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Mi Band 8 with 1.62-inch AMOLED display launched at this price: see details

Xiaomi launched the Mi Band 8 on Tuesday. The fitness wearable is one of the many devices that the company has launched recently, including the Xiaomi 13 Ultra smartphone. The Smart Band has been introduced with a number of improvements over its predecessors. Apart from the spec upgrades, the device also comes with a slew of design changes, including different straps and ways to wear the device. Xiaomi launched the smart band in two variants — one with NFC and a cheaper version without.

Mi Band 8 price

The Mi Band 8 comes in multiple band styles and comes in two colours – Light Gold and Bright Black. The device starts at CNY 239 (roughly Rs. 2,800) with the NFC version costing CNY 299 (roughly Rs. 3,600).

The fitness tracker can be ordered on Xiaomi’s Chinese website.

Mi Band 8 specifications

The Mi Band 8 features a 1.62-inch AMOLED display, a resolution of 192 x 490 pixels, a pixel density of 326 ppi and a maximum brightness of 600 nits. The fitness band supports Android 6.0 or iOS 12.0 and later.

The Smart Band 8 has over 150 workout modes and a smart health assistant with features including SpO2 monitoring, heart rate monitoring, sleep tracking, and menstrual cycle tracking.

The newly launched fitness tracker capsule can be worn as a pendant, and with the help of a running clip, users can attach the capsule to their shoe and use it as running pods. The band options on offer are also more streamlined in style than previous models.

There is also a professional running mode, which not only records traditional running data, but also 13 specialized information such as stride frequency, stride length, etc., in addition to expert analysis of various data. This function can be used as a running pod, which is convenient for professional athletic training and other exercises.

Featuring a 190mAh battery unit, it claims to offer up to 16 days of battery life, but with the Always-on-Display mode turned on, the battery life lasts up to 5 days. The Mi Band 8 also has a water resistance rating of 5 ATM.

The device weighs 27 grams including the straps and the case measures 48 mm × 22.5 mm × 10.99 mm.

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