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This Fitbit rival is under £20 for Black Friday

The Xiaomi Mi Band 3 is a budget Fitbit alternative, and its even cheaper for Black Friday

We have a full review of the Xiaomi Mi Band 3 in the works, but rest assured we are big fans of this budget fitness wearable.

This deal on Amazon as part of its Black Friday discounts trims £7 from the recommended retail price, bringing the cost down to £19.99. Our analysis found this to be the lowest price yet for the Mi Band 3 – so if you’re looking for an affordable activity monitor ahead of the festive seasons, this is a solid bargain.

The Xiaomi Mi Band 3 comes with a 0.78-inch OLED touchscreen, which shows information on battery life, heart rate, daily step count, calorie count and distance travelled. It also displays the time – as you’d expect – as well as sleep-tracking metrics. You can keep an eye on all these measurements using Xiaomi’s Mi Fit app.

The tracker can be set to vibrate when a connected smartphone receives messages and calls, and will display details about who’s calling. All in all, its an impressive package, stuffing plenty of information into a budget body that also happens to have an advertised 20 days of battery life before recharging. It also comes with an in-built black, plastic, one-size-fits-all strap.

If you’re looking to shop around, you might want to head over to our best fitness trackers page and check out the competition. The Huawei Band 2, for example, is a versatile wearable that includes GPS tracking, but also costs a little more than Xiaomi’s offering.   

Black Friday tends to spread out over a fortnight, and Amazon is amongst the handful of retailers offering discounts throughout that period. We’ll be running a roundup of the latest and greatest deals up to and in the wake of Black Friday itself – which lands this week.