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Xiaomi announces Mi Band 3, Mi VR standalone, and its largest ever LED TV
- Xiaomi has announced its Mi Band 3 fitness tracker, a standalone VR headset called Mi VR, and the 74-inch Mi TV 4.
- The Mi Band 3 upgrades its predecessor by adding a touchscreen and water resistance up to 50-meters.
- Xiaomi developed the Mi VR alongside Oculus and it is basically a rebranded version of the Oculus Go.
Xiaomi has announced further new products at its Mi launch event in Shenzen. While the Mi 8 was the main attraction, they also introduced the Mi Band 3 fitness tracker, a standalone VR headset called the Mi VR, and the 74-inch Mi TV 4.
Xiaomi Mi Band 3
The Mi Band 3 is the latest update to the company’s popular fitness tracker. While it was announced last week, today Xiaomi provided more details about the product.
Like the Mi Band 2, it has an OLED display, although this time it is also a touchscreen and at 0.78-inch is slightly bigger. Xiaomi says this leads to a better experience for viewing messages and answering calls.
The physical button is still there to make controlling the device easy. According to Xiaomi, the Mi Band 3 has a 20-day battery life which is similar to its predecessor. The IP rating also appears to have been improved as the device is now water resistant at up to 50-meters.
Xiaomi Mi VR
The Mi VR is a standalone VR headset that has been co-developed with Oculus. We first learned about it at CES earlier this year and it is basically a rebranded version of the Oculus Go.
This means it has a 2K fast switch screen, as well as integrated speakers and a 3.5mm headphone jack. It is powered by a Snapdragon 821 processor and has access to over 1000 Oculus optimized games. Everything can be controlled by the included controller. Of course, as a standalone headset, it doesn’t need a computer or a phone to work.
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Xiaomi Mi TV
The 74-inch Mi TV 4 is the biggest LED TV that Xiaomi has produced. It supports 4K HDR videos and comes equipped with the Xiao AI voice assistant. According to Xiaomi it “allows users to immerse in a theater-like experience right in their living rooms.”
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