hoping the 4 will be heavily discounted soon.
Newbie
Jul 28, 2016
15 posts
1 upvote
bostonontario wrote: Is the 4 worth that extra 10-12 bucks?
4th Gen comes with a AMOLED colour display so it’s worth it if you could find it for just extra 10-12 bucks. But I would get the 5th Gen which just came out. 5th Gen has a new charging method which does not require you to take off the strap before you charge.
Sr. Member
Nov 26, 2008
927 posts
613 upvotes
GTA
Johnkoo wrote: 4th Gen comes with a AMOLED colour display so it’s worth it if you could find it for just extra 10-12 bucks. But I would get the 5th Gen which just came out. 5th Gen has a new charging method which does not require you to take off the strap before you charge.
I thought I saw it for 32 on aliexpress on a quick search, I better double check.
Member
Nov 14, 2006
447 posts
421 upvotes
Montreal
Raptors wrote: Always on display?
No. Only when you turn the wrist to face you - probably sensor built-in to detect the wrist motion.

I have MiBand 3 and it is worthwhile dualities fitness tracker and Bluetooth linked text/email/phone notifier.
Newbie
Oct 5, 2014
31 posts
18 upvotes
Vancouver, BC
Have Mi band 4.
For users that only need the basic necessities such as myself (notifications from phone, heart rate, sleep monitor + basic watch functions), Mi bane 4 and 5 would have minimal differences.

Peak battery life was, no joke, almost 3 weeks.
Deal Fanatic
Jan 18, 2010
7649 posts
5147 upvotes
Canada
None of these chinese junk trackers have accurate tracking of anything.

Get the Galaxy Fit E for $49 from Staples if care about accuracy (still not perfect, but much better than xiaomi)
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Mar 23, 2003
4389 posts
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Hamilton
any link to a good version 5 that supports google pay and NFC properly in North America?
Member
Dec 29, 2014
317 posts
183 upvotes
Toronto, ON
This is a very good deal with the coupon but they don't accept PayPal. Is anyone else a bit nervous of using a credit card on this site?
Member
Dec 29, 2014
317 posts
183 upvotes
Toronto, ON
RFDQ1016 wrote: None of these chinese junk trackers have accurate tracking of anything.

Get the Galaxy Fit E for $49 from Staples if care about accuracy (still not perfect, but much better than xiaomi)
All the reviews I've read indicate that the Mi Band's tracking and heart rate monitor is at par with Fitbit.
Deal Fanatic
Mar 1, 2002
9979 posts
6914 upvotes
Toronto
Screen sizes:

Miband 3: 0.78", mono 80x128
Miband 4: 0.95", colour 120x240
Miband 5: 1.1", colour 126x294
Deal Addict
Apr 21, 2008
1422 posts
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Striker60 wrote: This is a very good deal with the coupon but they don't accept PayPal. Is anyone else a bit nervous of using a credit card on this site?
Aliexpress is part of Alibaba. It's probably one of the biggest companies in the world. I think your credit card is going to be fine.
Sr. Member
Apr 14, 2019
805 posts
721 upvotes
Striker60 wrote: All the reviews I've read indicate that the Mi Band's tracking and heart rate monitor is at par with Fitbit.
Yeah but pizza pizza is cardboard
Member
Dec 29, 2014
317 posts
183 upvotes
Toronto, ON
rcnrcnrcn wrote: Yeah but pizza pizza is cardboard
Agreed but what does that have to do with the band's tracking accuracy? lol
Newbie
Nov 19, 2011
52 posts
11 upvotes
WILLOW BEACH
I ordered Mi Band 3 thru aliexpress but it was a Fake...refunded my money they didn't ask me to return it
Sr. Member
Apr 14, 2019
805 posts
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Striker60 wrote: Agreed but what does that have to do with the band's tracking accuracy? lol
my point was some people make up stories about things without actually knowing the facts, make up stories, always with hate and negativity, always
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Dec 8, 2006
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Striker60 wrote: All the reviews I've read indicate that the Mi Band's tracking and heart rate monitor is at par with Fitbit.
I have a mi band 4 and I regularly go for walks with my friend who has a fitbit the step count is basically spot on
Deal Expert
Jan 7, 2002
23501 posts
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Waterloo, ON
rcnrcnrcn wrote: my point was some people make up stories about things without actually knowing the facts, make up stories, always with hate and negativity, always
This nonsense has been going on since the original Mi Band came out. Yet reviews consistently show that some tracking data can vary across different makes of fitness bands, especially step counts. Nevertheless Mi Bands are usually within the same ±10% range of accuracy as others. As for things like HR, the original Mi Band could be inaccurate. Mi Band 2 was a significant improvement. Based on my own comparisons with the Polar H7 chest strap, the Mi Band could even be more accurate. It's hard to imagine that newer Mi Bands would be less accurate.

So yes, Mi Bands can be relied upon for accuracy and durabilty. They're certainly no worse than their low-end name brand competition. And yes, this is a damn good price for a quality fitness band.

That said:
1. Unlike name brands there's no warranty in practice. Consider this an as-is purchase. Anything beyond that is a bonus.
2. You're buying from AliExpress. Even if the seller offers a "warranty" you'll pay more to return the item than it originally cost you. See 1.
3. Expect to wait weeks if not months for delivery, especially with COVID-19 slow downs.
4. The Mi Band 3 is now a few years old. These bands are probably "old stock." Expect battery capacity to be lower than a newly-made band.
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