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.
Now, ahead of the official launch, Xiaomi‘s sub-brand Mijia has shared fresh photos of the Mi Band 3 Explorer Edition. The new pictures posted on China’s micro-blogging platform Weibo clearly depict the translucent band. It also suggests that the official launch of the fitness tracker is imminent. There is no information on whether the Mi Band 3 Explorer Edition will have enhanced features.
The pictures posted on Weibo suggest we are looking at device with a touchscreen OLED display similar to the regular Mi Band 3. The only major difference between the standard model and Explorer Edition could be the translucent strap. The Mi Band 3 is currently available in China with three strap options of black, orange and blue and is priced at RMB 169 (around Rs 1,700). Xiaomi has also confirmed plans to sell NFC-enabled variants of the Mi Band 3 in September.
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. Xiaomi has emerged as the second-largest wearable brand with strong demand for its Mi Bands in India and China. The wearable devices are built by Huami technologies and it plans to launch a customized version of Mi Band with Xiaomi’s stock code ‘1810’ mentioned on the strap along with some Chinese text.
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The Mi Band 3 comes with an IP67 certified dustproof and waterproof casing that features 0.78-inch touchscreen OLED display. It has an 1,100mAh battery and tracks heart-rate, calories burned, steps and sleep. It also reminds users when they are being sedimentary and can be paired with smartphones.