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.
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.
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