Xiaomi, the tech giant renowned for its innovative gadgets and smart devices, has once again wowed the world with its latest product offerings. At the global September launch event held in Berlin, Xiaomi introduced the highly anticipated Xiaomi Watch 2 Pro and announced the international availability of the Smart Band 8.
Xiaomi Watch 2 Pro: The Future of Wearable Technology
The star of the show, the Xiaomi Watch 2 Pro, takes smartwatches to the next level. Operating on the versatile Google Wear OS platform, this smartwatch offers a vast selection of third-party apps for users to explore. It comes in two variants: Bluetooth-only and LTE, the latter of which allows for independent calling and messaging without needing to be paired with a smartphone.
The Xiaomi Watch 2 Pro boasts a stunning 1.43-inch AMOLED display with a crisp 466 x 466-pixel resolution and an impressive peak brightness of 600 nits. The Always-on-Display functionality and 20 pre-installed watch faces ensure that users can tailor their experience to suit their style.
Under the hood, it packs a punch with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon W5 + Gen 1 wearable platform, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage. Connectivity is seamless with dual-band GNSS positioning, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.2, and NFC capabilities. This smartwatch is also water-resistant up to 5ATM and weighs a mere 54.5 grams without its strap.
Health and fitness enthusiasts will appreciate the 24/7 heart rate and blood oxygen tracking, sleep monitoring, and stress tracking features. With support for over 150 sports modes and a Bioelectrical impedance sensor for body composition metrics, the Xiaomi Watch 2 Pro is a comprehensive fitness companion.
Battery life is impressive, with the Bluetooth-only model offering up to 65 hours of usage and the LTE model providing 55 hours. Charging is a breeze thanks to the proprietary two-pin magnetic charger.
The Xiaomi Watch 2 Pro starts at €270 for the Bluetooth-only model and €330 for the LTE model, making it an enticing option for those seeking a feature-packed smartwatch.
Smart Band 8: Stylish and Functional
Xiaomi also unveiled the global release of the Smart Band 8, previously launched in China. This sleek fitness tracker features a 1.62-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 490 x 192 pixels and supports Always-on Display with a peak brightness of 600 nits.
The Smart Band 8 continues Xiaomi’s tradition of health and fitness tracking, now enhanced with interactive fitness courses that utilize the built-in accelerometer for real-time movement tracking. What sets it apart is its style versatility, with multiple official strap options including leather, nylon fabric, and metal, catering to various tastes.
Battery life is commendable, with 16 days of typical use and 6 days in AOD mode. Charging is swift, taking just one hour to achieve a full charge via the proprietary two-pin charger.
Xiaomi’s latest offerings, the Xiaomi Watch 2 Pro and Smart Band 8, further cement the company’s position as a leader in the world of wearable technology, offering both functionality and style to tech enthusiasts and fitness aficionados alike.