Traditionally, Xiaomi annually releases a new version of the popular fitness bracelet, and the current year 2022 is no exception. The new Xiaomi Band 7 received a display with an increased diagonal, 1.62 versus 1.56 inches earlier, the pixel density and brightness increased. Added Always on Display mode, extended battery life (battery capacity 180 mAh versus 125 mAh).
Xiaomi Band 7 и Mi Band 6
You can buy a bracelet both in Russian stores, with an average cost of 3,700 rubles, and on Aliexpress for 3,000.
Supplied in a black cardboard box. In the global version, blocks with data in English are also duplicated in Russian. The kit includes a charging cradle and documentation.
The overall recognizable appearance has been retained. An increase in the diagonal in it was achieved by increasing the width of the capsule.
Along with this change, the bracelet has lost compatibility with the straps of the previous generation. As before, it is made of hypoallergenic black rubber.
The case of Xiaomi Band 7 is sealed. He is not afraid of water, sweat and dust. Can be immersed in water. It has 5 ATM water resistance. You will be able to swim in the pool.
On the reverse side it has a block with an optical heart rate sensor. It supports the determination of the level of blood oxygen saturation, as well as the fitness marker VO2 max.
Xiaomi Band 7 и Mi Band 4
There is also a pair of copper contacts for a complete cradle with a magnetic lock. There is no need to remove the capsule from the strap for a charging session.
With each generation, the manufacturer increases the active area of the display. Xiaomi Band 7 is equipped with a 1.62-inch AMOLED matrix with a resolution of 192×490 pixels. Increased peak brightness, here it is 500 cd / m².
It would seem that only a slight increase in the diagonal, but given the fact that the width of the case has increased, now it has become easier to click on interface elements. Also, the text is better perceived on the screen.
For comparison, here is a photo showing Mi Band 6 and Mi Band 4.
Xiaomi Band 7, Mi Band 6 and Mi Band 4
The smoothness of the interface when switching and scrolling has increased. Added customization options for dials. For a large number of watch faces available for download, there is an Always-on-Display mode, when only key elements remain on the screen.
Side swipe screens can be changed through the app, providing quick access to frequently used features.
The number of available trainings has significantly expanded. The bracelet can automatically determine the type of training.
Determination of blood oxygen saturation, stress level, pulse.
As before, notifications can only be answered with pre-recorded quick replies.
For Xiaomi Band 7, you can choose applications: Mi Fitness or Zepp Life. They have similar capabilities, registration and addition is fast. After the first connection, the firmware was updated and updated.
The main window displays summary information for various types of activity.
The data can be viewed in intervals of days, weeks and months. Detailed analysis.
Start a workout with additional GPS tracking.
Carry out the settings of the application or bracelet. Enable notifications from selected applications, display notifications for calls and messages.
Select and install a watch face from the catalog. A large number of third-party solutions are also available.
With battery life, despite the increased battery capacity, not everything is so simple. With the screen set to maximum brightness, Always-on-Display, heart rate monitoring, they last for 3 days. By reducing activity and brightness, you can stretch for about a week.
Xiaomi Band 7 is one of the best options when looking for a smart bracelet in an inexpensive price segment. In comparison with Band 6, the changes are only pointy, with earlier improvements are noticeable. As before, there is no built-in GPS in the basic version of the bracelet and there is no way to respond to incoming messages.