Together with their latest midrange phones, Xiaomi has also introduced three new mobile accessories: there’s the refresh to its popular smart band, the Mi Band 7, as well as the Redmi Buds 4 and 4 Pro.
The new Xiaomi Mi Band 7, although shares a similar design language to its predecessor, now comes with a larger 1.62-inch display, up from 1.56-inches. Xiaomi also upped the usable screen space by 25%.
Xiaomi has also improved the SpO2 or blood oxygen saturation as it can now give a vibration warning if it reads saturation levels below 90%.
The new band now has a total of 120 workout modes, four professional sports modes, and even has automatic workout detection. Similar to what the Apple Watch offers, you can also start workout competitions with friends — which makes sense since the Mi Band is used by a lot of people.
It then comes with a 180mAh battery, which should last you for up to 14 days, possibly less if you enable the always-on mode. It comes with a dedicated charging cradle that can fill up the band in about 2 hours.
The Xiaomi Mi Band 7 retails for CNY239 (around Php1,900) in China with the release details in the Philippines yet to be announced. An NFC model will also be offered in other markets for wireless payments.
Next stop, we have the Redmi Buds 4 Pro, which boasts IP54 splash-resistant rating to keep it safe from workout sweat. It also has an intelligent noise reduction system that can eliminate up to 43dB of ambient noise.
The buds come with two drivers: there’s a 10mm one for bass and a 6mm that acts as a tweeter. It lasts for up to 36 hours with each bud carrying 9 hours of juice at a time. It pairs with your phone via Bluetooth 5.3 with only 59ms latency.
You can get the Redmi Buds 4 Pro in China for CNY369 (around Php2,900).
The non-Pro variant, the vanilla Redmi Buds 4, keeps the active noise cancellation (ANC) albeit at a lower 35dB. It also lacks the dedicated tweeter and was dropped to Bluetooth 5.2.
Also available on May 31 in China, the Buds 4 retails for CNY199 (around Php1,600). It is available in Blue and White. The official prices and availability of the Mi Band 7, Buds 4 Pro, and Buds 4 in the Philippines are yet to be announced.