Gizcoupon reported on May 11th that Xiaomi announced the full availability of the Xiaomi Band 8 NFC version in light gold. This new product features a brand-new light gold frame that offers an exquisite metallic texture. In addition, it comes with a standard rice-white TPU wristband, which uses a quick-release structure. The band also supports public transportation payments such as buses and subways. The price is CNY 299 (approximately $43).
The Xiaomi Band 8 was officially released on April 18th, Beijing time. The standard version was priced at CNY 239 (approximately $34), while the NFC version was priced at CNY 279 (approximately $40).
Xiaomi Band 8 specifications:
It features a 1.62-inch Tianma OLED runway-shaped display screen. It supports 60Hz, 326PPI, and 600nit brightness. Additionally, it adopts a runway-shaped design with infinite automatic brightness adjustment. It comes with quick-release structures and offers two frame color options: champagne gold and bright black. Furthermore, it also supports a brand-new necklace form.
The wristband is made of calfskin material and also features a double-loop leather strap. It adopts a black-and-white splicing open design, which adds more layering. (Note from Gizcoupon: When the second loop of the wristband is located below the body, it may affect the accuracy of functions such as heart rate, blood oxygen sleep, and password unlocking.) The Xiaomi Band 8 offers more than 200 watch faces and supports over 150 sports modes, including a brand-new running bean mode. This mode not only monitors regular running data but also provides 13 professional data such as step frequency, step length, ground contact time balance, and landing impact force. It also offers a professional interpretation of various data.
The Xiaomi Band 8 is the first smart band to feature Xiaomi MiaoXiang Center. It can control multiple Xiaomi smart devices and can control mobile audio streaming with the wristband. It only takes about an hour to charge and can last up to 16 days in typical usage scenarios, with 6 days of support in AOD mode.