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Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 8 update brings improved features & stability

The Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 8 has received a firmware update, version 2.2.12, that brings a few new features and optimizations.

New additions and optimizations

For starters, the update introduces a frisbee workout algorithm, expanding the band’s fitness tracking capabilities to include this popular outdoor activity. For those who enjoy interactive experiences, the addition of haptic feedback for somatosensory games elevates the fun factor, making workouts more engaging. Users can also personalize their bands with two new watch faces, adding a touch of individuality to their daily wear.

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A new Vitality widget has been added, providing users with quick access to their health and fitness data. For those who prioritize uninterrupted sleep, the sleep Do Not Disturb (DND) feature is a welcome addition. It ensures that notifications don’t disturb your rest. The update also brings enhanced system stability and optimized Mi Fitness sync logic, ensuring smoother operation and data synchronization.

Another practical feature is the ability to display charging records in the app, making it easier to track the device’s charging history. Alongside these new features, the update addresses and fixes other known bugs, further refining the user experience.

Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 8 update

Installing the update

To install the firmware update on your Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 8, follow these steps:

  1. Ensure your band is connected to your smartphone via Bluetooth.
  2. Open the Mi Fitness app on your smartphone.
  3. Go to the device section and select your Mi Smart Band 8.
  4. If the update is available, you will see a prompt to download and install it.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the update process.

It’s important to keep the band close to your phone during the update. Also ensure that both devices have sufficient battery life to avoid interruptions.

Anticipation for the global launch of Mi Band 8 Pro

While users enjoy the new features of the Mi Smart Band 8, there is growing anticipation for the global launch of the Mi Band 8 Pro. After its initial release in China, hints that it should launch internationally soon comes from regulatory bodies in Malaysia, Singapore, and the UAE. This move suggests a release, potentially within weeks.

The Pro version stands out with its smartwatch-like design, a large 1.74-inch AMOLED display, and enhanced health and fitness tracking features, including GPS support. Priced around $62 to $70 in China, it is expected to be around $90 when it hits the global market.

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Ivan Jovin

Ivan has been a tech journalist for over 7 years now, covering all kinds of technology issues. He is the guy who gets to dive deep into the latest wearable tech news.

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