​Xiaomi Mi Band 7 Pro brings GPS and bigger display

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Xiaomi has officially launched its Mi Band Pro 7 in China, and its new wearable rings in big improvements over the standard Smart Band 7.

Xiaomi teased its new band last week, but it’s only been released in China so far – and there’s no indication of a wider release so far. The company has only just formally announced the global edition of its Smart Band 7. But the Mi Band 7 Pro seems like a much more modern device, and better suited to the needs of wearables users in 2022.

First up, m the Xiaomi Mi Band 7 Pro offers a dramatic change in form from the standard Mi Band 7, and is more of a smartwatch/fitness tracker hybrid.

The face is much squarer – and resembles the Huawei Band 7 or Watch Fit 2 more than the standard Mi Band.

You get an AMOLED 1.64-inch display, that punches out with 326ppi at a 280 x 456px resolution. That’s compared to 192 x 490px on the regular Xiaomi Smart Band 7.

Just like the Smart Band 7, the display has an always-on mode, and there are 180 watch faces with low power variations.

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As expected, you now yet built-in GPS, making it more of a natural workout partner.

That’s abetted by 117 exercise modes, including 10 running workout. And there’s swim-tracking and 5ATM water resistance.

All of the standard Mi Band health tracking stuff is on board, so there’s a heart rate monitor, SpO2 sensor, with detailed sleep tracking modes and VO2 Max estimates.

There’s a larger 235mAh battery, but that’s only expected to offer 12 days of regular usage or 6 days of heavy usage

It will cost around CNY 400 ($60/€57) – which makes it just a tad more expensive than the standard Mi Band 7.

Given the success of devices such as the Huawei Band and Watch Fit 2 in Western markets, we have little doubt that Xiaomi’s Pro level band will appear outside China before too long.


James Stables

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James is the co-founder of Wareable, and he has been a technology journalist for 15 years.

He started his career at Future Publishing, James became the features editor of T3 Magazine and T3.com and was a regular contributor to TechRadar – before leaving Future Publishing to found Wareable in 2014.

James has been at the helm of Wareable since 2014 and has become one of the leading experts in wearable technologies globally. He has reviewed, tested, and covered pretty much every wearable on the market, and is passionate about the evolving industry, and wearables helping people achieve healthier and happier lives.


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