Xiaomi Watch 2 with Wear OS announced; Xiaomi Smart Band 8 Pro, and Xiaomi Watch S3 go global

Xiaomi has introduced new Xiaomi Watch 2 and the Xiaomi Smart Band 8 Pro and Xiaomi Watch S3 wearables at its MWC 2024 event, where the company also introduced the Xiaomi 14 series.

Xiaomi Smart Band 8 Pro

The Xiaomi Smart Band 8 Pro features a 1.74″ AMOLED screen with 60Hz refresh rate and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus front cover glass. It has a light sensor that supports adaptive ambient light brightness automatic adjustment, and is just 9.99mm thick.

It sports a metallic frame and features quick-release band straps on both sides of the band body, allowing for easy interchangeability of band straps.  The band has over 150 sports modes, and the smart running function allows users to set their desired running speed before running, with pace reminders to help them stay on track.

The device also provides 10 on-wrist running courses, offering scientific and intuitive running guidance during workouts. Additionally, the built-in 3D exercise animation provides clear visual guidance for warm-up and stretching before exercise, ensuring better preparation for the upcoming workout.

The smart band has new 4-channel heart rate monitoring module, the advanced technology utilizes multiple sensors to continually monitor heart rate throughout your day, recording health data in real-time. It has built-in GNSS, is 5ATM-certified and packs a 289mAh battery, and promises up to 14 days of battery life.

Xiaomi Mi Band 8 Pro specifications
  •  1.74-inch (336 x 480 pixels) AMOLED display, 336PPI, 600 nits peak brightness, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • Sensors: Acceleration sensor, Gyroscope sensor, Optical heart rate & blood oxygen sensor and Ambient light sensor
  • Health monitoring: Continuous heart rate tracking, continuous blood oxygen saturation monitoring, as well as 24/7 sleep tracking, Female health tracking etc.
  • Connectivity: Supports GNSS (BeiDou, GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and QZSS), and Bluetooth 5.3
  • 150+ Sports modes
  • 100+ Watch faces
  • Waterproof rating: 5ATM
  • Dimensions: 46×33.35×9.99mm; Weight: 22.5g (without wrist band)
  • 289mAh battery with up to 14 days battery life
Xiaomi Watch S3

The Xiaomi Watch S3 has a 1.43″ AMOLED display, and has interchangeable bezels and straps. You can twist the bezel and can snap into place and display a unique dial exclusive to that particular bezel on the home screen.

The watch also supports portrait auto keying, enabling users to embed information data into their portrait photos to create a unique personal watch face in addition to over 180+ free watch faces.

It runs new Xiaomi HyperOS. The watch has a light aluminum alloy frame, has over 150 sports modes, including new winter sports, has L1+L5 dual-band GNSS, 10 different running courses to assist runners of different levels in optimizing their performance.

The smartwatch offers advanced health monitoring capabilities as well, featuring a 12-channel heart rate monitoring module that measures heart rate more accurately, includes a sleep animal function that generates a “Sleep Animal” that best represents the user’s sleep condition based on the 7-day sleep pattern.

The watch promises up to 15 days of battery life and offers up to two days of usage with just a 5-minute charge.

Xiaomi Watch S3 Specifications
  • 1.43-inch (466 x 466 pixels) AMOLED screen, up to 600 nits brightness, 256 levels of adaptive brightness
  • Xiaomi HyperOS
  • Sensors: Heart rate sensor (including blood oxygen), acceleration sensor, gyroscope, geomagnetic sensor, air pressure sensor, ambient light sensor
  • 150+ sports modes
  • Daily activity tracking, Women’s Health, Fall Detection, Stress monitoring, breath training, sleep and heart rate monitoring
  • Bluetooth Calling
  • 5ATM water-resistant
  • Dimensions: 47mm × 47mm × 12mm; Weight: 44g
  • Strap Material: Fluororubber/Leather
  • Dual band : L1+L5 (GPS | Galileo | Glonass | Beidou | QZSS)
  • eSIM support, Supports 4G / 3G, 2.4GHz/5GHz Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.2
  • 486mAh battery, Up to 7 days with typical usage and 3 days with heavy usage (LTE version), Up to 15 days with typical usage, and 5 days with AOD ON (BT version)
Xiaomi Watch 2

The Xiaomi Watch 2 powered by the Snapdragon W5+ Gen 1 Wearable platform runs Wear OS and has dual-core architecture enables high performance and low power consumption autonomous switching.

It features a 1.43″ AMOLED display, aluminum alloy frame and weighs 37g. It supports over 160 sports modes, including new winter sports modes. The watch can record the distance and average speed of each glide and even map a user’s ski tracks.

The dual-band L1+L5 GNSS helps users accurately locate themselves in snow or other challenging environments. In addition to Strava sync, it also syncs to Suunto. The watch has upgraded 12-channel heart rate monitoring module sensor, enhanced sleeping monitoring algorithm that integrates blood oxygen and breath data for comprehensive analysis and more accurate health-related data. Similar to the Watch S3, this also has Sleep Animals feature.

The watch has 32GB storage, and promises 65 hours under typical usage with its 495mAh battery.

Xiaomi Watch 2 Specifications
  • 1.43-inch (466 x 466 pixels) AMOLED screen, up to 600 nits brightness, 326 PPI
  • 4nm Qualcomm Snapdragon W5+ Gen 1 Platform
  • 2GB RAM +32GB storage
  • WearOS by Google
  • Sensors: Optical heart rate sensor, Accelerometer sensor, Gyroscope sensor, Ambient light sensor, Electronic compass sensor, Barometer sensor
  • 150+ sports modes
  • Versatile analysis of heart rate, SpO2, sleep, and more
  • 5ATM water resistant
  • Dimensions: 47.5×45.9×11.8mm; Weight: 36.8g (without strap) / 54.5g (with strap)
  • Strap Material: TPU / Leather / Braided
  • Dual band : L1+L5 (GPS | Galileo | Glonass | Beidou | QZSS)
  • 2.4GHz/5GHz Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.2
  • 495mAh battery, Up to 65 hours battery life
Pricing and availability

The Xiaomi Smart Band 8 Pro comes in black and silver colors and is priced at 69 Euros (USD 75 / Rs. 6,195 approx.).

The Xiaomi Watch S3 comes in black and silver colors and is priced at 149 Euros (USD 161 / Rs. 13,380 approx.).

The Xiaomi Watch S3 comes in black and silver colors and is priced at 199 Euros (USD 215 / Rs. 17,870 approx.). These are already rolling out in Europe.

Author: Srivatsan Sridhar

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