Xiaomi Mi Band 3, the third-generation wearable, was launched alongside company’s flagship Mi 8, Mi 8 SE and Mi 8 Explorer Edition smartphones in May. Soon after the launch of Mi Band 3, Xiaomi started teasing a variant with translucent rubber strap called Explorer Edition.
Mijia is Xiaomi’s subsidiary brand, and the company’s official Weibo account has posted official promotional images of the Mi Band 3 Explorer Edition with a translucent wrist band. As you can see in the images, the Mi Band 3 looks quite different compared to its colourful bands. If you didn’t know already, the Mi Band 3 has two parts: a black device that has the display, sensors, battery and all the electronics, and a the removable wrist band.
The standard Mi Band 3 features a 0.78-inch OLED panel with a resolution of 128 x 80 pixels. It connects to a device using Bluetooth 4.2 and is also equipped with an NFC chip for hassle-free wireless payment and connectivity. The device is powered by a 110 mAh battery, which is said to deliver 20 days of battery life. The Mi Band 3 comes in three strap options of black, orange and blue. It is priced at CNY169 (Rs 1,735), while its the NFC variant costs CNY199 (Rs 2,043). The fitness tracker offers standard health-tracking features like calorie counter, steps calculator, heart rate monitor, sedentary reminder and a sleep tracker as well. The device also comes with additional features like forecast, notifications for calls and SMS, event reminder and find my phone.
This variant is expected to carry a price tag of RMB 199 (around Rs 2,000), but there is no official world on whether the Mi Band 3 Explorer Edition is the NFC version of the standard model.