TJ Walton, Product marketing Manager, Xiaomi International, presenting on stage in Munich

Yesterday in Munich, alongside the 12-gen T-series smartphones and other IoT products, Xiaomi launched its new Smart Band 7 Pro equipped with a beautiful 1.64” AMOLED display. According to Xiaomi, the always-on 280 x 486 pixels, 326 PPI display is 84% bigger than the Smart Band 6.

The device was released this summer in China and yesterday was the global launch. Besides the form factor and the larger screen size, the addition of a built-in GPS (GNSS) is one of the main differences from its sibling, the Smart Band 7.

The Xiaomi Smart Band 7 Pro’s stylish high gloss frame chassis encases the beautiful rectangular display covered with tempered glass and anti-fingerprint coating.

The screen delivers a peak brightness of 500 NITs and has an auto-brightness feature. From the settings, you can choose to turn on the always-on option, however, it would probably affect the battery life. When wearing the tracker, the display wakes up by turning your wrist or gently tapping once on the screen. Fashion enthusiasts can customize it with the 150+ watch faces that Xiaomi has designed to enable clothe matching.

The Smart Band 7 Pro offers a suite of health and fitness features, including more than 110 sport modes, an on-wrist running coach with 10 pre-planned running courses at different levels, activity tracking, heart rate monitoring, blood oxygen level (SpO2) measurement, and sleep tracking.

Like any other smartwatch or fitness band, you get all the standard notifications, from messaging apps, phone calls, calendar reminders, and more. The Smart Band 7 Pro turns into a remote control for your camera (not all smartphone models are compatible) or for the new Xiaomi Vacuum Robot X10+, using Amazon Alexa Voice AI for hands-free interface (see photo below).

Thanks to the 5ATM rating, the device is water resistant for swimming or taking a shower. According to Xiaomi, you will get up to 12 days of battery life with regular usage.

The high-quality large display makes the device look more like a smartwatch than a fitness tracker. In fact, the 99 euros price tag makes the Smart Band 7 Pro a quality smartwatch packed with standard fitness features at a sweet price.

While the body comes in two flavors, Black or Ivory, Xiaomi offers 6 color options for the strap: Ivory, Olive, Orange, Blue, Black, and Pink. There are also two special edition versions: Pine Green and Moon Gray.

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