Xiaomi has announced the seventh generation of the Mi Band tracker. Even though more and more competitors are appearing on the market in this segment, the fitness gadget from Xiaomi remains very popular due to its cost and fairly wide functionality.
The design of the Mi Band 7 is almost no different from its predecessor, however, the fitness bracelet got a slightly larger display. Now the diagonal of the AMOLED screen is 1.62″ instead of 1.56″ in Mi Band 6. The resolution is 490×192 pixels (326 ppi). The main innovation related to the display is the Always-on mode, which allows you to view certain information without activating the screen. Xiaomi has developed more than 100 new dial plates so users can appreciate display updates.
Another significant upgrade is the appearance of 120 sports modes, which is four times more than in Mi Band 6. A fitness tracker monitors your activity, body performance, and sleep quality, counts calories burned and gives tips during training. Xiaomi notes that SpO2 monitoring has been improved. Now the device will warn you if the saturation level falls below 90%.
Battery capacity has increased from 125 mAh to 180 mAh, but the stated battery life is still about two weeks. I wonder how much Always-on will affect the autonomy of the fitness bracelet.
The Xiaomi Mi Band 7 costs 239 yuan (~$36). An NFC version of the device will also be available for 270 yuan (~$40). An announcement of the global version of the tracker should be expected in the coming months.