New Xiaomi Smart Band 8 Pro A reform in outlook was announced this Monday (14). The smart bracelet now feels more like a watch, measuring 1.74 inches (480 x 336p) or 0.10 inches larger than the previous generation.
A nice difference over the Band 7 Pro is that the new model is now thinner. The new generation is 9.9mm thick (versus 11mm of its predecessor), but slightly heavier, going from 20.5g to 22.5g. The body of the bracelet is available in black and silver and aluminum is used as the main material..
The new device, which maintains its rectangular appearance, promises thinner edges with 73% frontal area usage compared to the previous version. Its screen has a refresh rate of 60 Hz and a maximum brightness of 600 nits. 5ATM waterproof certification and an NFC sensor — however, the tool does not work for payments in Brazil.
The battery has also grown and can now last up to two more days. According to Xiaomi, Band 8 Pro can run for up to 14 days — The 7 Pro can last up to 12 days.
Another change that Xiaomi underlined in the presentation is the new heart rate sensor of the device. According to Xiaomi, the new version has been developed and should provide more accurate measurements, including oxygen saturation (SpO2). Among others, the user can log sleep data.
The bracelet supports tracking more than 150 workouts, including water sports. Xiaomi also promises to improve the experience of using the software with new widgets and navigation additions.
Staying true to tradition, the new Xiaomi Smart Band 8 Pro bets more generous prices to attract the consumer. The model with the metal bracelet costs 399 yuan, or about R$ 272 in direct conversion. The leather strap version costs 449 yuan, or about R$ 306.
Another addition to the gadget is the use of GPS to record exercises like running or walking without needing a cell phone nearby.
There are no predictions yet for the launch of the new Band 8 Pro for the global market. The expectation is that Xiaomi will organize an event in September this year and introduce the model to other countries.
Source: Tec Mundo
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