Xiaomi‘s Smart Band 8 fitness trackers have long stood out for their cheap price tags, but the company has upped the ante in recent years with Smart Band models. The manufacturer has announced the Smart Band 8 picking up where last year’s Smart Band 7 Pro left off. You’re looking at a similar design here, albeit with a slightly larger OLED screen (1.74 inches versus 1.64 inches). You also still have a metal-coated frame, 5ATM rating, and quick-release straps on the new model.
Xiaomi has brought some new features to the table to make use of the larger display, such as a variety of widgets (e.g. tracking, payments, media playback), an improved UI, and new watch faces and wallpapers. The Smart Band 8 Pro also brings a larger battery (190mAh). Xiaomi claims that the new tracker can therefore last for up to two weeks, or up to six to ten days with the always-on display enabled.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a fitness tracker without health and fitness features. Fortunately, the new wearable brings features like integrated GPS, over 150 sports modes, the ability to view a replay of your activity overlaid onto a map (e.g. a run), warmup and stretching guidance, and more. Other notable features include heart rate tracking, SpO2 monitoring, sleep/stress tracking, NFC, and smartphone integration.
Model: Smart band 8
Color: Black, white
Display: 1.62-inch AMOLED display
Screen resolution: 192*490 pixels
Watch faces: 100+
Body material: Metal
Battery size: 190mAh
Battery life: 16 days (typical use)
Language: Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, English
Water resistance rating: 5ATM (50m water resistant）
Bluetooth frequency: Bluetooth 5.1
Sensor: Optical Heart Rate and SpO2 Sensor, 6-axis Motion Sensor
In the box: Band, Charging base, Quick Start Guide
Band weight: 27 grams
Application: Mi Fitness app.
1.62″ Large Color Screen: Xiaomi Mi Band 8 features a 1.62″ AMOLED 2.5D colorful touch screen with 100% of P3 color gamut with a resolution of 192×490 pixels, 326 PPI, and up to 600 nits brightness, offering a stunning visual experience, engaging interface, and smart message notification.
All-day Blood Oxygen Monitoring: Xiaomi Mi Band 8 offers all-day blood oxygen monitoring and alerts the wearer if the blood-oxygen levels go below 90%.
Health Monitoring: Xiaomi Mi Band 8 comes with a 24-hour heart rate tracker, and sleep tracker capable of providing data like sleep breathing quality, REM, and nap time quality. It also offers stress monitoring, Female health tracking, and PAI (Personal Activity Intelligence).
120 Sports Modes: Xiaomi Mi Band 8 supports up to 30 exercise modes and can auto-detect some like Outdoor running, walking, treadmill running, outdoor cycling, rowing, and elliptical training.
Smart Home Control: Xiaomi Mi Band 8 has the function of smart home control, turning the lights on and off in one sentence, and controlling home appliances such as Mijia air conditioners, sweeping robots, rice cookers, and purifiers.
Women’s Health Mode: The physiological period and ovulation period can not only be recorded in full but also reminded before coming. The longer you use it, the better you understand it.
5atm Water Resistance: 50 Meters Water Resistance withstands pressures equivalent to a depth of 50 meters, suitable for all-day wear, including swimming, showering, and hand washing.
Powerful Battery: Xiaomi Mi Band 8 packs a 190mAh battery that will last up to 16 days on a full charge, and up to 6 days in AOD mode. It is equipped with magnetic charging. It takes 1 hour to charge fully via a Pogo pin charger.
Android 6.0+ Or IOS 12.0+: Xiaomi Mi Band 8 can be paired with devices running Android 6.0+ or iOS 12.0+ via Bluetooth 5.1.
Other Features: Xiaomi Mi Band 8 supports up to 100+ watch faces, take pictures remotely, play music, find phone, mute phone, unlock the phone, unlock the notebook, call reminder, do not disturb phone, WeChat reminder, APP message reminder, calendar reminder, event reminder, weather forecast, timer, countdown, alarm clock, Bluetooth broadcast, online dial, custom dial, preset dial, screen lock, off-wrist detection, charging progress display, choice of wearing method, OTA upgrade.