At an event held in China today, xiaomi has launched a host of new products including the flagship Xiaomi 13 Ultra smartphone, Xiaomi Pad 6 series, and more. The Xiaomi Band 8 has arrived as the successor to the last year's Band 7. The latest offering packs significant upgrades over its predecessor. Read on to know what it offers out of the box.
The Xiaomi Band 8 retains the same pill-shaped module accommodating a 1.6-inch AMOLED display. It offers a 60Hz refresh rate, 500 nits peak brightness, AOD mode, and various watch faces. The device is water-resistant up to 50 meters.
With the latest offering, the brand is ditching the single strap that was a part of the Band's identity for many years. The Band 8 has different size lugs for various types of straps depending on the user's preference. Additionally, the fitness tracker can also be used as a pendant with a compatible necklace accessory. It can also be put on shoelaces.
In terms of fitness, the Xiaomi Smart Band 8 is equipped with a heart-rate monitor, SpO2 sensor, sleep tracker, and menstrual cycle monitor. It is capable of measuring stress levels and VO2 Max. The fitness tracker packs Interactive Boxing Mode that is designed to enable users to track data related to somatic senses or somatosensory systems while in boxing action. There is also Running Beam Mode that is capable of measuring stride frequency, stride length, ground impact force, ground landing method, and more during running. The wearable device has support for more than 150 sports modes.
The Xiaomi Smart Band 8 also comes with built-in games like Suduko and 2048. It offers convenient features like notifications, weather updates, and more. The fitness tracker is claimed to deliver 16 days of battery life on a single charge.
The Xiaomi Smart Band 8 carries a price tag of RMB 239 (~$34) for the standard version and the NFC variant costs RMB 279 (~$40). There is no information on when the fitness tracker will launch in the international markets.