Review: Xiaomi Smart Band 7, the most efficient of the Mi Bands

Deepak Gupta
Deepak Gupta June 24, 2022
Updated 2022/06/24 at 10:30 AM

Xiaomi has just introduced the Xiaomi Smart Band 7 to the European market. Although it looks the same as the previous version in terms of design, there are improvements that make it the most efficient of Xiaomi’s smartbands, formerly Mi Bands.

After a few days of testing, today we show you the details of what is considered a sportwatch in band format, thanks to the V02max evaluation functionality.

Xiaomi Smart Band 7 in video

Xiaomi Smart Band 7 General Specifications

Xiaomi Smart Band 7 comes with a 1.62" full AMOLED display, with 326dpi and 500 nits brightness. In fact, despite the similarities with the previous version, the screen design is wider, with 25% visibility enlarged, thus offering more space for viewing the information.

In terms of sensors, the PPG sensor stands out for monitoring heart rate and SpO2 and also the 6-axis sensor, with 3-axis accelerometer and 3-axis gyroscope, for greater accuracy in monitoring of all activity.

It has Bluetooth 5.2, being compatible with Android (6.0) and iOS (10.0), through the Mi Fitness app. For those who already used the MiFit app, which has been updated to Zepp Life, and intend to continue using it, the Smart Band 7 is also compatible. The battery should last between 10 to 14 days, something that we have not yet been able to prove.

The Smart Band 7 measures 46.5 x 20.7 x 12.25 mm and weighs only 13g. In addition, it has a water resistance of 5ATM, being suitable for training in the rain or in aquatic environments. It even comes with over 100 watch faces, as well as various colored bracelet options to match.

It comes with over 110 sport modes, giving users the freedom to set their own personalized fitness goals that best suit their lifestyle.

In the box comes only the Mi Band and its bracelet, magnetic charger and quick instruction manual.

Continuous monitoring and analysis of professional VO2max training

Xiaomi Smart Band 7 has several improvements in terms of physical activity monitoringeven being considered a sportwatch but in band format.

One of its most obvious novelties is the new professional training analysis VO2max, which measures the maximum amount of oxygen that users can use during exercise. This will allow you to better analyze training, recovery times, training guides, among many other parameters.

But there is more. Continuous monitoring of heart rate and SpO2 may be essential to detect possible health problems.

Sleep monitoring is another aspect that has greatly improved in this new braceletas well as the daily step count.

For those who don't want to be constantly starting physical activities on the watch, there is an automatic detection of the beginning and end of each activity.

The Mi Fitness app is renewed and adapted to all the new features of the Smart Band 7, but if you have your previous data associated, for example with the Zepp Life app, although you can also use it with the Mi Band 7, you can transfer your data for the Mi Fitness app.

The most efficient of the Mi Bands

Xiaomi's Smart Band 7 really brings the consumer greater efficiency in monitoring all analysis parameters. The daily step count is quite accurate. As a comparison, in these few days of testing, the Smart Band 7 was used alongside a top smartwatch model, and the variation of this count is very low.

The same happened with the analysis of heartbeats, sleep monitoring, among other daily parameters. What varies is more in the automatic interpretation of physical activities.

The testing time has not yet allowed to evaluate the monitoring of physical activities in a more concrete way, as well as the new analysis of professional training VO2max, something that will be done over the next few weeks. At that time we will bring more news.

It should be noted that all smartphone notifications can reach the Mi Band, calls can be rejected and the smartband can, for example, work natively with the camera shutter.

The Xiaomi Smart Band 7 is now available in Portugal, from June 22nd through the Xiaomi official channels. Its price is €59.90, but until the end of today there is a launch promotion running at €49.99.

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