Xiaomi Mi Band 3 Explorer Edition teased in official photos; Arrival seems imminent

by Anvinraj Valiyathara 0

Xiaomi had launched the Mi Band 3 alongside Mi 8, Mi 8 Explorer Edition and Mi 8 SE smartphones on May 31. Soon after the launch of Mi Band 3, the company had teased its Explorer Edition featuring a translucent rubber strap. Yesterday, Xiaomi’s sub-brand Mijia had shared fresh photos of Mi Band 3 with translucent band through its Weibo account. This suggests that the arrival of the Mi Band 3 Explorer Edition may not be far away.

There is no information available on whether the main device of the Mi Band 3 Explorer Edition will feature enhanced specs. The appearance of the main device which features a touchscreen OLED display appears to be same as the regular version which suggests that the only major difference on the Explorer Edition could be the inclusion of translucent strap. Currently, the Mi Band 3 is available with three strap options such as black, orange and blue.

The Mi Band 3 is available with a price tag of 169 Yuan (~$25). The company has confirmed that it will be selling NFC enabled Mi Band 3 in September. This variant is expected to carry a pricing of 199 Yuan (~$29). There is no confirmation on whether the Mi Band 3 Explorer Edition is the NFC version of the fitness band.

Huami technologies that manufacturers smart bands has recently teased a customized version of the Mi Band 3 to mark its IPO offering. The customized edition has the “1810” stock code mentioned on its strap along with some Chinese text.

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The Xiaomi Mi Band 3 is an IP67 rated dustproof and waterproof body that comes with a 0.78-inch OLED touchscreen. It includes a 110mAh battery. The fitness tracker offers various health-tracking features like heart rate monitor, calorie counter, steps calculator, sedimentary reminder and sleep tracker. Other features of the Mi Band 3 include weather forecast, notifications for calls and SMS, event reminder and find my phone.