Xiaomi’s next fitness tracker comes with new functions and is reminiscent of a well-known smartwatch

The Smart Band 8 Pro from Xiaomi looks similar to an Apple Watch.  (Picture Xiaomi)

The Smart Band 8 Pro from Xiaomi looks similar to an Apple Watch. (Picture Xiaomi)

The Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi is known for inexpensive fitness trackers with a wide range of functions.

In addition to the regular “Band” series, the group also offers a Pro series, most recently the Xiaomi Band 7 Pro, whose successor is to be presented next week on August 14 together with the Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 folding cell phone.

Yesterday the group published teaser images on Weibo with information (via Android Authority) intended to give a first impression of the device.

Xiaomi Smart Band 8 Pro: This is new

As the title of the article suggests, the Xiaomi Band 8 Pro follows the design of the Apple Watch, which has already been inherited from the previous model.

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What is new, however, is the larger display, which now measures 1.74 inches compared to the 1.64 inches of the predecessor. The Band 8 Pro’s 60 Hertz AMOLED display has a pixel density of 336 ppi and supports 16.7 million colors.

Before the market launch of the new fitness tracker, the manufacturer also mentions some functions. For example, the Band 8 Pro supports widgets that can display media players, step counters, weather, and heart rate status.

Xiaomi released teaser images for the new Smart Band 8 Pro series.






Xiaomi released teaser images for the new Smart Band 8 Pro series.

Xiaomi also promises that the widgets can be freely configured to display multiple pieces of information at the same time. Background images can now also be created from the photo album.

As is usual with smartwatches and fitness trackers, there will also be different bracelets that should be tailored to personal taste and needs.

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So far, the manufacturer has not given any prospects of a price for the launch. In Europe, the predecessor cost around 90 euros when it was introduced. Whether the successor starts at the same price or receives a small adjustment remains to be seen until the launch event on August 14th.

The Chinese group recently launched a smartwatch series for little money. My colleague Jusuf shows what the Redmi Watch 3 Active is capable of:

New Xiaomi smartwatch launched for 40 euros – can it work?

What do you think of Xiaomi’s fitness trackers? Do you own such a gadget from the Chinese manufacturer for sports functions or counting your steps? Or do you use such a smart watch for other purposes? What are your experiences with Xiaomi products? Let us know in the comments below!

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