Xiaomi Smart Band 8 Pro review

22 April 2024
A smartband disguised as a smartwatch.

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  • Lpb
  • 23 Jun 2024

Does someone already tried surfing with It? What actitvity did u used? And does realy suport saltwater for a long time using?

    lizon107, 06 May 2024How strong is Xiaomi band 8 pro's alarm vibration? Is... moreThat would be difficult for me to say for certain. I sleep quite well and I don't wake up easily during sleep, but the vibration on the arm of the Smart Band 8 (non-pro) version does indeed work very well for me.

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      • 06 May 2024

      Marco M, 23 Apr 2024Don't forget the alarm. It is priceless to be woken up... moreHow strong is Xiaomi band 8 pro's alarm vibration?
      Is it enough for heavy sleepers?

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        • Anonymous
        • 2xE
        • 28 Apr 2024

        The on-display bezels and the shiny plastic casing says a lot. The guts of the watch seems ok except for a lack of memory but overall; buy or bye? Bye bye.

          Can I get Google Maps to display on the watch? Because I ride a bike and I would love to have something that shows me the directions while I'm riding.

            markiz, 22 Apr 20241) fitness people do use them. Only better ones, and not ev... moreDon't forget the alarm. It is priceless to be woken up by vibration on the arm.
            Only the wearer gets woken up. Not the spouse nor the kids.

            Great if not everyone has to get up at the same time. I also use the alarm for reminders throughout the day. In example when it's time to leave from work to pick up kids and time for kids to go to bed and time for me to go to bed. Much better with an alarm on my wrist rather than my phone which I try to use as little as possible and I also don't have to keep such a keen eye on the time throughout the day.

              been using this for nearly a month
              surely its sensors are not top notch compared to those in Garmin etc., but hey this has superb value
              GNSS is also not top notch, yet again with such small device and price, I can live with it, and as a layman (not professional athlete or close to pro fitness person) I don't really need that accuracy

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                • tue
                • 23 Apr 2024

                As a 8 Pro global version user, i have a few complaints for those who are deciding to buy the 8 Pro.

                1. 8 Pro cannot handle many notifications at once. If 2 messages are received at the same time, one will show and another one will be shown as a pop-up which is annoying.
                2. By clearing or dismissing notifications from the notification panel on 8 Pro means you clear notifications from your phone as well. I overlooked some messages because of this
                3. The auto activity tracking is not accurate. I am driving and the watch detected me as cycling. For a short 10 mins drive, the watch prompted me twice
                4. The refresh of each data is slow. I was using huawei band 6 before switching to 8 Pro, and I can see my steps increasing as I walk. 8 Pro you gotta wait for a second for the steps to shown accumulatively. Same for your sleep data, heart rate etc viewed from the widget

                  mizar, 22 Apr 2024Same here. Band 7 pro was a disaster.I have 7 Pro and it's pretty good. Don't have any issues with it.

                    Anonymous, 22 Apr 2024Do Samsung galaxy fit 3 review next.A please wouldn't kill you...

                    As for the Band 8 Pro, had it @ 59 EUR, returned it after 3 days.
                    Sensors haven't the best accuracy and I doesn't find a watchface taht suit me and/or my needs as I want.
                    Good battery though, not great but very good.
                    I kept my Watch 3 Titanium in the end, the snappiness and the customization are better :)

                      No smartwatch is worthy, just more expensive.

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                        • ScQ
                        • 22 Apr 2024

                        Anonymous, 22 Apr 2024what is the point of using a fitness tracker? the fittest p... more1) fitness people do use them. Only better ones, and not everyone odes, like not everyone uses a regular watch
                        2) the point is in notifications, sleep and step tracking. These alone are worth it for me.
                        Also stopwatch/countdown when commuting/cooking.

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                          • 3SI
                          • 22 Apr 2024

                          Anonymous, 22 Apr 2024what is the point of using a fitness tracker? the fittest p... moreThe data itself is pretty useless but I guess it is to motivate people to get fit. Gamification. Also, this looks to be more of a cheaper smartwatch alternative than a fitness tracker first and foremost. Just like the iPod touch was a cheaper iPhone alternative but without calling instead of just a music player.

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                            • Mbx
                            • 22 Apr 2024

                            Anonymous, 22 Apr 2024I used to be their fan, owned every generation of their wat... moreSame here. Band 7 pro was a disaster.

                              K, 22 Apr 2024You didn't say why?It has a button and Bluetooth calling. Amazon Alexa.

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                                • Anonymous
                                • 2WB
                                • 22 Apr 2024

                                what is the point of using a fitness tracker? the fittest people do not use it...

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                                  • 22 Apr 2024

                                  justasmile, 22 Apr 2024If you can find a Redmi Watch 3 on sale now, it's way ... moreYou didn't say why?

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                                    • Anonymous
                                    • nmM
                                    • 22 Apr 2024

                                    Do Samsung galaxy fit 3 review next.

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                                      • 0cB
                                      • 22 Apr 2024

                                      Had Mi Band 6. Missing it somewhat. Bought Galaxy Watch 6 Classic. Superb watch but short battery life.

                                        If you can find a Redmi Watch 3 on sale now, it's way more worth getting than this one.