Xiaomi Mi Band 7 and 7 Pro in comparison: Here’s how the fitness trackers differ

FITNESS TRACKER

Xiaomi’s Mi Band 7 is also available in a Pro version. Our comparison reveals how the two fitness trackers differ from each other.

Xiaomi’s Mi Band devices have always been a hit. This year, Xiaomi is doing better: in addition to the Xiaomi Mi Band 7 (called Smart Band 7 in this country), a Pro model was also presented, which offers many improvements and new features.

  1. design and processing

  2. filter

  3. range of functions

  4. GPS and contactless payment with NFC

  5. Other differences

  6. the network world means

For now, it’s only available in China, but it could also find its way to Germany in the coming weeks. In the following we will tell you how the two fitness trackers differ from each other and for whom it is worth waiting for the Pro model.

design and processing

The first big differences are already noticeable in the design. While the Mi Band 7 sticks to the pill-shaped design of its predecessors, the Mi Band 7 Pro uses a rectangular form factor which is completely new to the device series. This makes the screen a lot bigger, but the tracker is also a lot heavier than the base model.

model Sea band 7 Mi Band 7 Pro
case color Black gold, gray

Color variants: Mi Band 7 and 7 Pro

What is also new is that the upper part of the case is made of shiny metal and no longer plastic or silicone. This gives the device a sleeker look. There is also a new locking mechanism which is said to be more stable and reliable than the mechanism of Mi Band 7 and its predecessors.

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The rectangular design also had a significant impact on the display. The screen of the Mi Band 7 Pro still measures 1.6 inches diagonally, but the resolution is now 280 x 456 pixels instead of 192 x 490 pixels (Mi Band 7). At the same time, the screen is wider and less elongated.

The 326 ppi pixel density is identical for both models and the panel is an AMOLED display, so there shouldn’t be any differences in display quality. However, as the display area of ​​the Pro model is wider, you will certainly notice when wearing the fitness tracker that it is bulkier on the wrist than the much narrower Mi Band 7.

range of functions

There is also a big difference between the two devices in terms of features. The operating system built into the Mi Band 7 Pro visibly differs from the base model and is visually based on the user interface of Amazfit smartwatches – this can be seen in the photos of the device.

Standard features available on all Mi Band models (such as pedometer, heart rate measurement, sleep monitoring, alarm clock, notifications, etc.) are also on board here. For some unknown reason, Xiaomi only offers 117 instead of 120 sports modes (Mi Band 7) on the Mi Band 7 Pro. Unfortunately, it is not known exactly which modes were omitted.

GPS and contactless payment with NFC

A GPS module is installed in the Pro model for this purpose. This is a long-missing feature of the Mi Band fitness tracker that lets you record outdoor workouts without your smartphone.

The Mi Band 7 Pro also offers the possibility of making contactless payments via NFC. Since the device is currently only available in China, only WeChat and AliPay are currently supported. With a European release, however, it’s safe to assume that services like Google and Apple Pay will be supported, so you’ll be able to make contactless payments with your fitness tracker in that country as well. This is not possible with the Mi Band 7, but the predecessor Mi Band 6 later appeared in Europe as an NFC variant which made this possible. It is possible that this difference will soon become superfluous.

Other differences

Otherwise, there are some minor differences. The press photos that reached us of the Mi Band 7 Pro from China show new watch faces. In addition, the heart rate measurement, similar to the Galaxy Watch 4, is unlikely to be accurate, but will always show a certain frame for a certain period of time. This is good for the readability of the displayed results.

An always-on display is now also available for the Mi Band 7 Pro. Unfortunately, we do not yet know to what extent this can be configured. The battery of the Mi Band 7 Pro has also grown. The capacity is now 235 mAh instead of 180 mAh, but according to the manufacturer, the battery of the Mi Band 7 Pro should last only 12 days. The Mi Band 7 is still two weeks away.

the network world means

Unlike the differences between the Mi Band 7 and its predecessor, the comparison between the Mi Band 7 and the Mi Band 7 Pro shows clear and distinct differences that you should definitely take into account when buying. Unfortunately, we still don’t know what the price of the Mi Band 7 Pro will be in Germany.

However, it is clear that the smaller device will be cheaper and you should buy it if you want a small, simple and solid fitness tracker. If you don’t mind a larger, bulkier screen on your wrist and don’t want to do without features like NFC and GPS, you should definitely opt for the Pro model.

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