Xiaomi Debuts Watch Pro 2 And Smart Band 8 With A Starting Price Of RM199

The Smart Band 8 is available starting today, while the Watch Pro 2 is coming soon.
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Other than the Xiaomi 13T series, the company also unveiled its latest flagship smartwatch, the Watch Pro 2, and its fitness band, the Smart Band 8.

Xiaomi Watch Pro 2

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The Xiaomi Watch 2 Pro is running Google Wear OS, providing access to a wide range of third-party apps that you can download and use.

The watch features a 1.43-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 466 x 466 pixels and can reach a peak brightness of up to 600 nits. It also supports an Always-on-Display feature and comes with 20 pre-installed watch faces.

Powering the Watch 2 Pro is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon W5 + Gen 1 wearable platform, coupled with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.

The watch provides continuous heart rate and blood oxygen monitoring, as well as tracking of sleep patterns and stress levels.

It supports activity tracking for more than 150 sports modes and includes a Bioelectrical impedance sensor for estimating body composition metrics like body fat percentage and muscle mass.

It offers dual-band GNSS positioning, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.2, and NFC connectivity. The watch is also water-resistant up to 5ATM (50 meters) and weighs 54.5 grams without its strap.

The watch is available in both Bluetooth-only and LTE models, with the LTE version enabling you to make and receive calls, send texts, and stay connected even without a paired smartphone.

For battery life, it’s equipped with a 495mAh battery, offering up to 65 hours of usage on the Bluetooth-only model and 55 hours on the LTE variant. Charging is done using a proprietary two-pin magnetic charger.

Smart Band 8

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The Smart Band 8, also known as the Mi Band 8, features a distinctive 1.62-inch AMOLED screen in a pill-shaped design with a resolution of 490 x 192 pixels. The Band 8 supports an Always-on Display feature and can reach a peak brightness of 600 nits.

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In terms of health and fitness tracking, it offers the same capabilities as the Band 7, but it introduces new interactive fitness courses that utilise the Band 8’s accelerometer to monitor your movements in real-time.

Xiaomi provides a variety of official strap options for the Band 8, including materials such as leather, nylon fabric, and metal, available in different styles.

There’s also a pendant accessory and a clip that can be attached to your shoes, providing more advanced tracking and posture monitoring options.

The Band 8 boasts a battery life of up to 16 days with typical use and 6 days when the Always-on Display mode is enabled. Charging is accomplished through a proprietary two-pin charger, promising a full charge in just one hour.

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Pricing and Availability

The Xiaomi Watch Pro 2 is priced at RM1,199 and it’s coming soon. It’s unknown whether this is the price for the Bluetooth or LTE version.

The Xiaomi Smart Band 8 retails for RM199 and you can get this one starting today.

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