While its launch is not expected for several weeks, a new connected bracelet from Xiaomi, the Smart Band 8, has already been spotted by a certification body, and we already know a lot about it.
A brand new bracelet from Xiaomi, the Smart Band 8, has just appeared at the certification body NRRA Korea ahead of its official launch. The latter not only confirmed some of the technical characteristics of the device, but also revealed its design through two images.
We learn that the Xiaomi Band 8 will use Bluetooth 5.1, and its sensors placed on the back will be slightly different of the previous model. We do not know in detail the specifications of these new sensors, but we imagine that Xiaomi has improved several aspects of the connected bracelet, including perhaps heart rate monitoring.
The Xiaomi Band 8 uses a two-piece strap
The main novelty of this Xiaomi Band 8 is at the level of the bracelet, since as we can see in the images, the device uses a detachable bracelet separated into two parts. One up and one down. For its part, the Xiaomi Smart Band 7 used a bracelet consisting of a single piece, inside which it was necessary to insert the watch.
This is not the first time that Xiaomi has offered a bracelet with such a shape, since the Xiaomi Smart Band 7 Pro also used a two-part bracelet. However, the Xiaomi Band 8 this time uses the pill-shaped design of its predecessor well, and not the rectangular shape of the Pro model.
At the moment we don’t know exactly when this Xiaomi Band 8 will arrive, but we know that production started last month, so the release should arrive as early as this monthi. It will therefore arrive ahead of Xiaomi’s usual schedule. We recall that the Smart Band 7 was released in June 2022. By bringing its launch closer, the Chinese manufacturer may hope to thwart the plans of its competitor Honor, who also recently launched a brand new Honor Band 7. With its design change, there is no doubt that Xiaomi’s Band 8 will be a real hit again this year.