After all, the development of the wristband is already very comprehensive, and more functions of the wristband need to be discovered to meet more usage scenarios of users. I am afraid that many brain cells of the siege lions will be burned. This newly released Xiaomi Band 8 Pro; let’s see its uniqueness.
Compared with the previous Xiaomi Mi Band 7 Pro, Xiaomi Band 8 Pro has a larger screen and higher brightness. At the same time, the professionalism of sports and health has also been improved.
Design & Appearance
Compared with the previous generation of Xiaomi Mi Band 7 Pro, the appearance design has not changed much. They all adopt a “small square screen shape,” which brings a visual effect of equal width on all sides.
The screen of this generation has come to 1.74 inc; the resolution has come to 480×336, the refresh rate of 60Hz, and the PPI has also been upgraded to 336. Although the specifications have been improved to a certain extent, the size of the watch body is still very restrained, reaching 46×33.35×9.99, the thickness is slightly thinner than the previous generation’s 11mm, and the weight is only 22.5g.
The surface is covered with Corning glass, making the bracelet more scratch-resistant and challenging her, and it will not affect the display effect after long-term use. The brightness of the bracelet has also been increased to 600 units. With the ambient light sensor, it can be seen outdoors without being too bright indoors.
In terms of operation, there are no physical buttons on the entire body of the watch, and it maintains a full-touch method. You only need to swipe to realize different operations such as returning, entering the home page, and notifications. The middle frame is made of plastic material treated with the NCVM process to ensure lightness, and at the same time, the metal texture makes the bracelet look more classy.
The middle part is the heart rate sensor. You can see that there are two sensors inside the upper part. This is the dual-channel monitoring module body. Generally, there is only one wristband.
The two metal points at the bottom are used for magnetic charging. Just lean the charger light, which will automatically absorb, which is very convenient. It is worth mentioning that the quick-release button of the watch strap is made inside. It was a little difficult to press the button on the previous generation, but the pressing force of this generation has become smaller, and it is easier to remove and replace the watch strap.
When turning on the watch for the first time, you must activate the look watch with the “Xiaomi Sports Health” APP on your mobile phone. However, in the process, the author found an additional “somatosensory interaction course” on the sports page.
After starting the game, enter a somatosensory match similar to a game console. From the experience point of view, although it is not as high-precision as the controller of the game console, the recognition rate of the Mi Band 8 Pro is still quite good. This should be realized through the recognition of acceleration sensors and gyroscope sensors. These sensors can also record exercise posture and status in real-time, such as the number of steps, walking distance, and calorie consumption. After finishing the game, the mobile phone interface will give the training results, and you can see that the author has not moved at all, so the hit rate is 0%. This also shows that it is impossible to be lazy. The sensor will record the user’s actions in real-time to determine their effectiveness.
This somatosensory interactive course is mainly based on boxing courses. You can master straight punches, swing punches, uppercuts, steps, hiding, and other skills while having fun. In addition to boxing, the game can also choose ninja-style hacking, dart action, and other games, and users can choose according to their interests. You can even cast the screen of your mobile phone to the TV and then cooperate with Mi Band 8 Pro to realize the motion sensory function of the game console at a low cost.
In terms of sports, Xiaomi Mi Band 8 Pro also brings running courses on the wrist, teaching you from the entry-level; each class can get users more scientific and intuitive running guidance, preventing beginners from stepping into the pit. Every time you exercise, warm-up in the early stage and stretching after exercise are indispensable to promote cardiopulmonary function, reduce exercise loss, and allow users to enter the state quickly.
Xiaomi Mi Band 8 Pro brings 3D sports and fitness animations, which can be viewed on the bracelet without a mobile phone and provide more scientific and intuitive exercise guidance. The energy is more intuitive than the text regarding screen reading habits, which maximizes the usage scenarios of the bracelet’s AMOLED screen.
The Xiaomi Mi Band 8 Pro retains the five-star positioning of Beidou, GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and QZSS. It can record the route in real-time during exercise and accurately record the trajectory even if it is separated from the mobile phone.
It should be noted that because it does not rely on the mobile phone, the wristband needs to be carried out in an open outdoor area when performing satellite positioning, and there should be no obstructions on the top of the head. Otherwise, the positioning effect will be affected, and the battery life of the wristband after the positioning is turned on will also be reduced. There is an inevitable decline.
During exercise, the wristband can display information such as speed, heart rate, and Tont to view detailed data such as maps; you need the “Xiaomi Sports Health” APP on your mobile phone to cooperate.
After adding a dual-channel monitoring module to the Xiaomi Mi Band 8 Pro, monitoring data such as sleep, heart rate, and blood oxygen saturation is more accurate. It also brings a nap detection that was not available before so that even naps can be accurately recorded. Just like taking a nap, the Xiaomi Mi Band 8 Pro accurately records the length of the author’s lunch break, but because it is a sporadic nap, there are no data such as deep sleep, light sleep, and eye movement, and only night sleep is supported.
Mi Band 8 Pro supports all-weather monitoring of heart rate, blood oxygen, stress, and other health conditions, but you can only view the day’s data. To view more detailed data recorded in the past, you must cooperate with the “Xiaomi Sports Health” APP on your mobile phone.
Xiaomi Mi Band 8 Pro has also joined the Xiaomi ecosystem. Through the Miaoxiang Center, you can control your TV, speakers, mobile phones, tablets, and other devices at home. It can be used as a remote control on your wrist. It can be done, and the sports data on the wristband can also be projected to the TV during sports.
As the essential part of the wearable device, Xiaomi Mi Band 8 Pro improves the functions based on the original and further digs out new ways to play the watch, bringing a more versatile experience.
Based on the original functions of motion recognition, five-star satellite positioning, and all-weather monitoring, it introduces practical functions such as somatosensory interactive courses and 3D fitness animations. In the tedious exercise process, find and enjoy the fun of fitness. After all, it is not easy for this type of wearable device to achieve such a performance on such a small bracelet while ensuring professionalism, entertainment, and practicality.
The dual-channel dual-channel monitoring module it added for the first time brings more accurate and professional health monitoring effects, allowing users to understand their health status promptly and intervene so that they know what to expect. The Miaoxiang Center of Xiaomi Bracelet 8 Pro also makes up for the missing wearable device in the Mijia ecology. You can control smart homes such as speakers and air conditioners through the bracelet, which satisfies what Mi fans want. Think.
Xiaomi Mi Band 8 Pro has brought many upgrades, making the size thinner without sacrificing battery life. The battery has reached 289mAH, lasting two weeks of light use and six days of heavy use. Turn on power saving Mode can also achieve 25 days of ultra-long battery life. While focusing on cost-effectiveness, Xiaomi Mi Band 8 Pro maintains its ceiling position in the bracelet category, especially considering its price of 399 yuan. If you want to buy a bracelet as a fitness partner, I believe it will be your best choice. Two choices.