We unpack and explore the new Xiaomi Smart Band 8 Pro. This sleek and stylish band boasts a massive 1.74″ AMOLED display, incredible 14-day battery life, and tons of health and fitness tracking features.

The latest addition to the Xiaomi wearable lineup promises an array of features tailored to meet the needs of tech-savvy Filipinos.

Unboxing experience

The unboxing experience of the Xiaomi Smart Band 8 Pro is nothing short of luxurious. The packaging features a chrome-plated Mi logo and text, giving it a premium feel. Inside the box, you’ll find the band itself, a charger, and a Xiaomi-branded quick-release strap. The strap is made of fabric, which may not be ideal for intense workouts but is comfortable for everyday wear.


The Xiaomi Smart Band 8 Pro boasts impressive specifications, including a 1.74-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 336 x 480 pixels and a brightness of 600 nits.

Bezels are thinner compared to its predecessor, the Xiaomi Band 7 Pro. It is very responsive and vibrant. It features automatic brightness adjustment which helps with readability when moving through varying lighting conditions.

It also comes with Always-On-Display (AOD) feature, providing at-a-glance information, such as the date, time, and temperature, without draining the battery.

Build quality, straps

The Xiaomi Smart Band 8 Pro stands out thanks to its sleek design and lightweight construction. The quick-release strap makes it easy to customize the band to your liking, and the absence of physical buttons adds to its minimalist aesthetic.

Pairing and software

Setting up the Xiaomi Smart Band 8 Pro is a breeze. Simply connect the charger to turn it on and follow the prompts to download the Mi Fitness app and pair the band with your smartphone. The app offers a range of customization options, including display settings, automatic brightness adjustment, and battery saver mode.


The Xiaomi Smart Band 8 Pro is equipped with a range of sensors, including an accelerometer, gyroscope, ambient light sensor, optical heart rate sensor, and pulse oximeter.

It also features Bluetooth 5.3 and GNSS connectivity, making it compatible with a wide range of devices.

  • Health Monitoring: The band offers comprehensive health monitoring, including heart rate tracking, blood oxygen monitoring, and sleep tracking.
  • GPS Support: The built-in GNSS allows for accurate GPS tracking, making it ideal for outdoor activities like running and cycling.
  • NFC Support: The band supports NFC payments, allowing you to make secure transactions on the go.

Battery life and charging

Xiaomi Smart Band 8 Pro runs on 289 mAh battery. According to Xiaomi, it can last up to 14 days of typical usage or 6 days with the Always-On Display (AOD) feature enabled.

We wanted to go to the extreme and used the Band 8 Pro for roughtly 6 days with AOD, raise-to-wake, and all sensors turned on all the time, so the published battery life sounds just about right.

It uses wired charging and takes about an hour and a half or 80 minutes to go from fully drained to fully charged.


The Xiaomi Smart Band 8 Pro is a feature-packed wearable that offers a blend of style, functionality, and affordability. With its sleek design, vibrant display, and comprehensive health tracking capabilities, it’s sure to appeal to Filipinos of all ages.

Whether you’re a fitness enthusiast or simply looking for a stylish accessory, the Xiaomi Smart Band 8 Pro has something to offer.

Are you considering upgrading to the Xiaomi Smart Band 8 Pro? What features are you most excited about?

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Xiaomi Smart Band 8 Pro specs

  • Dimensions: 46 × 33.35 × 9.99mm
  • Display: 1.74’ AMOLED; 336 x 480; 600 nits; Gorilla Glass Victus
  • Weight: 22.5g (without strap)
  • Performance: 4-channel (dual-light 2PD) updated
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, gyroscope, ambient light, optical heart rate and pulse oximeter
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth: BLE5.3, GNSS
  • Durability: Water resistant, 5ATM
  • Battery: 289 mAh; 80 mins charging; 14 days (typical); 6 days (AOD)