I have been a fan of the Xiaomi Mi bands since the debut of the first generation Mi Band. Recently, I moved to the Mi Band 3, and wear it all times to keep track of activities (or let's say, 'inactivities'). And when you wear a device this long, your heart longs for a change in terms of looks.
Thankfully, the Mi Band 3’s case is easily detachable which means that I can switch the band or strap whenever I want.
So, if you are someone like me who loves to add a dash of color to the otherwise boring black dial, you’ve come to the right place. Below are some of the best straps and bands that you can buy for the Xiaomi Mi Band 3.
The iloft transparent strap is one of the rare transparent bands out there. But before we get any further let me tell you that it’s not entirely transparent. Instead, it’s moderately opaque. Nevertheless, it looks uber cool and fashionable. What’s more, the material is soft, and you can wear it for a long time without any discomfort.
The user reviews have been good so far, as you can see on the screenshots below.
The iLoft Transparent Explorer Edition Strap is a bit pricey at Rs 300. The good news is it’s available in many colors including orange and green.
I am a long time fan of Techonto straps and own a couple of them (for other Mi Band, of course). I love this product for its funky designs and comfortable feel. The material is entirely up to the mark, and you can wear it safely during the summers with absolutely zero discomfort.
The Techonto replacement strap costs Rs 185. This product has a rating of 4.3 stars with over 75% positive reviews.
It’s available in color variations of green and grey. Moreover, if you're looking for straps in a single color, Techonto has you covered.
The modular design of the Mi Band 3 means that you can also pair it with metal straps. Yep, just like watches. Unlike the straps above, the ProElite strap comes with an adjustable metal clasp to setting a suitable length. Though the makers claim that the material is stainless steel, I wouldn’t let it come in contact with water.
At Rs 799, the ProElite metal strap is on the expensive side. But should you choose to buy it, you can rest assured that it adds a chic look to your wrist.
Plus, the quality and the (capsule) fitting of the product is spot on, with many users echoing the same in the review section of Amazon India.
It’s available in three colors - Black, Silver Rose Gold.
The ProElite metal strap is available in India. However, if you aren't browsing from this region, you can check out the Guyo Mi Band 3 replacement strap.
This one is designed to give your fitness band a more traditional look. It has an adjustable strap which you can tweak as per your wrist's size. It fits well and gives a snug fit.
And as far as tracking biometrics is concerned, they all work well as long as it is not too loose. This one retails at $14.80.
If you’d rather settle for straps in a single color, you can check out the ones by Humble. These silicone straps bundle the same clasp mechanism as the original strap. Furthermore, these are quality straps and which are not only durable but are also comfortable to wear.
The straps have more than 70% positive rating with a huge chunk of users praising its color and quality (for the price).
The Humble straps for the Xiaomi Mi Band 3 is available only in India and retails at Rs 165.
The Invella Band 3’s strap boasts of slightly different designs. These dual-toned straps have pretty little dots on the sides. These dots not only gives these straps a unique and subtle look but also lets in the air thus keeping sweat from sticking to it.
Furthermore, the ring holding the capsule is painted in the same shade as the dots, giving the band an unusual look.
Priced at Rs 499 on Flipkart, this one has a rating of 4.2 stars out of 38 user reviews.
You also might want to check the Becoler Durable replacement strap on Amazon. This one has the same design as the one above and retails at about $3. Plus, it is also available in Green, Red, and White.
If you're not browsing from India, you may want to check the Funkid Bands for Xiaomi 3. These are waterproof and skin friendly straps that come in a set of 5 colors.
The wonderful thing about these straps is they haven’t seen a single negative review yet. Out of the 20 odd reviews so far, a whopping 75% are positive and have praised the quality and the color quality of the products.
If you are someone who loves to sport a different color every day, this is the one you should definitely buy. The Funkid straps retail at $9.99 on Amazon.
If a set of five colors sounds a little too less, you can check out the straps by Ximaha. They bundle a set of 11 straps in a wide variety of bright colors. Plus, the fit is exact, and you don’t have to worry about the capsule falling off.
The reviews have been great so far. The only thing you might want to consider is the material which isn’t as soft as the original strap.
The Ximaha Watch Strap for the Mi Band 3 retails at $15.99.
Change is Good
Sporting the same old look takes out the zing of any product, be it a phone or a humble fitness tracker. At the same time, changing the straps frequently also helps from the hygienic perspective.
After all, you wouldn’t wear a band that has dirt and grime sticking in its inner cavities, would you?
Next up: Looking for a band to hold your phone while you exercise? Look no further.