- Xiaomi has launched the Mi Band 7 Pro with a square display.
- Notable features include built-in GPS, NFC, 117 sports modes, an Always-on Display, and more.
Xiaomi’s Leica partnership finally came to fruition today in the form of the new Xiaomi 12S flagship phones. But that’s not all that the company announced at its China event. For the first time in its history, the Mi Band got a “Pro” variant unsurprisingly named the Mi Band 7 Pro.
At first look, the Mi Band 7 Pro resembles the Redmi Smart Band Pro that launched last year. It switches out the pill-shaped display of the Mi Band 7 in favor of a 1.64-inch square AMOLED screen with rounded corners. The band itself sports a traditional buckle mechanism, and Xiaomi offers several quick-switch color options apart from the plain black and white shades.
However, design is not the only upgrade you get. In fact, the Mi Band 7 Pro houses some crucial features that are missing from the standard model.
For one, the new tracker comes with a built-in GPS chip instead of a connected GPS. That means it can track your walks, runs, cycling routines, and more without you having to carry your phone in your pocket.
The Mi Band 7 Pro also features NFC from the get-go. Last year, Xiaomi released a revised version of the Mi Band 6 with NFC in some countries since the original global variant skipped the feature. It would make sense for the company to release the Mi Band 7 Pro globally instead of the Mi Band 7 NFC variant.
Speaking of more functions, the Mi Band 7 Pro gets an Always-on Display with plenty of watch face options, as is the case with the Mi Band 7. You also get an ambient light sensor for automatic brightness adjustment.
Xiaomi claims that the Mi Hand 7 Pro has a 12-day battery life, which can be used for six days in heavy mode. The band also has a 5ATM rating for water resistance.
Mi Band 7 health and fitness features
The Xiaomi Mi Band 7 Pro has 117 sports modes, covering a wide range of outdoor and indoor sports. There are 10 unique running modes, including one that supervises heart rate and speed requirements.
Basic health tracking features also apply, including 24/7 heart-rate monitoring, all-day blood oxygen monitoring, Sleep monitoring, and more.
Mi Band 7 Pro price and availability
As expected, the Mi Band 7 Pro costs a tad more than the regular Mi Band 7. At 379 Yuan (~$56), it’s still an inexpensive fitness tracker, though.
It’ll be available in Joy Live Pink, Vitality Orange, Stretch Blue, Meditation Green, Night Leap Black, and Resting White colorways. These bands can also be purchased separately for 39 yuan (~$5). Additionally, there are two special edition Van Gogh Green and Monet Gray bands that cost 59 yuan (~$8) each.
There’s no word on the global availability of the Mi Band 7 Pro, but it may not be far off since Xiaomi launched the Mi Band 7 internationally within a month of its China launch. We’ll update this article when we know more about the international availability of the tracker.