Xiaomi launched its latest smartwatch, the Xiaomi Smart Band 8, in the global market. The Xiaomi Smart Band 8 is a successor to the popular Xiaomi Mi Band 7, and comes with a larger display, improved battery life, and more health and fitness features.
It has a 1.62-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 192 x 490 pixels, a pixel density of 326 ppi, and a maximum brightness of 600 nits. The display is touch-sensitive and supports various watch faces and themes. The smartwatch has a rectangular design with an aluminum alloy body and a silicone strap.
The Xiaomi Smart Band 8 is powered by the Apollo 4 Blue Lite chipset, which offers a smooth and seamless user experience. The smartwatch has a 190 mAh battery that can last up to 16 days on a single charge with normal usage, and up to 5 days with the always-on display mode enabled. The smartwatch also supports fast charging.
The Xiaomi Smart Band 8 is a smartwatch that focuses on health and fitness tracking. It has over 150 training modes, including running, cycling, swimming, yoga, and more. It can also monitor the heart rate, blood oxygen level, sleep quality, and menstrual cycle of the user.
The smartwatch can also track the stride length, stride frequency, and other running data, and provide professional guidance and feedback. The smartwatch can be worn as a pendant or clipped onto the shoes for more accurate tracking.
The Xiaomi Smart Band 8 is compatible with Android 6.0 or iOS 12.0 or above devices, and can be paired with the Xiaomi Wear app or the Xiaomi Wear Lite app. The smartwatch can also receive notifications for calls, messages, and other apps, and control the music playback and camera of the smartphone. The smartwatch has a 5 ATM water resistance rating, which means it can withstand water pressure up to 50 meters.
Xiaomi Smart Band 8 Specifications
- Type: 1.62-inch AMOLED
- Resolution: 192 x 490 pixels
- Pixel Density: 326 ppi
- Brightness: 600 nits
- Length: 42.81mm
- Width: 25.42mm
- Thickness: 9.99mm (without strap)
- Weight: 14.9g (without strap)
- Material: TPU
- Adjustable Length: 135-215mm
- Color Options: Light Gold, Bright Black, Ivory, Olive, Blue, and Pink
- Chipset: Apollo 4 Blue Lite
- Capacity: 190 mAh
- Battery Life:
- Normal use: Up to 16 days
- Always-on display: Up to 5 days
- Fast charging: 1 hour
- PPG heart rate
- SpO2 (blood oxygen)
- 6-axis motion
- Bluetooth: Version: 5.1 LE
- Android: Version 6.0 or above
- iOS: Version 12.0 or above
- App: Xiaomi Wear or Xiaomi Wear Lite
- Water Resistance: 5 ATM (up to 50 meters)
- Fitness Modes: Over 150, including running, cycling, swimming, yoga, etc.
- Health Features:
- Heart rate monitoring
- Blood oxygen measurement
- Sleep quality tracking
- Menstrual cycle tracking
- Stride length and frequency measurement
- VO2 Max estimation
- Training load assessment
- Recovery time estimation, etc.
- Notifications: Supports calls, messages, and other apps
- NFC: Optional, supports contactless payments and other functions
Price and availability
The Xiaomi Smart Band 8 is priced at around Rs. 2,800 for the standard version, and EUR 39.9 (Rs. 3,600) for the NFC version.
The smartwatch is expected to launch soon in India and other markets. The Xiaomi Smart Band 8 is a smartwatch will be available for sale via Xiaomi’s official channels in Europe.