Xiaomi is an established name in the wearables market, especially in Asia and Europe, with models like the Mi Band 6 impressing us with incredibly low prices and solid feature sets. We’ve been hearing rumors of a Mi Band 7 Pro since at least May, most recently with a teaser last week detailing its imminent arrival. Just in time, Xiaomi unveiled its latest wearable, alongside the new Xiaomi 12S Ultra with its much-hyped Leica camera.
The Mi Band 7 Pro looks a bit like the Redmi Smart Band Pro but with an ever-larger 1.64-inch (326 PPI) AMOLED display compared to the 1.47-inch display. There’s also a premium metal body here, and the combination of that and the large display makes this almost feel like a complete smartwatch.
As expected, the new wearable shares some of its features with the smaller Mi Band 7, including the ability to monitor/track blood oxygen, sleep, heart rate, and more. (via XDA). According to Xiaomi, the Mi Band 7 Pro offers over 180 ready-to-use watch faces and can track 117 sports modes, covering outdoor and indoor activities. Just as we’ve heard, GPS is now built in and 5ATM water resistance means it can survive swimming too, provided you don’t go more than 50 meters under water. ‘water.
The Mi Band 7 Pro is said to last up to 12 days on a single charge, thanks to its 235mAh battery. NFC support is also included, enabling contactless payments where supported. Capabilities like camera control, smart notifications, and lost phone detection round out the wearable’s feature set.
We’ve already seen the Mi Band 7 Pro in two colorways based on a leak last week – graphite/black and rose gold/white. Now we also come across six silicone wristbands in colors like Vitality Orange, Resting White, Joy Live Pink, Meditation Green, Night Leap Black and Stretch Blue. These replacement straps will retail for CNY39 each, or just under $6, while Xiaomi will also offer limited-edition straps in Monet Gray and Van Gogh Green, each costing CNY59 (~$9), according to Android Authority.
The Mi Band 7 Pro officially went on sale in China today, with a price tag of just 399 CNY (about $60). Given the combination of smartwatch-like hardware and an affordable price, the Mi Band 7 Pro has the potential to make inroads into the lucrative fitness tracker market. Xiaomi has yet to provide specific details on global availability or pricing, but we expect that information to follow soon.